Any places you can suggest where I can buy quality TCM herbs on line? I've only used western herbs so far, so this is new to me. If anyone has recommendations for books describing the herbs, and especially dosing and cautions, that'd be wonderful too.
There is plenty of information online regarding TCM - I suggest you read quite a bit on this as far as diagnosing and which combinations of herbs are best (their powerful).
Most sites give a short description on the herb and what is used for and also have suggestions for typical ailments.
Again I would proceed carefully choosing them without expert advice http://www.acupuncture.com/herbs/herbaldose.htm
i live in Toronto, Ontario (Canada, don't you know....) - the company, Prime Health Products, is here too....but the herbal tinctures they sell are gold - I swear by them.
I've read they seem expensive, likely because of the shipping if you're American, but if you're looking for liver, kidney, spleen or digestive tonics, this is the place.
I've met the owner twice, she's very sweet and dedicated, and really tries to offer the best possible product.
She believes (and now I do too) that almost every ailment stems from congested liver/gallbladder, which in turn sets off a cascade of troubles thruout the other major organs, as they all work in sequence.
I've used them for about 3 months for liver cleansing, and I love the results.....
At least read thru her website, there's a plethora of good info - hope it helps!
The last couple of nights, I've been using foot detox pads. It seems like I feel a bit more energized and a bit more clean, but it's only been a couple of days so not much improvement yet but sounds promising from the description on the label. Just today I happen to look it up cuz of my curiosity from other reviewers and their results. Most of them claimed to be a scam! Most websites claim it to be as well, saying people who use it will feel like they benefit from it but they actually don't remove toxins out of your body and the reason the pads are ugly brown color is because of the sweat and moisture from your feet. Has anyone benefited from Detox Foot Pads
Hello, I used the foot detox pads on and off several years ago. I didn't feel any difference and as an experiment put some on parts of my body that don't sweat so much and they were dry in the morning without the dark brown discoloration. Tried putting some tap water on a pad and it caused it to turn the dark brown color.
Found them to be more trouble than its worth since that dark brown sticky stuff as well as the tape would leave a sticky residue on my feet that required major scrubbing to try to remove. If I didn't get it all off, fuzz from my socks and dirt from the floor would stick to my feet.
Has anyone used Chinese medicine to overcome AF? I am in stage 2 and my TCM dr is very positive about treating it with herbs and some homepathics. It all started with a panic attack about a year ago and ever since my anxiety and panic have been horrible! My anxiety is through the roof and Dont know what to do about it! I also have a leaky gut, a static liver, overloaded kidneys and a lot of chemicals in my bloodstream. This is my first time being exposed to Chinese medicine and I am not sure what ti expect. Previously i was seeing a functional medicine who was treating me for a leaky gut but after 6 months I saw no results and I started looking into Chinese medicine. Any input is appriciated!
I believe when someone says that their anxiety is "through the roof" they may be better off with benzodiazepines (like Valium or klonopin) for short term and immediate help and relief. Otherwise it will be next to impossible to think objectively to study and evaluate more natural options.
I agree with you but i am so concerned about getting addicited to klonopin. I will take small dosage (.12mg) when i feel like i will have a panic attack. I just dont know who to trust anymore. I trusted my previous ND soo much and invested so much into his healing gut proticol but after 6 months i saw no improvment so I have a hard time trustig anyone :(