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Natural Herbal Remedies vs. Pharmaceutical Medications

Traditional Herbal MedicineDo you have an ailment that you don’t feel comfortable taking prescription pharmaceutical medicines for? Then you may wish to consider the natural choice of traditional Chinese herbs. Herbal formulas are safe and effective without the side effects of pharmaceuticals, when prescribed under the knowledge and advice of a licensed acupuncturist.

There are a number of herbs that can assist with pregnancy and fertility. Ai Ye, also known as mugwort in the West, is burned to warm and stimulate acupuncture points in an effort to turn a breech baby to the head-down position. Other herbs taken internally can help to reduce stress, balance hormones, and help to make conception more likely, whether trying to conceive naturally or in conjunction with IUI or IVF.

In traditional Asian medicine, the diagnosis of pain is often called “Qi and Blood Stagnation.” Pain is relieved by getting the energy moving and circulating blood. As far as blood regulation goes, there is a surplus of spectacular herbs that are more than able to keep the blood in your body under control. Ji Xue Teng, for instance, is a sweet-flavored herb that enriches the blood. It works best with women who suffer from blood deficiency or blood stasis, notes Shen-Nong in Hong Kong. Another blood-regulating herb is Chuan Xiong, one of the fundamental herbs in the herbal pharmacopeia, which has a very pungent flavor, but when used correctly can be used to relieve menstrual pain and can even alleviate chest pain.

Of course, one of the most famous and well known Eastern remedies is acupuncture, which is just one treatment method used in tandem with herbs, cupping, aromatherapy and other services and treatment methods, to help alleviate a variety of health issues while restoring the vitality of your body, mind and spirit.

If you think acupuncture is just for a relaxing rest (yes – almost everyone falls asleep during an acupuncture session!), it has actually been proven to help with ailments varying from physical pain to digestive disorders to infertility. To learn more and find out how WellStream Acupuncture can help, please give us a call today at 323-620-4934 to schedule an appointment.