Is Alternative Medicine Safe?

It would seem that more and more people are becoming interested in the world of alternative medicine. The reasons are many but it all boils down to the simple fact that modern medicine is no longer seen as effective. A great example of this would be the common answer of the average doctor. If you go see a doctor they will almost always throw a few oils your direction. Every doctor, it would seem, is all too willing to doll out pills. And yet we are always amazed at the rate of drug addiction. We give our children pills to keep them quiet and to make them zombies. Yet we are surprised when we learn that they like to take drugs to get high? Alternative medicine is all about the holistic approach and getting away from the manufactured cures.

Another great example of alternative medicine would be dieting. There are many cancer patients that have tried the “Holy Diet”. This is simply a diet that focuses on removing the processed foods and eating only raw vegetables. The diet has had some success in the cancer world. Alternative medicine does not focus on pills and it does not focus on the doctor. The real approach to alternative medicine is for you to cleanse your body of toxins and to live a healthier lifestyle. Does this make modern medicine obsolete? No. There are good things modern medicine can do. But alternative medicine is a safe alternative. If you are not interested in taking more pills, or if you are simply tired of being sick and the doctors are not offering anything new, why not try alternative medicine?


Thank you for stopping by I created this site to share all the information I’m learning about Chinese medicine with the rest of the world. After suffering for years from chronic pain and a series of extremely devastating illnesses, I realized that western medicine was simply not working. The dozens of pharmaceuticals I took did nothing to alleviate my illness and the side effects just made everything worse. That’s when I started researching natural options and discovered the power of Chinese medicine.

Using natural Chinese treatment methods, I was able to get rid of my chronic pain and experience total healing. Now I am healthier than ever before and I owe it all to the way Chinese medicine approaches the body. If you are sick of being sick, I hope the information you find here will be the start of a journey to healing for you too.

Try Chinese Medicine To Help You Lose Weight

If you are like me then you likely have tried anything and everything to lose weight. Some of these things work and others don’t but we all have tried them at one point or another. The good news is that Chinese medicine seems to be working to help folks lose weight and keep it off!

I will be honest with you and tell you up front that even in Chinese medicine, one of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off is regular exercise. If you thought you were going to get around that this time, sorry to disappoint you. Exercise is essential to helping any weight loss system work like it is suppose to.

When you go to see a doctor that practices Chinese medicine for weight loss, the first thing they are going to do to help you is to analyze your metabolism. Once the doctor can figure out why your metabolism is working slowly then and only then will they be able to help you. They may choose to use acupuncture or they may choose to use moxibustion and even diet modifications.

In Chinese medicine weight loss is focused on the spleen. The spleen directly affects the bodies flesh, muscles and transformation of fluids. Once the spleen gets damaged by a person eating too much fat, the person becomes heavier. The methods I mentioned in the above paragraph can help your spleen to work as it should after it has been damaged.

Your Chinese medicine regimen is most likely going to include some herbs for weight loss as well. Some of the best ones for losing weight are Shan Za, Zhi Ke, and Sheng Jiang. Your doctor will find the right herb for you.

Treat Bronchitis With the Secrets of Chinese Medicine

It is almost that time of year again, time for cooler weather and crisp fall days, but that also means time for a yearly bought of bronchitis. Many people that have suffered from bronchitis before will tell you that they typically dread the fall and winter months because they know it is coming. What if this year you fight your bronchitis off in a new way? What if you tried Chinese medicine instead of western medicine this year! You may be surprised at just how quickly your bronchitis symptoms will disappear!

The United Nations World Health Organization includes bronchitis as one of the conditions that is treatable with acupuncture. If you have not yet tried acupuncture I have to tell you that you are going to love it. Not only will it help to treat what ails you but it also is going to make you feel the most comfortable feeling you have ever felt in your life. I have personally experienced acupuncture and can tell you that I have never felt so calm and relaxed as I did when I was having my acupuncture treatments.

When treating bronchitis acupuncturists use lung 5, which is located on the inside of your elbow. This acupuncture point is one of the two points they will use to treat your bronchitis. Another point they are going to stimulate with acupuncture is lung 6, which is up high on the thickest part of the forearm. You can actually stimulate these points on your body with your fingers and use acupressure to feel some relief from your bronchitis symptoms.

Don’t dread the upcoming cooler weather seasons, give acupuncture a try and get relief from your yearly bronchitis.

Chinese Medicine Can Cure Low Energy

Are you feeling sluggish and tired and have a hard time getting out of the bed in the mornings, much less getting anything done? Well perhaps Chinese medicine can help you out! Did you know that acupuncture can help cure you of your low energy nightmare?

In Western medicine a doctor will try to label your “disease” or problem with a name and then treat it accordingly. In Chinese medicine the doctor will treat all the symptoms you are having as a whole. They are going to look at your body as one and treat it as such instead of trying to pick apart different issues you are having. If you go to a Chinese doctor complaining of low energy they are going to first discuss with you about how your life is and the things that you deal with every day, then they are going to likely recommend acupuncture.

The acupuncturist is going to discuss with you the energy in your body and whether it is stuck and not moving or if your energy is run down and you don’t have enough energy to get through the day. There will be two different acupuncture points for these different types of energy loss.

Acupuncture and herbal therapy are very artistic forms of medical treatments. The acupuncturist has to be very creative in choose the particular acupuncture points to stimulate. Each patients needs are individual to that person and the acupuncturist knows this and is able to pinpoint exactly the points on your body that need to be manipulated. If you have never had acupuncture before, you should most definitely give it a try!

Acupuncture Helps With PCOS

PCOS otherwise known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a painful syndrome that affects thousands of women around the world. Western medicine typically is going to give you some sort of pill for PCOS and send you on your way. My daughter has experience with one of the medications western doctors typically prescribe for PCOS. It goes by the name Metformin.

While this medication may do wonders for some, it made her sick as she could be. She would take the recommended dosage of 4 pills per night and wake up in the middle of the night throwing up for hours on end. We decided after talking to the doctor about it to take her off the medication for a few weeks and to start back on one per night. We have yet to start back because she is no longer getting sick at night and neither of us wants it to start back up again.

Acupuncture is an alternative to western medicine and as it turns out it is also very beneficial for those who suffer from PCOS. Perhaps this is the route we will take next. In Chinese medicine, PCOS can be attributed to three different diagnoses; accumulation of phlegm being one, kidney deficiency being the second, and stagnation of the blood being third. Sometimes a patient can have all three of these going on at once but one of them is going to be the root cause of their PCOS symptoms. Studies have shown that electro-acupuncture treatments are the best when dealing with PCOS. These low electrical current machines can help lower testosterone levels in PCOS patients. If you have not yet tried electro-acupuncture and you suffer from PCOS, you should give it a try!

Try Acupuncture As a Natural Treatment For Depression

There are so many people these days walking around in a fog due to being on so much depression medicine that it is simply sad. Western doctors are quite quick to prescribe medications for depression I believe mainly because they don’t know what else to do. Yes there are some people who actually need these depression medications, but there are far more out there that simply need someone to talk to. An alternative to western solutions for depression is acupuncture. I can speak about this with knowledge because I use to go to an acupuncturist for my depression. Notice I said I “used to go”… that is because I no longer suffer with depression as a result of my acupuncture treatments.

Let me start by saying if you have any form of depression you should most definitely go see a doctor. Discuss with your doctor that you would like to try acupuncture before you go on any type of medication. He or she may think you are crazy and may try to discourage you from doing so, but if you have a good doctor that really cares about you they are going to let you give it a try.

Next you need to find a good acupuncturist in your area. You can go online to research this and find one that will be a good fit for you. You will then need to go and have a consultation with the acupuncturist; typically the first time is free. Check with your insurance company to make sure they cover these types of treatments; some do and some don’t but don’t let that stop you. I can guarantee that you will love the results!