Product Endorsement

netiRarely, do I recommend any specific product. I think the only other product I’ve named is Udi’s whole grain bread. Today though, I thought I’d spotlight the Himalayan Institute’s Neti-stik. It’s a great product for a few reasons.

If you are like me, using a bonified neti pot to pour water into already “water-clogged” sinuses is a bit of a challenge, the Neti-stik may be a good compromise. It’s a combination of peppermint, eucalyptus, menthol and lavender essential oils that can make swollen, hot and moist sinuses feel better.

Also, I sometimes use the stick even if my sinuses aren’t running or swollen or if I have a headache.  The stick’s combination of essential oils is invigorating. Mid afternoon if I’m feeling sluggish, I take a couple of whiffs per nostril and it perks me right up.

Interested? See if it works for you!

Cool Patients

Check out this GREAT tee shirt, it’s all the chakra energy and how is flows in the body:


chakra shirt

This Will Put You In The Mood For A Good Laugh…

Laughing Together by Jim Epler
Laughing Together, a photo by Jim Epler on Flickr.

Check out this article on Laughing and qi gong here.

Acupuncture And Cancer Treatment

Electro-acupuncture by NYCTCM
Electro-acupuncture, a photo by NYCTCM on Flickr.

More news about how the excellent contributions of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are making inroads into mainstream medicine here in the U.S.

March Is Stomach Month

This week let’s continue with the year-long series of: The Organ of the Month. March is the month when you can do something spectacular for your stomach.

Here are some factoids about wonderful stomachs- Did you know that your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself? Other creatures’ stomachs are equally interesting. For example, did you know that ants have two stomachs? One stomach keeps food for the ant while the second stomach holds food to be shared with other ants. Lastly, did you know that when you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red?

So, with such an interesting organ in your body you might ask, “What can I do that is nice for my stomach?”

Ginger tea made from the fresh root is very good for your stomach in most instances. Find the fresh roots at your local supermarket, cut out two medium-sized pieces and put them into boiling water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, throw away the two used pieces of ginger. What’s left is the ginger water (tea) and you can drink it hot or cold- whatever your preference.

A second good thing for your stomach is the third exercise in this video. Check it out

My Herb Company Has A Sense Of Humor

Celebrating Chinese New Year