You’ve Heard Of Stopping To Smell The Flowers? Well, This Is Stop To Drink The Flowers

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Today’s post was to be about choosing three things tomorrow to do to make or maintain better health.  So by all means do it! Tomorrow I’m going to: drink a glass of room-temperature water as soon as I wake up. I will push myself a little harder on my daily morning walk, maybe turning it into an uphill jalk (a little bit of jogging while walking). And thirdly, I will incorporate some skull-shining breathing into my day.  I thought to tie this request  into our change of seasons somehow so I was looking for a good chrysanthemum picture to represent fall and ran into this picture of chrysanthemum tea.

Did you know that drinking wild chrysanthemum tea is excellent for your eyes? Try it for sore eyes, dry eyes or diminished eyesight. And it’s fun to watch the flowers “re-bloom” from their dried state.

Aren’t they pretty? Call the office to find out more about skull shining breathing if you’re interested!

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What Does Acupuncture Treat?

Ginseng Oolong by chadao
Ginseng Oolong, a photo by chadao on Flickr.

Many patients are surprised by the answer to their question: What does acupuncture treat? You might be surprised too. Here’s just a short, incomplete list of things that herbal medicine and acupuncture address:

abdominal pain
acne
allergies
alopecia
Alzheimer’s
amenorrhea
angina
ankle pain
anxiety
arthritis
asthma

back pain
BPH
bronchitis
bursitis

cancer
candidiasis
canker sores
carpal tunnel syndrome
cataracts

cholesterol-high

chronic fatigue syndrome
common cold
conjunctivitis
constipation
cough
Crohn’s disease

depression
diabetes
diarrhea
dysmenorrhea

ear infection
early menstrual cycle
eczema
edema
endometriosis
eye pain

fever
fibroids
fibromyalgia
flu
focus
fungal infections

gastric pain
glaucoma
GERD
goiter
gout

hair loss
headache
hearing loss
heart disease
hemorrhoids
herpes
hiccup
hip pain
hypertension
hyper/hypothyroidism
hypochondriac pain
hypomenorrhea

immune deficiencies
impotence
incontinence
indigestion
infantile cough
infantile diarrhea
infertility
insomnia
irritability
IBS
itching
insufficient lactation
irregular/late/early/ lack of menstruation

jaundice

knee pain

leg pain
leukorrhea
low libido

mastitis
memory issues
menopausal imbalances
morning sickness
multiple sclerosis
muscle tension

neck pain (any musculoskeletal pain)
nosebleed

obesity

pain
palpitations
Parkinson’s disease
PCOS
PID
PMS

rhinitis/sinusitis

sciatica
shoulder pain
smoking addiction
sore throat
stress
stroke

tendonitis
tinnitus
TMJ
toothache

UC
upper respiratory tract infection
UTI
urticaria

varicose veins
vertigo

warts
women’s and men’s health issues

Have a question about a condition you don’t see listed? Call the office-

Here’s Looking At You Kid…

Kelly's Eye by Icefreez
Kelly’s Eye, a photo by Icefreez on Flickr.

Want two easy and quick ways to do something nice for your eyes? First, get an eye pillow you can love. The next step is to use it! The comfortable weight of a proper eye pillow helps the optic nerve to relax; it’s like a nap for your optic nerve.
The second nice thing to do targets your vision. Chrysanthemum tea does wonders to help you “see the light”. Look for the tea at your local health food store or anywhere that carries herbal tea.

Wonderful Tea From The Camellia sinensis Plant. Please click on the chart for the full view