Chinese Herbal Strategies for Treating the Stages of Viral Infection
prepared by Anatasia White
Epidemics are exceptional patterns of chaotic qi and wind; Chinese medical theory was created to respond to the flow of qi and the earth provides the medicines that tonify the immune system and expel wind.
Prophylactic formulas are recommended for daily use plus having an “expel wind” formula for immediate use at the very first symptom experienced. The expel wind formulas are far more effective if taken at the very onset, of viral infection. Take the formula every…
Back to School Essential Oils
The beginning of the school year is just around the corner and children are confronted with so many things: anxiety meeting new friends, germs starting preschool, overwhelm with all the homework and more!
Essential oils are an easy, fun and effective way to support children physically, mentally and emotionally. Applying essential oils to acupuncture points activates the qi of the points and has the added therapeutic benefit of the oil itself.
I use these products every day in my home and of…
VIDEO: The Truth About Herb Safety for Kids with Cara Frank
Q: How do we know the herbs we are giving our kids are safe?
A: We only purchase from companies who test for bacteria, pesticides and metals, molds fungus, etc. We also do a visual ID and make sure they are good quality and we purchase organic when available.
Q: How can parents be sure they are purchasing good quality herbs?
A: Make sure you purchase herbs with a cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) certified rating.
Q: What about herbs and nursing?
A: I would r…
My Secret to Getting Kids to Take Chinese Herbal Formulas
Do you want to know what my secret is in getting kids to take herbs?
It's really quite simple.
I under-promise and over-deliver, by being clear about what kids can expect when they take Chinese Herbal Formulas.
The reality is most kids are used to sweet syrupy tasting medicines, so taking Chinese herbs can be quite shocking if they're not properly prepared. They may seem strong, bitter, and unpleasant at first.
There are a few children that LOVE their herbs right off the bat, but that's…