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A classical naturopath specializes in wellness.  That is to say teaching clients how applying natural lifestyle approaches can act to facilitate the body's healing and health building potential.  The classical naturopath does not undertake to diagnose or treat disease but recognizes that the majority of sub-health conditions are cumulative effects.  Also the underlying cause of disease is improper diet, unhealthy habits and environmental factors that cause biological imbalances leading to a weakening of the body's defenses and subsequent breakdown in health.  The practice of classical naturopathy is not considered the practice of medicine and is legal in all 50 states, however, some states have made naturopathy illegal unless licensed.  This is because legislature is grouping classical naturopaths with naturopathic physicians.  Naturopathic physicians have a 4-year degree that includes pharmacology and minor surgery, which should require a license.

The practice of classical naturopathy is recognized as a common occupation at the federal level (U.S. Congress 1928, 1929, 1930 and 30 Federal Court rulings between 1958 and 197 and in such a profession is protected under the 14th and 9th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.  Several states have also made this stipulation either by statute or in the Courts.

All disease is one and what medical doctors call diseases are only symptoms of a greater underlying problem. Disease is nothing more than a manifestation of our body trying to correct imbalances.  Imbalances due to faulty nutritional patterns, improper rest, stress management and other lifestyle considerations which over time result in a weakening of the body.  By the time disease appears on the scene it is very late in the game.

Our body tells us early on when there is a problem and we can either respond to this message or try to suppress the symptoms that the body uses to tell us there is a problem.  You can take ibuprofen, or other drugs to suppress the symptoms and they will help for a short time.  However, unless the underlying problem is corrected, eventually the symptoms will no longer be helped by these drugs and one will need to take stronger and stronger drugs to quiet the body's message.  If the underlying problem has not been addressed, the body will begin to break down structurally.   At this time modern medicine is finally capable of diagnosing that something is really wrong and offer interventions to fix the structure, but still medical doctors fail to address the underlying problem.

Naturopathy concentrates on identifying destructive aspects in lifestyles that lead to imbalances.  Before symptoms manifest and long before a diagnosis can be rendered, these destructive aspects of our lifestyle can be identified and corrected.  Once corrected, the body automatically corrects itself.   Diagnosing disease and illness is totally unnecessary to correcting the underlying problems that result in disease and illness.  A true healer does not waste his time concentrating on naming diseases but rather on identifying those underlying factors that if not addressed result in the manifestation of disease and illness.  These factors can be identified and corrected long before it is even possible to make any diagnosis.   Even after a diagnosis is made the same concepts of healing used by classical naturopaths are equally effective because once balance is restored the body automatically heals itself.

Naturopathic Medicine grew out of the eclectic healing systems of the 18th and 19th centuries. Its philosophy was first used in the Hippocratic School of Medicine of about 400 B.C.. Physicians in the time of Hippocrates believed that they should try to understand as much as possible about the laws of nature, and apply it to their practice in a practical way. They looked for the "cause" of disease. They often used the term "Vis Medicatrix Naturae", which is Latin for "the Healing Power of Nature," to note the body’s ability to heal itself. "Naturopathy" or "Nature Cure" is viewed by some as a way of life as well as a concept of healing that employs various natural means of preventing and treating human disease. Some of the earliest therapies used Hygienics and Hydrotherapy. The Eclectics that were the forefathers of modern "Naturopathic Medicine" tended to use any means to help their patients as long as it didn't harm them. There are times when "Conventional Medicine" or "unnatural medicine" may be the better choice. However I believe it is the philosophy guiding Naturopathic Medicine, which makes it safe and effective.
Naturopathy endeavors to cure disease by harnessing the body's own natural healing powers. Rejecting synthetic drugs and invasive procedures, it stresses the restorative powers of nature, the search for underlying causes of disease, and the treatment of the whole person (emotional, genetic, and environmental influences included). It takes very seriously the medical motto "first, do no harm."

The term "Nature Cure" itself was coined in 1895 by Dr. John Scheel of New York City to describe his own method of health care. Dr. Benedict Lust whose teachings initiated naturopathy in the U.S. began using the term Naturopathy in 1902 to name the Eclectic compilation of doctrines of natural healing that he envisioned as the future scope of natural medicine. They used such things as nutritional therapy, natural diet, herbal medicine, homeopathy, spinal manipulation, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, and stress reduction.

In the late 19th and early 20th century, naturopathy evolved and grew enormously, rivaling conventional medicine in popularity. Benedict Lust, a German doctor who emigrated to the U.S. in 1892, founded the health food store as we know it, and crystallized the focus of naturopathy on diet and nutrition as the chief route to health. During this period, health-food faddism rivaled that of the present day, with influential practitioners like Dr. Kellogg (of cereal-company fame) insisting that meat and other "unnatural" foodstuffs were wreaking untold havoc on human health.

Natural medicine flourished in the U.S. up until about the mid 1930's when economic factors and political factors helped produce what now appears to be a health care monopoly caused by chemical and drug industries heavily subsidizing medical schools.

With the rise of increasingly sophisticated drugs and advanced medical technology after World War II, naturopathy fell from favor (with a hearty push from organized medicine). Grains and herbs seemed like mere snake oil in the brave new world of antibiotics and polio vaccines. Science reigned supreme until the 1960's, when the discovery of unsuspected side effects from DDT, thalidomide, and other high-tech wonders reminded Americans that "better living through chemistry" sometimes had shortcomings of its own.

Tremendous technical advances in surgery promoted by two world wars were able to convince both the public and politicians of the apparent superiority of their system, resulted in the passing of legislation that severely restricted the availability of other health care systems. At this time, we are in the middle of what appears to be a health care revolution. Thomas Edison is quoted as saying "the doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause of prevention of disease." Many people today think of Naturopathic Medicine as a fad that will soon pass away. The fact is that it has been around for several centuries. In this day and age the education of the Naturopathic Physician is the best that it has ever been.

Meanwhile, a new and more scientifically minded crop of naturopathy advocates, including nutrition writer Adele Davis and vitamin C researcher Linus Pauling, helped bring fresh respectability to the idea that nature still held healing powers. This new breed was quick to adopt the research techniques of "conventional" medicine to prove the effectiveness of age-old remedies like herbs and newer options such as vitamin pills. Placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials, in which neither the doctor nor the patient knew who was getting genuine treatment and who was getting a fake, soon became common not only for drugs, but for diet as well. As the results accumulated, it became clear that our choice of food could indeed have significant impact on our health.

Training begins with a conventional pre-medical education. The student progresses to a 4-year thoroughly accredited, scientifically based medical school program. The first two years concentrate on standard medical school sciences such as anatomy, physiology, chemistry, etc.

The second two years are oriented toward the clinical sciences, diagnosis and treatment. Standard medical techniques are taught along with mainstay naturopathic medical therapies. The end product of a Naturopathic Medical School Program is a well rounded family care physician that can use such therapies as nutrition, botanical medicines, homeopathy, acupuncture, natural childbirth, hydrotherapy, fasting, physical therapy, exercise therapy, counseling and lifestyle modification, and integrate these therapies with conventional medical therapies when appropriate.

Although various naturopathic remedies are offered by other health care providers; including chiropractors, nutritionists, holistic nurses, and massage therapists; if you want the complete package, you need to seek out an ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Such practitioners have completed four years of graduate-level training at a naturopathic medical college. There are currently three accredited colleges in the U.S.: Bastyr College in Seattle, WA; National College in Portland, OR; and Southwestern College in Tempe, AZ.

In the 11 states where they are currently licensed, naturopathic physicians must pass either a national or state-level board examination. Their scope of allowable practice varies from state to state, but generally conforms to their training in the types of therapies. Some states also grant certification in specialties such as natural childbirth or acupuncture. There are now about 1,500 NDs practicing in the U.S., but that number (which is minuscule compared to the number of MDs) is expected to double in the next five years based on current enrollment in naturopathic colleges.

Naturopathic Medicine has become increasingly important in the lifestyles of people who recognize the value of natural healing versus the constant ingestion of synthetic (chemical) prescription drugs, many of which often cause more problems than they solve.

The basic approach of a Naturopathic Physician is to discover and eliminate the causes of disease. When treatment is necessary, the most natural, non-toxic and least invasive therapy available is used. Naturopathic Medicine treats the whole person. These concepts are about to dramatically change the way medicine is practiced in the United States.

Stress: Chronic negative stress, if left unchecked or unresolved, not only can cause disease, but can also manifest in the body as a myriad of physical and emotional problems aggravating many conditions including PMS, menopausal symptoms, allergies, hypoglycemia and candida infections. Stress can be a cause of many of these conditions; it can cause the conditions, or may just aggravate and accentuate them! Often a major life stress, trauma or crisis such as the loss of a loved one, or a relationship change can weaken the body. This in turn, can aggravate PMS, allergies, a impaired immune system or other disease processes which can occur at any point in a person's life. Sometimes critical events, even when occurring years before, can lead to the manifestation of a condition or disease. Many women state that they don’t feel the same even years after the birth of a child. Complaints of fatigue and hormonal imbalances are not uncommon. Stressful situations can cause hormonal and biochemical imbalances, often affecting the nervous system, immune systems and health in general. Fortunately, much can be done through Naturopathic Medicine to help correct these situations. Therefore, by understanding what physical and emotional stresses you may have undergone in the past, Naturopathic Medicine can often discover much about your present health.

Scientific research shows that the pituitary gland lacks stimulation in climates such as found in the Pacific Northwest, which do not get much winter sunshine. This lack of pituitary stimulation increases depression and worsens many other conditions. The physician (and your own home) should have special types of full spectrum lights to help these conditions. It really makes a difference!

Neurotransmitters (brain hormones such as serotonin, norepinephrine and acetylcholine) are natural phenolic compounds involved in many important regulatory processes in the body. Studies have shown that low serotonin levels are implicated in bed-wetting, severe headaches, depression, insomnia and even criminal behavior. PMS symptoms such as sobbing uncontrollably, heightened fears, hostility and extreme irritability have been linked to low or fluctuating levels of serotonin. These symptoms often overlap with those seen in sleep deprivation. In fact, women with PMS often report a feeling of deep exhaustion upon awakening as if they had not slept at all, even after sleeping for as much as 10-12 hours. If the body produces an inadequate amount of serotonin, a person may not experience the deep sleep usually indicated by a lack of "R.E.M." sleep, (Rapid Eye Movement). The "R.E.M. sleep state" is a healthy condition experienced during the deep-sleep portion of sleep. A lack of R.E.M. sleep has been shown to affect mood and is linked to depression. The hormone "Growth Hormone," in an adult, serves to help heal, or rebuild the body. Growth Hormone is only released during R.E.M. sleep. Although R.E.M. sleep may cause a person to sleep very heavily, women with PMS (i.e. low serotonin levels) often wake feeling tired. By balancing the body's level of serotonin and other neurotransmitters (using the same principles as in the treatment of allergies), many seemingly unrelated conditions such as PMS, hot flashes, night sweats, depression, and childhood conditions such as bed-wetting, learning disabilities and overactive behavioral problems may be helped.

Chronic negative stress can impair stomach and intestinal functions causing poor absorption and the improper digestion of food. In turn, the body may not receive the optimum amount of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for good health. For example, in a normally functioning body, protein is broken down into amino acids, which are then reconverted by the liver into another type of protein called "enzymes" which are essential to vital life processes including helping the body breakdown foods (digestive enzymes). Stress and improper nutrition can disrupt enzyme and pancreatic bicarbonate production thus decreasing the body's efficiency. This decreased vitality can promote fatigue and other diseases. Your specific nutritional and enzyme imbalances can be diagnosed and then corrected through the use of special diets, therapeutic nutritional programs and the proper balance of enzymes. A thorough evaluation can significantly reduce the anxiety caused by worrying about a seemingly unending or untreatable problem. It is important to remember that the liver is the chief organ of detoxification. Like other organs, it is composed of cells that require Vitamin C, enzymes and other nutrients for proper functioning. If the amount of these elements are reduced due to stress-related other factors, liver function can become less efficient permitting toxins, drugs, estrogen and other waste products to accumulate. This can then cause a rise in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone. Furthermore, if a woman is constipated, the level of estrogen can rise even higher because of the recirculation of unmetabolized estrogen. Chronic negative stress can, in itself, lead to poor bowel function and increased levels of cholesterol and estrogen along with decreasing the levels of progesterone, thyroid, blood sugar and adrenal hormones. This imbalance can result in weakness, fatigue and a weakened immune system.

Food Allergies 
Food Allergies tend to develop by one thing getting worse and another thing following suit and cycling in a downward spiral after that. A common scenario is where a person or a child gets an upper respiratory infection that produces a high fever and a secondary infection that needs to be treated by antibiotics in the practitioners eyes. Antibiotics are then given, following which the natural flora in the gastrointestinal tract is severely changed and the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract is inhibited. Subsequently the immune system is weakened further. This causes more infections and more rounds of antibiotics. IgG testing can track this quite satisfactorily and demonstrate what foods the person is becoming most sensitized to. They tend to be proteins and / or other foods that are consumed repetitively. Because the digestion cannot handle them appropriately, they tend to get the immune system to respond as though those substances are foreign to our bodies. To put it bluntly, eventually the immune system is fighting your food instead of the infections. In order to break the cycle, you first have to pick the foods that are the worst offenders. Lab tests are helpful to determine those foods. Eliminating those foods from the diet, taking a digestive aid, enzyme therapy, or hydrochloric acid for a period of time, will help break the cycle of not tolerating heavy protein foods. Once the person is recovered which usually takes from 3 to 6 months, then you need to ascertain what kinds of foods they aren't going to tolerate for the rest of their life. Most people have one or two kinds of foods, usually heavy proteins that they don't tolerate. If they stay off them they'll have less chance of breaking down and having other kinds of allergies. Treating people with dietary allergies can help other kinds of allergic illnesses. Environmental allergies to mold, house dust, and animal dander sometimes cannot be avoided and the severity of the IgE attacks can sometimes be mediated by treating other kinds of illnesses. The entire organism benefits from a dietary analysis. Treating only the symptoms will not lead to long-term health improvements. If you are just treating itchy eyes, runny nose, or asthma because of allergies, you are not getting to the root of it. You need to treat the cause and make the organism stronger. When a Naturopathic Physician tries to fine tune the patient, homeopathics and herbal therapy to build up the organism are very important. Those are prescribed in a very precise manner. See your Health Care Professional.

Naturopaths understand that the body will heal itself if given the proper conditions. These conditions include proper diet and nutrition, pure water, exercise, clean air, sunlight, rest and possibly detoxification. A naturopath searches for the cause of an imbalance in the body and then provides the body with what it needs to heal itself. Unlike allopathic physicians who most often attempt to treat a symptom which sometimes allows the original cause of the illness to continue, a naturopath views a symptom as only a signal or a clue to search for and analyze the underlying cause. Once the root cause is determined, it is a matter of giving the body what it needs to heal itself. This may include nutritional supplementation, herbs, homeopathic remedies, detoxification, and healing foods.

Naturopaths do not diagnose disease, treat disease, prescribe drugs or pharmaceuticals, or perform invasive or surgical procedures. These procedures are left to allopathic healthcare. Naturopaths recognize the necessity of this form of healthcare in certain circumstances. Naturopathy also recognizes the fact that many people are harmed by this type of healthcare and that allopathic treatments can often be ineffective in promoting long term health.

THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHY ARE:

DO NO HARM

RECOGNIZE THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE

FIND AND ELIMINATE THE CAUSE OF POOR HEALTH

ACKNOWLEDGE THE TOTAL PERSON

Health Conditions & Healing

By now we have come to realize that all ailments originate within the emotional/mental body – that which has not been expressed or released lodges into the body area of which transforms into the irritant it was interpreted as - lung is grief - liver/anger - Pancreas/love or sweetness of life Arthritis – irritations of life – Sinuses /self pity. Fibromyalgia is a form of anger & sadness combined from a sense of helplessness & lack of joy in life.
There are many methodologies that now focus on such processes to release the old pattern of energy/emotions. Combined with TCM moving stuck ‘chi’ from the body can help facilitate a more rapid recovery.

Xiao yao wan (Hsiao Yan Wan)
Beneficial for headache, fatigue, moodiness, irregular menstruation and other Liver energy stagnation symptoms.

Pe Min Kan Wan
Used to treat the common cold or flu, especially in cases with runny, stuffy nose. Also good for sinus problems and allergies.

Shou Wu Pian (He Shou Wu)
Said to prevent early greying of the hair, increase vigor, preserve youthfulness, and strengthen sinews and bones.

Fargelin for Piles
A natural, non-irritative, herb formula for hemorrhoids.

Tung Shueh Pills
An herbal remedy for joint and muscle pain. Works well for arthritis, back and joint pain as well as muscular strains and injuries.
Also Arth Plus is a gently cleansing formula that is useful for weak people or older with fragile bones
Bu Nao Wan (Cerebral Tonic Pills)
These are helpful for persons with poor concentration and memory, restlessness, uneasiness, tiredness and insomnia.

Anmien Pien
A calming formula for insomnia, anxiety and excessive dreaming and irritability.

For osteoporatic pain that nourish kidney & adrenal energy - also generates blood production, nourishes bone marrow and helps build chi, balancing hormones and prevents pain there is Antler 8 & Restorative Tablets from Seven Forests company. These can be ordered from almost any health food store or over the internet.
Additionally, Antler 8 is a wonderful formula that provides support and nourishment for people with immune depression from cancer therapy, corticosteroids, HIV, leukemia, server blood loss, fatigue, & kidney related dieases. Combine this with Restorative Tablets and it will help people with osteoporosis & osteoarthritis.

Haima Bushen Wan
A traditional herbal supplement used by herbalists as general support for optimal body's energy.

Functions and indications: General purpose tonic qi and blood, kidney qi and yang; also strengthens heart. Recommended for persons whose kidney deficiency has affected the heart or digestion. Useful in aged, and those recovering from illness and childbirth. Recommended for symptoms associated with congestive heart failure, including fatigue, poor digestion with undigested food in the stool, edema, difficulty breathing, and insomnia. Also useful for lowered sexual drive or impotence, lower back pain, or cold limbs. This is said to better than Viagra There is another to aid in increasing virility-Antler velvet.

There are different formulas for men & women over 40 who's eyesight is changing. For those who see floaters or are feeling stress in the eyes and in combination with neck stiffness, one of these combinations are best for you: Zulling San, Heishen Tang, Bushen Wan, Qi Ju Di huang Wan, Mingmu Dihuang Wan or Yiqi Congming Tang. Each work with the liver with some also affect the kidney indirectly. The last one (Yiqi Congming Tang) also nourishes the spleen and is indicated for deteriorating vision with aging.

*** Please investigate the herbs suggested here and also check with your physician to see if there are contraindications with medicines you may be taking now. Most warning lables on the herbs suggest not taking them when pregnant.


High Blood Pressure

The principle of TCM treatment would be harmonizing of the liver-wind and nourishing Yin and suppressing the excessive Yang.
Acupuncture and herb medicine are both found to be effective in lowering blood pressure.
Many foods such as Chinese celery, honey, Mung beans, water chestnuts, turnips, winter melon, wood ear mushroom, seaweed, Chinese hawthorn, and other food sources have an effect of lowering blood pressure and are the preferred method used to control the early stages of high blood pressure.

Tea

Tea suggested for high blood pressure - Drink only steam-distilled water

Caraway (1 part)
Fennel (1 part)
Anise (1 part)
Milfoil (Yarrow) (1 part)
Chamomile (2 parts)
Peppermint leaves (2 parts)

Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1 1/2 cups a day, in mouthful doses


Qigong Excercise (Shuxinpingxuegong)

1st) Raise both arms during inhalation and lower both arms with exhalation.

2nd) Turn the body trunk to left with inhalation,and push the trunk forward with exhalation
Move the right foot backward with inhalation and bend the left knee with exhalation.

3rd) Bend both knees a little bit and raise both hands with inhalation.
Take hands to shoulders in horse riding posture position with exhalation.

4th) Shake both hands up and down about 5-8 times in horse riding posture.

5th) Massage the face from down to up with inhalation and from up to down during exhalation.
Massage the inner ear with inhalation and massage the outer ear during exhalation.

6th) Pat the left shoulder down to the back of hand with right hand and do the same manner for the right shoulder with the left hand.
Pat the arm from elbow to shoulder in the same methods of 6th-1st. Pat the left calf with the top side of right foot and do the same manner in the right calf with the left.

7th) Stretch out both arms with inhalation and turn the body trunk to the right with exhalation while bending both knees.

8th) Massage the back with palm during the inhalation and bend both knees with exhalation.
Massage from the lower abdomen to the clavicle with inspiration and bend the right knee with turning body trunk to the left during exhalation.

 

TEACH HEALTH

PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH

Health Conditions & Healing

By now we have come to realize that all ailments originate within the emotional/mental body – that which has not been expressed or released lodges into the body area of which transforms into the irritant it was interpreted as - lung is grief - liver/anger - Pancreas/love or sweetness of life Arthritis – irritations of life – Sinuses /self pity. Fibromyalgia is a form of anger & sadness combined from a sense of helplessness & lack of joy in life.
There are many methodologies that now focus on such processes to release the old pattern of energy/emotions. Combined with TCM moving stuck ‘chi’ from the body can help facilitate a more rapid recovery. 

Xiao yao wan (Hsiao Yan Wan)
Beneficial for headache, fatigue, moodiness, irregular menstruation and other Liver energy stagnation symptoms.

Pe Min Kan Wan
Used to treat the common cold or flu, especially in cases with runny, stuffy nose. Also good for sinus problems and allergies.

Shou Wu Pian (He Shou Wu)
Said to prevent early greying of the hair, increase vigor, preserve youthfulness, and strengthen sinews and bones.

Fargelin for Piles
A natural, non-irritative, herb formula for hemorrhoids.

Tung Shueh Pills
An herbal remedy for joint and muscle pain. Works well for arthritis, back and joint pain as well as muscular strains and injuries.
Also Arth Plus is a gently cleansing formula that is useful for weak people or older with fragile bones
Bu Nao Wan (Cerebral Tonic Pills)
These are helpful for persons with poor concentration and memory, restlessness, uneasiness, tiredness and insomnia.

Anmien Pien
A calming formula for insomnia, anxiety and excessive dreaming and irritability.

For osteoporatic pain that nourish kidney & adrenal energy - also generates blood production, nourishes bone marrow and helps build chi, balancing hormones and prevents pain there is Antler 8 & Restorative Tablets from Seven Forests company. These can be ordered from almost any health food store or over the internet.
Additionally, Antler 8 is a wonderful formula that provides support and nourishment for people with immune depression from cancer therapy, corticosteroids, HIV, leukemia, server blood loss, fatigue, & kidney related dieases. Combine this with Restorative Tablets and it will help people with osteoporosis & osteoarthritis. 

Haima Bushen Wan
A traditional herbal supplement used by herbalists as general support for optimal body's energy.

Functions and indications: General purpose tonic qi and blood, kidney qi and yang; also strengthens heart. Recommended for persons whose kidney deficiency has affected the heart or digestion. Useful in aged, and those recovering from illness and childbirth. Recommended for symptoms associated with congestive heart failure, including fatigue, poor digestion with undigested food in the stool, edema, difficulty breathing, and insomnia. Also useful for lowered sexual drive or impotence, lower back pain, or cold limbs. This is said to better than Viagra There is another to aid in increasing virility-Antler velvet. 

There are different formulas for men & women over 40 who's eyesight is changing. For those who see floaters or are feeling stress in the eyes and in combination with neck stiffness, one of these combinations are best for you: Zulling San, Heishen Tang, Bushen Wan, Qi Ju Di huang Wan, Mingmu Dihuang Wan or Yiqi Congming Tang. Each work with the liver with some also affect the kidney indirectly. The last one (Yiqi Congming Tang) also nourishes the spleen and is indicated for deteriorating vision with aging. 

*** Please investigate the herbs suggested here and also check with your physician to see if there are contraindications with medicines you may be taking now. Most warning lables on the herbs suggest not taking them when pregnant.


High Blood Pressure

The principle of TCM treatment would be harmonizing of the liver-wind and nourishing Yin and suppressing the excessive Yang.
Acupuncture and herb medicine are both found to be effective in lowering blood pressure.
Many foods such as Chinese celery, honey, Mung beans, water chestnuts, turnips, winter melon, wood ear mushroom, seaweed, Chinese hawthorn, and other food sources have an effect of lowering blood pressure and are the preferred method used to control the early stages of high blood pressure.

Tea

Tea suggested for high blood pressure - Drink only steam-distilled water

Caraway (1 part)
Fennel (1 part)
Anise (1 part)
Milfoil (Yarrow) (1 part)
Chamomile (2 parts)
Peppermint leaves (2 parts)

Steep 1 tsp. in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 1 to 1 1/2 cups a day, in mouthful doses


Qigong Excercise (Shuxinpingxuegong)

1st) Raise both arms during inhalation and lower both arms with exhalation.

2nd) Turn the body trunk to left with inhalation,and push the trunk forward with exhalation
Move the right foot backward with inhalation and bend the left knee with exhalation.

3rd) Bend both knees a little bit and raise both hands with inhalation.
Take hands to shoulders in horse riding posture position with exhalation.

4th) Shake both hands up and down about 5-8 times in horse riding posture.

5th) Massage the face from down to up with inhalation and from up to down during exhalation.
Massage the inner ear with inhalation and massage the outer ear during exhalation.

6th) Pat the left shoulder down to the back of hand with right hand and do the same manner for the right shoulder with the left hand.
Pat the arm from elbow to shoulder in the same methods of 6th-1st. Pat the left calf with the top side of right foot and do the same manner in the right calf with the left.

7th) Stretch out both arms with inhalation and turn the body trunk to the right with exhalation while bending both knees.

8th) Massage the back with palm during the inhalation and bend both knees with exhalation.
Massage from the lower abdomen to the clavicle with inspiration and bend the right knee with turning body trunk to the left during exhalation.

Plants' list in order alphabetical

 


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