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Tea Tree Oil

Also known as Melaleuca

tea tree

 

Tea Tree oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin, home surfaces, and purifying the air.

Uses: 

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto affected area.
  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces as a cleansing and purifying agent.

When I wash my hair I like to place my shampoo into my palm, and then add a few drops of Tea Tree, and then lather onto my hair and scalp.

aromatic diffuser

  • I also place a few drops into my diffuser.
  • A great cleansing diffuser blend is 4 drops Tea Tree, 2 drops Purify, and 2 drops of Lavender.

What diffuser blend did you create with Tea Tree (Melaleuca)?

Foods for Boosting the Immune System

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

 

Take garlic and ginger tea serve with dark brown sugar or honey every morning. Or use garlic and ginger to fry rice and eat at meals. It can lower blood pressure, cure gout, ease spinal pain, clear plague in blood vessels, promote yang & warm up the body for those with yin constitution, lose weight around the waist and smooth skin.

Green tea
Green tea with honey and sliced ginger

 

Foods for Boosting the Immune System:

 

Eggs

 

Egg yolks are loaded with choline, which is proven to help combat breast cancer.

 

Green Tea

 

Green tea can slow down the growth of cancer cell. Drink green tea after each meal can kill germs growth in mouth and can increase elasticity of arteries.

 

Mushrooms

 

They are loaded with antioxidants, riboflavin, selenium and other nutrients that keep the immune system healthy, help stave off cancer and prevent cancer growth. Wood-ear mushroom has blood thinning effect like aspirin which can prevent blood clog without the side effect,

 

Korean Ginseng

 

They can prevent cancer, calm nerve and treat neural disorder, treat low blood pressure, anemia, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and skin disease.

 

Cooked tomato

 

They prevent uterus, prostate, bladder and pancreatic cancer. Tangerine tomatoes are a little-known species, distinctive for their orange color. They have a better form of lycopene which is particularly effective in fighting breast, prostate, ovarian, cervical and colon cancer. It also can treat and prevent cataracts, muscular degeneration, diabetes, and more.

 

Herbs

 

Many tonic herbs have superior properties that have long been known to enhance the immunity of the body. Mushroom, ginseng, ling-zhi, cordyceps, Chinese yam, dang-shen, astragalus and many of the common herbs are part of the Chinese diet to boost our immune system, muscular degeneration, diabetes, and more.

 

Garlic

 

It is the most inexpensive common food that can give your immune system a boost. Add a couple of spoons of minced garlic to your steamed rice or fired rice, or to your daily cooking can help your body to prevent cold, fight virus and kill bacteria.

 

Water

 

Drinking plenty of water and steering clear of sugary beverages, like soda and energy drinks, may also help fend off infection by flushing out your system.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving and Healthy Eating

 

Happy Thanksgiving

Orange is the pumpkin

Yellow is the corn.

Brown is the turkey

with stuffy galore.

Red are the cranberries,

Green are the peas.

Five delicious colors to please,

With family and friends

is the best Thanksgiving,

Yes, siree!

-You may feel guilty for overeating, but if your meal is balanced with different colors and five flavors,

you can be sure you’re at least getting the nutrients you need.  The pigments and flavors are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids necessary for your body.

To read more about adding colorful nutrition to your meals read here.

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Learn about Chinese Herbal Teas for improved blood flow, and analgesia

The following is an excerpt:

We use herbs that are concentrated granules of raw herbal ingredients boiled in an aqueous solution.  They are free from preservatives, additives, and colors.  They are certified pharmaceutical grade using GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).  The powder is mixed with warm water and drunk as a medicinal tea.

They also come in other forms of administration such as honey pills, capsules, tablets, or alcohol or glycerin extracted tinctures.

Where to buy

Herbal Formulas can be prescribed and purchased from your local Acupuncturist.

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang (Drive out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction).

TCM Diagnosis:  Blood stagnation, especially of the upper body, head and chest.

Action:  Nourishes and moves blood, a natural analgesic alternative.

Indications:  Pain Acute, Severe, after Trauma, aggravated by wrong movement, fixed localized pain, occasional stabbing pain aggravated by certain postures or movement, and pain is worse at night, a natural alternative to aspirin.

Bio-medical or common disease names:  acute endometritis, retained placenta, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, cirrhosis of the liver, intestinal obstruction, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, rheumatic valvular heart disease, hypertension, post-concussion syndrome, migraine, menopausal syndrome, urticaria, psychosis.

Ingredients:  Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica), Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root), Sheng Di Huang (Prepared Rehmannia), Chi Shao (Red Peony), Tao Ren (Peach Pit), Hong Hua (Safflower), Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula Root), Jie Geng (Platycodon, Balloon Flower Root), Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel), Chai Hu (Bupleurum, Thorowax Root), Gan Cao (Licorice Root).  Plus add turmeric-curcumin (Yu Jin), cinnamon bark (Rou Gui), Bai Shao (White Peony), and Gan Cao (Licorice).

How to Take: Take Before meals.  In severe cases can increases dosage 50-100%, then reduced as treatment takes effect.

Contraindications/Cautions:

Contraindicated in pregnancy, excessive menstrual bleeding, bleeding diathesis, or hemorrhagic disorder.  For women, stop taking during your period unless otherwise directed.  Caution in patients taking anti-coagulants.

*Women being treated for menstrual problems may notice heavier, more painful periods, expulsion of clots, for one or two cycles as the stagnation is moved, and they are encouraged to continue formula for several cycles.

Dr. Michele Arnold is a doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (D.A.C.M.).  She has been in private practice for over 18 years. She brings together both experience, and research for you to find out what to eat to stay healthy, how to use essential oils, herbs, and acupressure according to the balanced principles of Chinese Medicine.

Disclaimer: The products and information mentioned here have not been evaluated by the FDA.  The products and methods recommended are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent illness or disease.  It is not a substitute for medical advice.