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7 Natural Cold Remedies: What <em>Really</em> Works?

7 Natural Cold Remedies: What Really Works?

Commented Nov 26, 2010 at 22:18:27 in Home

“The best cold remedy I've found is a Chinese formula called gan mao ling. If I take it early enough, it can shorten the length of a cold to about 2-3 days (as opposed to my usual 6-8 days) I've never had a cold or flu morph into bronchitis or even a nasty cough when I take it.

Susan Lynn Peterson
author of Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes”
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Why Plants Are (Usually) Better Than Drugs

Commented Nov 22, 2010 at 22:05:13 in Home

“Another advantage I've found in herbs is their ability to treat "minor" injuries and illnesses well. Go to a doctor with a cold, a minor sprain, a light sunburn, and you won't get much help. It's as though traditional medicine has a lower threshold beneath which it can't be troubled. But herbal medicine has gan mao ling for the cold, comfrey for the sprain, and witch hazel for the sunburn, all of which can cut days off the healing time.

Susan Lynn Peterson
author of Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes”
Homeopathy: A Healthier Way to Treat Depression?

Homeopathy: A Healthier Way to Treat Depression?

Commented Oct 4, 2010 at 00:36:18 in Healthy Living

“Depression is not a monolithic condition. The fact that homeopathy recognizes that fact is a point in their favor. Traditional Chinese medicine has had some very good luck treating depression because they recognize that depression comes in many patterns: with insomnia/with a desire to sleep too much, with anxiety/with lethargy, with no appetite/with the desire to eat too much. It's all "depression" in Western medical terms. But each of those "clues" helps an alternative medicine practitioner address what's going on in the patient. I applaud their willingness to focus on the patient not just on the available drugs.

Susan Lynn Peterson
author: Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes”

bkrider9 on Oct 4, 2010 at 10:54:43

“Very interesting indeed. Many thanks. I'm so glad that traditional Chinese medicine is becoming well established in the West.”
9/11 and Compassion: We Need It Now More Than Ever

9/11 and Compassion: We Need It Now More Than Ever

Commented Sep 11, 2010 at 15:18:10 in Religion

“Nicely said. Thank you.

Hate is a choice, a caustic choice. For myself and my world, I choose to nurture compassion instead.”
What Is the 'Green' Medicine Revolution? (Part II)

What Is the 'Green' Medicine Revolution? (Part II)

Commented Sep 1, 2010 at 19:47:51 in Healthy Living

“Another example of suppression is the use of ice to treat soft tissue damage. Though ice stops the swelling, it also decreases the circulation to the area. The body's ability to get healing resources to the site are slowed. Waste products build up because the circulation that would take them away is impaired. Instead of ice, Chinese medicine uses San Huang San, which reduces swelling while dispersing fluid accumulation. Western herbalism has something similar in arnica, which contains a unique anti-inflammatory compound.

Susan Lynn Peterson
author of Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes”

B Silk on Sep 1, 2010 at 22:57:07

“Valuable information! Thank you.”