Tags: well-being

Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches (eBook) | NCCAM

Check out this free e-book download from the National Institutes of Health on considering complementary approaches to pain.

PainBookCoverTo download – follow this link and pick your preferred download format: Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches (eBook) | NCCAM.

‘Virological penicillin’: Plant MIR2911 directly targets influenza A viruses

In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang’s group at Nanjing University present an extremely novel finding that a plant microRNA, MIR2911, which is enriched in jinyinhua2honeysuckle, directly targets influenza A viruses IAV including H1N1, H5N1 and H7N9. Drinking of honeysuckle soup can prevent IAV infection and reduce H5N1-induced mice death.

-via ‘Virological penicillin’: Plant MIR2911 directly targets influenza A viruses.

jinyinhuaHoneysuckle – known as Jin Yin Hua  in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a commonly used botanical particularly in the treatment of seasonal illness (colds and flus).  In TCM Jin Yin Hua has several therapeutic actions related to it’s ability to clear heat.  While herbs are usually used in combination rather than singly, each herb will still have representative properties and actions.  Jin Yin Hua’s ability to clear heat is used commonly to treat  febrile disorders, upper respiratory disorders, sores and abscesses due to heat toxins, and diarrhea and dysentery.  A well known formula containing Jin Yin Hua is Yin Qiao San (sometimes spelled Yin Chiao San) – that you may have received from your acupuncturist or seen at a health food store.  This formula has Jin Yin Hua as a primary herb and is traditionally used to treat the early stages of warm disease patterns  – what you may experience as a cold or flu – with symptoms that may include:  slight fever, aversion to cold, slight aversion to wind, sore throat, thirst and cough.  If you feel like you’re catching something and have these symptoms – visit your local licensed acupuncturist and see if Yin Qiao is right for you**!  PS – acupuncture is super effective at the early stages of seasonal illness – if you think you are coming down with something, come on in.  There’s lots we can do to help you get through it faster and with less intense symptoms.  If you’re not sick, come on in and make sure all your systems are go!

 **Please be aware that not all colds and/or flus will present this way and Yin Qiao San may NOT be the best formula for you – it is important that you are assessed by a licensed practitioner**

 

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PSU Women’s Rugby Club – now sponsored by Anatomy Acupuncture!

We are pleased to announce Anatomy Acupuncture’s fall 2014 season sponsorship of Portland State Women’s Rugby Football Club!

As a fairly new club, these ladies are working hard, and we’re thrilled to be supporting them.  Check out their schedule and stop by a game.

 

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Doctor’s Orders: For Better Health, Put Your Hands in the Dirt | TakePart

I love this!  Prescriptions not only for eating fruits and vegetables instead of taking pills, but actually to get out and garden, grow your own food.

Instead of scribbling out a drug dosage, some doctors are asking patients to incorporate good habits of self-care (like more movement and leafy greens) into their routine, not just as rote advice but as a medical directive—often before their health goes haywire. Doctor’s orders.

-via Doctor’s Orders: For Better Health, Put Your Hands in the Dirt | TakePart.

And not only does  gardening provide moderate activity and let you be intimately involved with your own food produce, but research has also show that getting your hands in the dirt can make you happier (really! UK researchers found a friendly bacteria that is common in soil produces similar effects in the brain as antidepressants).   So what are you waiting for!  Get out and garden!