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Specialities

Skin conditions: Eczema, Psoriasis

Fertility for women and men

Insomnia

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Fatigue and energy boosting

Depression

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Skin conditions:

Eczema (Dermatitis). Eczema is a condition of an inflammation of the skin where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, blistered, dry, cracked, and rough. The most common form of eczema is atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis). Atopic eczema is usually a chronic (long-term) condition. Atopic refers to the diseases involving the immune system.

The main symptoms are the inflamed skin becoming itchy, dry, cracked and sore.  There are also redness and blisters on the skin. Some people only have small patches of dry skin, but others may experience widespread inflamed skin all over the body. It most often affects the hands, insides of the elbows, backs of the knees and the face. People with the condition will often experience periods of time where their symptoms flare up or worsen as well as periods of time where their symptoms will be less noticeable.

Scratching and rubbing further irritate the skin, increase inflammation, and make itchiness worse. Certain foods can trigger symptoms, such as spicy food and dairy products. Eczema can also be triggered by environmental factors like smoke and pollen.

Treatment focuses on healing damaged skin and alleviating symptoms such as reducing itchiness.

Psoriasis. As we know, skin cells grow deep in the skin and slowly rise to the surface. Eventually, they fall off. The typical life cycle of a skin cell is one month. If this process is altered, that may cause problem. For example, in people with psoriasis, this production process may occur in just a few days.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition caused by autoimmunity that leads to the rapid build-up of skin cells. This build-up of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface and inflammation and redness around the scales. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed. Scales typically develop on joints, such as elbows and knees. They may develop anywhere on the body, including the: hands, feet, neck, scale and face.

There are different types of psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. The most common symptoms include red, raised, inflamed patches of skin, whitish-silver scales or plaques on the red patches, dry skin that may crack and bleed, soreness around patches, itching and burning sensations around patches.

The symptoms may vary over the periods, they could be worse for some time and then clear up and even unnoticeable. They may flare up again.  

The symptoms differ from person to person. Areas of psoriasis can be as small as a few flakes on the scalp or elbow or as large as covering most of the body.

Some Chinese herbs can reduce skin inflammation and improve blood microcirculation to help reduce symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

Chinese herbs often used for skin conditions are Bai Mao Gen (Woolly Grass Rhizome), Bai Shao (White Peony Root), Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes ), Bei Sha Shen (Radix Glehniae), Bo He (Peppermint), Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Lancea), Chai Hu (Bupleurum Root), Che Qian Zi (Plantago Seed, or Plaintain Seed), Chi Shao (Red Peony Root),  Chuan Xin Lian (Andrographis), Dan Shen (Red Sage Root),  Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis), Di Fu Zi (Kochia Fruit), Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit), Ku Di Ding (Herba Violae), Fang Feng (Radix Ledeouriellae), Fu Ling (Poria Mushroom ),Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae, Licorice Root), Huang Qin (Radix Scutellaria), Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower), Jing Jie (Herba Schizonepetae), Ku Shen (Redix Sophorae Flavescenti), Long Dan Cao (Chinese Gentian Root), Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Bark), Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii), Pu Gong Ying (Dandelion), Da Huang (Rhubarb Root), Qian Cao (Madder Root), Sheng Di Huang (Raw Rehmannia Root), Tao Ren (Peach Kernel), Tong Cao (Rice Paper Pith), Tu Fu Ling(Sarsaparilla Root), Yi Yi Ren (Coix Seed), Ze Xie (Alisma), Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae), Zhi Zi (Gardenia Fruit), Zhu Ye (Bamboo Leaves). 

Infertility and unexplained infertility.

About 84% of couples will conceive naturally within a year if they have regular unprotected sex. Around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty in conceiving. The infertility is that it is unable to conceive after a year of regular unprotected sex. Some people who fail to conceive are due to underlying conditions, while others who have no apparent medical problems still do not get pregnant. If the reasons for this is not found with standard fertility testing such as hormonal testing, scans, tubal patency tests and semen analysis, this infertility is unexplained infertility. There must be a reason that they could not conceive. No reasons are found only because there are hundreds of steps involved in the process that leads to a viable pregnancy, and if any one of these is disrupted, it may lead to infertility. The science is not advanced to monitor every step.

Chinese herbal medicines are often used to increase egg quality, uterine receptivity and sperm quality to help couples to get pregnant.

Chinese herbs are often used for infertility

Ai Ye (Mugwort Leaf), Ba Jie Tian  ( Medicinal Morinda Root ), Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes), Bai Shao (White Peony Root), Chai Hu ( Bupleuri Radix), Chi Shao (Red Peony Root), Chuan Xiong (Lovage Tuber, Rhizoma Ligustici Wallachii), Da Zao (Date), Dang Gui (Angelica root), Dang Shen (Codonopsis Pilosula), Fu Ling (Poria Mushroom). Fu Pen Zi (Chinese Raspberry), Gan Cao (Licorice Root), Gou Qi Zi (Goji Berry), Han Lian Cao (Eclipta), He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti), Hong Hua ( Safflower), Hong Jing Tian (Rhodiola Rosea), Huang Jing (Polygonatum Rhizome), Huang Qi (Astragalus Root), Ji Xue Teng (Millettia), Lian Zi(Lotus Seed), Long Yan Rou (Longan Fruit), Lu Lu Tong ( Fructus Liquidambaris ), Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Bark), Mu Xiang (Costus Root), Ren Shen (Ginseng), Rou Gui (Cinnamon Bark), Sang Ji Sheng (Mulberry Mistletoe Stems), Shan Zhu Yu (Cornus), Shan Yao (Chinese Yam), Sheng Jiang (Ginger), Suan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seeds), Shu Di (Processed Rehmannia Root), Tao Ren ( Peach Kernel), Tu Si Zi (Chinese Dodder Seeds), Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Berry), Xian Mao (Curculigo), Xiang Fu (Cyperus Rhizome), Xu Duan (Teasel Root), Yuan Zhi (Polygala Root), Ze Xie (Alisma).

Insomnia. 

Sleep is a natural state of mind and body. During sleep, most of the body’s system are in an anabolic state, the consciousness is altered, sensory activity is inhibited, muscle activity is reduced and the body interaction with surroundings is reduced. Sleep helps to restore the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems; It is also vital to maintain mood, memory and cognitive function. The internal circadian clock promotes sleep daily at night. 

If you have regular problems of sleeping, this could be a sleep disorder. Insomnia is the most common type of sleep disorder. People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. They often don’t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleeping.

The symptoms of insomnia include trouble falling or staying asleep, waking too early in the morning, unrefreshing sleep. The accompanied symptoms include fatigue, mood changes, irritability, difficulty concentrating during the day.

Chinese herbs are often used for insomnia

Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes), Bai Zi Ren (Biota Seed), Da Zao(Date), Dang Gui(Dong Quai), Dang Shen (Codonopsis Pilosula), Dan Shen (Red Sage Root), Dong Chong (Cordyceps), Gan Cao (Licorice Root), Fu Ling (Poria Mushroom),  Hong Hua (Safflower), Huang Qi(Astragalus Root),  Jie Geng (Balloon Flower Root), Long Yan Rou( Longan Fruit), Mai Men Dong (Radix Ophiopogonis), Mu Xiang (Costus Root), Ren Shen (Ginseng), Sheng Jiang (Ginger), Shi Chang Pu (Acorus Root), Shu Di (Processed Rehmannia Root), Suan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seeds), Tao Ren (Peach Kernel), Tian Men Dong (Wild Asparagus), Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Berry), Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort), Yuan Zhi(Polygala Root).

Indigestion, IBS and Acid reflux.

Indigestion (dyspepsia) happens to almost everyone. The common symptoms include stomach pain, bloating, heartburn, nausea vomiting, feeling full quickly when eating, excessive gas.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the large intestine, or colon. Symptoms usually include abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and gas. Other symptoms of IBS may include urgent bowel movements or the feeling of incomplete evacuation.

Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) which is the chronic form of acid reflux occurs when stomach acids back up into the esophagus. The main symptom of both acid reflux and GERD is frequent heartburn. Other symptoms may include burning in the throat or a sour liquid taste in back of the mouth. It may cause significant damage to the tissues and cells of the esophagus over time.

Chinese herbs are often used for indigestion, IBS and acid relux

Bai Bian Dou (Hyacinth Bean).Bai Shao (White Peony Root), Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes), Cang Zhu (Black Atcratylodes Root), Ban Xia (Pinella Rhizome), Chai Hu (Bupleurum Root), Chao Mai Ya (Roasted Malt), Chen Pi (Citrus Peels), Dang Gui (Dong Quai), Dang Shen (Codonopsis Pilosula), Dou Kou (Round Cardamom Fruit), Fu Ling (Poria Mushroom), Gan Cao (Liquorice Root), Hou Po (Magnolia Bark), Huang Bo (Amur Cork Tree Bark), Huang Qi (Astragalus Root), Huo Xiang (Korean Mint), Jiang Huang (Turmeric), Jie Geng (Balloon Flower Root), Lian Zi (Lotus Seed), Ku Shen (Sophora Flavescens), Lai Fu Zi (Radish Seed), Mu Xiang (Costus Root), Ren Shen (Ginseng), Sha Ren (Amomum fruit), Shan Yao (Chinese Yam), Shan Zha (Hawthron Fruit), Shen Qu (Medicated Leaven), Sheng Jiang (Ginger), Suan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seeds), Xiang Fu (Cyperus Rhizome), Yi Yi Ren (Coix Seed), Yuan Zhi (Polygala Root), Ze Xie (Alisma), Zhi Shi (Immature Fruit Of The Bitter Orange).

Energy boosting. 

Fatigue is one of the most chief complaints in clinical settings. There are two main types of fatigue: physical and mental. With physical fatigue you may find it physically hard to do the things you usually do, such as walking, climbing the stairs. With mental fatigue, you may find it harder to concentrate on things and stay focused. You may feel sleepy or have difficulty staying awake while working. Physical and mental fatigue are different, but they often occur together. Repeated physical exhaustion can lead to mental fatigue over time and vice versa. The main symptom of fatigue is exhaustion with physical or mental activity. You don’t feel refreshed after resting or sleeping and hard to carry on daily activities. The symptoms of fatigue may be physical, mental, or emotional. Common symptoms associated with fatigue can include: muscles aching, a lack of motivation, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating or learning new tasks, gastrointestinal problems, such as bloating, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, headaches, mood changes, irritability and slowed reaction etc. Poor sleep, stress anxiety, imbalanced hormones, chronic pain often are associated to the fatigue.

Chinese herbs are often used for boosting energy, balance hormones and reduce anxiety

Bai Zhu ( White Atractylodes), Bai Zi Ren (Biota Seed), Chai Hu (Bupleurum Root), Chen Pi,(Sun Dried Tangerine Peels), Da Zao(Date), Chi Shao (Red Peony Root), Chuan Xiong (Sichuan Lovage Rhizome), Dan Shen (Red Sage Root), Dang Gui(Dong Quai), Dang Shen (Codonopsis Pilosula), Dong Chong (Cordyceps).Fu Ling (Poria Mushroom), Gan Cao (Licorice Root), Gou Qi Zi (Goji Berry), Han Lian Cao (Eclipta), He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti), Hong Jing Tian (A. Rhodiola), Huang Qi (Astragalus Root), Jie Geng (Balloon Flower Root), Long Yan Rou( Longan Fruit), Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Bark), Mai Men Dong (Radix Ophiopogonis), Mu Xiang (Costus Root ), Ren Shen (Ginseng), Sha Ren (Cardamom Seed), Shan Yao (Chinese Yam), Shan Yu Rou ( Cornus Fruit) , Sheng Jiang (Ginger), Shi Chang Pu (Acorus Root), Shu Di (Processed Rehmannia Root), Suan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seeds), Tian Men Dong (Wild Asparagus), Tu Si Zi (Dodder), Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Berry), Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort), Yuan Zhi (Polygala Root), Ze Xie (Alisma).

Milk boost for breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is good for both baby and mother.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Baby: Breast milk provides perfect natural nutrition including vitamins, proteins and energy for baby’s needs to grow. Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria and have fewer infections. Breastfeeding lowers your baby's risk of having asthma or allergies. The physical closeness, skin-to-skin touching, and eye contact all help the baby bond with mother and feel secure. Breastfeeding has been linked to higher IQ scores in later childhood in some studies.

Breastfeeding Benefits for the Mother:

Breastfeeding burns extra calories helping lose pregnancy weight faster. It releases the hormone oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to its none pregnancy size and may reduce uterine bleeding after birth.

We use natural herbal ingredients in Chinese herbal medicine to boost milk production and help breastfeeding.

References

https://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/nursing-basics#1

Chinese herbs are often used for lactation (breast milk boost)

Bai Shao (White Peony Root), Bai Zhi (Dahurica Angelica root), Dang Gui (Angelica root), Fu Ling (Poria Mushroom), Gan Cao (Liquorice),Ge Geng (Kudzu root), Huang Jing (Polygonatum Rhizome), Huang Qi (Astragalus Root), Long Yan Rou (Longan Fruit), Jie Geng (Balloon Flower Root),  Lu Lu Tong ( Fructus Liquidambaris ), Mei Gui Hua (Rose flower), Mu Gua (Flowering quince),Rou Gui (Cinnamon bark), Sha Ren (Amomum fruit), Shan Yao (Chinese Yam), Si Gua Luo (Sponge gourd), Shu Di (Processed Rehmannia Root), Tong Cao (Ricepaperplant Pith), Wang Bu Liu Xin (Vaccariae Seeds), Yu Zhu (Angular solomon's seal root).

All herbs that we use for lactation are without artificial aroma, preservative, or sugar. They are 100% natural plants. They are good for both mothers and babies.

Blocked milk duct

A blocked milk duct leading to milk trapped in the breast is one of the main causes of mastitis. If a breast doesn't completely empty at feedings, one of your milk ducts can become clogged. The blockage causes milk to back up, leading to breast infection. The inflammation results in breast pain, swelling, warmth and redness. You might also have fever and chills. 

Chinese herbs are often used for unblocking the milk duct

Bai Zhi ( Dahurica Angelica root), Chi Shao (Red Peony Root), Dang Gui (Angelica root), Gan Cao (Liquorice), Gan Jiang (Dried ginger), Gou Qi Zi (Goji berries), Gua Lou (Trichosanthis Fruits), Jie Geng (Platycodon root), Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle flowers), Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum flowers), Lu Lu Tong ( Fructus Liquidambaris ), Pu Gong Ying (Dandelions), Niu Bang Zi (Greater burdock fruits), Mei Gui Hua (Rose flower), Tong Cao (Ricepaperplant Pith), Rou Gui (Cinnamon bark), Ru Xiang (Frankincense), Si Gua Luo (Sponge gourd), Wang Bu Liu Xin (Vaccariae Seeds), Zi Hua Di Ding (Viola herb).

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