If you use the internet and are on social media, then you are probably aware of the fact that it is breast cancer awareness month. I would like to use this opportunity to share some wisdom from Chinese Medicine, as it is predominantly a preventative medicine, and the best way to treat anything is to prevent it.
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Most people are confused and misguided on the true cause of heartburn, or acid reflux. This is not your fault, as our culture tends to focus on providing relief from a symptom rather than fixing the root of a problem. We see advertisements all over the place for antacids, so we think that if an antacid will provide relief, and because acid is coming up, this must mean that the body is producing too much acid. However, this is very rarely the case.
Oil Pulling. A lot of people have been talking about it lately, and there’s a good reason why. It’s amazing for your oral health, but also benefits the whole body as well. It is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that aids in the detoxification and cleansing of your mouth and body, and has been around for quite some time.
We all know coffee is acidic, but what if I told you there is a natural alternative to acidic coffee…and it’s still coffee! When coffee is heated it creates acidity, but if you can extract the coffee without heating it up (what we call a cold-brew), there is 67% less acidity resulting in a smoother and tastier coffee. This means no heartburn, acid reflux, or upset stomaches. We all know that coffee contains many health benefits, so being able to reduce the acidity enables us to have our cake(coffee) and eat it too.
Suffer from headaches and migraines? Acupuncture is wonderful for finding relief, and it is one of my favorite things to treat. I’ve seen people walk in with throbbing headaches, and then walk out pain free after an Acupuncture treatment.
I have always had a great love for turmeric, as it has been used medicinally in Ayurveda for many many years. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to treat an array of ailments ranging from arthritis to menstrual issues to allergies.