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Could a Chinese Herbal Remedy Save Ebola Stricken Africa?

By Vincent Pedre M.D. ecomii.com
November 7, 2014
File under: Alternative Therapies, Herbs, Natural Remedies

The Chinese herbal remedy – yunnan baiyao (also known as yunnan paiyao) has been used quite extensively by veterinarians to prevent hemorrhage in animals. It is a well-known pre-emptive remedy to avoid exercise-induced lung hemorrhage in racehorses and has been studied as a topical agent for uncontrolled bleeding in adolescents with advanced cancer.

The first time I encountered this Chinese herbal remedy was when a colleague’s husband was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after having extensive surgery to remove a tumor and whose condition was tenuous. He was deteriorating and experiencing uncontrolled bleeding in parts of his circulatory system due to a complication called DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation.)

Since very few therapies can save a patient in DIC, the patient was bleeding out through all his intravenous access points and even in his gut. Once a person enters DIC, it is often fatal.

Because his situation was almost hopeless, the hospital broke protocol and allowed the family to administer yunnan baiyao, recommended by their acupuncturist. …read more of Could a Chinese Herbal Remedy Save Ebola Stricken Africa? here

 
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1Hour Break, Effective, All Natural Stress Relief in a Spray

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
March 26, 2014
File under: Alternative Therapies, Health Concerns, Herbs, Natural Alternatives, Natural Products, Natural Remedies

 

The demands of modern life can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed and physicians all too often prescribe medications with significant side effects that make it difficult to function.

Sales of antidepressants continue to rise and industry experts are forecasting that sales of these anti-stress medications will reach almost $6 billion by 2017. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) about one in every 10 Americans is taking a prescription antidepressant and among women from 40 to 50, the figure is one in four.[1]

Antidepressants most widely prescribed come from a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and include well-known antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.

Kava is a root that is best known for its relaxing qualities and has been used as a ceremonial beverage in the Pacific Islands for hundreds of years. Kava is said to produce a feeling of relaxation, elevate mood, wellbeing and contentment, and several studies have found that kava may be useful in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and related nervous disorders. …read more of 1Hour Break, Effective, All Natural Stress Relief in a Spray here

 
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Boost Your Energy the Ayurveda Way!

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
December 3, 2012
File under: Ayurveda, Drinks, Healthy Eating, Herbs, Natural Products

Even though we may begin the day with a charge of energy, around two or three o’clock in the afternoon we may feel as though we are running out of steam.

Mid-afternoon is often a time when we feel like we need a little boost of energy to get us through the rest of the day.

Instead of reaching for a candy bar or salty snack, Ayurveda has a better solution. One that is not only good for you, but delicious as well!

Almond Energy is an energizing herbal almond beverage mix made from an original ayurvedic recipe in an easy to use blend of blanched almonds, rare herbs and raw sugar.  I like to call it my ayurvedic protein powder! …read more of Boost Your Energy the Ayurveda Way! here

 
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5 Sensory Tips to Chill Out and De-Stress

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
December 6, 2011
File under: Ayurveda, Herbs, Natural Remedies, Relaxation Techniques

When you’re stressed, you’re too much in your mind; your muscles tense and you end up stressing yourself even more! To chill out, focus on the five senses and bring yourself back to a state of centeredness and calm.

1. Sight
Close your eyes and block out any excess stimulation. Take slow, deep breaths until you feel your muscles relax. You may want to use a sleep mask to block out the light. When you are in complete darkness, it signals the body to produce melatonin, which helps you to get a good night’s rest.

Try a gazing meditation. Focus on a flower, or a beautiful painting. Really look at it, and think of nothing else. Take in the color, and texture and really appreciate the beauty of it.

Blue is cooling and relaxing. Surround yourself with blue light, sit in a blue room or stare up at the blue sky. …read more of 5 Sensory Tips to Chill Out and De-Stress here

 
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Winterize Your Immune System

By Vincent Pedre M.D. ecomii.com
November 29, 2011
File under: Health Concerns, Herbs, Natural Alternatives, Natural Remedies

Every year as winter rolls around, we fear the cold or flu that will knock us off our feet for a week.  The winter season brings with it a wide array of cold and flu viruses that make their rounds across America.

Approximately 62 million Americans will miss work due to a flu-related illness this coming season.  …read more of Winterize Your Immune System here

 
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