Online prescriptions, for influenza type symptoms + stress and anxiety.

No doubt you will have heard of the success of Traditional Chinese Medicine in treating the influenza like virus in Wuhan – China.  Although we love our Western Medicine colleagues – especially for severe cases, there isn’t much they can offer for mild to moderately affected cases.

Unfortunately, we can’t see you in person for Acupuncture at the moment due to current social distancing guidelines.  However, we can definitely do an online video or phone consultation and put some herbal prescriptions in the mail for you.

Your practitioner and herbalist Dr Mark Davis (TCM) is able to prescribe herbs to improve immunity prior to getting any symptoms, or herbs which have been studied and shown to disrupt the duplication of viruses to aid in your recovery such as Andrographis Paniculata, Taraxacum Officinalis and Lonerica Japonica.

One of the main concerns we have at the moment is not only for people who might be experiencing cold and flu symptoms; but the underlying stress and anxiety that many of us are experiencing during this disruption to our daily lives.

Mark is an experienced Herbalist who is able to prescribe you with a rounded formula encompassing several of the ideas discussed above.

References:
  1. Dai Y, et al. Overview of pharmacological activities of Andrographis paniculata and its major compound andrographolide. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2018: 59(1); 17- 29.
  2. Gupta S, Mishra KP, Ganju L. Broad-spectrum antiviral properties of andrographolide. Arch Virol. 2017: 162; 611–623.
  3. Wu et al. Analysis of therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2 and discovery of potential drugs by computational methods, Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B. 2020.
  4. Grauso L, et al. Common dandelion: a review of its botanical, phytochemical and pharmacological profiles. Phytochem Rev. 2019: 1-18.
  5. He et al. Anti-influenza virus effect of aqueous extracts from dandelion. Virol J. 2011; 8: 538.
  6. Li, Y., Li, W., Fu, C. et al. Lonicerae japonicae flos and Lonicerae flos: a systematic review of ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology. Phytochem Rev. 2019.
  7. Tand et al. Lonicerae Flos: A Review of Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities. Digital Chinese Medicine.2018: 1; 173-188.

Have you tried Cupping yet? Detox naturally with Chinese Medicine

Cupping is a tradition from China, but it also fins its root in many other ancient societies from the Middle-East to Southern Europe.

Now, with the Spring Solstice just around the corner, your timing couldn’t be better!  We are all naturally susceptible to becoming run down around the time of seasonal changes, get in now to try it out, most people find it totally INVIGORATING!

The most common question I get is “Are those bruises healthy?”

Actually they are not bruises, but simply petechiae of non-circulating old blood which is drawn to the surface.  The effect will stimulate the new production of blood, increase circulation and have a detoxifying effect.  Usually the marks should be gone within 4-6 days; a darker colour means that there is a high level of toxins and stagnation in the section of the body that has been treated. In this case, the marks can last a little longer. However, if there are hardly any toxins, the coloring could be just a light pink and is likely to dissipate within a few hours.

Cupping is often beneficial when used for coughs, cold and flu, muscular pain, stress relief and even for anxiety.  Cupping can be a stand-alone treatment, or incorporated as part of your Acupuncture or Shiatsu treatment.

 

 

 

Eastential Chinese Medicine, David Yao Chi Guan, Four Seasons Wellness Centre, Shinma Acupuncture, Acuuncture Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford Medical & Acupuncture Centre

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