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.

Stress & Anxiety relief.

I think people often expect that Chinese Medicine is most effective for sports injuries and the like; however anxiety and stress management are close to the top of the list for sought after appointments.  Acupuncture alone is super effective; however we have several super good herbal formulas which will help you manage stress between appointments and even alleviate some of the symptoms which commonly present with stress such as insomnia, jaw tightness and irritability.

References:

Table 1 & 2 of the Acupuncture Evidence Project (McDonald J, and Janz S, 2017) retrieved from: www.acupuncture.org.au

http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/why-acupuncture-works-anxiety-relief/