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Understanding Allergies, Sinusitis & Bronchitis - Through the Eyes of Chinese Medicine

As the world moves forward into the modern age of medicine, we can observe major strides being taken in surgical advancements and in the practice of trauma-based care. The field of Western medicine and healthcare is on the cutting edge of treating critical physical injuries and acute infectious diseases.  However, when it comes to diagnosing and treating both short term ailments and chronic health conditions, the classical Western approach often relies on a pharmaceutical-based treatment regimen. Many times, the side effects of these drugs can be worse than the original symptoms themselves.   If you’re like a growing number of concerned...

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Magnolia Flower (Xin Yi Hua) - TCM's Magic Herb Provides Seasonal Allergy Relief

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, nasal congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis and sneezing then Magnolia Flower (Xin Yi) may provide the relief you've been looking for.  Magnolia Flower Buds (Xin Yi Hua) and petals are collected in early spring when the bud is not in blossom, then dried in the sun and cleared of debris for use in herbal preparations. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Magnolia Flower has pungent and warm properties, and is associated with the Lung and Stomach meridians. Magnolia Flower dispels wind-cold and is typically used to treat nasal conditions, such as stuffy nose, nasal obstructions, congestion, and sinus...

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How to Treat a Sinus Infection (Sinusitis) with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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How to Treat a Sinus Infection (Sinusitis) with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Sinusitis is an uncomfortable condition that can be caused by a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection, or it can arise from an allergic reaction. Depending on the sinus cavities involved, pain occurs in the forehead, between the eyes, or in the mouth area. Typically, there is a yellow or green discharge from the nose, often dripping into the throat. In addition to the pain, the head feels heavy. The condition can become chronic, especially when a person has repeated colds.

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