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Herbalists often recommend blood-cleansing herbs to remove the addictive substances from the body quickly. Anti-addictive herbs include wild oats, skullcap, and sarsaparilla. Adding relaxing herbs, anti-anxiety herbs, digestive tonics, and adrenal support herbs to counteract stress can also make for a more effective herbal program for addiction.
Symptomatic relief can often be obtained with the use of antinauseants or antispasmodics. Relaxing herbs may also be beneficial, especially when nausea or vomiting is accompanied by nervousness or anxiety .
Irregular heartbeat can occur or be aggravated by the use of stimulants such as coffee, tea, ma huang or refined sugar products. A strict abstinence from these can sometimes go a long way to help this condition. An herbal program can include heart tonics, herbs to steady the heart beat, and herbs to remove stagnation of heart blood. Relaxing and anti-anxiety herbs may also be indicated.
ntegrative medicine is a multidisciplinary approach to medicine that combines mainstream medical treatments with complementary and alternative medicine therapies. Such treatments can be incorporated into pre-natal care to ease many pregnancy symptoms in a safe and natural way.
Music has a long history of aiding in the healing and wellness of individuals. Currently, there are many medical populations that benefit from music therapy.
Integrative Medicine is growing in popularity among cancer patients, fueling research on alternative treatments and their integration with conventional care for cancer.
Behavioral therapy, or behavioral modification, is a psychological technique based on the premise that specific, observable, maladaptive, badly adjusted, or self-destructing behaviors can be modifiedm....
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by distressing repetitive thoughts, impulses, or images that are intense, frightening, absurd, or unusual. These thoughe....
California poppy is a native American remedy that is commonly used in Europe as a relaxant and antispasmodic. Because of its mild sedative and analgesic properties, it may be given safely to children. California poppy is used for anxiety, sleeplessness, stomach cramps, and toothache. Studies in Germany and France have supported the traditional use of California poppy for muscle relaxing, anxiety, and pain relief. It is cooling and can be given to people with nervousness who have excess heat
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychological condition trigged by a traumatic event, such as rape, war, a terrorist act, sudden or violent death of a loved one, natural disass....
Helpful herbs include topical anti-inflammatories applied as a cream or a wash, antivirals, demulcent herbs, topical pain-blocking herbs, and heat-clearing herbs for the intestines in some cases . Relaxing herbs or anxiety-relieving herbs with a cool nature may also be useful .
An herbal program can be designed to address possible causes of impotence. When anxiety, tension and poor sleep interfere with performance, relaxing herbs can help. Herbal aphrodisiacs can help increase feelings of desire. Testosterone enhancers can help when testosterone levels. When poor circulation is a problem, circulatory stimulants are often recommended. Adaptogens are recommended when a person is under a lot of stress. When a person's blood, vital energy and essence are weak, tonic h
The regular practice of deep breathing is extremely effective for calming mind and body for it activates the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system with a corresponding reduction in sympathetic (flight or fight syndrome). Stretching, exercise, meditation, and working on clarity withing oneself and one's relationships can all help. Calmative herbs include California poppy, kava, passion flower, hops, valerian, and linden flowers.
is a homeopathic remedy derived from the metallic element arsenic. Traces of arsenic are found in vegetables and animals. In its crude form, arsenic is poisonous. Gradual accumulations may result inh....
Chronic pain often has its origin in physical causes; however, chronic pain can also have a psychological or emotional component that is rarely addressed by conventional medical treatment. Psychotherapy can treat chronic pain caused or prolonged by stress, anxiety, and emotional trauma.
Senega, or "senega snake root," is a traditional North American remedy, used for centuries by Native American herbalists. The herb became popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s as an effective expectorant and diaphoretic to be used for chronic bronchitis, heavy mucus (catarrh), and asthma. The related Polygala tenuifolia is used in Chinese medicine to dissolve phlegm that might cause mental and emotional disorders such as nervousness, heart palpitations, insomnia, and anxiety by ob
Yoga can be an excellent complementary health care practice to manage the uncomfortable symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), including bloating, cramps, fatigue, depression, and irritability.
Kava is the national drink of Fiji and is popular throughout the South Seas. Drinking kava imparts a calm feeling, relaxes the body, and sometimes enhances mental activity and communication with a sharpening of the senses. It is used in religious ceremonies in Polynesia as well as for social gatherings. It is especially indicated for nervous anxiety, overtiredness, stress, and restlessness, as well as for irritable bladder. Kava has a multitude of medicinal uses including bladder infections,
The acronym for 5-hydroxytryptophan (or 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan) is 5-HTP, a compound found primarily in the brain. This compound is made from tryptophan, a natural amino acid inherent in foods. Tryptn....
is also known as yellow jasmine, false jasmine, wild woodbine, and Carolina jasmine. It is a woody, climbing vine with dark leaves and groups of yellow, bell-shaped flowers that bloom in early sprina....