Tofu Plaster for Fever and to Reduce Swelling from Trauma
Tofu is not just for culinary consumption. The cooling effect of the bean curd aids in inflammation reduction after an acute injury when applied topically. Unlike ice or the bag of frozen veggies, tofu gently cools the area without possible damage to the tissues from freezing. Used topically in key areas, tofu can aid in fever reduction. It is inexpensive, easy to obtain, and simple to use.
Tofu Plaster Recipe:
45% tofu (soft)
5% fresh grated ginger (or dry ground)
50% all purpose wheat flour
Mix the ingredients together...
Chlorophyll Plaster for Easing Muscle Aches, Sprains with Simple Greens
Using greens such as parsley, dandelion greens, cabbage, or bok choy, one can make a plaster that relieves swelling and discomfort from minor acute injuries. The ingredients are easy to obtain and economical to use.
45% green matter chopped fine
5% grated fresh or dry ground ginger
50% all purpose wheat flour
water as needed
Mix the first three ingredients together gradually adding enough water to make a consistency of a soft dough...
"I'm Not Taking That!" - Alternatives To Prescription Medications
A centenarian's view on prescription medications inspires Mary S. Wallis, L.Ac. to discuss alternative solutions including homeopathy, meridian therapy, and lifestyle changes.
The January/February 2010 AARP Bulletin had an article on page 3 written by Jim Toedtman (editor) called "My English Teacher's Admonition". In it he speaks about a former English teacher, now a centenarian "...she had a quick explanation for her long life: long walks, playing the piano and, rather than taking the elevator, still climbing the steps to her second-floor room.
But here's the key, she said 'I don't take any medicine...
Ow! Quit it! - Foods That Amplify Pain
Dietary modifications to relieve or reduce pain.
Pain hurts! The body uses pain as an excellent warning signal. Something is wrong and probably has been for some time. The earlier milder warning signals have been ignored. Now the pain is telling you to do something to fix the problem, "or else!".
Diet can drastically minimize or amplify pain. Often, when we are in pain, we seek out the very foods that exacerbate pain. Knowing what foods not to eat helps control pain immensely...
The Wonders of Miso
The many benefits of this medicinal food... miso helps in the digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates; helps restore the friendly bacteria which is lost from antibiotic treatment; helps the blood be more alkaline; is a positive dietary tool in the prevention of osteoporosis; may help to combat estrogen sensitive cancers.
Article by Jason R. Hackler, L.Ac., Associate, Natural Life Therapy Center
The Japanese have been using miso as a medicinal food for the past 2500 years. It is said that a Japanese homemaker has an average of 365 different recipes for miso soup...
“Touch Me” – One Explanation of Reiki and How to Apply Touch to Aid the Healing Response
Healing touch has many names – Reiki, Te a Te, Touch for Health, Qi Gong, etc.. Self help techniques to get you started.
While rubbing “Traumeel” ointment into my aching wrist after a recent fall on the ice (January of 2011), I realized how important to healing the act of touch is...
“Biting Pleasure” – Teeth and Gum Measures for Better Health
Getting plenty of exercise and practicing good nutrition are key to oral health. Reducing or abstaining from sugar also promotes healthier gums and teeth. And good oral hygiene with proper brushing and flossing should go without mentioning.
In Bottom Line Health magazine dated March 2011, Victor Zeines, DDS (a holistic dentist with practices in New York City and Woodstock, New York) suggests brushing and flossing may not be enough. In his article he suggest natural treatments to add to your regimen...
Lotus Root Tea to Strengthen Lung Energy
In Japan, lotus root tea has been used for centuries to strengthen the lung energy. Use lotus root tea preemptively starting in the season of autumn, which is the season of lung/large intestine energy.
Grandma Davis remarked often how colds had always gone to my chest. Dr. Thomas Duckworth encouraged me to try lotus root tea when I was in my second year of studies and my umpteenth respiratory infection. Traditionally, in Japan, lotus root tea has been used for centuries to strengthen the lung energy...