- Written by Louise Stevens
Demystifying Chinese Medicine is the key to encouraging people to try this ancient discipline. Many of our common store cupboard ingredients are considered 'medicines'. For example: walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, saffron, cinnamon, licourice, fennel seeds, turmeric, ginger and garlic. Many more more people these days are aware of 'you are what you eat' and with some knowledge you can be self medicating from home!
As I think about my lovely grandmother, who is 98 and my great grandmother who reached 100, they were the epitomy of 'everything in moderation' and 'a little bit of what you fancy does you good'. Our problem today, with so much choice readily available, is adhering to the 'moderation' and 'a little bit'. On the otherside of the coin, I do believe that abstinence can create more stress/anxiety that the benefits of not moderately consuming certain things. When you are told not to do or eat something, it makes the craving stronger.
"Small changes now, make for a healthier future"
At AcuHerbs, we offer an alternative MOT health check. If you're unsure how Chinese Medicine can help specifically or you would like a loved one to visit then please call to talk your concerns through.