Category Archives for Chinese Medicine

The Role of Herbal Medicine in Integrative Healthcare

For centuries, the people of China and other Asian countries have embraced herbal medicine to help treat a range of illnesses. In more recent times, patients and healthcare providers in western countries have also begun to understand the value of using the herbs found in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Many integrative medicine practitioners expertly combine Chinese […]

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The NJ Natural Family Health Guide to Herbal Medicine

When discussing ways to address health issues and maintain health, herbal medicine is often a component of a fully integrated health plan. At NJ Natural Family Health, we have an in-office herbal apothecary that contains numerous formulas to address a variety of health concerns.What is herbal medicine?Herbal medicine is derived from plants. It is made […]

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Alternative Medicine Making Progress with PTSD

According to the National Center for PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder is a “mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident or sexual assault.” Those who suffer from PTSD often have trouble sleeping, can feel on edge and experience reoccurring dreams and […]

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East & West Join Forces to Take Down Stress at NJ Natural Family Health

Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have a unique approach to stress that is often not found in other forms of medicine. To fully treat the underlying causes of a flawed stress response, it is best to conduct a comprehensive evaluation, then explore how stress has affected quality of life from both a physical and emotional […]

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Integrative Medicine and the Wheel of Health

When discussing Chinese medicine, the word ‘holistic’ comes up a lot, indicating that the focus is on caring for the whole human being. Traditionally, Western medicine has been divided by so many specialists. The perception is that the patient will always come second to profit. More than ever before, participants in the American healthcare system […]

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Cancer and Chinese Medicine: How Does It Work?

There are few sentences that have the power to terrifyus as much as hearing, “You have cancer.” Despiteincredible leaps in modern medicine, there is still muchthat is unknown when the diagnosis is first given. Peoplerespond to medical treatment in a variety of ways, and itis important to remember that each individual case canpresent quite differently.One […]

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