RE: Deer Antler in Maternal Herbal. Does antler come from a deer that was killed or was naturally shed?
Health Concerns: Clearing (M)
Also known as: Modified Heart Clearing; Lotus Seed Tablets
Health Concerns: Nasal Caps 2 (M)
Also known as: Pueraria Nasal Combination
Health Concerns: Resinall K (M)
Also known as: Seven-Thousandths of a Tael Powder (Bensky)
Health Concerns: Stomach Caps (M)
Also known as: Magnolia and Ginger; Calm the Stomach Powder (Modified) (Bensky)
Mostly into intestine, some stomach. Also, you can still use herbs: 1) reduce dosage and 2) open the capsules to make as tea.
While low in price, many of the discount herbs contain only one herb. A well designed formula will work better than a single herb every time. Furthermore many of the discount herbs use incorrect parts of the plant. Finally, the potency per capsule/tablet is very low. Health Concerns relies on either time proven combinations or modern formulas created by experienced herbalists. By specializing in herbs we can make sure the correct part of the plant and species is being used. By using a well-crafted formula your patients can increase effectiveness and minimize negative effects. Maximum potency helps achieve a therapeutic as opposed to supplemental effect.
Although you may not be intolerant to lactose, you may be intolerant to one or more of the other constituents in milk. Therefore it may be prudent to stop all dairy products. To assure adequate calcium intake, consider taking a calcium supplement, preferably in absorbable form such as citrate or aspartate. If you want to use magnesium to aid in the absorption of calcium, take half as much magnesium as calcium; if you suffer from stress, hypertension, or constipation, take equal amounts of calcium and magnesium. Start out at a reduced dosage and slowly increase. If you have problems with one brand or form of calcium, try another. Additional cofactors which may help bone density are zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin K, boron, and folic acid. Foods rich in calcium include soy products (if you can tolerate them), turnip greens, kale, black-eyed peas, sesame seeds, okra, bok choy, figs, dried apricots, almonds, broccoli, and amaranth.
Health Concerns: Coptis Purge Fire (M)
Also known as: Coptis and Scute Formula Tang and Gentiana Formula; (Modified) (Bensky)
Health Concerns: Nine Flavor Tea (M)
Also known as: Rehmannia 6
Health Concerns: Head Q (M)
Also known as: Chiang Huo Formula; Nine-Herb Decoction with Notopterygium (Modified)
Health Concerns: Rehmannia 8 (M)
Also known as: Golden Kidney Formula
In general it's fine to take our products with supplements. It is best not to take too many herbs at one time. Unless directed by an herbalist, it is best to take one herbal product at a time.
For many patients, it helps to show them a case study in Andrew Gaeddert's book, Chinese Herbs in the Western Clinic. We often encourage clients to go online and do their own research. It would be nice if we could document everything but my experience there is little hope for someone who isn't convinced of the thousands of years of herb usage. It is important to notice that many if not most western medical procedures are used based on anecdotal findings, not actually well designed studies.
Health Concerns: Channel Flow (M)
Also known as: Fantastically Effective Pill to Invigorate the Collaterals
In general store the herbs we carry in a kitchen or bathroom cabinet, i.e. preferably dark, dry, normal temperature. Do not store herbs in the refrigerator, they can attract moisture.
Children who can adopt dietary changes often make rapid progress. The child and family must make the choice of whether to undertake dietary changes or to stay on medications. Health Concerns was once consulted by the family of a ten-year-old boy with Crohn's disease. The proposed biomedical solution was to have the child take prednisone and other immunosuppressive drugs long-term. Andrew Gaeddert indicated that unless the boy could commit to avoiding dairy and tomato products, he would need to remain on these medications. Ongoing counseling, either family therapy or spiritual counseling, as well as extracurricular activities and exercise were also recommended to help improve the child’s overall health.
Essentially, you don’t want the herbs to compete with meals. Herbs assimilate into the body better on an empty stomach. If you need to take herbs with a light snack, that’s okay. If you forget to take the allergy herbs, go ahead and take them with your meal. The concern is, if you take the herbs on a full stomach, they are competing with food for absorption. You might have to take more, and taking 2 capsules on a empty stomach may be the equivalent of 3 capsules on a full stomach. It is more efficient to take the herbs between meals, typically between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner. If it doesn’t work for your patient’s lifestyle, it is usually okay to take with meals.
Health Concerns: Shen-Gem (M)
Also known as: Ginseng and Longan Formula; Restore the Spleen Decoction (Bensky)
Health Concerns: Cold Away (M)
Also known as: Heavy Cold Formula (Modified)
Health Concerns: Astra 18 Diet (M)
Also known as: Siler & Platycodon Comb Plus Magnolia and Hoelen Comb; Ledebouriella Powder that Sagely Unblocks (Bensky)
Health Concerns: Three Immortals (M)
Also known as: Two-Immortals Decoction (Modified) (Bensky)
Health Concerns: AC-Q (M)
Also known as: Aromatic Herbal Formula
Health Concerns: Calm Spirit (M)
Also known as: Heart Stabilizing Pills