Propolis, aka “Bee Glue”, is a resinous substance with a long standing history of use in the medical world. Dating back to about 350 B.C., in the time of Aristotle, Grecians used this bee product for abscesses and Assyrians used it to assist with the healing of wounds and tumors. In more modern day applications, […]
Flu season is here, and it arrived much earlier than expected this year. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as of January 5th, 2013, Oregon and Washington have moderate influenza activity, and the south and northeast areas have very high influenza rates. Anywhere between 3,000-50,000 people die from complications related to the flu […]
Here are some simple behaviors you can incorporate during the allergy months to reduce you hay fever symptoms: Drink plenty of water to flush your system Consume foods high in bioflavonoids such as green tea, citrus zest, red onions, red grapes, red berries (raspberries, cranberries, strawberries), spinach, broccoli, red bell peppers, tomatoes, and Brussels sprouts. […]
It’s officially spring! Portland boasts a long, glorious spring season. But allergy season is just around the corner for hay fever sufferers. Luckily, acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy can help with seasonal allergies. Acupuncture treats allergies in two ways: it addresses the root cause of the allergies, and it also treats the symptoms. It is […]
Acupuncture and herbal remedies can help you stay healthy through cold and flu season. Learn more about options for your immune system and any active infections by reading this informative article by Boynn McIntire, a Portland, Oregon licensed acupuncturist, certified herbalist, and owner of All and One Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic.
Eating for the Season: Foods for Fall According to Chinese medicine, autumn is the seasonal time when the lungs are the most vulnerable to colds, mold allergies, asthma, and other lung disorders. The following list of foods help support the lungs through the autumnal cold season. In general, eat mildly aromatic foods, such as: Oats […]
Some research studies have found a link between seasonal allergies and depression. Allergic reactions cause chemical reactions in the brain that result in a decrease in serotonin. Allergies can also impede sleep, cause headaches, and result in general fatigue, which can contribute to depressive feelings. If you suffer from allergies, depression, or a combination of […]
April is almost here and Portland is blooming. Although the city is resplendent with colorful trees, allergy season is also starting. If you’ve struggled with seasonal allergies without relief from medications, now is the best time to explore how acupuncture and herbs can address your hay fever symptoms. Allergies are best treated before you are […]