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What is Homeopathy


Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Smiling Body also incorporate the energies of traditional Chinese herbs formulas, which have been shown over thousands of years to effectively treat a wide variety of health conditions and disharmonies. Practitioners use tiny amounts of natural substances, like herbs, plants and minerals. We believe these stimulate the healing process.

You may have heard of Homeopathy as an complementary medicine, but did you know that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), over five hundred million people use homeopathy around the world. Did you also know that Homeopathy is established in the national health care systems in England, France and the Netherlands.

It was developed in the late 1700s in Germany. in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like “similia similibus curentur”. It’s very common in many European countries and is gaining popular acceptance in the United States because of its gentle safe formulation.
The concept of “like cures like” may have been suggested by Hippocrates around 400 BC, when he prescribed a small dose of mandrake root to treat mania, knowing it produces mania in much larger doses. Similarly, in the 16th century, Paracelsus wrote “similia similibus curantur” (like the subjunctive form later used by Hahnemann), often translated as “what makes a man ill also cures him”.

Does it take a long time for treatment to work?

Essentially no! In acute cases where there is a high fever, the right remedy can bring down the temperature by a degree within 30 minutes. Homeopathy can also be used as first aid to provide quick help in acute problems such as food poisoning, injuries, burns, etc. Smiling Body remedies not only treat conditions but encourage “prevention” at a very low cost. However, if a patient suffers from a chronic problem over a long period of time, it may take longer to regain good health.

Is it safe for infants and pregnant women?
Yes, remedies are completely safe for everyone, including pregnant women and babies. In fact, difficulties during pregnancy and problems experienced by newborns can be treated effectively by Homeopathy without any side effects.

Do not take within 15 minutes of eating or drinking.

How Does It Work?

A basic belief behind homeopathy is “like cures like.” In other words, something that brings on symptoms in a healthy person can, in a very small dose, treat an illness with similar symptoms. This is meant to trigger the body’s natural defenses.
Homeopathic doctors (who also are called “homeopaths”) weaken these ingredients by adding water or alcohol. Then they shake the mixture as part of a process called “potentization.” We believe this step transfers the healing essence. Homeopaths also believe that the lower the dose, the more powerful the medicine. In fact, many of these remedies no longer contain any molecules of the original substance. They come in a variety of forms, like sugar pellets, liquid drops, creams, gels, and tablets.

Our Smiling Body Remedies are formulated into pilules, “little pills” infused with raw herbs in a particular formula.

How to Take:

Adults, elderly and children, one pillule to be sucked under the tongue only when required.
Stop with improvement. Pillules may be dissolved in boiled, then cooled water or crushed before taken.

Keep out of reach of children.

Don’t use homeopathic medicine for life-threatening illnesses, like asthma, cancer, and heart disease, or in emergencies.



 

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When you receive a product that was bought and paid for on our site, and you find it is not as described or is of low quality, you can contact us (james at Smilingbody.com) to resolve these problems.You will then be able to request a full refund and return the item, or keep the item and agree a partial refund with us.

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All products on SmilingBody.com have the Returns & Refund guarantee. Any product bought through the site is protected if the items you received are not as described. Please be aware that all item because of the nature of the products are destroyed on receipt by us.

The following situations are not included:
1. An item you claim is not as described, but the seller can prove that it is.
2. Items are as described, but you no longer want them.

Guaranteed Protection Period

You can submit refund requests up to 15 days after your order has been completed. You can do this by contacting SmilingBody.com Please note that you can only open one dispute per order.

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Essence Deficiency


The Chinese Kidney energy nourishes the deepest forms of internal Yin and Yang in the body, namely Yin and Essence (Jing). The Kidneys represent our ancestral constitution, our genetic blueprint and we act as a channel for this energy to the next generation. Our DNA is the closest expression of our Kidney energy.

In the West the Kidneys are known to govern urination but in Chinese medicine they are the root and foundation of the body’s energy, demonstrating that the ancients understood the functioning of the endocrine system and recognised the location of the adrenals on top of the Kidneys. Kidney energy governs metabolism, reproduction, development, and aging, and weak Kidney energy often shows in chronic conditions and fear is the emotion that most closely represents a decline in Kidney energy.

Essence (Jing) is related to our vitality, creativity, longevity, resistance and adaptability to illness, sexual and reproductive capacity, and spiritual power to some extent. Certain aspects of our Essence (Jing) can be boosted but other aspects are irreplaceable and are therefore like a battery’s limited life. Today with its modern pressures put untold strain on Kidney Essence and Yin.

When our internal Essence becomes weakened, we may experience deep tirerness, dizziness, ringing in the ears, dry mouth and throat, thirst, low back pain, night sweats, menstrual irregularities, agitation, irritation, nervousness, insecurity and fear, feelings of heat in head or the lungs or other parts of the body.

A chronic clinical picture would include.

In children:         poor bone development, late closure of fontanels, mental dullness or retardation in adults.

In adults:             softening of the bones, weakness of knees and legs, poor memory (long term memory), loose teeth, falling hair or premature greying of hair, weakness of sexual activity, soreness of the back,

Tongue:                Red and peeled,

Pulse:                    Floating Empty or Leather

Things that deplete your Essence (Jing):

  • Chronic overextending, chronic stress, depletion of your reserves through overwork, over exercising, lack of sleep, worry, anxiety, fear
  • Toxins-environmental, dietary, cosmetic
  • Poor quality food & water (low life force food and water)
  • Sugar, alcohol, stimulants, drugs
  • Chronic disengagement from life or lack of purpose
  • Pregnancy & Childbirth
  • Chronic illness

Treating Essence Deficiency

“To nourish the body’s Essential Yin and Essence (Jing), we must become more connected to our own natural instincts and the will to live.”

The key nutritional wisdom when nourishing Kidney Yin and Essence (Jing), is to focus on nourishing foods that moisten, along with some mildly cooling foods, and to resist  the temptation, to overdo cooling foods that may put out a Fire that’s not as strong as it seems.

We are suggested that a wide and varied diet be eaten to nourish Kidney Yin and Essence (Jing), which is about the deep reserves in the body, our constitution including nutritional reserves. Traditional Chinese Nutritional Healing suggests a varied diet that provides a broad array of nutrients. This is not the time to eat the same foods over and over again.

Water: Since Yin and Essence (Jing) is about moisture, I suggest about 2 litres of water throughout the day.

Salty flavored foods: miso, sea salt, tamari, salted raw sauerkraut or kimchee (Korean cultured vegetables). Each of the five elements in TCM has a flavor attributed to it, and the Water flavor which governs Kidneys is salty. To support the Water element, recommend a healthy amount of salt, as too much salt will have the opposite effect. Check to make sure your client is not getting too much, and that she has replaced commercial table salt with sea salt.

Kidney shaped foods: black beans, kidney beans, most beans – Because beans are kidney shaped as well as seeds with potential for new life, these foods have long been considered especially nourishing to the Kidneys.

Blue and black foods: Blueberries, blackberries, mulberry, black beans – The colors blue and black correspond to the Water element of the Kidneys. It is possible to strengthen the Water element by eating blue/black foods.

Seafood: fish, shrimp, seaweeds – all support the Water element.

Seeds: flax, pumpkins, sunflower, black sesame – seeds relate to fertility and growth which is governed by Kidney energy.

Nuts: Walnuts, Chestnuts – Nuts are seeds. These nuts are particularly recommended for Kidney energy.

Animal Products: Pork, duck, lamb, eggs, cheese – Small amounts of animal protein can be used therapeutically here.

Pork and duck are considered moistening. Since animal products are dense foods there are some cautions: If there is digestive impairment, the high fat content of duck may be too much. Lamb is the most warming of the meats, so if the person has a lot of hot flashes or night sweats, this may not be appropriate. Excess cheese may be too dampening for the Spleen. Too much meat, particularly without the balance of vegetables, will Stagnate the Liver and create heat. Look to the individual to decide on the ideal amount of animal products.

Bone-Marrow Broths & Soups: This will nourish Marrow governed by Kidneys. Especially beneficial for people wanting to prevent or heal osteoporosis.

Grains: Barley, Millet. These are both mildly cooling and nourishing to Yin.

Vegetables: Asparagus, Deep green leafy vegetables – Since it has diuretic properties, asparagus is especially helpful with opening the flow for those with dark, scanty urine. Deep green leafy vegetables build the Blood, and since Blood is a Yin fluid, they are highly recommended. Also moist vegetables such as cucumbers and celery are helpful.

Fruits and Melons: These are emphasized since they are moistening and mildly cooling. Too much fruit can be too cooling resulting in diarrhea, but 2-4 pieces of fruit a day should be fine.

Tonics: Spirulina, kelp, chlorella, wheatgrass – These mineral rich foods build the Blood which enhances Yin. They are also high in nucleic acids (RDA/DNA) which have been shown to reduce signs of aging.

Mineral rich herbs: stinging Nettles, Oatstraw. Nettles are a gentle, cooling tonic that supports the Blood and Kidneys, while oatstraw strengthens the nerves.

Moistening herbs: Marshmallow, slippery elm, comfrey, aloe vera gel – these are all moistening demulcents with high mucilage content. Flax seed tea could be used here too.

Chinese Herbs: Rehmannia root – often found in the patent formula used for Kidney Yin Deficiency called “Six Flavor Tea Pills” or “Rehmannia Six”.

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5 Simple Tips to a Healthy Weight


Chinese Medicine Helps Achieve a Healthy Weight

Traditional Chinese Medicine, dates back over 5000 years. Today, it is just as valid and useful in helping us achieve our health goals, and can help your journey towards a healthy weight.

There are many medical research studies into the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a healthy weight, and especially in weight loss suggests that its approach can inhibit the production of body fat, improve intestinal peristalsis to increase bowel movement, boost blood circulation, and speed up the metabolism. Herbal medicine, Acupuncture and Tuina Acupressure each play a key role in this endeavour, but here are five things you can do on your own to support your weight loss efforts.

Eat more Bitter foods.

I recommend replacing sweet and starch foods with eating bitter foods. Bitter is one of the five flavours in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Five are bitter, spicy/pungent, sweet, salty, and sour/astringent. It is one of the main flavours that help with weight loss because bitter tastes are difficult to overeat and help to purge the bowels, including flushing toxins from the body. Bitter flavours also increase digestive enzyme secretion, which improves our sense of satiety or feelings that we are full. Examples of bitter foods include cucumber, bitter melon, asparagus, and some lettuces.

Promote the Smooth Flow of your Qi daily

Qi is the life-force or energy that nourishes all life in Chinese theory. Our Qi can become stagnant or blocked in the body leading to ‘dampness’ or build ups or mucus or water retention. It is important to move Qi to clear stagnation and improve normal metabolic processes. Qi can be encouraged to flow freely with exercise. It’s not really important which exercise you do, as a 30-minute brisk walk moving the hands as well as the feet, will achieve the smooth flow of Qi in the body. Taichi, TaiQi, Qi Gong, Yoga and certain breath work can also help. Herbs can greatly improve the flow of Qi, as well as nourish certain body functions of metabolising food. Acupuncture can help also.

A Powerful Herbal Homeopathic Remedy

Chinese herbalists believe that extra weight is due to undigested food, retained fluids, and a stagnant metabolism. Smiling Body Homeopathic remedy is formulated from these precious herbs “Jian Mei Ling Qiao” to strengthen and nourish the digestive and eliminative systems, while increasing metabolic efficiency. Metabolism and a Healthy Weight. See more about our Smiling Body Remedy here.

Balance your Water Consumption

Traditional Chinese Medicine advises to drink 1 litre of warm water early in the morning as it helps to prime the system, flush the bowels, and reawaken the metabolic processes. It further suggests to drink a further 3 litres of warm water over the rest of the day.

Traditional Chinese Medicine cautions against eating cold foods or drinking cold water, as it causes the digestive process to slow down, while your body uses vital energy to warm the food and water for metabolism, which can lead to stagnation.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the go-to treatment that modern Chinese people have in order to obtain a Healthy Weight by balancing metabolism and eliminating excess residue in the body. Learn more about acupuncture here.

A Cleansing Detox.

Toxins are all around us – but did you know you can naturally cleanse your body through food? Practiced for centuries by cultures around the world — including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems — cleansing and detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health through a range of methods including yoga, meditation and more. Learn more about the Smiling Body Cleanse Detox here.

Use acupressure points to suppress hunger

There are so many acupoints located on the body, and your therapist will advise you to stimulate certain points daily to improve digestion and promote the smooth flow of energy.

There is an area located on the tiny triangle (or diamond) of cartilage that’s in front of the entrance to the ear canal are two powerful points for reducing appetite. Pinch that bit of cartilage intermittently for 30-90 seconds starting about 10-20 minutes before meals, or whenever you feel uncharacteristically hungry to prevent overeating. You can pinch either or both ears.

 

Incorporate these principles into your healthy lifestyle and you’ll be well on your way to achieving your goal weight.

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Strengthen your Back and Knees Soup

This is a soup to strengthen the knees, spine and back.

The lower back and knees are the areas of the body related to the Kidneys according to traditional Chinese medicine and as such when suffering from chronic pain and weakness of these areas can indicate a disharmony in the Kidneys. This traditional soup recipe contains ingredients used to strengthen the Kidneys, and reinforce the knees and back. It also helps to resolve Damp which slows healing in the back and knees. It also helps to circulate Qi and Blood, and is high in silicon which is essential for the strength of the bones and connective tissues.

This soup can be used to aid healing after an injury or surgery, or to maintain health of the lower back and knees.

Ingredients:

  • 1 litre chicken stock, made from broken chicken bones
  • 2 small handfuls Pearl Barley or Coix Seeds (yì yĭ rén)
  • 2 small handfuls black beans (cooked)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 large carrot
  • Black pepper
  • Dash of rice wine

Note: Coix Seeds or Chinese barley are used in Chinese herbalism for clearing dampness, especially when this relates to joint pain, and can be cooked in the same way as pearl barley. Shaoshing rice wine is a popular Chinese cooking wine. Both are available from Chinese supermarkets.

Instructions:

Prepare your stock. Add barley (or coix seeds) and celery and simmer for 45 minutes. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook for another 10 minutes. Add carrot and cook for a further 5 minutes, or until all ingredients are cooked. Add the cooked beans, a dash of rice wine and a good amount of black pepper. Cook for another couple of minutes, then serve.

This soup can be frozen for later use.

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