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Angelica Herbal


Angelica is closely related to Dong Quai, one of the most respected female tonics in traditional Chinese medicine.

Since very early times, angelica has been viewed as a cure-all, blood purifier, digestive and protector against enchantment and plagues. The Chinese revere it as one of the fundamental herbs aiding female disorders. It is the most highly regarded blood tonic in Asia and is used by both men and women.

Due to their aromatic qualities the Angelicas dried leaves are used in preparing hop bitters and can also be used in gin distillation and have some culinary uses such as jams or omelettes.

The plant itself can be a beautiful decoration of flower beds.

Angelica Root can be used in gin distillation and have some culinary uses. In small quantities, it can also be used as an additive to soups, in particular broth, as a substitute or together with Lovage Leaf. Due to its specific smell, the Angelica Root is also used to flavor cakes, beer, and tinctures. That herb is sometimes added to perfumes and cosmetics.

How To Use Angelica Root

Infusion

1-3 tsp of Angelica Root pour 1 cup (200 ml) boiling water and leave covered for 10-15 minutes. Then strain, cool and drink twice a day for half a glass in the morning and evening.

Decoction

Pour 1-3 tsp of Angelica Root into a glass (200 ml) of cold water and boil for around 15 – 20 minutes. After this time strain the decoction, let it cool and drink.

Tincture

100 g of Angelica Root pour 500 ml of 50-70% strength spirit and let it stand for 14 days. After this time strain the mixture and pour into a bottle. You can add some sugar or honey to improve the taste. Take 2-3 times a day for half a tsp (in total, do not exceed 5 ml in a day).

You can use it also externally.

Bath

4 tbsp of Angelica Root pour 2 liters of water and cook covered on very low heat for at least 15 minutes, then strain. Add the prepared decoction to the bath.

An infusion for better sleep

Mix 50 g of Angelica Root with 50 g of Valerian Root. 1 tbsp of these roots mixture pour 1 cup (200 ml) boiling water and brew undercover for 10 minutes, then strain. Drink it warm before the bedtime.

TCM says.

Angelica Herb: Relieves the Exterior and disperses Wind, disperses Wind and Cold from the Yang, relieves Wind-Damp Cold painful obstruction, dries Dampness and pus and reduces swelling, opens the nasal passages, calms the Shen.

Angelica roots may be prescribed by TCM doctors for the following conditions: Common cold – Headache – Sinusitis – Leukorrhalgia – Mastitis – Toothache – Leukorrhea.



James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur


Disclaimer

This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.


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Mindful Meditate made simple


Setting the mood: This meditation can be enjoyed anywhere, in most situations, in the car, in the kitchen, in a restaurant, in bed, on the beach, however for best results I am usually asked to suggest the ideal situation.

Clothing: You may wear your day work clothes. However it is preferable to separate work from leisure or relaxation by changing into loose and comfortable clothes.

Room: The room needs to be airy, warm and quite (it doesn’t need to be totally silent).


Chair
: Sit in a comfortable chair, back straight, with your feet flat on the floor.

Breathing: Take a few deep breaths to prepare your lungs and blood stream. Breath evenly throughout, preferably diaphragm breaths, “baby breathing”, deep into the abdomen.

Time: Devote 5 minutes and don’t worry about the next thing that’s supposed to happen!.


Some Guided Mindful Meditations


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How to use dispenser

The dispenser is easy to use but sometimes only after we are shown how to use it. Hopefully the image below will explain how to use dispenser.



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Auricular Therapy

The speciality of Auricular Therapy is an internationally documented and researched procedure based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the stimulation of specific points on the ear (auricle) for the treatment of health conditions.

The Smiling Body Auricular Therapy protocol is a painless therapy, and involves the placement of Ear seeds, which are small seeds from the Vaccaria plant. These seeds are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape. Ear seeds may be left in the ear for a few days or up to two weeks.

In 1990, the Director General of the World Health Organisation proclaimed to an international gathering that “Auricular acupuncture is probably the most developed and best documented, scientifically, of all the micro systems of acupuncture and is the most practical and widely used.”

Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions, including addiction treatment, cravings, obesity, mood disorders, pain, and other conditions. This medical system emphasises a holistic approach to medicine, an approach that treats the whole person. The points found on the ear help to regulate the body’s internal organs, structures, and functions.

Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions, including addiction treatment, cravings, obesity, mood disorders, pain, and other conditions. This medical system emphasises a holistic approach to medicine, an approach that treats the whole person. The points found on the ear help to regulate the body’s internal organs, structures, and functions.

If you are interested in experimenting to see if ear stimulation can help the problem you are having, I suggest you try massaging the ear in the areas indicated on the chart with sesame oil, and see if you think there is a benefit. A fingernail or a dull probe, such as the tip of a ball point pen, might be used to press a particular point for 7-15 seconds to see if you note a benefit. Don’t press to the point of extreme pain, but some discomfort is to be expected when stimulating the ear. Try stimulation twice or three times a day to see if you note any difference in the duration, intensity, or frequency of discomfort.

If you find some value in ear stimulation, you may either continue massage on a regular basis, or you may attempt to focus in on a particular point on the ear.

Auricular therapy was mentioned in the most famous of ancient Chinese medical textbooks, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. In modern times, auricular therapy has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins, and the bodies own feel-good chemicals.

If you look very closely at Matt Damon’s ear you’ll notice something…
His rep stated that:

“Those are acupuncture “seeds’ in his ear.”
Sometimes after a treatment ear seeds are put into the ear with skin colour tape. This is done to help stimulate acupuncture points in the ear that correspond to different parts of the body. Ear seeds can be helpful in sustaining the treatment effects.

I’m glad Matt is a fan of traditional Chinese medicine



James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur


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