Category herbal medicine

Home Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Cold and Flu Remedies

Cold and flu season is here, and we at Stick Out Your Tongue are here to help you navigate the waters of home remedies for colds and flu prevention. Chinese medicine has a lot of advice for how to avoid or quickly overcome a cold or flu. You do not have to suffer for weeks […]

6 Ways to Make your Acupuncture Treatments More Effective

1. Have a Movement Practice Whether it is working out at the gym or swimming in the ocean, having some sort of movement practice regularly woven through your regular routine is not only good for your health, it can make therapeutic treatments more effective. Movement is something that brings our awareness out of our busy […]

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE 101

I’m often asked about the safety, efficacy, and benefit of using Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine maintains a historical longevity beyond most practices of herbal medicine. Chinese herbalism is older than the practice of acupuncture–over 2000 years. It is also one of the few herbal practices that did not receive persecution until the Cultural Revolution […]

Four Herbs to ingest now for Better Immunity in the Fall

Boosting our immunity requires time. One cannot expect to ingest high doses of Vitamin C the week before cold and flu season and have great success. However, with a some regular care and attention to immunity over the spring and summer months, we can expect great results come fall. The following four herbs have a […]

Nourishing the Blood

Blood deficiency is a common pattern that underlies many ailments in Chinese Medicine. It can be a key factor in resolving chronic pain issues, insomnia, anxiety or depression. It can also be an important factor in many other ailments such as constipation, menstrual irregularities, headaches, migraines or forgetfulness. Nourishing the blood to treat these ailments […]

Chinese Herbal Medicine 101

I’m often asked about the safety, efficacy, and benefit of using Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine maintains a historical longevity beyond most practices of herbal medicine. Chinese herbalism is older than the practice of acupuncture–over 2000 years. It is also one of the few herbal practices that did not receive persecution until the Cultural Revolution […]

What to do when the sniffles hit during the Holidays

The familiar dread of waking with a cold or feeling one coming on during a busy or stressful time is not new to many of us. As soon as you feel a little off, head right over to your local acupuncturist’s office, Chinese herb supplier, or health food store for one of the following gems. […]

Chinese Herbs for Women’s Health

The word is out: Acupuncture is incredibly helpful for treating pain. The best kept secret that should be let out? Chinese herbal formulas are incredibly helpful for women’s reproductive issues. I know. It’s a pretty big claim. I say it with the caveat that I do not believe there is one thing that works for […]

Health Tips for Cooling the Heart

Summer Health Tips for A Hot & Dry Climate In Chinese medicine, summer is the season related to the heart. The heart is considered to be of the element fire (each organ correlates to an element), and the heart can easily blaze out of control when certain conditions arise. Those of us living in the […]

Building Yang in Summer

  In modern times, most people are expending more energy than they are cultivating. Whether you are a “type A” personality, or not, the culture of America is often one that celebrates achievement, corporate ladder climbing, material accumulation and status. This constant “pushing” of energy depletes our Kidney system, the savings bank of our body. […]