Mental Health and Physical Health in the Chinese Medicine Model

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), emotions and physical health are intimately connected. This integrated mind-body approach to health and healing operates in a dynamic loop where emotions impact the health of the body and vice versa.

For example, according to TCM theory, excessive irritability and anger can affect the liver and result in multiple ailments, including menstrual pain, headache, redness of the face and eyes, dizziness, and dry mouth. Alternatively, imbalance in the liver can result in stormy moods. Even if you aren’t experiencing a specific health issue, however, you will likely display personality traits that fall within these five organ systems.

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The Synergy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbal Fortress

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) embraces a natural, preventive approach to health, emphasizing interconnectedness within the body. This blend of ancient wisdom and modern science has uncovered the biochemical foundations of TCM remedies, offering comprehensive insights into their health benefits.  Herbal Fortress Astragalus Forte stands out in TCM for supporting the immune system and overall well-being. It is one of the top adaptogens benefiting the immune system and lungs. Studies highlight its potential in safeguarding against conditions like diabetes and cancer. 

The synergy between Eastern and Western medicine acknowledges their distinct paradigms. Eastern medicine, epitomized by TCM, emphasizes holistic interconnectedness, while Western medicine relies on empirical data and scientific principles. Recognizing the strengths of both systems allows for a more integrated approach to healthcare, ensuring well-being for all. For a more detailed exploration of this blend of ancient wisdom and contemporary knowledge, read the full article by e-Wellness here.

Immune Health Now- East Meets West

Cold and flu season is upon us again, and this year it is shaping up to be a whopper! Now is the time to bolster our first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

The superior path in Traditional Chinese Medicine is to prevent disease rather than resorting to treating symptoms after they occur. In Ancient China, the doctors were paid in advance to keep the community well. Fortunately, there are several things we can all do now based on ancient wisdom to make sure that our natural Immune Defense Systems are strong and ready to protect us.

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Herbal Fortress® Astragalus Forté

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  • Standardized Extract – Laboratory Tested, Quality Guaranteed
  • Helps Maintain a Strong Immune System **
  • 500mg Astragalus Root Extract
  • 16% Polysaccharides, 0.2% flavones
  • Botanical name: Astragalus membranaceus/ Pin Yin: Huang Qi
  • 60 Vegetarian capsules/bottle Dose: 1 capsule/2-3x/day taken with warm water or tea. May be taken with food or between meals.

“Throughout our lives our immune systems are under assault from environmental toxins. Living in crowded cities, traveling frequently in airplanes, and spending time in day care centers and schools all expose us to many more germs than people had to deal with in the past. We can protect and strengthen our immunity by eating right, getting enough activity and rest, practicing stress reduction, and cultivating healthy emotional states.

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