Types of Turmeric- Part Two

Types of Turmeric- Part Two In the first installment of our series of blog posts pertaining to turmeric we discovered that Curcuma aromatica helps treat the liver as well as cholesterol levels . It should not be used with cloves or with anti-coagulant medications. Curcuma Longa- Turmeric Another of the over-the-counter turmeric types, Curcuma longa is the one most […]

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SWANSEA, IL 62226
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Types of Turmeric- Part One

Types of Turmeric- Part One Over the past few months, we’ve received many questions from our patients regarding supplementing with turmeric. They want to learn: What exactly is it good for? What dosages should be taken? Who ought or shouldn’t use this medicinal herb? Which drugs or herbal remedies interact with it? And, numerous, other […]

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Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
618.207.4445

 

This Chinese Herb Treats Herniated Disc Pain

This Chinese Herb Treats Herniated Disc Pain  About The Chinese Rubber Tree One of the best herbs to treat herniated disc pain is the bark from the Chinese rubber tree, or Eucommia. In Chinese it is known as Dù Zhòng, which is the name of the tree in Chinese.  The Chinese characters are 杜仲.  The […]

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Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
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Herb for Back Pain and Sciatica

Herb for Back Pain and Sciatica The herb for this post is the pubescent angelica root. The Chinese characters for the pubescent angelica root are 獨活, Romanized as Dú Huó, and pronounced like “Doo Hwoah.”  The Chinese name means “self reliant existence”, presumably because by taking this herb a person could stay pain and arthritis […]

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Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
618.207.4445

 

An Herb for Neck Pain and Arthritis

An Herb for Neck Pain and Arthritis   Mulberry Twig (桑枝, Sāng Zhī)- Herb for Neck Pain and Arthritis Mulberry Twig Treats Neck Pain Mulberry twig is useful for treating neck pain.  Even modern doctors in China still use it for treating arthritis in the neck.  (Fu Jian Chinese Medical Journal)  It is especially useful […]

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Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
618.207.4445

 

Herb for Common Cold and Neck Pain

Herb for Common Cold and Neck Pain The herb for this post is the notopterygium root. The Chinese characters for siler root are 羌活, Romanized as Qiāng Huó, and pronounced like “Chyong Hwaw.”  There is no special translation for this it is just a description of the plant.  We believe that the Chinese pronunciation is easier […]

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Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
618.207.4445

 

Swansea- Belleville- O’Fallon Acupuncturist Recommends this Herb for Arthritis

Swansea- Belleville- O’Fallon Acupuncturist Recommends this Herb for Arthritis The herb for this post is the siler root. The Chinese characters for siler root are 防風, Romanized as Fáng Fēng, and pronounced like “Fong Fung.”  It means “wind break” like a row of trees or a built up mound of earth to protect from strong winds. […]

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Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
618.207.4445

 

Swansea Sinus Help: Angelica Root

Swansea Sinus Help: Angelica Root The Chinese use many species of the Angelica plant.  This herb is known as the Taiwan Angelica Root or the Dahurican Angelica Root. The Chinese characters for angelica root are 白芷, Romanized as Bái Zhĭ, and pronounced like “Buy Zhurr.”  It means “white angelica” or it can just refer to the […]

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Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
618.207.4445

 

Swansea Sinus Relief: Cocklebur

Swansea Sinus Relief: Cocklebur If you’ve ever let your pet run in the woods or fields in the Midwest, you probably have come in contact with this week’s herb.  If you have ever trekked through the woods or fields yourself, looking for mushrooms or other herbs or just hiking, you most likely have come into […]

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Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
618.207.4445

 

Magnolia Flower- Herb for Allergies and Sinus Problems

Magnolia Flower- Herb for Allergies and Sinus Problems The magnolia flower always reminds me of the movie “Steel Magnolias” which is odd as I’ve never seen the movie.  I did see the movie “Magnolia” in which Tom Cruise played a, wait for it… cocky ladies’ man- shocking, I know. The Chinese characters for magnolia flower […]

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Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
618.207.4445

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