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We are carrying out feasibility studies for a manufacturing plant. The plant will produce herbal teas, tinctures, tablets, capsules and creams for common ailments like cold, flu, migraine, menopausal symptoms, rashes etc. The products from the plant will be sent to outlets in Germantown, Maryland and North Carolina and some also exported to Europe (Holland and Switzerland) and Africa (Ghana, Togo and Namibia). We are also looking for financial sponsors or partners.
Herbal medicine may be defined as the art and science of restoring a sufferer to health by the use of plant remedies. The purpose of herbal medicine is to assist the recuperative processes in the body, the body's innate healing machinery to restore balance known in physiology as homoeostasis. For more information Go To
Over five thousand years ago, the Chinese discovered that when certain points on the body are pressed, or heated, certain ailments are relieved. The beneficial effects are thought to be due to the release of energy blocks in the meridians. As the art developed, more and more points were discovered that not only alleviated pain, but influenced the functioning of internal organs and body systems.
Whereas, acupuncture uses needles, acupressure uses pressure of the fingers and hands. Like acupuncture, acupressure is based on the concept of chi, defined in Chinese medicine as an essential life force that flows through the body , circulating through invisible passageways called meridians. The movement, or flow, of chi is said to vary with mental, physical, and spiritual changes of daily living. According to this theory, when chi flows freely and evenly, harmony and good health are possible, however, if chi circulation is stagnant, overstimulated, or unbalanced, illness is likely.
The meaning of the word yoga is "union": the integration of physical, mental, and spiritual energies that enhance health and well-being. Yoga is one of the oldest known systems of health practiced in the world today. The aim of therapeutic Yoga is to maintain healthy minds in healthy bodies. It can also be used to produce cures or alleviation of disease. Yoga works on the premise that most illness is caused by wrong posture, wrong diet and wrong mental attitudes, which imbalances are under the control of the student (patient) himself.
It is a philosophy embracing every aspect of human life, spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. The physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation practices of yoga have been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, regulate heart rate, and even retard the aging process.
Relaxation helps reduce the negative effects of stress, which has been linked to many serious and chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease and depression. Relaxation is also known to lower the respiration rate and relax muscle tension.
The methods I use in this therapy are MEDITATION and GUIDED IMAGERY. Imagery has three main characteristics that lend it great value in medicine and healing:
An acupuncture point is either sedated or tonified with pulse frequency.
Massage relieves sore muscles and promotes relaxation. The general purposes of massage are to reduce tension, improve circulation, aid in the healing of soft-tissue injuries, control pain and promote overall well-being. Studies indicate that massage:
"True healing involves treating the very base of the cause of the suffering. Therefore, no effort directed to the body alone can do more than superficially repair damage. Treat people for their emotional unhappiness, allow them to be happy, and they will become well" - Dr. Edward Bach.
Dr. Edward Bach MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, trained and qualified at University College, London and gained the Diploma of Public Health (DHP) at Cambridge in 1913. During his medical training, he realised his interest was not in treating physical symptoms but in the patients themselves, their personalities, and their emotional states.
Before discovery his flower remedies, he carried out research in bacteriology and homoeopathy. He worked as a homoeopath in the Royal London Homoeopathic hospital for several years.
Bach believed that physical disease was not of physical origin, but the 'consolidation of a mental attitude' and that he would find such remedies amongst the trees and plants of Nature, for all our needs are provided for in Nature by our Creator.
In 1930 he abandoned his professional work in London and went to live in the country. He became more sensitive to his intuitive faculty, for he found that by holding his hand over a flowering plant he would experience in himself the properties of that plant. When seeking a particular flower for a negative state of mind, he would suffer an acute form of that distressing condition, but upon finding the right flower his serenity and peace of mind were immediately restored.
He isolated thirty-eight wild flowers to cover the negative states of mind from which mankind can suffer. He divided the thirty-eight remedies into seven groups to treat; fear, uncertainty, insufficient interest in present circumstances, loneliness, over sensitivity to influences and ideas, despondency or despair and over-care for welfare of others.
Practitioners who use flower remedies take little account of the named illness or disease. Rather, they focus on the emotional state by asking, 'How do you feel?'. In this way the individual personality is treated rather than the nature of a particular disease.
The principle of "like can cure like" is the basis of homeopathy. An illness can be treated by a substance capable of producing similar symptoms to those being suffered by the patient. Dr. Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy discovered that the higher the dilution level, or potency, of a remedy the more effective its cure would be. He reasoned that there must be some kind of subtle energy within the body that responded to the tiny provocations of the remedies and enabled the body to heal itself.
Hahnemann called this energy the body's vital force. This is the force or energy responsible for the healthy running of the body, co-ordinating its defenses against disease. If this force is disturbed by stress, a poor diet, lack of exercise, hereditary problems, or environmental changes, illness results. The symptoms of illness are the outward manifestation of the vital force's attempt to redress the imbalance and restore order.
Homeopathic remedies help to hasten recovery by stimulating the vital force. The remedies energize the vital force to rid the body of disease.
Georges-Louis Friedli, PgDip., MSc., PhD.