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The Use of Herbal Medicine 

is Increasingly Recognized  


New studies are proving Chinese herbs 

to be an effective form of medication


With the ever-increasing debate over the rising costs of healthcare, consumers are shifting the direction of the industry to focus on prevention and the use of integrative medicine. Oriental Medicine is rapidly gaining mainstream acceptance as patients turn to acupuncture and massage, but now the lesser known method of treatment with herbs is finally getting exposure for their beneficial properties and how they can be incorporated into western medicine.


Another new study from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, found that emodin extract that comes from Chinese herbs including rheum palmatum and polygonum cuspidatum, shows potential for reducing the impact of Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels and improving insulin resistance. 


Chinese herbs can even be incorporated in the treatment of cancer, according to researchers at Yale University, stating that a combination of herbs reduced the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy in mice. "This combination of chemotherapy and herbs represents a marriage of Western and Eastern approaches to the treatment of cancer."  


Here at Pacific College, our Master's students receive training in the study of Chinese herbs. As a major component of Oriental medicine, a thorough knowledge of herbs is crucial to the success of the practitioner, as well as the success of the medicine and its validity in the western world of healthcare.

Bronchitis and Chest Congestion: 
A Chinese Medicine Diagnosis

Bronchitis is a lung disease that is aggravated by industrial pollutants, dust, and smoke. If left untreated, bronchitis can result in the irreparable destruction of lung tissue. Asthma is a respiratory sensitivity to common irritants such as cigarette smoke, pollen, mold, and dust. Asthma is often associated with bronchitis, because a person with asthma has a higher likelihood of developing bronchitis. Asthmatic episodes are marked by the muscular walls of the breathing tubes in the lungs to contract in a sudden, sometimes violent, loss of oxygen, rendering a person unable to catch his or her breath. 


While acupuncture treatment cannot rebuild lung tissue, it does have the ability to increase the circulation of oxygen, improving the function and efficiency of the remaining lung tissue. Additionally, it relaxes the constricted muscular walls and opens the breathing tubes, which allows for more air to enter the lungs...READ MORE

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