Ginkgo, the oldest surviving species of tree, has been traced back 300 million years
and is one of the most widely studied plants. The leaf of the ginkgo tree is shaped
like a human brain, and some believe this is why, in Asia, it has always had a
reputation of benefiting the mental processes. A dwindling memory and decreased
concentration is largely caused by decreased blood flow to the brain and loss of brain
cells; ginkgo has been confirmed to boost circulation to the brain and other organs,
improving memory and cognitive functions.
This past off season, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Alex Rodriguez of the New
York Yankees both traveled to Germany to receive a new injection therapy called Orthokine. During a
treatment session, the patient is injected with components of their own blood along with other factors.
These treatments result in a reduction of a protein called interleukin-1 (IL-1), which is thought to be
one of the main culprits in joint diseases like osteoarthritis.
If a Korean knows someone who is indispensable, someone who has their hands in absolutely everything,
he might say he or she is like "a licorice root in an herbal pharmacy." This is because the herb
Koreans call kamcho, (gan cao in Chinese pin yin), or licorice root, has a hand in virtually all
Oriental remedies. More...
Q:My partner and I do not have any health problems, and yet we
are unable to conceive. We have tried every modern medical method to no avail. Now I am trying
Chinese meditation and qigong. Do you have any other recommendations? Also, I have strong and
painful menstruation. Could this be related?
A: Conception is a complex activity involving many systems in your
body and in your partnerís body. In order to better prepare your body for conception, there are three
areas you need to focus on. They are:
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