Asian Health Secrets - A Practical Guide to Asian Herbal Medicine VHS
Want to take charge of your health naturally? Sit down, relax, and soak up some Asian Health Secrets with Letha Hadady, "the Martha Stewart of herbs." Stroll with her through a Chinese market and see the herbs, teas, and foods that can help common problems from arthritis to high blood pressure, and even aid weight loss and depression safely and gently. Hadady then moves into the kitchen to delve further into the wonders of ginseng, ginger, lemongrass, and many other powerful tonics, showing off their beauty and touting their other sensory delights. Suggestions for working them into your diet and supplement regimen complement the theoretical information about why they work. Maybe it will motivate you to take a few steps away from Western medicine, toward remedies as close as the local grocer. --Rob Lightner
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She starts with telling you how different foods have different properties like garlic, ginger, onions are warming while fruits, cucumbers, green foods are cooling. Most of us realize that subconsciously when our bodies feel cooler or warmer after eating those things. She goes more into that & into also bitter, sour, sweet, salty.
She also goes into the different teas & what they help with: white, green, red & black. She goes into herbs found in many Asian markets or health food stores. She points out the names of the teas, herbs & even certain powered/pill forms for complaints such as nervous headaches, digestion problems, heart & cholesterol. She recommends looking at your tongue to know what's going on with your organs which is a great tool for self diagnosis along with other symptoms.
Her ease of knowledge of herbs & how they help specific ailments, her accent when saying the herbs Asian names flawless, and her modestly to allow the store owners to talk & tell of herbs they recommend impressive.
Last is a single Qi Gong exercise that starts with an exhale as you swing the arms down & behind you w/bent knees & then inhale as pull up over your head, holding the breath, pull the energy down to the chest, exhale as you swing the arms down & up & down circularly like a volcano. She did this very well with great intention, I enjoyed it & wished there was more.
*I am a licensed massage therapist who's studies included acupressure & introductions to Chinese Diagnosis/Medicine*
Another great thing that came to me from this video was the Chi Gong breathing exercise for health and vitality. I have tried it and it really works.
Anyone interested in what the Chinese wisdom has to offer to the Western world will find this to be a required video in their library.
- Rita Ghiraldini, 8th trimester student of Chiropractic