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Sleeplessness

Not getting to sleep is a real drag. We offer herbs that can help with occasional sleeplessness. If you have chronic sleeplessness or “insomnia” then you should check out lifestyle issues like 1) stress 2) eating habits (especially caffeine obviously 3) medications and 4) supplements (that may be boosting you up a little too much)….

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No Sleep or Sleep Too Much

  You can buy the CD’s here….http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DouglasEisenstark   Somnolence or Hyper-somnolence is the flip-side of insomnia. It is the feeling of always wanting and being able to sleep. It is a bit tricky to talk about because many people often feel tired for a number of reasons and more often than not it is because we simply don’t get enough…

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Holiday Herbal Formulas

#1 on our list for Holiday Herbal Formulas is Bao He Wan. Bao He Wan is a traditional and effective formula for overeating. I often give it to people who find themselves bloated after a big meal. “This formula is called a “digestive” formula in Chinese medicine. This says that it helps the body digest. This means…

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Liver Information

The following is from a book I co-wrote: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine for PMPH (People’s Medical Publishing House) in China. This is just one paragraph of many pages describing the Liver system as seen in Chinese Medicine. The liver is yin in form, but yang in function. The structure of the liver enables it to…

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Placebos, Nocebos, and Your Herbs

“Placebos” and “nocebos“, describe how our brains comply with our health goals to generate rapid and profound changes. The placebo response is a poorly-understood response by the body that generates temporary healing and/or the perception of progress in one’s health status. The key point is that there is sudden improvement (which is our goal) but…

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Ginseng root vs. Codonopsis root

Eagle Herbs formulas that call for ginseng (人参, 人蔘, rénshēn) often include real ginseng, not the cheaper alternative called Codonopsis pilosula (党参, dǎngshēn)*. Codonopsis root is not a true ginseng, though it does roughly the same thing for the digestion as ginseng. It is cheaper which is good for those who want to save money,…

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What’s Your Body Type?

Your body type will guide your choices for the Chinese herbal formula that works best for you. This is hugely important and helps keep herbal formulas both safe and effective. Estimated time necessary to complete this self-test: 5 minutes.        

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Are You Hot or Are You Not?

Self Diagnosis To diagnosis we have to start at the beginning and Chinese Medicine’s “big thing” is Yin and Yang. One of the first things we want to know if you are Hot (yang) or Cold (Yin) or have a bit of both. Your thermal nature will guide your choices for the Chinese herbal formula…

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Sleep Support Formula Finder

Some Chinese medicine doctors say that if you can regulate one’s eating, pooping, and sleeping,  health is assured. However chronic use of sleeping drugs can also adversely affect sleep patterns and become habit-forming. Herbs are not so strong that one feels groggy the next day, nor is there a risk of becoming addicted. Herbal formulas…

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Info – All About Herb Dosages

Wondering how much granulated herbs you should take? Good question! Although they can be powerful, herbs can be seen more as foods than drugs. The label on the bottle gives you a good guideline as to the dosage but don’t feel like you have to follow them that exactly (but take your herbs responsibly). The most…

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Pregnancy and Herbs

Herbs and pregnant women get along just peachy. China’s population is a good proof of this. However because pregnant women are “taking herbs for two”, we should be particularly careful with anything given to women while pregnant. Those who have a history of miscarriages or other pregnancy issues should be particularly careful not to take…

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Chinese Herbs and Breastfeeding

Many new mothers have this very legitimate question. Is it okay to take herbs while breastfeeding? Short answer: yes. Long answer: there is only one herb that I personally know of that may enter the breast milk. The herb in question is Da Huang (Rx. Rhei). That’s rhubarb root for those of you who enjoy…

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Psoriasis Treatment Principles

The formulas mentioned in the Psoriasis Formula Finder regulate particular body systems to promote the emergence of smooth, moist, skin. The way in which these formulas work are by the following treatment principles: Clear heat (for red skin) Activate the blood circulation (for purple or brown skin) Nourish the blood or body fluids (for dryness)…

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Capsules or Powders?

At Eagle Herbs, we offer Chinese herbal formulas in both capsules and extract powders (also called “granules”). The herbal material inside of the capsules is identical to the extract powder. We actually start out with the powder, then optionally put it into capsules. I believe that the powders work more quickly. They’re also cheaper because…

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Info – Are Herbs For Real?

  Sometimes people tell me that they “believe” in herbs, or that their doctor doesn’t “believe” in herbs. I wonder if people “believe” in drugs? The fact is, an enormous number of new drugs are derived from natural sources. This is nothing new, people just don’t know about it. Asprin came from the bark of…

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When to Choose Herbs Over Drugs

  A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place At EagleHerbs we really don’t have a problem with drugs. There are times when they’re the right choice, and times when well… It’s exactly the same with herbs. We work with about 350 herbs and each one has a particular situation in which it most shines. We…

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Fu Zi (Rx. Aconite) and On-line Sales

“First, do no harm” is an idea that goes back to the days of Hippocrates, the father of medicine in Western civilization. If you order a formula that normally includes Fu Zi, you must contact us first to ensure that this herb is appropriate for you. If you do not contact us, the Fu Zi…

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Fang Ji (Aristolochia) vs. Fang Ji (Stephania)

There are two herbs with similar names in China. Guang Fang Ji (Rx. Aristolochia) Han Fang Ji (Rx. Stephania Tetrandra) Both of these herbs are roots and when these roots are diced up it can be difficult to visually differentiate between the two. Knowing which you have can be important too, aristolochic acid (found only…

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Dang Gui, Dong Quai, Tang-Kuei (Angelica sinensis)

Observed herb/drug interactions associated with Dang Gui, Dong Quai, Tang-Kuei (Angelica sinensis). [Source] Patient Abstract Herb and Use Drug Believed to Interact Other Drugs Being Taken Medical Observation Mechanism Legitimacy 46 year old woman with history of stroke, rheumatic heart disease and atrial fibrillation [44] Dong quai Angelica sinensis (Gynaecological conditions) Warfarin Digoxin, frusemide ↑…

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