Have you heard the great news about Tumeric? The active ingredient, curcumin, can reduce inflammation, aid in digestion, relieve pain, reduce the risk of cancer, and a whole host of other benefits! It would seem that Tumeric could do no harm! Tumeric is natural, take all you want the more the better!!!
Not So Fast!
Too much Tumeric can thin your blood, upset your stomach, cause heart arrhythmias, and create dangerously lower blood pressure, and many other serious side effects! Tumeric is NOT safe in large amounts or for those with certain medical conditions.
Everything (natural or not) that you put into your body should have a purpose relevant to and in alignment with your health status and objectives. That means every-thing is not good for every-body. Yet marketing campaigns continually work to enroll us in their “herb of the month club”, where a continuous stream of “amazing” herbal supplements are claimed to be the simple end of all your troubles. To make matters worse dangerous metals have been found in poorly sourced herbs; you may have seen the recent reports on herbal products found at local pharmacies and big box stores. With so many mixed messages how can you use herbs and feel comfortable that what you are taking is safe and right for you?
The use of herbal remedies is a BIG part of Chinese medicine that dates back at least 2,200 years. Dr. William Hendry has extensive training in the safe use of herbal medicine and can help to guide you in the effective use of herbs for a wide variety of conditions. Treatment plans can be focused strictly around herbal medicine or used in combination with acupuncture and other therapies. Call us and let Dr. Hendry help you to develop a plan that is tailored to your needs!