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Nutrition for Immune Deficiency

Malnutrition and an unbalanced diet are the most common causes of immune deficiency worldwide. Wholesome, balanced nutrition is crucial to maintaining a healthy immune system and preventing and treating immune deficiency.

Reiki for Immune Deficiency

Reiki is a form of natural energy healing that has been helpful in addressing symptoms of many medical conditions, including immune deficiency.

Ayurveda for Immune Deficiency

Immune deficiency, also called immunodeficiency, is a condition in which the body’s natural defenses fail to adequately protect against illness. Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that emphasizes harmony between mind, body and spirit, can help treat immune deficiency by restoring a healthy balance.

Herbal Remedies for Immune Deficiency

Herbal support includes antistress herbs, immune tonics and digestive tonics.

Qi Gong for Immune Deficiency

Immune deficiency, or immunodeficiency, refers to cases in which a patient’s immune system does not function effectively. Many people are turning towards the ancient Chinese practice of Qi Gong to increase their immune function and enhance their quality of life.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Immune Deficiency

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses acupuncture, Tai Chi/Qigong, massage therapy and/or Chinese herbal medicine to strengthen the immune system by promoting the growth of T-cells and antibodies and reducing the impact of stressors on the immune system.

Herbal Remedies for Debility

Herbal remedies include digestive tonics, immune tonics, adrenal tonics, and blood tonics.

Astragalus Herbal Remedies

Known in China as a 'Qi' tonic, astragalus is one of the most beneficial immune tonics and cancer-fighting herbs. It increases the body's resistance to disease, strengthens the digestion, and improves the vitality of the immune system. Astragalus increases the 'bone marrow reserve', enabling the body to produce more immune effector cells {such as t-cells}, aiding the immune system in its fight against pathogens. In China, health practitioners prescribe astragalus as a daily tonic. Astragalus is

Herbal Remedies for Anemia

Blood deficiency is a condition that is more comprehensive than the Western concept of anemia and relates to the health of the blood in general. The blood contains immune substances, hormones, carrier proteins, electrolytes, sugars, toxins and metabolic by-products, as well as iron, hemoglobin, and oxygen. A diagnosis of "blood deficiency" means that a number of important functions of the blood may be deficient. Anemia is often treated with chlorophyll-rich foods and herbs. Chloroph

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

An herbal program for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome includes bitter tonics to improve digestive efficiency, and herbal digestive enzymes to remove stagnation. Blood tonifying foods and herbs act as catalysts to help increase the absorption of minerals. Deep immune tonics help to strengthen the bone-marrow reserve and replenish immune reserves. Adaptogens strengthen adrenal glands and counteract stress. Opportunistic viral infections can be inhibited with antiviral herb, but always in combination wi

Ashwaganda Herbal Remedies

Ashwaganda has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine as a tonifying herb. It has been used for edema, coughs, skin diseases, and for increasing sperm count. It is indicated in anxiety disorders and in combination with other herbs for osteoarthritis. It is sometimes applied locally as an anti-inflammatory. Ashwaganda shows good immune-tonifying effects in laboratory studies. The herb is becoming a popular adaptogen, which is a substance that brings balance to the immune, hormonal and ner

Anemia - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Anemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low levels of healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin.The tissues of the human body need a regular supply of oxygen to stay healthy. Red blood cells, wd....

Herbal Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The condition is often associated with food allergies, especially to wheat and cow dairy products or can be related to an autoimmune response. Our own immune system can send out antibodies to attack the intestinal mucosa, causing chronic inflammation and cramping. Why this occurs is not entirely known, but it may be related to chronic irritation from processed foods, or the consumption of too many heating foods, such as red meat and sugar-containing products. An herbal program can consist of i

Biotin - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Biotin is a member of the B complex family, but is not actually a vitamin. It is a coenzyme that works with them. Also known as vitamin H and coenzyme R, it was first isolated and described in 1936. t....

Colon Hydrotherapy for Allergies

Colon hydrotherapy for allergies is a procedure that removes toxins from the bowels and stimulates the body’s immune system to fight off allergies in a natural way.

Herbal Remedies for Hypothyroidism

If lowered thyroid function is due to an iodine deficiency, add sea vegetables, and especially bladderwrack to the diet. The only thyroid-stimulating herb described in the available literature is guggul, but there is little clinical experience with it in hypothyroidism. General tonics for the immune system and hormonal system may be of benefit.

Vitamin A - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Vitamin A is one of four fat-soluble vitamins necessary for good health. It serves an important role as an antioxidant by helping to prevent free radicals from causing cellular damage. Adequate levels....

Siberian Ginseng Herbal Remedies

Siberian ginseng contains adaptogenic and immune-regulating properties making it useful for fatigue and exhaustion, debility, immune deficiency, and stress-related disorders. This herb is known as an adaptogen, a type of remedy that helps you adapt to stress and changes in your life. Studies show that taking Siberian ginseng may cause you to have more energy, get sick less often, have better workouts, and respond to stress and jet lag better. It is also helpful during convalescence and for c

Vitamin B Complex - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

The vitamin B complex consists of 12 related water-soluble substances. Eight are considered essential vitamins because they need to be included in the diet. Four are not essential because the body cae:...

Herbal Remedies for Fever

If the fever comes on quickly as a response to a viral infection, then internal heat-clearing herbs can be used to manage the fever. This kind of internal heat the body generates in response to infections can be cleared through the urine with the help of cooling and aquaretic herbs. Herbal antipyretics help "turn down" the body's temperature control thermostat in the hypothalamus, and thus the metabolic generation of heat, in the same way aspirin works to lower a fever. When a fev

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