Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I by no means consider myself a specialist in spider bites, insect bites, or poisonous reactions. When I worked at Herb King in Santa Monica, however, I was keen to note the popularity of the proprietors formula for poison ivy. It always bears to mention that Chinese medicine is a complete medical system, internal or external, physical or emotional, Chinese medicine has can benefit anyone.
Curiously, for the past two days I've received requests for something that addresses spider bites. Although acupuncture could probably resolve such conditions relatively simply, I always have doubts about sticking needles near sensitive areas. Finding the precise location or needle configuration is much more difficult for me than just going to herbs.
I selected four herbs that are known to detoxify, one in particular known for being effective for venomous bites as well as cancer. Here's the first feedback I received:
after 3 applications and at most 15 minutes the spider bite drained and disappeared. thx again for the topical herbs.
We should all be thanking Chinese medicine/philosophy, which has devised a system of herbology that can adapt to a range of health-related contingencies.
Yang-chu Higgins, Licensed Acupuncturist