July 2, 2007
For the five most unwanted healthcare concerns in the USA today. Having treated so many timetospa clients from Steiner spas, Stephanie Kimber, LAc has identified the following health complaints as being the most pervasive in the USA.
Jou herbs were created to treat these issues. Take a look and if you seriously want to combat your health care issue, give Jou a try.
1. Symptom: Pain
Recommended Jou Herb: Back & Knee Formula.
This is a traditional remedy for chronic back, knee, and leg pain. If joint pain is the issue, you can also try Joint Remedy, which is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory formula for swollen, painful and/or immobile joints.
Lifestyle Tips: Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising always helps.
Extra weight adds pressure to our joints and increases the pain and discomfort we experience. That’s why it’s important to reduce our intake of foods high in refined sugar and fat because they can increase inflammation. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture are very effective for alleviating pain, especially when used with Chinese herbs. For exercise, consult your physician about which activities are best for your particular condition, although stretching is almost always good!
2. Symptom: Overweight
Recommended Jou Herb: Why Weight?
This formula is a combination of Chinese and Western herbs that work in unison to reactivate the body's fat-burning process and cleanse the liver. For optimum results, use in conjunction with a weight-loss program.
Lifestyle Tips: If you’re not exercising, it’s time to start! It’s by no means an easy process. It requires dedication and lots of self-control, but it’s part of the weight-loss process and is essential for longevity. If you haven’t exercised in a while, start off by walking or taking the stairs and gradually increase the intensity.
Do some type of aerobic exercise for at least 20 minutes three times per week. And watch your diet. Try to avoid eating too many carbohydrates unless you are extremely active. Instead, eat lots of fiber and steer clear of processed foods. Drink plenty of water to flush the kidneys—and after a meal, instead of drinking coffee, switch to green tea. It emulsifies fat and helps you to digest better.
3. Symptom: High Cholesterol
Recommended Jou Herb: Red Yeast Rice.
This is a combination of Chinese and Indian herbs designed to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Recently, red yeast rice has been developed by Chinese and American scientists as a product to lower blood lipids, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Because red yeast rice is found in many doctor-prescribed cholesterol-reducing medications, you should not mix it with your other medications. As always, speak with your doctor first.
Lifestyle Tips: It’s important to monitor your diet closely when trying to reduce cholesterol. Avoid fried foods, fatty foods and dairy products. It’s also important to exercise regularly. Regular physical activity may help lower LDL levels, raise HDL levels, reduce excess weight, and improve the fitness of your heart and lungs. If you’ve been inactive for a long time, start with low to moderate level activities.
4. Symptom: Difficult Menopause
Recommended Jou Herb: Cool n’ Calm.
This herbal formula will help alleviate night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, and it will clear the body of toxic buildup.
Lifestyle Tips: Vitamin E is recommended for hot flashes. Soy is also good for women experiencing menopause because it contains special chemicals, known as phytochemicals, which are believed to fight illness and disease. Phytoestrogens, a special kind of phytochemical, appear in high quantities in soy products. These phytoestrogens, a weaker form of our own natural estrogen, seem to help combat the symptoms of menopause. To relieve hot flashes, acupuncture is an effective treatment because it focuses on the kidneys and the heart. Meditation is also excellent.
5. Symptom: Chronic Constipation
Recommended Jou Herb: Herbalax.
The formula in Herbalax contains a blend of Chinese herbs that work in harmony with the body to relieve constipation and promote regularity.
Lifestyle Tips: Diet is the key when it comes to constipation. Eat a lot of whole grains and high-fiber vegetables, and drink plenty of water. Lack of water in your system is a major contributing factor to constipation. Constipation is often associated with our emotional well-being and stress, so I recommend trying exercises like stretching, meditation and yoga.