Warren L. Cargal, M. A., L. Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and also a diplomat with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has practiced Chinese medicine for over 15 years. He maintains an active clinic practice in Atlanta Ga. Cargal is also the CEO of acuatlanta.net an online eCommerce store offering Chinese herbal formulas, professional grade nutritional supplements and organic facial products. The store offers an extensive knowledge base of articles, research abstracts and monographs on herbs, formulas and supplements.
COPD is characterized by impeded airflow from the lungs causing very difficult breathing. Symptoms of this disorder notably consist of wheezing, persistent coughing, mucus buildup. A recent study confirmed the therapeutic benefits of Bufei Yishen (a powerful compilation of 12 Chinese herbs) in treating COPD by preventing vessel thickening and ventricle inflammation.
Atherosclerotic plaques or the fatty deposits that partially blocks the arterial walls, if ruptured, might result in a fatal heart attack or stroke. Research claims that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms of pine bark extract (found in natural products - honey and aloe vera) can help prevent oxidative damage to the arteries from LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Colitis is a major cause of IBD, involving inflammation of the colon lining. The herbal flavonoid cardomonin suppresses inflammation by blocking the expression of the inflammation-inducing gene TLR4. It can, thus, treat colitis and prevent symptoms like weight loss, diarrhea, damage of the gut mucosa, bloody stool, colon shrinkage, and spleen edema. There are no known side effects.