Mushrooms…They are getting more widely recognized or maybe just more researched and talked about. The use of Mushrooms in Chinese Medicine have been around for about 2,500 years. They draw on the belief that Qi (translates to “vital energy”) is essential for overall health and keeping all the systems of the body in balance.
Meridians are utilized during treatments. Meridian’s are connected to specific organs and if you focus on energy flow you can help resolve specific problems, restore balance and can prevent disease from developing.
Chinese herbal remedies focus on bringing homeostasis (balance) to the body and restore proper energy flow. Chinese herbs can hope lower inflammation and oxidative stress. Medicinal mushrooms are an antioxidant and have anti inflammatory properties. They also are antiapoptotic and help regulate autopahagic functions.
Some main herbs Chinese Medicine uses are:
Reisi & Cordyceps
Alma Berry (Vitamin C) gooseberry
The best feature is that these herbs are adaptogens that help fight stress, hormone regulation, fatigue, inflammation, less chronic pain. Adaptogen means they can change the way the nerves transmit messages to the brain. This improves functions within the endocrine and central nervous system. This helps promote healing within the body balancing hormones such as insulin, cortisol, estrogen and estrogen.
There is so much to learn in the ever changing world of functional medicine. Hiring a Certified Nutritionist is a good idea if you want to learn more about your body and support your system as you improve your health status. Call me if you are not sure where to start, I can get you going in the right direction so you are not overwhelmed. I do the research so you don’t have too. Know your source. Trust the Process. I’d love to help you with your supplements and herbs if you are tired of guess what’s good for you. Single nutrient supplements may be a waste of money because some of them need other vitamins and minerals and amino acids for uptake and potency.