All About Chinese Medicine

Understanding Chinese Medicine & Qi Gong

Kay Hutchinson - Chinese Medicine Expert
Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Kay Hutchinson, who is our resident chinese medicine and qi gong expert and who is available to answer all your questions about chinese medicine and alternative health.

Kay has a private practice and is available for distance consultation, via telephone or email.

Kay answers all your chinese medicine and qi gong questions below:

Q: I went to the health food store to look for something for bursitis. The lady there said to try a silica formula as it helps your bones, but just couple drops a day.

Is this all right?


A: I would not take such a remedy without consulting with a trained nutritionist as I have not found any valid research that supports such an approach. Each person's metabolic issues are unique - so one never knows what individual issues may cause a reaction with silica.

Bursitis responds quite well to Chinese herbs that can be customized to the individual's unique constitution.

Herbs that reduce dampness and heat (swelling) are very effective for bursitis and also for bringing increased circulation to the area. A common patent formula for bursitis is Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan but I would check with a trained herbalist to make sure this formula is appropriate for your unique constitution and health conditions, as all natural remedies are not appropriate for all people. Best luck with your healing.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using herbs in your healing process.

Contact Kay Hutchinson, CAMQ, CAMT at Aiki Healing today for a consultation for a custom herbal formulation.


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