Articles by David

In China, the traditional Pharmacopoeia of plant, mineral and animal drugs is vast, containing over a thousand remedies; the same is true of India’s Ayurvedic system of medicine. Other ancient and equally successful indigenous systems such as the Ani Yvwiya (Cherokee) Nvwoti, Japan’s Kanpo, the Tibetan gSo-wa Rig-pa and the Unani Tibb system also utilize a large number of botanical drugs...

Certain herbs have become popular over the last twenty years, but herbal medicine is still poorly understood by the public, medical practitioners and the media. After a brief honeymoon where herbs have been portrayed as "wonder drugs", we are now seeing article after article on the dangers of herbs...

Asthma is a common respiratory disease that affects 12 to 16 million Americans. This condition is characterized by dyspnea, inflammation of the airways, bronchospasm with airway obstruction, increased mucus secretion, edema of bronchial walls, and bronchial hyperreactivity...

In our culture talking about mental illness is a rather recent phenomenon, but the experience of mental illness is as old as human existence. Over the ages various emotional/psychological problems have been given many diverse names...

The idea of using tonic remedies to restore balance and health in a person is an ancient idea. The word and concept of an “adaptogen” is a relatively new way of describing a type of remedy commonly found in traditional Chinese (Qi tonic), African (Manyasi), Tibetan, Ayurvedic (Rasayana), and Cherokee medicine...