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We Can Treat You Just Like Michael Phelps


Yep, you read the title right! Birch Hill Natural Medicine, in honor of Michael Phelps’ 20th Olympic Gold, is treating patients JUST LIKE MICHAEL PHELPS!!   See these strange-looking circles all over Michael Phelps’ back and shoulders as he dives into the pool? If you’ve been watching the Olympics this summer, then you probably have been wondering what tropical disease […]


Do You Homeopathy?


A Brief History Credit for this section goes to: www.homeopathic.com Homeopathy became spectacularly popular in the United States and Europe in the 1800s and its strongest advocates included European royalty, American entrepreneurs, literary giants, and religious leaders. But at the time that it was gaining widespread popularity, it became the object of deep-seated animosity and vigilant opposition from establishment medicine. […]


8 Natural Remedies Everyone Should Know


Patients often ask me if there are general remedies they should always have on hand in their homes. Though my answer invariably depends on the season, the age, gender & the overall health/wellness of the members of the household, etc; the following 8 Natural Remedies seem to be part of every list I generate. So, here they are: #1) Traumeel […]


Winter Sinus Remedies


Winter sinus pain, pressure, congestion or dryness? We’ve got you covered! Its that time again, cold and dry, and we have plenty of people coming in complaining of sinus symptoms, here’s the low down on what to try before going the route of decongestants and antibiotics.   Here Are Our Top 5 Natural Sinus Remedies & Recommendations for Sinus Relief: Alter […]


Some of Our Favorite Chinese Herbs


Chinese Herb Examples: Click for Descriptions Simply put, in cases where there is more excess usually acupuncture alone is enough to move the energy to resolve the issue. However, in cases where a patient’s underlying issue is one of a deficiency it is important to supplement the body as well. Two major ways we can do this is with specific […]


Prevention: Herbs and Supplements for Immunity


Staying well in the winter can often be a daunting task, especially for those of us that are on the go and busy. Although it is true that we do tend to get sick from exposure to bacteria and viruses when others around us are sick, it is only a small part of the picture. We are complicated biological beings […]


Cooling Beverages w/Out the Ice!


According to Ayurveda, ice cold beverages can slow down digestion., and poor digestion can cause a plethora of problems, including the inability to metabolize wastes .One of the ways the body rids itself of wastes is sweating. If you can’t sweat, you can’t cool the body down. Instead of reaching for ice cold water, try a cool glass of water […]


What To Expect At Your First Acupuncture Treatment


DISCLAIMER, THE FOLLOWING POST WAS TAKEN FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR WAS Kate Bratskeir When you hear the word acupuncture, what’s the first thought that comes to mind? If the answer was “needles,” you’re not alone. Anecdotally speaking, it’s pretty common for people to associate the traditional Chinese treatment with the supposedly scary, pointy, painful instrument used to […]


Simplicity of Acupuncture: When Less Is More


Simplicity of Acupuncture: When Less Is More Most people are perplexed when it comes to understanding the principles of Acupuncture and how it works. The overall general consensus it that it can’t hurt, it can only help. This ancient art of healing seems to be a mystery to many. Medicine has become so advanced, so complex, that we may have […]


Warming from the Inside


Many herbs and foods in Chinese Medicine have very specific healing effects on the body. In fact a large part of the medicines used in Western medicine were originally derived or inspired from these healing natural substances. Some of them have very specific effects that are noticeable almost immediately when consumed. For example, pepper will have a strong effect of […]


How to Make a Ginger Compress


Why Ginger? Ginger has many healing properties. One traditional remedy for the use of ginger is the ginger compress. The warming properties of ginger are harnessed in this technique in order to bring heat and improve circulation to various parts of the body. This remedy was used to treat symptoms in the body that are made worse with cold. For […]