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    The importance of treating concussion

    Concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head, or forceful shaking of the body and unfortunately, is more common then we may realize.  It can be the result of a sports injury, motor vehicle accident or any other fall or accident. You do not have to lose consciousness to get a concussion and may even have a concussion without realizing it. Symptoms can include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, insomnia and fatigue. These symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe and can occur immediately or as a delayed response. These symptoms can be more prolonged and severe with multiple concussions. The current medical approach…

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    Outdoors Tip #2

    With camping and hiking season well on its way, now is a good time to update your first aid kit.  Chinese herbal medicine can offer some great additions to the traditional survival pack. Yunnan Baiyao is a traditional hemostatic (stop bleeding) powder in the Chinese herbal pharmacy.  It is used by lightly dusting the cut/wound with the powder and has been shown to shorten bleeding and clotting time.  The product usually comes with a red pill that can be swallowed in case of emergency (internal or serious bleeding).  As well as keeping this powder in my first aid kit I also carry it in each car.  As a mother of…

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    Outdoors Tip #1

    It’s getting hot out. A really delicious way to prevent overheating is to eat watermelon. The green part in between the peel and the fruit is especially effective. It is also a tasty treat for kids at sports events where overheating will be more likely. Coconut water is a great way to rehydrate. It has the same electrolyte balance as our blood plasma, and is nature’s pedialyte and Gatorade (without the artificial colors and extra additives). Fun fact: The Chinese name for watermelon is Xi Gua (xi gua pi-watermelon peel/rind) and is indicated in Chinese Medicine for clearing summer heat and relieving thirst:)