Tonics and Supplements

Health is like a marriage - you always have to work at it.  The aging population has vision, sleep issues, stiff tendons and ligaments, drooping skin and incontinence.  These are all signs and symptoms of the aging body.  The Chinese use herbs to maintain vitality to prevent age related aches and pains.  Herbs in the way of tonics, blood building herbs, herbs that support Qi or energy in the body are used to increase that feel good bountiful steady power one has when we are young.  Daily intake of these herbs could improve your endurance, ward off colds and flus, benefit your sleep quality and nourish your glow.  So why wouldn't we take these herbs.  By taking these herbs we can make clearer decisions, have sharper mental capacity and enjoy life without the pain and blah feeling. 

Tonics and Supplements supercharge our bodies to slow the aging process by rebuilding and supporting the natural processes in and around the cells and organs.  The Chinese used tonics and treated them like super foods that were used for example  in women for the first 2 weeks after menses, for 2-3 months after birthing, after stressful times, in the forties for enhancing performance (physical, mental and emotional) and daily for anyone over 50 years old.  Tonics are made of herbal medicines that support the deficiencies that develop over time...and can support the rebuilding of blood as in the menstruating woman, boost the energy after giving birth, increase resilience after prolonged stresses or maintain stamina after 50 years old when we no longer rebuild as quickly.   Tonics are individualized to provide the specific herbs that act in a specific way.  For example the well known Red Ginseng is a great tonic but can  overheat some people thus making their systems more vulnerable to disease.  It is best to consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner to know what type of herbs would best suit your body.   Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years there are also Western Herbs with similar actions that can change how our bodies age.  Similarly the Vitamins and minerals available to us in oral and intravenous therapy also boost the body up to give it resistance to the aging symptoms.   We all deserve to feel good and vital every day.

  • There is a link that was forwarded to me by a trusted source and till January 14, 2016 you can watch it for free. This movie is a documentary that speaks about the use of supplements orally and using vitamins and minerals in intravenous therapy. I have found over the years that both are effective. The intravenous method is far more powerful and effective especially if there are any chronic health issues that always have chronic absorption issues. Intravenous therapy of vitamins and minerals is a tonic to the system and really boosts how it can re-establish the function of the cells inside the body. is a link to Dr. Alan Gaby's article on the Myers Cocktail consists of basic vitamins and minerals added to the intravenous therapy.   The modified "Myer's cocktail", which consists of magnesium, calcium, B Vitamins, and vitamin C, has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders.  I have found that when the patient is not responding to supplements and diet alone, the use of intravenous therapy makes the added difference needed to regain health.   We at Woodside clinic believe that you can feel like that child with endless energy that is free of pain, has great appetite, sharp mental acuity and vision, and restorative sleeps.