Chinese Herbal Medicine Eden NC
When pollen counts skyrocket, the sneezing, stuffy noses and watery eyes of hay fever begin. If you’re one of the afflicted, a new study suggests you may find relief from Chinese herbal medicine, with fewer side effects than you’d typically get from conventional drugs.
Charlie Xue, an associate professor of Chinese medicine at RMIT University in Bundoora, Australia, gave 28 hay fever sufferers a formula containing 18 Chinese herbs. For eight weeks they took four of these herbal capsules three times a day, while 27 other volunteers took a dummy pill. More than half who took the herbs reported moderate or significant improvement. Fewer than a third who took the fake pills said they felt better.
"I wasn’t surprised the herbs worked so well," says Xue. "People have been using these remedies for thousands of years in China." He suspects the mixture worked by slowing the inflammation process. And while most Western hay fever remedies leave users feeling drowsy, the only gripe about the herbal pills was a little bloating.
Unfortunately, the exact product used in the study isn’t available to the public. Xue is currently testing a version of the formula and hopes the remedy will appear on the market soon. In the meantime, he says, a good practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine can prepare a mixture that should work for you. Ask that it include astragalus, codonopsis, licorice, and white atractylodes, the top four herbs in Xue’s preparation.
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Dates: 5/15/2013 - 5/16/2013
Location: The Union Auditorium in The Carolina Union
Chapel Hill, NC
300 S Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
The Center for Deployment Psychology UC4e -- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
This training is a follow-on to the Center for Deployment Psychology's University Counseling Center Core Competency (UC4) "Service Members and Veterans on Campus" program held at over 40 campuses over the past several years. We are proud to offer a full two-day advanced training for treating PTSD within a university or college counseling center. This UC4 - Extended (UC4e) program will provide training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Counseling and Wellness Services.
$20 Conference Fee
The training, materials, treatment manuals, and continuing education credits are provided at no cost to attendees, and registration to attend the event is free. However, there is a $20 conference fee that will be collected at the door. Payment will be accepted by check or money order only, payable UNC - Counseling and Wellness Services.
Continuing Education Credits
All professional-level clinicians will receive 13 CEUs upon completion of the training. Full check-in and check-out each day are required. Check-in will begin at 8:00am, and the presentation will begin promptly at 8:30am and end at 5:00pm, with breaks provided throughout the day. CEUs for partial participation will not be awarded. CMEs for medical providers or psychiatrists are not available.
This training is intended primarily for university-based mental health providers, and seating is limited. In order to attend this training event, attendees must meet the following criteria:
- You must be working in a clinical capacity (e.g. psychologist, social worker, counselor, intern, extern, etc.).
- You must have previously attended the CDP University Counseling Center Core Competency (UC4) course, or be a current clinical trainee/staff member
Burlington Carousel Festival
Dates: 9/21/2013 - 9/22/2013
Location: Burlington City Park - Burlington, NC
1333 Overbrook Road
The Burlington Carousel Festival becomes a special weekend in the hearts of many throughout the Southeast. From the artistic gem, the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel, to the great array of carousel artists and craftsmen as well as national music entertainment, the Festival continues to offer families and visitors a memory that will last forever.