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What Herbs Encourage Breast Milk?

Katherine Zieman, ND, LM 503-492-1221 Herbs that encourage milk production are called galactogogues — from the Greek word gala meaning “milk” and agogos “to lead”. Following is a list of the many plants used traditionally for increasing a nursing mother’s milk supply. Many of these herbs can also be used to help induce lactation [...]

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Using Ginger During Pregnancy

Using Ginger During Pregnancy and Beyond

by Karin Parramore, LAc, CH Isn’t it comforting when familiar friends turn out to be powerful allies? One of the world’s most common spices, Ginger, is also an incredibly effective herbal medicine. Of course, for most of human history there was no distinction between spice and medicine, as herbs were our primary medicinal aid! Ginger [...]

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Can Chiropractic Care Help My Colicky Baby?

by Dr. Cheryl L. Schmitt Infantile colic typically begins at about 2 to 3 weeks of age, reaches its peak at 2 months, begins to subside by 3 months, and is gone by 3 ½ to 4 months of age. The child becomes hypertonic, sometimes alternating body posture from contracting into a little ball [...]

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