Traditional Medicine

How To : 4 Ayurvedic Tea Recipes for the New Year

Ayurvedic medicine is a 5,000-year-old system of Hindu traditional medicine of Vedic tradition and is now a widespread form of alternative medicine and natural holistic healing. Ayurveda helps identify a person's ideal state of balance and suggests remedies for out-of-balance ...more

How To : End constipation

End constipation Constipation can lead to serious health consequences. According to traditional medicine, we should eliminate once every 2-3 days. However, naturalist say we should eliminate 2-3 times daily. What causes constipation? CRAP-coffee, refined sugar/starch, alcohol ...more

How To : Perform Shiatsu and Thai massage

There's such a variety of massage styles to choose from today. Take Shiatsu and Thai massage. They're based on traditional Asian medicine, and are designed to address aches and pains, but are also aimed at balancing the energy of the body to improve health and well-being.

How To : Relieve Nausea with Acupressure

Stop that horrible sensation with a form of traditional Chinese medicine known as acupressure. Watch this video to learn how to relieve nausea with acupressure. You Will Need * Two hands * Acupressure wristband WARNING: If you feel pain when using acupressure, stop immediat ...more

How To : Origami a rare spring kusudama

Looking for a next-level origami project? Make a 3D paper medicine ball or kusudama! With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper kusudama using origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding ...more

How To : Make a 30-sheet paper medicine ball (kusudama)

With this guide, you'll learn how to make a medicine ball from 30 sheet sheets of folded paper using origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your ow ...more

How To : Make bug spray

Learn how to make bug spray. Follow this simple, eco-friendly recipe for an effective alternative to chemical-laden bug spray. You Will Need * 1 Spray bottle * 1-c Witch hazel * 1-c Cider vinegar * Eucalyptus oil Step 1. Pour witch hazel into spray bottle Pour the witch ha ...more

How To : Cure a headache with acupressure

Learn how to cure a headache with acupressure. Instead of reaching for a pain pill, massage away a headache using acupressure, the traditional Chinese curative technique of applying pressure to certain points of the body. If you feel pain when using acupressure, stop immediat ...more

How To : Treat allergies and asthma with acupuncture

Acupuncture is a unique alternative medicine treatment for allergies, asthma and eczema. Learn how to do acupuncture for any symptom of allergies with tips from a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner in this free allergy treatment video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Treat ...more

How To : Rejuvenate the face with acupuncture

Acupuncture is a Chinese medicine that uses needles to help the healing process. Learn how acupuncture helps facial rejuvenation with tips from a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner in this free acupuncture video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Rejuvenate the face with acu ...more

How To : Diagnose and treat jumper's knee

Another name for jumper's knee is patellar tendinitis. Jumper's knee is an injury that affects the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon plays a pivotal role in the way you use your legs. It helps your muscles extend your lower leg so t ...more

How To : Do acupressure techniques on certain points

In this health video series, our experts are going to give you some techniques to use for pain relief that come from a branch of Chinese medicine called “acupressure.” Like acupuncture without needles, acupressure is a traditional therapy where one applies local pressure on th ...more

News : Starve E Coli of Copper to Cure Aggressive UTIs

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) drive over eight million people to seek medical attention every year. Almost all — as many as 90% — of those infections are caused by Escherichia coli. Copper can kill bacteria, but E. coli has found a way to capture the copper, preventing its a ...more

News : Cai Guo-Qiang's (Literally) Explosive Art

Attention all WonderHowTo explosive-lovers, here is an artist that just may awe and inspire... China's Cai Guo-Qiang opts for more thrilling materials than traditional paint, clay or plaster, say. Instead, Cai has mastered the art of gunpowder, fireworks and other pyrotechnic ...more

Ingredients 101 : The Secret Powers of the Humble Radish

The Spanish and Portuguese introduced many things (some desirable, some not, depending on your POV) to Mexico in the sixteenth century: Christianity, language, and lots of flora and fauna. Among the flora were radishes, a root vegetable which was briskly inducted into the loc ...more

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