• Liyan Lu


For over 2000 years, Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to help prevent and cure several health problems. It is known to promote energy circulation in the body and increase our body’s metabolic rate. Here is a list of some of the amazing benefits of ginger:

The Benefits of Ginger

Blood circulation: ginger can warm the body, improve blood flow, prevent chills, reduce fever and decrease excessive sweat. It is also a natural blood thinner which inhibits fatty deposits from the arteries and reduces the potential risk of a stroke.

Nausea and motion sickness: ginger is well-known to be effective for upset stomach and nausea resulting from chemotherapy, motion sickness, pregnancy, and surgery.

Digestion problems: ginger can stimulate gastric and pancreatic enzyme secretion which helps the digestion, improves the absorption of essential nutrients, reduce inflammation and relief stomach pain.

Cold and flu: ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment for colds, flu and sore throats around Asia.

Joint pain and Inflammation: ginger is a natural powerful painkiller because it contains anti-inflammatory fighting substances.

Respiratory issues: ginger helps with dry or chronic cough, congestion, bronchitis and asthma. Ginger aids in breaking down and removing mucus, loosening up phlegm, expanding the lungs and recovering quickly from difficulty in breathing.

Allergy: Ginger acts as an antihistamine and is useful in dealing with allergies such as sinusitis, asthma and hives.

Infections: ginger helps improve the immune system and has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antifungal properties so it helps decrease infections in the gastro-intestine and lungs.

Weight loss: ginger works as a natural appetite suppressant to reduce food consumption and helps to lose weight. Ginger is nearly calorie-free and a thermogenic food which raises the body temperature, boosts metabolism and burns more calories than a simple diet alone.

Fight cancer: some studies found that ginger helps skin, ovarian, colon and breast cancer. It may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells and induce cell death in ovarian cancer cells.

How much?

Blend a small piece of fresh ginger (with the skin), a quarter of an inch, and half a lemon with 1 cup of water each time, drink 2 or 3 times a day. Blanch the ginger root in boiling water for a few seconds to sterilize it before using.

For more information please call Dr.Lu at (661)513-9265 Ping’s Acupuncture / Bamboo Acupuncture.

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