Ampuku Wellness Therapy

Ampuku is an oriental philosophy linking mind and body through the energy paths in the body. Ampuku puts the center of these energy paths in the Hara or stomach. At we provide an interactive atmosphere to share your alternative medicine experiences with others. This blog will allow me to promote our philosophy in more depth.

Location: Hephzibah, Georgia, United States

Lived in the Orient for 27 Years. Studied the Ampuku philosophy under three mentors in Japan. What I learned changed my life. It just may change yours.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Safety of all natural products

Just because a product is "All Natural" do not assume that is without side effect or toxin; even if it is so claimed!

Please take this warning to heart. Especially with supplements which are not monitored nor governed by FDA. Listen to advertisements very carefully. Listen to this advertisement which recently played on the radio. Notice how many times they say the word "may"? Actually, they never said it "did anything" for sure. (Don't forget to adjust your sound before clicking the link!)

Consider the words "All Natural" also refers to all poisons in their natural form like some mushrooms, angel trumpet, and many plants. I wonder what would happen if you rubbed poison ivy all over your skin or even ate it. It is all natural is it not?

As we mentioned before; supplements are not regulated by the FDA which means their claims are not reviewed, substantiated, nor approved by the FDA. You must be very careful when starting a supplement regiment. We most certainly recommend you consult your physician. And as you'll hear us say over and over again; Alternative Medicine does not replace conventional medicine but works together with it. Involve your physician with any alternative therapies you are considering. If he/she does not believe in any alternative therapies; ask why! If the answer given does not concern a specific and known reaction to your medical condition; maybe you should get a second opinion. My brother is a General Practitioner, with a reputation in the international health community for his expertise in cholesterol, does not believe in any alternative therapies. I no longer ask for his advise in these matters; only for matters involving cholesterol. Had my oncologist believed in holistic care during my cancer, a major contraindication may have been adverted. My severe post nasal drip presented a severe problem during radiation treatment when the radiation solidified the phlegm in my throat essentially choking me. A holistic oncologist would have found that probability during the pre-exam as he considered the whole body (and mind) while treating a small portion of it.

Remember, many over the counter medications can adversely affect the safety and effectiveness of herbs and supplements and vice versa.

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