- HerbaChaud® philosophy consists of three components: minerals, heat and herbs. Learn more about the history of HerbaChaud® and our philosophy...
- A little more than 30 years ago, the production manager of a Chinese ceramics factory in Central China reported that his workers did not suffer from either arthritis, rheumatism or any other form of work-related ailments and hardly ever fell ill, despite physical work of the hardest kind at the factory. The Chinese Government had this positive fact investigated under the leadership of Dr. Gou Wenbin. The researchers reached an astonishing explanation of the phenomenon, whose explanation is founded on the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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- Each human being basically consists of water (65%) and of minerals as basic elements (35%), all of which also exist in the soil and form our body tissue. In our life we lose enormous amounts of minerals every day, which need to be replaced constantly. The food from our depleted soils can no longer sufficiently provide these supplies, whereby unfortunately organic vegetables and fruits are no exception. Solely the mineral level of indigenous peoples, who live far away from civilization, is sufficient. Considering this assertion, who will be surprised that these people, who still obtain their food from soils rich in minerals, have a higher life expectancy than us? And they achieve this without our modern medical care! A well functioning mineral balance provides no target to bacteria and germs and is the best endogenous resistance against innumerable diseases – without undesirable side effects.
- A large number of these essential minerals occurs in clay, which the employees in the ceramics factory work on. The team of researchers around Dr. Wenbin realized that the minerals in interaction with the heat in the ceramics factory had a very positive effect on the workers. This insight was used for the development of the HerbaChaud® product line.
- In Europe, the healing effect of clay was discovered by the Greeks already around the time of the commencement of the Christian calendar. Ceramics from Lemnos und Samos were fitted with cylinder seals (terra sigillata) and used for healing purposes. The Romans, too, produced tablets from goat blood and soil. In 1997, Canadian researchers published a study that the consumption of soil could be beneficial to health. They had examined soils from China, Zimbabwe and the USA, which were renowned with the indigenous population for their healing properties. Even without the scientific insights of modern medicine, the soil minerals were used time and again for medical applications.
2. Heat Treatment
- For a long time, heat therapy has been a proven and natural method for treating tensions as well as muscle and joint ailments. Even Hippokrates had realized already: “A person who cannot be cured with heat, is beyond help.“ The ancient Romans liked to relax in a hot bath and visited rooms at different temperature in their bath houses in an exactly predetermined order. If they had back ailments, they would place hot mud packs on the paining area and thus used the soil’s heat retaining properties. Hot-water bottles, spelt bags or red light have been alleviating muscle and joint ailments for many years. Locally applied heat leads to direct pain relief via the competition of heat stimuli with the pain stimuli when entering the spinal marrow (so-called “Gate-Control“-theory of pain inhibition).
- As a result of this competition, fewer pain-stimuli are available for forwarding to the brain and processing of signals in the bone marrow (trigger of the reflex-like muscle strain). Locally applied heat increases the blood circulation in the tissue. The increased flow of blood aids in better „flushing out“ of the pain-causing inflammatory mediators. Moreover, in this way more oxygen and nutrients are brought in, which help in restoring the healthy normal state of the tissue.
3. Chinese mugwort
- In the Far East, the treatment with mugwort as skin stimulating therapy played nearly an equally strong role as acupuncture within the scope of external non-medical therapies. Already our cave-inhabiting ancestors possibly had the idea of using fire for healing purposes. Probably they enjoyed the heating power of fire for the warming of particular body parts with a red-hot branch, for the purpose of pain relief. The pain-relieving power of heat has probably remained the most commonly used remedy until today.
- The vernacular tells us: “There is no illness, against which there is no herbal remedy!“ One of these herbs is the mugwort leave, called Artemisia vulgaris in Latin, or simply mugwort. Many effective substances have been discovered in mugwort, such as etheral oils, the most important of which are Cine-oil Thuja-oil. Other components are cholin, resins, the vitamins A, B, C and D, tannin, potassium chlorid, iron and magnesium. The leaves of the plant are dried, cleaned and used in treatment, either as lose herbs or in finely chopped form as cotton-wool-like powder. For the creation of a mugwort cigar, the powder is pressed and shaped.
- We pay attention to the fact that the products confirm to and take part in our high moral concepts concerning quality, environmental care and ethically as well as socially correct production methods. We rely on long-term cooperation, which enable the sustainable development of both parties.
- We are convinced that just like us, our clients desire products, which show consideration for nature, human beings and animals in the best possible way, and which are produced and utilized in terms of the best achievable equilibrium.