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Millwoods Acupuncture Center
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Edmonton AB,   Canada

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Hot pepper



You may use hot pepper to solve some of your health problem. Followings are some of folk tips used by Chinese in China.

The tips may or may not replace your professional treatments. You may try it if you have no time to visit your doctor, have no money to go to him, or if he fails to help you with chemical drugs, or the professional treatments have caused side effects that you cannot tolerate any longer, or you suffer from the trouble again and again while the biomedical system found nothing wrong in your body.

If there are some herb ingredients in the formula and you cannot find it by yourself, welcome to come and check with us, see if we can help you to get it.

It is well known among Chinese that some tips work even much better than doctor's prescription. A good TCM doctor does not and should not refuse to use such “simple” tip for his patients. So many times, we know the tips (as well as the whole TCM) work, though we do not know why it works from modern science point of view. There are so many mysteries around us, even if modern science has tried so hard to understand it.


(1). Joint pain

How to use: Mix hot pepper powder with liquor (in summer, mix it with vinegar). Smear onto the affected joints.


(2). Frozen hands or feet

How to use: Add hot pepper into water. Bring to boil for 10 to 20 min. Wash the affected hands or feet with the pepper water.


(3). Migraine

How to use: Use hot pepper roots, ten stems. Add into water, bring to boil for 10 to 20 min. Mix with little bit brown sugar to drink.


(4). Functional heavy bleeding from uterus

How to use: Use hot pepper roots, 15 g. Chicken’s feet, four. Add the pepper roots and chicken’s feet into water. Bring to boil for 20 to 30 min. Drink the soup, twice a day. After stop of bleeding, you still need to continue for 5 to 10 days.


(5). Anus protrusion due to long time diarrhea

How to use: Prepare hot pepper seeds into powder. Drink the powder with the help of water, two to three times a day and 9 grams every time.


(6). Snake bite

How to use: Grind hot pepper into mud, apply it onto the bitten area. Eat fresh hot pepper at the same time.


(7). Clear bugs and mosquito

How to use: Close the door and windows of the house. Burn the dry hot pepper. (you can burn it with other dry grass or similar dry material, such paper).


Or you can add hot pepper into water. Bring to boil for 20to 30 min. Smear the water onto the affected wall or bed or similar material.


(8). Abscess

How to use: For unbroken abscess, grind fresh hot pepper into mud. Apply the pepper mud on to the skin. Seal with gauze and medicine tap. Keep for several hours. Replace when it is dry. If you feel itch, try to not scratch. If the abscess is broken, suction of the abscess with suction cups. Smear the pepper mud around the abscess open, but smear the dry pepper powder into the broken hole. Cover with gauze. It needs 4 to 5 days for heal.


(9). Armpit odor

How to use: Add hot pepper powder into Iodine. Smear the iodine onto the armpit. Repeat two to three times a day.


(10). Hair loss

How to use: Add hot pepper powder in liquor. Smear the pepper-liquor onto the affected skin. Repeat several times a day.