When most people think of acupuncture they think of dozens of tiny little needles administered by a specialist to help relieve pain or stress. But acupuncturists spend a minimum of 3,000 hours learning how to prescribe the use of Chinese herbs, massage, acupressure, breathing techniques, exercise, heat, cold, magnets, plant and mineral products, nutrition, diet, and natural dietary supplements to promote, maintain, and restore health, according to the California Board of Acupuncture.
This comprehensive approach to health and well-being is thousands of years old, and works behind the idea of perpetuating the flow of “qi” (pronounced ‘chee’)—a vital energy said by the Chinese to be the body’s intangible yet measurable way we maintain homeostasis, or the body’s ability to regulate its internal environment to create good health. Studies have shown that something such as Chinese herbs can be highly effective in addressing a wide range of issues such as chronic pain, inflammation, and sleep difficulties.
Among the dozens of herbs and plants used, the hemp plant was one of the earliest recorded herbs used in Chinese medicine. This ancient knowledge was what renowned sports medicine acupuncturist, Kevin Menard, brought to the table when he decided to combine Chinese herbs with the cannabinoid, CBD—a naturally occurring substance found in hemp which has also shown to help the body maintain homeostasis in areas such as inflammation, sleep, and response to stress.
Dragon Hemp is a CBD company on a mission to optimize the potential health benefits of CBD by combining premium full-spectrum hemp extracts with specially chosen Chinese herbs like turmeric, rhubarb root, and frankincense. Through their synergy, CBD and herbs carefully chosen by Menard provide each other a dramatic boost to help individuals dealing with such health difficulties as muscular-skeletal pain, insomnia, anxiety, and Lyme disease, just to name a few.
A product like Dragon Hemp RELIEF Capsules combines CBD from premium, organic hemp grown in the Hudson River Valley with such herbs as corydalis, turmeric, and frankincense to help treat pain and inflammation. You can combine these RELIEF Capsules (also in Tincture form) with Dragon Hemp WARMING Balm for the perfect post-workout routine. CBD synergizes with clove, Chinese angelica root tail, licorice root, and white willow bark in this balm making it perfect for body tension and sore muscles.
Dragon Hemp is particularly ideal for athletes: Menard founded his sports acupuncture clinic in Sag Harbor, NY in 2012 where combined modern methods with traditional Chinese medicine before incorporating CBD into his clients’ regimen in 2017. Menard is an avid athlete himself, having previously studied Bagua Zhang Kung Fu under a renowned master.
One of the most exciting products Menard and his team offer is Dragon Hemp REACH Capsules. This formula is designed to oxygenate the brain providing more clarity and focus, and providing great energy for exercising and training. Yerba mate leaf, cordyceps, American ginseng and other natural wonders combine with CBD to help destroy brain fog and allow for a clear mind, perfect for the workday.
Chinese medicine and CBD have shown to be particularly effective for helping wind down at the end of a busy day or even for sleep. Dragon Hemp REST Tincture is a formula that combines schisandra, lavender, and passionflower with CBN (cannabinol)–another cannabinoid found in hemp which has shown to be particularly effective in helping people sleep.
In addition to his work in Chinese and sports medicine, Menard volunteers working with local teens and young adults to combat stress and anxiety (without something like CBD). He also does outreach in remote areas in Guatemala with The Global Healthworks Foundation.
Menard’s revolutionary approach to incorporating Chinese medicine into the world of CBD will surely pave the way for many similar synergistic approaches to come. Make sure to try Dragon Hemp’s full product offering and use code WOMEN10 for 10% off your order today!