Dr Oz: Rhodiola Rosea, Moxibustion, Light Therapy & Himalayan Salt

By on November 4, 2011

Dr Oz Approved Product Hour

In this segment, Dr Oz gave viewers a special show that was three years in the making.  For the very first time, everything in this show was Oz tested and Oz approved.  Dr Oz revealed his seal of approval for several weight loss foods and remedies to your common problems.  Read on to get your secrets straight from Dr Oz!

Dr Oz: Moxibustion For Back Pain

Statistics show that most viewers watching this hour of Dr Oz have experienced back pain at some time or another.  After the common cold, back pain is the 2nd biggest reason people visit their doctor.

Moxibustion is part of Chinese acupuncture and is Oz Approved.  Dr Oz called up Marybeth, an audience member, to have a doctor from The Cleveland Clinic try out this procedure.  Marybeth suffered from back pain and had tried painkillers and epidural shots.  She even had trouble sleeping through the night because of the pain.  Dr Jamie, from The Cleveland Clinic, demonstrated how Moxibustion works.

Marybeth lied down on a table.  Dr. Jamie inserted the needles into Marybeth’s lower back.  This was to induce a therapeutic effect.  Marybeth stated that she didn’t even feel it.  Dr. Jamie then slipped a Moxa bowl on the needle.  The bowl contained an herb and warmed the area to relax tight muscles.  Dr. Jamie then lit the Moxa.  Dr Oz tried out the procedure on his arm.  Dr. Jamie inserted the needle in Dr Oz’s arm and then lit the Moxa.  Dr Oz stated that it smelled good and warmed the surrounding area.  It was recommend that people get at least 5-8 treatments before expecting any relief.

Dr Oz: Rhodiola Rosea For Stress Relief

Dr Oz called up an audience member, Suzette, who stated that she was stressed about family and work.  She tried to exercise to de-stress. To demonstrate this theory, Dr Oz used a fish tank, labeled “Stress,” and filled it with a liquid (cortisol level).  Dr Oz had Suzette drop in bricks labeled: “health,” “bills,” “family,” and “work.”  As she dropped in the bricks, the liquid (cortisole) level rose.  Dr Oz then grabbed a beaker labeled “Rhodiola” and used it to scoop out some of the liquid.  (For those that don’t know, cortisole is known as ‘the stress hormone’ because stress activates cortisol secretion.)

Dr Oz Stress Shot

You can purchase Rhodiola Rosea in pill form.  Dr Oz stated that he preferred the chip form.  (Keep reading to find out exactly why he, myself, and probably everyone else would prefer the chip form.)  Place the chips into a bottle of vodka, which he called a stress shot (I told you!)  Wait 24 hours before drinking it.  Caveat: You get ONE shot.  Cost of the chips is $20—the vodka is extra.  Dr Oz and Suzette tried the shot and it tasted good.  (No big surprise there.)

Dr Oz: Himalayan Salt Inhaler Immunity Booster

When our immunity is low, we fall prey to disease.  Himalayan Salt is one of the purest substances on the planet.  Donna, an audience member, Dr Oz Moxibustionjoined Doctor Oz on stage and told him that she felt run down all the time and that she got sick often.  Dr Oz showed Donna the salt inhaler.  The salt inhaler helps to avoid irritation and infection, especially during the flu season.  To use it, place the Himalayan salt inside.  Donna tried it and she inhaled through the mouth and breathed out through the nose.  (Dr Oz made a comment that Donna looked like she was reliving her college days.)  Donna stated that her breathing felt “smoother” and felt as though she could actually breathe a little better.  Do this for 15 minutes a day.  The cost of the inhaler is only $15 and you can purchase it online.

Dr Oz: Light Therapy Sleep Aid

According to Dr Oz, we need approximately 7.5-8 hours of sleep per night.  Laura, an audience member, stated that she only got 6 hours of sleep per night.  Dr Oz says that what drives us to sleep is the light we see.  Natural light has many different colors in it.  The ones that include blue light keep you awake.  Orange light stimulates melatonin and helps you sleep.  Dr Oz suggested orange bulbs in your lamp in the evenings.  The orange bulbs allow you to still read or work on the computer.  When you get up in the mornings, clip on a blue light box (the Verilux Light) because it does the opposite—helps wake you up.  Use the lights for at least 15 minutes before you wake up and 15 minutes before you go to sleep.

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Comments to Dr Oz: Rhodiola Rosea, Moxibustion, Light Therapy & Himalayan Salt

  1. Where do I obtain orange bulbs that he suggests?

  2. Where can I get blue and orange light in Canada or can order in USA.

  3. Becky Peter says:

    We have searched on lineand are unable to find anyone who carries rhodiola rosea chips. Can you help us find someone who actually carries it?

  4. would also like to know where to find the rhodiola rosea chips.

  5. Lynn A. McDonald says:

    Cannot find rhodiola rosea chips anywhere. where does dr.oz buy them?

  6. Looking for the rosea chips. Please let me know where to purchase them. I can’t seem to find them. Thanks!!

  7. I am looking for the rhodiola rosea chips as well. Where does Dr. Oz buy them?

  8. Great, got the chips, got the Vodka.. How much chips go in the Vodka?

  9. so where do you get the chips?????

  10. where do you get the rhodiola rosea chips?

  11. I,too looking for rhodiola CHIPS.. Where found???

  12. Donna Hawley says:

    Where do I find the moxibustion rub you used on 7/5 show, with plastic wrap & heating pad for 30 min. Lower back relief was the problem.

  13. Donna Hawley says:

    Regarding the 7/5 show, mentioned was health food stores. I have tried several, they have no idea

  14. were do you find the rhodiola rosea chips

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