Recovering From a Turkey Day Hangover?

November 28, 2014 Updated: November 28, 2014

For those of you who ate too much at the Thanksgiving feast, I have some great herbal formulas to help digestion. But if you cannot get into see me, I have a great suggestion.

As many of my patients can attest, I am often drinking a cup of tea when they arrive at my Chicago office.

The best teas for helping to digest a heavy meal are:

1. Hawthorn
2. Ginger
3. Peppermint

My favorite brand is Traditional Medicinals which can be found at most grocery stores.

Jennifer Dubowsky, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in downtown Chicago, Illinois, since 2002. Dubowsky earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from University of Illinois in Chicago and her Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. During her studies, she completed an internship at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China. Dubowsky has researched and written articles on Chinese medicine and has given talks on the topic. She maintains a popular blog about health and Chinese medicine at Acupuncture Blog Chicago. Adventures in Chinese Medicine is her first book. You can find her at

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