Top 10 Wellness (Maintenance) Acupuncture Points – Part 1

November 15, 2014 Trisha Han AcupunctureSelf-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

These days wellness acupuncture is becoming more and more popular. It’s also called “maintenance acupuncture”. These types of treatments are nicknamed ‘tune-ups’. Just as we get regular maintenance on our cars, our body needs regular maintenance to keep it healthy, too. A good oriental doctor can see subtle signs of disease processes and can often […]

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Women’s Health Issue (Gynecology) #2 – Blood Stagnation

October 15, 2014 Trisha Han HighlightsOriental Herbal MedicineWellness & Prevention

In the previous blog, we talked about Women’s health issue #1. Here is #2. In Chinese Medicine, Blood-Qi stagnation is a huge factor that causes a wide variety of illnesses and disorders, especially for women.  The healthy, regular circulation of blood is crucial to women’s health, but is often times obstructed due to stress from […]

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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Care for Your Lungs

September 15, 2014 Trisha Han AcupunctureSelf-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

Did you know? Autumn is the time of year when the lungs are the most active, when they are in the most optimal condition.  We can take advantage of this time to nurture our lungs, to give them any necessary attention and care.  According to Chinese medicine, the lungs have two primary functions: one is to “release”, […]

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Women’s Health Issue (Gynecology) #1 – Coldness

September 3, 2014 Trisha Han HighlightsSelf-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

In the ancient times, women’s health was often a thorny issue in Chinese medicine, much like in Western Medicine not too long ago.  Women were often reluctant to discuss their problems and lifestyles openly with male doctors, and because of this, could not get the most accurate diagnosis of their conditions. Although modern women are […]

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A Simple yet Critical Anti-Aging Exercise

August 1, 2014 Trisha Han HighlightsSelf-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

After passing our middle age, many of us start to develop the following problems: hypertension, high blood sugar, heart problem, neck and back pain, insomnia, diabetes, prostatitis, arthritis, cold feet, etc. Many seniors will get dementia eventually. Is there any way to prevent/solve all these problems? The answer is yes and very simple, because all these issues […]

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Exercises Should Give Priority to Organs over Muscles

July 15, 2014 Trisha Han HighlightsSelf-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

Nowadays more and more people recognize the importance of exercise, because everyone wants to stay fit and live long; there are also many methods of exercising, but they are all geared towards exercising the muscles in order to develop a good physique. Can these types of exercise really help you achieve health and longevity, though? […]

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Compassionate “Confession” by a Doctor – Yes I stole Your Money

July 1, 2014 Trisha Han AcupunctureOriental Herbal MedicineUncategorized

This is the true story of an ancient Chinese doctor’s selfless act of kindness. Unfortunately I do not remember the doctor’s name or the time period in which he lived, so let’s just refer to him as the Doctor here. He was a great doctor known not only for his excellent ability to cure various […]

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Summer – the Perfect Time to Cure Winter Illnesses

June 1, 2014 Trisha Han HighlightsOriental Herbal MedicineWellness & Prevention

In Chinese Medicine, summer is the time to cleanse your body of all the illnesses you’ve accumulated during the long winter months. Chinese medicine expert Sun Si Miao once said: “Great doctors prevent illnesses that may happen in the future; Good doctors prevent the inevitable illnesses of the near future; Regular doctors treat illnesses that […]

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Antibiotics and Children’s Health – Advice from from an Austin Acupuncturist

May 28, 2014 Trisha Han Wellness & Prevention

After providing treatments to many young children aged 3 to 12 years old, I feel the need to write something about children’s health. Although they have different complaints, the underlying reasons are related to a weak digestive system and the demand of nutrition during growth. When we think about children, think of the image of […]

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The Top Three Panacea of Chinese Medicine

April 15, 2014 Trisha Han HighlightsOriental Herbal MedicineWellness & Prevention

Many people have chronic illnesses with many symptoms; often, one feels pain from head to toe, almost as if there’s no painless spot on the body.  Although many of these chronic illnesses aren’t too serious, they drag on and never seem to go away.  At times, the symptoms may worsen, at other times they may disappear, causing […]

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How to Keep Yourself Healthy During the Springtime

February 15, 2014 Trisha Han HighlightsWellness & Prevention

When the frost melts away and the cold disappears, animals wake from their sleep and life blooms everywhere.  This kind of restoration occurs continuously during the springtime, and the vitality can be felt not only in nature, but in everyone’s body as well. This energy is better for our health than the best medicine, so we […]

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Please Don’t Blame Your Nose for Your Rhinitis

February 1, 2014 Trisha Han HighlightsSelf-Help Topics

 Rhinitis is one of the most common chronic conditions of today; although it only brings small discomforts, the illness itself is hard to eliminate entirely.  Especially with allergy-induced rhinitis, one must completely change the nature of one’s body, in order to have some hope of treating the illness. It’s important to know that rhinitis isn’t […]

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Don’t Attack Your Body’s Symptoms as the Illness Itself

January 26, 2014 Trisha Han HighlightsSelf-Help Topics

When we catch a cold, we may sneeze; when we drink too much alcohol, we may vomit; when we eat unclean food, we may have diarrhea. Sneezing is the body’s way of expelling the germs and wind-cold that have accumulated–after showing the classic symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, sweating), the cold eventually will pass. Vomiting helps […]

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Hydrate Wisely: Busting the “Eight Glasses a Day” Myth

January 15, 2014 Trisha Han Self-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

Drinking water has many beneficial outcomes. Water flushes out toxins from your body, improves circulation and joint lubrication, and drives many important metabolic processes.  According to the old adage, you should drink eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated.  For some people, though, that may be too much. An excess of anything can […]

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Most of Your Problems will be Gone after Balancing Your Yin and Yang

December 15, 2013 Trisha Han HighlightsSelf-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

The many living creatures on planet Earth all share one thing in common–their properties of Yin and Yang.  Yin and Yang can be understood as two opposing forces, two polar energies that exist interdependently.  While one is right, the other is left; one up, the other down; and so forth.  Yin and Yang characterize all […]

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