80% of Gynecological Illnesses can be Treated with Regulation of Menstrual Cycle

April 1, 2014 Trisha Han AcupunctureHighlightsOriental Herbal Medicine

80% of gynecological illnesses are caused by irregular menstrual cycles.  If the menstrual cycle can be regulated, then many of these gynecological illnesses would disappear by themselves.  Ignoring menstrual irregularities is not smart, as they may cause many unforeseen problems later on in life.   Some common menstrual problems include menstrual cramps, bloating, headaches, spotting, back pain, and irregular [...]

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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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Women’s Issue (Gynecology) #3 – Liver Qi Stagnation

February 2, 2014 Trisha Han AcupunctureHighlightsOriental Herbal MedicineWellness & Prevention

In the previous blogs, we talked about Women’s health issue #1 and #2. Here is #3. Women especially are sensitive to the pressure and demands of modern society, and the resulting stress is a cause of many health issues. Emotional burden, from a Chinese Medicine perspective, is the cause of liver-qi stagnation.  Liver-qi stagnation, to [...]

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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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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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Top 10 Wellness (Maintenance) Acupuncture Points – Part 1

December 1, 2013 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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How to Stay Healthy in Winter

November 15, 2013 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal MedicineSelf-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

Just like how millions of cells make up one organism, human beings are the tiny cells that make up the universe.  We must abide by the changes of nature, instead of going against it; we must interact with the millions of organisms in the world, instead of solely paying attention to our own needs.  As [...]

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Uremia – the Elusive Syndrome

November 1, 2013 Trisha Han Uncategorized

Uremia, in the medical world, is relatively uncharted territory–neither Western Medicine nor Chinese Medicine has made many advances in understanding it or finding a cure.  Because it is a syndrome usually accompanying renal failure, kidney dialysis is always an option, and kidney transplant is considered a last resort.  Most people are concerned with healing the [...]

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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Care for Your Lungs

October 15, 2013 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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Sleeping Well is this Natural and Simple

October 1, 2013 Trisha Han HighlightsSelf-Help Topics

Everyone loves to sleep in, especially after the long 5-day workweek.  But many people, sadly, are unable to enjoy this small weekend luxury; instead they toss and turn, are awakened by nightmares or by the slightest sound. Sleepless nights are a kind of painful suffering for those who experience it often, and at times, it [...]

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Cancer – The Rebellious Child of the Family

September 15, 2013 Trisha Han Uncategorized

In the past forty years, the most exciting discovery made in modern medicine has inarguably been the oncogene, or the gene linked to cancer.  At first, medical researchers were thrilled, because they thought they had discovered the key to curing cancer. Soon, however, they realized that the oncogene is present not only in cancerous cells, [...]

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

August 1, 2013 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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Exercises Should Give Priority to Organs over Muscles

July 1, 2013 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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Summer – the Perfect Time to Cure Winter Illnesses

June 15, 2013 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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