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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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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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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