How to Stretch Your Legs to Improve the Health of Your Liver & Kidney System

February 1, 2016 Trisha Han Self-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

Today let me introduce a simple exercise to help you strengthen your liver and kidney systems. Method: See the linked video clip below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy-_A3uwd8A Why is this exercise helpful? The answer is very simple. If you want any of your organs to be healthy and strong, you just need to channel your blood and Qi (energy) […]

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

January 3, 2016 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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How to Stay Healthy in Winter

December 15, 2015 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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Most of Your Problems will be Gone after Balancing Your Yin and Yang

November 1, 2015 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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Women’s Issue (Gynecology) #3 – Liver Qi Stagnation

October 1, 2015 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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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Care for Your Lungs

September 15, 2015 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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Simple Breathing Exercises to Cleanse Your Organs

September 1, 2015 Trisha Han Self-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

Breathing is such a natural, involuntary act that often we disregard it as something insignificant to our health.  However, being closely aware of how our body respires is crucial to our physical and mental well-being.  For example, it is commonly acknowledged that during meditation, one must regulate breathing to achieve the state of calm desired.  […]

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An Exercise for Stronger Kidneys and Longevity

July 3, 2015 Trisha Han Self-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

The kidneys, in addition to their normal blood purification functions, store the vital energy (essence) for the body. Vital energy is essential to life itself. To the degree that vital energy leaves the body, the body slowly dies. To the degree that vital energy increases in the body, the body thrives. Kidneys are vital to every other […]

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Summer – the Perfect Time to Cure Winter Illnesses

June 1, 2015 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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Top 12 Wellness (Maintenance) Acupuncture Points – Part 2

April 25, 2015 Trisha Han AcupunctureHighlightsSelf-Help Topics

In earlier blog, we talked about the top 6 acupuncture points that are multifunctional and extremely beneficial Here is number 7 to 12: 7) Fu Liu (also Kidney 7 or Recover Flow) Point Summary: Located along the Kidney Meridian, the Fu Liu point benefits the kidneys by tonifying Kidney Yang, opens the water passages, drains dampness, […]

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A Simple yet Critical Anti-Aging Exercise

April 2, 2015 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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Women’s Health Issue (Gynecology) #1 – Coldness

March 3, 2015 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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Top 12 Wellness (Maintenance) Acupuncture Points – Part 1

February 15, 2015 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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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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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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