Oriental Herbal Medicine

Summer – the Perfect Time to Cure Winter Illnesses

July 1, 2017 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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Women’s Health Issue (Gynecology) #2 – Blood Stagnation

June 1, 2017 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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The Top Three Panacea of Chinese Medicine

May 1, 2017 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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80% of Gynecological Illnesses can be Treated with Regulation of Menstrual Cycle

March 15, 2017 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 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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Chinese Medicine’s Biggest Secret

January 15, 2013 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal MedicineWellness & Prevention

Chinese Medicine, beyond treating individual cases of illness, was also used in ancient times to hinder the spread of infectious diseases.  Not many people know this. So I call it the biggest secret. Let’s take malaria, for example.  We know today that malaria is caused by a species of bacteria in the genus Plasmodium, which […]

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China’s Revered Anti-Aging Herb – Tuber of Multiflower Knotweed

December 15, 2012 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal Medicine

In 812, a 56-year-old man by the name of He was pruning trees when two plants a few meters way apart suddenly caught his attention. He thought it was very strange that the vines of these plants were crossing each other not unlike a man and woman embracing each other in love. “There got to […]

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How to Make the Best Use of Ginseng to Improve Your Energy

July 15, 2012 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal MedicineSelf-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

Typically, when a person would like to restore energy and feel revitalized, ginseng is the first choice of many. In fact, a popular method in consuming ginseng is to soak two sun-dried roots in liquor for about two months, so that all of the medicinal properties of the root will be transfer into the alcohol, and then […]

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An Longevity Herb – Morinda Root

March 1, 2012 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal Medicine

In Chinese History, most Chinese Emperors have a relatively short life. From Chinese medicine point of view, their short lives were results of their involvement in hectic politics and their excessive indulgence in sex. (As you may know, ancient Chinese emperors are entitled to have dozens of wives). Both took their toll – physically and […]

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Why Asian Dandelion is Called Fishman’s Herb in Chinese?

August 2, 2011 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal Medicine

The 16-year-old daughter of a government official in ancient China was suffering from mastitis, with a triangular lump underneath her left breast. She was in pain and very worried, but she dared not tell anyone about it, because deep down inside she felt ashamed. But her maid eventually noticed her illness and disclosed it to […]

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How Dodder (Bunny’s Seed) was found to be effective for Back Pain?

May 3, 2011 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal Medicine

Dodder (bunny’s seed) is effective treating back pain, impotence, seminal emission, diarrhea, lumbago and insecure fetus. The following is the story how it was discovered. A young man was hired by a farmer to look after his bunnies. Being a harsh task-master, the master warned the young man that the death of a bunny would cost […]

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An Herb Story – San Qi (Notogensen Root)

December 2, 2010 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal Medicine

Today let me share an herbal story with you – San Qi (means 37 in Chinese) (Notoginseng root). It can help to stop bleeding; promote blood circulation, heal swelling and relieve pain.

Long ago, there was a man named Zhang Xiao Er, who was dying due to some kind of hemorrhage disease (a copious blood discharge from the blood vessels). Anxious to save his son’s life, Zhang’s mother found a doctor named Tian, and the doctor prescribed an herb that eventually cured the disease.

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Losing Weight Should be like a Pleasant Journey

September 1, 2010 Trisha Han HighlightsOriental Herbal MedicineWellness & Prevention

Many people have unusually low self-esteem and low spirit just because they don’t have slim figures. Some feel that it’s merely their figures that cost them their lifetime of happiness—from marriage, family, friendship and career to affecting fate entirely.  Often times being overweight or obese takes away their joy, success and even opportunities.  This is truly a […]

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How to Stay Healthy During Cold Season

April 1, 2010 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal MedicineWellness & Prevention

Fall is a beautiful season with colorful leaves, deep blue sky and crispy cool air. With all the good things, there is also dramatic temperature change from day to night. Our body will find it hard to adjust to the change. If we happen to have stressful life and low immunity at this time (also […]

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Another Herb Story – Why Cnidium Monnieri is called snake-bed seed in Chinese?

February 8, 2010 Trisha Han Oriental Herbal Medicine

Cnidium Monieri is an herb that is effective for the following problems: chronic tinea and scabies; eczema involving scrotum; Itchy genitals in women; Impotence. However, few western people know that this herb is called snake-bed seed in Chinese. Here is the story why. There was a village where an unidentifiable disease was rampant. Patients with […]

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