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 […]



Foods with Yin Properties

January 7, 2013 Trisha Han Self-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

This article is better to be read after our separate article “Most of Your Problems will be Gone after Balancing Your Yin and Yang”. That article tells us the importance of balancing our Yin and Yang. Today let me introduce some food with Yin properties. So, if you have too much Yang in your body, […]



Foods with Yang Properties

January 5, 2013 Trisha Han Self-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

This article is better to be read after our separate article “Most of Your Problems will be Gone after Balancing Your Yin and Yang”. That article tells us the importance of balancing our Yin and Yang. Today let me introduce some food with Yang properties. So, if you have too much Yin in your body, […]



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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The Food You Eat can Change Your Personality

December 3, 2012 Trisha Han Wellness & Prevention

When a person’s Yin-Yang balance is off, it not only affects the physical health, but also affects one’s personality and emotional state.  Generally, a person with Yang deficiency is nervous and easily frightened, always hesitant in their decisions.  A person with Yin deficiency is irritable and impatient, with an inclination for bad temper. Those with […]



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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Case Study – Infertility

July 9, 2012 Trisha Han Misc

Female , 29 , mother of 15-month baby. Chief Complaints: trying to get pregnant for several months and unsuccessful. Other complaints: Feeling stressed and easily agitated; Low energy around ovulation and menstruation; Severe PMS symptoms; Severe cramps  with small clots, moody , anger,  fatigue  before and during menstruation; Digestion problems, hard to digest oily food , irritable bowel syndrome with abdominal […]


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Case Study – Miscarriage

April 15, 2012 Trisha Han Misc

Female. 28, married for 4 years, on birth control for 4 years. Off birth control for 11 months. Chief Complaints: Trying to get pregnant 2 months off birth control, got pregnant right away, but miscarriage in just 2 weeks. Diagnosis & Differentiation: Cycle for period is 30-32 days. Last 3-5 days with only one day heavy. First […]


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Bring the Dead back to Life – A True Story of a Great Doctor

March 15, 2012 Trisha Han Uncategorized

Bian-Que (500 B.C.) is one of the most famous doctors in China’s history. He cured many illnesses that others regarded incurable. One of the most well-known stories was about how Bian-Que succeeded in curing the crown prince of the Kingdom of Guo of his fatal illness. According to the record, the prince of Gua was […]



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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How to Treat Athlete’s Foot

February 2, 2011 Trisha Han Self-Help Topics

Athlete’s foot, also called tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the foot. The condition often develops between the toes and other areas of the foot. You know athlete’s foot can be really unpleasant, itching, redness, scaling, cracking… You may have tried Lamisil, Lotrimin, Terbinafine, Clotrimazole, etc. All these product works, but the fungus keeps coming […]


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Now Bill Clinton is a Vegan, is that Healthful?

January 2, 2011 Trisha Han Wellness & Prevention

Bill Clinton’s hamburger days are behind him, he says. Former President Clinton now considers himself a vegan. In his interview with CNN’s Dr. Gupta, Bill Clinton says that now he consumes no meat, no dairy, no eggs, almost no oil. He’s dropped more than 20 pounds, and he says he’s healthier than ever. “All my blood […]


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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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