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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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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A Doctor with X-Ray Eyes

May 13, 2013 Trisha Han Uncategorized

About 2,500 years ago, China was divided into seven countries—Qi was one of them. Emperor Huan of Qi once invited the famous doctor Bian-Que to his palace as a guest. When Bian-Que saw the emperor, he studied his face for a moment and said: “Sir, you are ill. Right now it’s just under the skin. […]

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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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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, […]

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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