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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Care for Your Lungs

September 15, 2016 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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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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A Proven Method to Cure a Cold – Make Yourself Sneeze

May 3, 2010 Trisha Han Self-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

Today let’s talk about cold again. Cold is generally caused by wind cold (A terminology of Traditional Chinese Medicine) entering our body. It has two stages. At the first stage, symptoms are likely sneezing, chills, running nose with clear mucus, etc; The 2nd stage symptoms may include sore throat, fever, headache, deep cough with dense mucus, […]

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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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