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

August 1, 2019 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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Summer – the Perfect Time to Cure Winter Illnesses

July 1, 2019 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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Compassionate “Confession” by a Doctor – Yes I stole Your Money

June 1, 2019 Trisha Han AcupunctureOriental Herbal MedicineUncategorized

This is the true story of an ancient Chinese doctor’s selfless act of kindness. Unfortunately I do not remember the doctor’s name or the time period in which he lived, so let’s just refer to him as the Doctor here. He was a great doctor known not only for his excellent ability to cure various […]

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80% of Gynecological Illnesses can be Treated with Regulation of Menstrual Cycle

May 1, 2019 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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Women’s Health Issue (Gynecology) #1 – Coldness

April 3, 2019 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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The Top Three Panacea of Chinese Medicine

March 1, 2019 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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Most of Your Problems will be Gone after Balancing Your Yin and Yang

February 1, 2019 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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How to Stay Healthy in Winter

January 15, 2019 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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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Care for Your Lungs

November 1, 2018 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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Don’t Attack Your Body’s Symptoms as the Illness Itself

September 1, 2018 Trisha Han HighlightsSelf-Help Topics

When we catch a cold, we may sneeze; when we drink too much alcohol, we may vomit; when we eat unclean food, we may have diarrhea. Sneezing is the body’s way of expelling the germs and wind-cold that have accumulated–after showing the classic symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, sweating), the cold eventually will pass. Vomiting helps […]

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A Simple yet Critical Anti-Aging Exercise

August 2, 2018 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 Issue (Gynecology) #3 – Liver Qi Stagnation

June 3, 2018 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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Simple Breathing Exercises to Cleanse Your Organs

May 1, 2018 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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How to Keep Yourself Healthy During the Springtime

April 1, 2018 Trisha Han HighlightsWellness & Prevention

When the frost melts away and the cold disappears, animals wake from their sleep and life blooms everywhere.  This kind of restoration occurs continuously during the springtime, and the vitality can be felt not only in nature, but in everyone’s body as well. This energy is better for our health than the best medicine, so we […]

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Top 12 Wellness (Maintenance) Acupuncture Points – Part 2

August 2, 2017 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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