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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Care for Your Lungs

October 1, 2019 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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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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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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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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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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Please Don’t Blame Your Nose for Your Rhinitis

February 1, 2017 Trisha Han HighlightsSelf-Help Topics

 Rhinitis is one of the most common chronic conditions of today; although it only brings small discomforts, the illness itself is hard to eliminate entirely.  Especially with allergy-induced rhinitis, one must completely change the nature of one’s body, in order to have some hope of treating the illness. It’s important to know that rhinitis isn’t […]

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How to Stretch Your Legs to Improve the Health of Your Liver & Kidney System

February 1, 2016 Trisha Han Self-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

Today let me introduce a simple exercise to help you strengthen your liver and kidney systems. Method: See the linked video clip below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy-_A3uwd8A Why is this exercise helpful? The answer is very simple. If you want any of your organs to be healthy and strong, you just need to channel your blood and Qi (energy) […]

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An Exercise for Stronger Kidneys and Longevity

July 3, 2015 Trisha Han Self-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

The kidneys, in addition to their normal blood purification functions, store the vital energy (essence) for the body. Vital energy is essential to life itself. To the degree that vital energy leaves the body, the body slowly dies. To the degree that vital energy increases in the body, the body thrives. Kidneys are vital to every other […]

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Top 12 Wellness (Maintenance) Acupuncture Points – Part 1

February 15, 2015 Trisha Han AcupunctureSelf-Help TopicsWellness & Prevention

These days wellness acupuncture is becoming more and more popular. It’s also called “maintenance acupuncture”. These types of treatments are nicknamed ‘tune-ups’. Just as we get regular maintenance on our cars, our body needs regular maintenance to keep it healthy, too. A good oriental doctor can see subtle signs of disease processes and can often […]

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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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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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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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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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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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