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Nov 18

Protein Restriction for Chronic Kidney Disease

I had a patient come in yesterday for Chronic Kidney Disease. He has been seeing a nephrologist for five years and has been on dialysis for a year already. I was shocked to find out that he said no one ever told him that he needs to restrict his protein intake. This is very basic […]

Nov 16

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Case – Patient E

Patient E is a middle aged woman from South East Asia. She came to see me for her severe case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) in March of 2016. Her condition began after her trip back to her home country in January. She developed severe diarrhea, numbness and tingling in her hands and feet, extreme fatigue, […]

Aug 3

Beware of “Useless” Surgery

New York Times reports that many surgeries are still being performed even though evidence suggest they do not help patients. Randomized clinical trials have shown that many surgeries are closed to being totally useless. Most of these surgeries are performed intending to help pain, particularly pains in the spine and knees. However, their success rate […]

Jun 30

15 million needles (a documentary film)

I would like to share an amazing documentary about famed and influential acupuncturist Dr. Zhu. He revolutionized the way we treat stroke patients. I am very proud to have graduated from the same school and worked at the same hospital as he did in Shanghai.

Feb 12

Acne Case – Patient J

Before Treatment After Treatment   Patient J is a single mother and esthetician student in her mid twenties. She came to see me in October of 2015 for her severe acne that had been raging on for about two months. Being a hopeful esthetician, she is extremely careful with her skin and the outbreak of […]

Oct 14

Hair Loss Case – Patient M

Patient M is a female software engineer in her early 40s. She first came to see me for her hair loss on April 30th, 2015. Her symptoms began in the end of 2014 during a stressful assignment. She experienced severe fatigue, poor sleeping quality, lost of her voice and shedding hairs. Being a health conscious […]

Sep 19

Over-prescription of pain medication is causing a surge of heroin problem in the US.

The Economist reports a surge of heroin use in the US. Three quarter of heroin addicts began their opioid use from prescription pain drugs. According to CDC, there is 300% increase in sales of opioid since 1999. It is not hard to see where the problem is coming from. Currently we are in a pain […]

Jan 1

Effective Natural Pain Relief

There is an epidemic of pain across America. Chronic pain troubles about a quarter of Americans. Together as a whole, we consume 80% of the pain medications in the world, with only 5% of the world’s population. More people now die from prescription drug overdose than car accident. Obviously we are walking down a dangerous […]

Dec 27

Natural Treatments for Anxiety

Everybody suffers from anxiety from time to time. However, for many people, anxiety becomes excessive and uncontrollable. In extreme cases, anxiety becomes panic attack, which often send people to emergency rooms. There are current no satisfactory treatment for anxiety from conventional medicine. The reason for such under-treatment, in my view, is caused by misunderstanding of […]

Jul 5

Hair Loss case – Patient K

My patient K**** brought two samples of her hair to show me few days ago. She lives in Fort Bragg and operates an inn with her mother and daughter. On her first visit, she complained of fatigue and muscle soreness all over her body. She felt dizzy often and noticed that her hair and eye […]