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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 […]

Jan 19

How to Lose Weight Using TCM – part 4 of Losing Weight Using TCM

Now that we have covered the factors that make losing weight difficult. The strategy is to make losing weight easier by countering these factors with Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, please keep in mind, easier does not mean it is easy. Some level of commitment is still required to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, but […]

Jan 5

Why is it so difficult to lose weight? – part 3 of Losing Weight Using TCM

Now we have covered the fundamental mechanisms of weight gain. They seem very simple. You just have to increase caloric output or reduce caloric input to create a caloric deficit. Why can’t people lose weight? There are many factors that make weight loss extremely difficult: Biological: The body has a natural tendency to maintain stability, […]

Dec 5

Why are people overweight? – part 2 of Losing Weight Using TCM

So why are people overweight? Genetics can play a big role. Research of identical twins raised by different families has shown that twins tend to have similar weight despite different lifestyle environment. However, if you look at historic pictures of people under food rationing, for examples, 1960s in China or Wartime Europe in 1940s, you […]

Dec 4

Introduction to Losing Weight Using TCM – part 1 of Losing Weight using TCM

Being overweight is an epidemic problem in America. According to Center for Disease Control (CDC), currently: 33.9% of adults are obese (BMI >30), and 34.4% of adults are overweight (BMI>25) and below obese. So total 68.3% of American adults have weight issue. There are countless products and services on the market that promise weight loss. […]

Nov 20

Autoimmune Disorders according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Autoimmune disorders are a group of conditions that involves the body’s own immune system attacking healthy tissues. Normally the body’s immune system attacks foreign objects in the body or tissues that mutated. However, in people with autoimmune disorders, the immune system has difficulty distinguishing normal tissues from others. Depending on the tissue being attacked, there […]

Nov 17

Skin disorders according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Skin disorders can be a frustrating experience. They are usually not life threatening but can be stubborn and difficult to remove. People find skin disorders difficult to treat because they are looking from a narrow and mechanical perspective. Many conditions would be categorized as inflammation, a chemical process involved with immunity. Under a microscope, inflammations […]

Oct 20

High Carb Diet for Diabetes

There is a common misconception that diabetes patients need to reduce or avoid carbohydrates. This simplistic view is based on the idea that diabetes patients have excessive blood sugar. It is very convincing for patients who monitor their blood sugar regularly. They often notice their blood sugar would peak after a meal big on carbohydrates. […]

Aug 30

What conditions can you treat?

Traditional Chinese Medicine can and has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments because it sees disease much differently than Conventional Medicine. Using a biochemical model, Conventional Medicine requires knowing the disease’s exact chemical problem to develop a chemical solution. Hence it takes many many years of research in labs to discovery the […]