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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.

Jun 24

Plants or Pills? Turmeric vs. Curcumin

Most people assume pills are more effective than plants. The underlying assumption is “Plants cannot be THAT therapeutic. It is not scientific. There must be active ingredients that are working. Let’s extract them, making them pure and precise and more concentrated and thus more effective.” Sometimes this assumption is true. Many pharmaceutical drugs are simply […]

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 […]

Oct 5

Nobel prize awarded to scientist of Traditional Chinese Medicine

A scientist of Traditional Chinese Medicine was awarded Nobel prize today for finding a cure for malaria. She looked into 1600 years old record of Traditional Chinese Medicine and isolated artemisinin as the active ingredient of Qinghao. Ancient Chinese people had been using Qinghao to fight malaria for thousands of years. Not only do they […]

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 […]

Aug 6

The Mythology Of Science-Based Medicine

I would like to share an excellent article written by Larry Dossey M.D., Rustum Roy Ph.D and Deepak Chopra, that discuss the common misconception about medical treatments. It is unfortunate that in an age of science and critical thinking, most people, even professionals and scientists, cannot objectively evaluate the merits of medical treatments. Instead, people […]

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 […]

Jun 25

Natto and Miso Making Class on 6/29

I will teach a class on Natto and Miso making. It is equivalent to cheese making except we make it with soy. Ferment soy products are delicious key ingredients to many of your favorite Asian dishes. It is nutritious and offers many health benefits. Did you know that soy has more protein than beef? Did […]