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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 […]

Feb 13

Research shows workout more frequently may not be better

New York Times reports that researchers found that among three groups of volunteers: one exercised two times a week, one exercised four times a week, and one exercised six times a week, there is no notable difference in fitness gained. However, the group that exercised six times a week shows more sign of stress and […]

Oct 15

Part 1 of Lecture 1 of “Nutrition and Food Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine”

Many people have requested that I post my lecture and slides on the Internet. Here it is, I will upload the rest as I finish editing them. Slides: Intro to TCM – Nutrition and Food

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 […]