Eclipse Day

Today, August 21, 2017, all of North America will experience a solar eclipse, which is one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights. Ancient Chinese culture perceives solar eclipses as the phenomena of “disastrous event.” Read more

Olympic Cupping

Tonight when I was watching Olympic swimming, I noticed cupping marks on the back and shoulders of the famous swimmer Michael Phelps. I was so excited to see that US athletes use alternative treatment since I know acupuncture and cupping have been widely used for Chinese athletes for a long time. Read more

Why the ice or cold water and food are not good for your body?

People have a habit of drinking ice and cold water in America. From the Chinese medicine view, it is a bad habit for your health. The effect cold temperature foods have on the human body have not been fully documented due to the need to open the body to observe what happens when cold foods are consumed. There have been a few studies which show that meal temperatures of 53 degrees F stay in the stomach for less time than meals of 99 degrees F. (The study was done by D.N Bateman at 1982 published at J. Physiol.)  Ritschel & Erni used a PH- sensitive capsule as an indicator, they found that the capsule entered the small intestine much more rapidly with a cold drink than with a warm one. These experiments suggest that meal temperature effects adaptive relaxation mechanisms. Warm liquid resulted in greater relaxation of gastric muscles as indicated by the reduction the initial emptying of the stomach. This means if you drink cold water or eat cold meal it will give your digestion system less time to work on the food. Read more

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Acupuncture Treatment

This is one of my old articles I published at at 2010, I have not written paper for a long time, here is the link :

Below is the article

Recently, I have been getting a lot of phone calls asking me if acupuncture can treat anxiety disorders. My answer is always yes. I have treated over forty patients with anxiety acupuncture is indeed a powerful treatment for depression and anxiety. Anxiety disorder affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (about 18%). It affects women twice more than men. In Western medicine, generalized Anxiety disorder (GAD) is a psychological and physiological state characterized by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. People with symptoms of GAD tend to always expect disaster and can’t stop worrying about things such as health, money, family, work, or school. In people with GAD, the worry often is unrealistic or out of proportion for the situation. Therefore, daily life becomes a constant state of worry, fear, and dread. Eventually, the anxiety dominates the person’s thinking and eventually interferes with daily function.  Read more

Nice Thoughts keep a Nice Body

I always tell my patients to keep positive thoughts, be nice, stay in harmony and happy . Dr. Emoto from Japan believed that our emotional and energies can change the physical structure of water from his water crystal experiment. He  claimed that water exposed to positive speech and thoughts would result in visually pretty crystals being formed when that water was frozen, and that negative intention would form “ugly” frozen crystal. Read more

Share an Article about HuangQinTang

I am so glad the main stream study is beginning to study Chinese herb formula. Chinese herb is the longest clinic trial in the whole world. We have used it for thousands years. It still continues to help people health. Yale medical group found an old famous herb formula HuangQinTang can easy the side effect cancers treatment caused by chemotherapy. It is under phase III clinic trial now. But the best way to use Chinese herbs is still under practitioner supervised, because each person is different, herb formula has to be tailored for each patient. Please read the link below

Health Note for days

Health note of the day. Today I share an acu point Zhi Gou for everyone who is suffering constipation or difficult in bathroom. You can press hard on this point when you go bathroom, it will help your bowel movement. Zhi Gou location is 3 cun above the transverse dorsal crease of the wrist, between the ulna and radius. Read more

Health Note of days

Health note of the day. Ginger is good for food taste and an herb use, but you can not eat too much or drink ginger tea all day long. Ginger’s ingredient  contains safrole, especially in rotten ginger, so over use it may increase the risk of liver cancer. Also in Chinese medicine, it is not good to take ginger for three type of person. 1). Yin deficiency 2). Inside heat too strong 3) people with liver problems. It is good to consult with your health provider. Read more