How Diet Can Affect MitochondriaPosted on February 5, 2014 by admin • 0 Comments We all know that healthy diet is very important, but here is another impressive story and science research of how diet can heal our body and keep it in tiptop condition. “Mitochondria” is a word I learned from medical school, now I know diet can affect it too. Please watch this video called “Minding your Mitochondria” by Dr. Terry Wahls at TEDxlowaCity. You can see how amazingly our body responds to diet.
Chinese Medicine’s Solution to Your HealthPosted on June 29, 2013 by admin • 0 Comments What will you do when you have physical problems? Of course go to the doctor! Most people will say that with out thinking.Then you go to the doctor, the doctor give you drugs or surgery…… Is this the only way or the best way?  Has anyone asked him/herself where the physical problems are coming from? In traditional Chinese Medicine, symptom is a sign of your internal imbalance. It’s telling us what happened in your system. For example , a woman goes through menopause with hot flashes, sweats, and she can’t sleep well. Usually we use our five element theory, and think that is because naturally she is in a stage that water organ is getting weak and deficient.  Water is the element that controls fire. Now water is weak, and fire is out of control. We need to help  nourish her body’s own water element like kidney and blood. When her body...
 How to Prepare Chinese Herbal TeaPosted on June 2, 2013 by admin • 0 Comments Here is how to cook your Chinese herbs.Required: Packet of HerbsMeasuring cupStrainerPot – preferably glass, stainless steel or claypot (avoid aluminum)Honey (optional – you may add honey according to taste)Directions:Empty one packet of herbs into a pot. Rinse the herbs once with water. Strain water out.Add 4 cups water. Water should be at least one inch above the herbs.Soak the herbs for 30 minutes at room temperature or 2-3 hours refrigerated. (Dry mixture may absorb about half cup of the water)Cover pot, bring pot to a boil.Once boiling, lower the heat. Simmer (small bubbling) 30 minutes.Pour liquid off, straining into a glass container. This may yield one cup of tea.Repeat step #2, adding 2 cups water to herbs in cooking pot.Cover pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.Pour off, straining into glass and mixing with tea from first...
How to Make TofuPosted on June 2, 2013 by admin • 0 Comments It is easy to create healthy tofu right at home. We found this great video which shows you in detail how to prepare it (English and Chinese instructions are included).  
 Allergy, Sinus and Nasal CongestionPosted on May 31, 2013 by admin • 0 Comments In Traditional Oriental Medicine, the nose is considered the window to the lungs. When exterior pathogens attack the nose, the window is stuck closed, the lung Qi can not moving smoothly. In this case, we need clear the exterior pathogens, sooth the lung Qi and open the orifices.The people with chronic seasonal allergies and sinus problems are considered different from those with simple nasal congestion. They suffer from both an both internal and external condition. External is environment change, internal often shows that the defense Qi is deficient, possibly together with other deficiencies. We need to strengthen the internal and build defense Qi.In this page, we’ll discuss some common formulas.Wind Cold Stack at Window of the Lungs Jing Fang Bai Du San -荆 防 败 毒 散 – Schizonepeta and Ledebouriella Powder to Overcome Pathogenic InfluencesThis is Chinese Ming dynasty formula (1550AD). It used when wind...
Getting Iron NaturallyPosted on May 27, 2013 by admin • 0 Comments Tired of feeling fatigued all the time and don’t have enough energy to do everything you wanted, dry hair, and dry skin? You might have blood deficiency in Chinese medicine term; it’s similar to the western term of anemia.Based on the statistic of 2004 from the US Census Bureau and International Data Base, 3.5millions of Americans have diagnosed with anemia, and many others have normal laboratory testing, but still have blood deficient signs. Anemia is a condition in which there is reduced delivery of oxygen to the tissue of the body leading to fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizziness, pale skin (lips, lining of the eyelids, nail beds and palms), insomnia, scanty or no period, or decreased appetite.Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency, which leads to anemia worldwide, even in the United States. Iron deficiency can be caused by lack of iron in the daily meal, an inability to...
Treat Allergies with Acupuncture and HerbsPosted on May 27, 2013 by admin • 0 CommentsSpring is the season of birth, growth, and blossoming, and all living things become to life and flourish. Spring can also be very challenging for people who have allergies. Are you tired of using over-the–counter drugs to relieve allergy symptoms every year with unwanted side-effects? Are you ready to explore Mother Nature’s ways of supporting the body? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers a better solution to address the causes of the allergy symptoms, treating the whole person, identifying and correcting the imbalances in the system and organs in order to support the immune system and to create better health by managing allergies for the long term.How effective is TCM in the treatment of seasonal allergies? According to a study published in the September 2004 issue of Allergy magazine, the researchers concluded that combination of Chinese herb and weekly acupuncture...
Tips on Stay Healthy and Cool in SummerPosted on May 27, 2013 by admin • 0 CommentsSummer is a season full of Yang energy, and belongs to the fire element. Summer is the season of flourishing as all living things on earth come into blossoming and yielding fruits. How can we utilize the abundant of energy, stay health and cool? In summer with rising environmental temperature everyone loves to eat cold foods and drink iced beverages, like salad, ice cream, or ice coffee, which can temporally provide some coolness to the body, but also can weaken the functions of the digestion tract and lead to poor appetite and indigestions. How can we stay cool and maintain a good digestion in the hot summer? Eat more cooked food, less greasy, or fried foods, which is easier on the digestion system. Many different food herbs can be utilized in a congee or soup form to clear heat and protect the health of stomach and intestines, for examples, Lu Dou (mung bean) congee, He Ye (lotus leaf) congee, Sheng...
Improve Your Fertility with AcupuncturePosted on May 26, 2013 by admin • 0 CommentsAccording to the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7.3 million women in the United State aged 15-44 had difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term in 2002. Fertility issues affect women and men equally. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), one-third of fertility cases are due to female factor, one-third are due to male factor, and the remaining third due to problems are from both sides or unexplained reasons. Delaying motherhood and modern lifestyle are the main factors contributing to fertility issues. file000939848179Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been proven scientifically to be an effective alternative to conventional assisted reproductive programs as well as complimentary to them. The positive influence of acupuncture on the body are many, specifically in the area of fertility are increase...