31 Dec

Acupuncture and herbs treating itching during pregnancy

Itching during pregnancy is quite common. Around twenty percent of pregnancy has skin issue like itching. Normally itching areas are in stretched and dry place which can be alleviated by applying fragrance-free lotion or cream. However, for some itchy skin conditions, such as eczema, can get worse during pregnancy. And the situation can get worse […]

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28 Dec

Acupuncture treats hot flushes – researches

Acupuncture has been used to treat menopause hot flashes. Questions on whether, why and how that works have been around in the western medical community for a long time. Even with the researchers conducted so far, these topics may still go on. Science is a study to explain the phenomena with existing human knowledge. However, […]

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14 Nov

Response to “I think acupuncture is a useless pursuit in IVF.”

Recently someone posted a blog saying”TCM and homeopathy are increasingly being scrutinized as quackery.”, I am not homeopathy doctor, so I leave it to homeopathy society to answer. In regard to TCM and acupuncture, my comment is: Life is precious and health is important for each one of us. We value critical mind and independent […]

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30 Oct

Is all Chinese Medicine herbs dietary supplement?

NO. not all Chinese Medicine herbs are dietary supplements. There are about 5 thousand herbs documented inside Chinese Medicine herbology. There are a few hundred herbs are defined as the dietary supplement which is safe to consume in a reasonable long time. Currently, about 83 herbs are documented in Chinese FDA as the food. The […]

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28 Aug

Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy

As both considered as complementary and alternative Medicine, Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy are totally different. Chinese Medicine is built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. Even though Chinese Medicine uses animal product, but […]

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22 Aug

Chinese Herbs Talc and Johnson’s Baby Powder

$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer The recent court decision makes me have double thought of Chinese herbs formula “Liu Yi San” which is composed of talc and gancao. They are used very often in reducing dampness. The herbs formula is very effective and usually is combined with other herbs. […]

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16 Aug

Evidence based medicine (EBM) in Chinese Medicine

As NIH website defines: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3789163/ “Evidence based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious, explicit, judicious and reasonable use of modern, best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. EBM integrates clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information. It is a movement which aims to increase the use of high […]

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07 Mar

Soy foods help breast cancer patient

Eating Soy Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Death Risk. Soy foods are not detrimental to — and may even be beneficial for — women with breast cancer, according to a new study published online today in Cancer. A recent research has clarified the long misconception among OBGyn and fertility professionals. Previous scientific study on soy has […]

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16 Feb

Psoriasis treatment with acupuncture and herbs

Acupuncture and herbs treating psoriasis has been practiced long time. The effect generally is good. The psoriasis is an auto-immune skin disease of scaling and inflammation. Individuals with psoriasis may experience significant physical discomfort and some movement difficulties. The disease may also affect the fingernails, the toenails, and some area soft tissue. Treatment of conventional […]

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31 Jan

Chinese Medicine and dietary supplement

We have been treating Chinese Medicine as dietary supplement. FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines a dietary ingredient as a vitamin; mineral; herb or other botanical; amino acid; dietary substance for use by man to supplement the […]

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