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Asthma and Chinese Medicine

In the United States, asthma is the most common chronic condition among children, affecting more than one child in twenty. An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from asthma. Every day, 5,000 patients visit the emergency room and 14 people die due to complications of asthma in the U.S. Asthma is a chronic lung disease where […]

Detox Testimonial

Submitted by Lee Chemel When I walked into Dr. Mao’s office a year and a half ago, I was ready for a change. I was sixty-six years old and working fourteen-hour days as a TV director. I had let my nutrition go. I felt the weight of my belly fat, cleverly hidden under baggy t-shirts […]

Practicing with Cranes and Eagles. A Note of Appreciation.

We received this email recently from one of our customers and would like to share it with you. This is just to say how much the Ni family teachings have positively impacted my life. The new website [], Ni family books, DVDs, CDs, the Wellness E-newsletter, Dr. Mao’s teleconferences, and your awesome Tao of Wellness […]

Chinese Medicine Effectively Treats Heartburn

The organ of summer is the heart, and many people suffer from heartburn. Caused by acidic stomach contents which irritate the unprotected lining of the esophagus, heartburn is a burning sensation that radiates from the mid to upper chest. In healthy people, the lower end of the esophagus normally stays closed, which prevents acidic fluid […]

Chinese Medicine Targets Energy Blockage for Pain Relief

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), nothing in the human body functions indepen- dently. Pain is the body’s warning alarm that tells you something is wrong. If you ignore your body’s alarm, like ignoring a fire alarm in your house, severe problems can occur. Human body functions are dependent on the life force energy or […]

Terry’s Unexpected Gift: Being Healthy

Written by Allison Holdorff Last year, Terry, my brother-in-law, was stricken with end-stage liver cancer. My sister and I took him regularly to Tao of Wellness for incredible treatments that extended his life, gave him energy, relieved his pain and helped him deal  with the side-effects of chemotherapy and other Western cancer treatments. Terry was […]

Moxibustion Medical Therapy: Warming the Channels

The Chinese medical therapy called moxibustion warms regions of the body and can penetrate to the muscles, tendons and bones. Moxibustion helps to relieve pain, stimulate blood circulation, relax muscles, and induce a healthier flow of chi, or energy. By warming and opening the channels and collaterals, it assists the body’s  natural healing processes. Moxibustion […]

Emotions Affect your Health and May Cause Organ Imbalance

Because emotions are a powerful motivating force, Chinese medicine practitioners often look for an emotional cause to the imbalances that occur within the body. Before a treatment, we may ask you about your emotional state during the week: moodiness, depression, anger or anxiety. To first-time patients, these questions may appear strange, personal or irrelevant to […]

Exercises to Increase Visual Clarity

A famous Chinese proverb states that the eyes are the windows of the soul. It is crucial to keep the windows clean and uncontaminated. The following exercises are designed for maintaining and improving visual clarity and sharpness. It is preferable to do these exercises upon rising in the morning and before retiring in the evening, […]