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Dr. Cai’s Recipes for Mental Clarity

Brain fog is often a result of poor digestion and dampness obstructing the smooth flow  of Qi and blood to the brain. I have prepared some simple and tasty recipes that will help promote the free flow of Qi and Blood to nourish your brain, help lift the fog and improve your  memory and mental […]

10 Tips for Sound Sleep

Avoid sleeping on your back. Resting your hands on your chest and abdomen   can press on your heart and lungs, thereby preventing deeper breathing. Avoid thinking too much before bedtime. 80% of insomnia is due to a “mental”   imbalance. Watching violent TV shows or reading a stimulating book also cause restless sleep. Avoid excessive talking […]

Dietary Guide for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a  chronic disease, mainly characterized by the inflammation of the lining, also referred to as synovium of the joints. RA can lead to long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of function and disability. RA progresses in three stages. The first stage is swelling of the synovial lining,  causing pain, […]

How Much do you Know About Your Pulse?

Most people already know that the pulse reflects heart rate, which is normally between 60-90 beats per minute. Whether it is too slow, too fast or irregular, it can indicate a possible heart problem. However, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the pulse reveals more than just heart rate. Chinese pulse diagnosis is an extremely complex […]

First Aid — Little Secrets in the Kitchen

We have all experienced some physical accidents in our kitchen, which need immediate assistance. Sometimes we have to suffer from them because we have very little self-rescue training ideas that can prevent injuries from worsening or help them heal faster. The following are some home remedy secrets I want to share with you. Burns For […]

A Delicious, Healthy Recipe: Lotus Flower Tofu

INGREDIENTS 5 oz. mashed tofu 12 extra large eggs 5 oz. ground chicken breast 2 medium tomatoes (not too soft) 1 tbsp. minced ham 1 tbsp. soaked & minced shiitake mushrooms, 1 cup chopped bay leaves2 tsp. cooking wine 1 tsp. ginger juice 1 tsp. scallion juice 2/3 tsp. salt 3 egg whites 3 tsp. […]

Treatment of Candidiasis by Traditional Chinese Medicine

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a species of yeast, usually recognized as candida albican. Candida albican is a natural resident of the large intestine, held in check by the intestinal flora. However, the balance can be disturbed, leading to yeast overgrowth. This, in turn, can directly or indirectly cause the development of a variety […]

Are Oral Contraceptives Really Important in Treating Menstrual Disorders?

Nowadays the majority of women are familiar to oral contraceptive. It is very common to take for irregular periods, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea (painful period), and menopause. Maybe most people have never thought that there are options. As we know, oral contraceptive might be a simple answer in treating such symptoms. Yet, we cannot ignore the side […]

Health Preservation & Appropriate Lifestyle for the Year 2000

A new millennium is coming. People are seeking better ways to maintain their health. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the key to health preservation is living in harmony with nature. The following are four methods that can keep you healthy: Cultivation of mind is a method of keeping physically and mentally healthy by regulating the […]