Archive | Respiratory Problems

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 […]

Don’t Ignore Your Snore

Sixty percent of American adults snore. At  first, snoring is more often a nuisance than  a sign of serious illness, as a person’s quality of sleep, or that of a loved one, is disrupted. However, if restorative energy isn’t created during a full night’s rest, aging quickens its pace. With age, snoring may get worse. […]


On August 8, 1995, China’s most popular singing star Den Lijun passed away in Thailand. She was only 42 years old at the time. It shocked everybody in China. How could such a beautiful and healthy looking star pass away so suddenly? Even more surprising was the cause – asthma! In the United States, asthma […]

Goodbye to Smoking

As you all know by now, tobacco is a big killer. More than 50 million Americans smoke. According to the Center for Disease Control, it kills more than 440,000 people every year in the U.S. If you are a current smoker, quitting is the biggest favor you can do for yourself. You might have already […]

SARS, the Flu and Other Epidemic Diseases: What You Can do to Support your Immune System

Thank goodness that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is finally on the wane. Since it began in November of last year, the barrage of media coverage incited mass fear among the American public, emptied Chinatowns all over North America and stopped much travel between U.S., Toronto, Canada, China, and its neighboring countries. So far, people […]