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When was the last time you have gone barefooted and step on real soil of the earth? On certain mornings when I am up very early, I will go outside my garden barefoot and just stand on the bare earth. I find the best time is during dawn, when it is still dark- the sun is [...]

Each morning, as you get up from bed, have a habit to drink a glass of hot (not boiling hot but as hot as you can swallow without burning your throat) or at lease a glass of warm water.... on an empty stomach before you brush your teeth. Drink it slowly, by sips if you [...]

I went for wet acu cupping, also known in Malay as berkam or bekam treatment (in Arabic it is known as Hijama) to treat my persistent neck, back and lower back pain. It has been quite an experience and I wanted to share with you the benefits of this alternative treatment. When I first looked up- initially [...]

Do you sometimes feel that your extremities like hands and feet felt cold and numb? Sinus or the common cold may accompany the condition. If you see a Chinese physican, he will shake his head and probably say that your immune system is not so good- therefore the heat element in your body is not [...]

Do you find yourself caught in the embarrassing situation of having dandruff on your dark coloured coat even though you wash your hair often? Even by trying the smelly tar shampoo that is supposed to get rid of dandruff only relieved the condition a little. If you work out often in the gym, and tend [...]

When I was taking a course of Chinese medicine herbs, in order for it to be effective, I had to abstain from taking fruits, fried stuff, tea (red tea, teh tarik type) and cold drinks. One day, while chatting with my Indian friend about healing methods, she told me she was aware that when one [...]

In last Saturday's Star paper, a study revealed that the brain of ballet dancers were different- and from years of practice, they have been conditioned not to feel dizzy. Yes, ballet dancers or even other professional dancers can train themselves not to get dizzy and performed one spin (pirouette) after another. It was found that cerebellum [...]

I want to share with you on my recent experience after consulting a chiropractor for my lower back pain. No doubt, going to the traditional Chinese doctor who had administered acupuncture and Chinese medicine had helped me, however the pain came back after a few weeks even though it was milder (the Chinese doctor did tell me [...]

Like many people, I too dislike the needle. I get a bit nervous when the needle used to take blood, or by the dentist to inject the painkiller before pulling out my tooth. After going through the experience, I would like to share some pointers with you: If done by a skilled TCM doctor, it [...]

My best friend twisted her back as she got up while carrying her baby after bathing him. She was  not sure how the pain came about- one moment she was bathing her baby- and then she carried him up in a sudden quick movement and twisted her back. The pain was severe and my friend [...]




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