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When you cannot feel your toes it could be a sign of diabetic neuropathy - a kind of nerve damage associated with diabetes. But what if you do not have diabetes and still cannot feel some or most of your toes? Personally, I had that problem for years- I honestly cannot remember when it started. It [...]

It does not make sense to many as to why active people like runners and those who participate in marathons can get blood clots. These have been observed prior to these people developing blood clots: they have been immobile for hours- usually during long flights or road journeys- related to lack of circulation they have been [...]

The next time when you are feeling unwell, stuffy nose, having dental/ gum problems or feel a fever coming up, or a host of other chronic as well as acure health conditions, try oil pulling. It's easy, almost free and uses only a simple ingredient- oil which is readily available in your kitchen. Oil pulling is [...]

As a woman approaches menopause, many would consider whether to take hormone replacement therapy or HRT.  There are pros and cons of this therapy which is being debated in Western medicine. Some studies said it led to cancer and some don't. I've came across an insightful writeup by Dr Aihan Kuhn in her book Simple [...]

In the Sunday Star under Fit4Life section, Dr Amir Farid Ishak shared his journey from a conventional trained gynaecologist to applying holistic and integrative medicine encompassing herbs, traditional therapies, qi gong, etc. The article titled "10 years of change- My journey from conventional to holistic integrative medicine" is available in The Star Online. There are very [...]

From my traffic reports, I've noted that some people are genuinely searching about the cane exercise- the type that uses a bamboo stick to beat and clear meridian points. The exercise is known to be effective especially in relieving stiff joints, arthritis, RA, water retention, headaches, muscleskeletal issues, postural problems. It beats or rubs against [...]

This year, Lap Chun falls on 4 February 2012- at 6.23pm to be precise. During this time, chi/ qi energy from earth is said to be at its strongest. This is demonstrated by the fact that even uncooked eggs can stand up by itself- and I could see a few updates by friends with real [...]

This is continued from the previous article, Part 1 by Dr Lai Chiu Nan. Energy leak “Qi gong raises the energy level. This is why the person changes from a diseased state to a healthy state. “The same with yoga. When you are tensed, you dissipate a lot of energy. Yoga helps you to relax [...]

Do you find yourself having chronic pains in your abdomen area, like areas of stomach or the left/right abdomen area?  There is a simple stomach rubbing exercise adopted for thousands of years that is so simple and yet effective. It is taught in the book The Chinese System of Self Healing by Dr Stephen Chang. [...]

When you are trying to learn healing, you may do research on various methods and attempt to try out each method first to find one that you may have the natural aptitude or affinity in.  Then you would eventually need to find the method that you would like to focus and settle with. And then [...]




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