This is a blog on achieving health through lifestyle changes and healing one's emotions which are mostly shared through either personal or through those known to me. Please browse below for the latest posts or alternatively the sidebar for the list of main topics.

Should an acute Hepatitis B patient start on entecavir- personal experience

Liver
Baraclude entecavir 0.5mg that my mom is taking

In this article, I wanted to share on my personal experience in starting my mom on entecavir medicine for my mom’s acute hepatitis B, and whether if starting my mom on this medicine was wise or not. I am able to speak only from my experience and it is important to note that it may [...]

Fever and danger of death due to inflammation

Cold-Flu-Chill-Fever
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Doctors would prescribe medication after an operation or stitching of an open wound. The common medications are antibiotics, anti inflammatory drugs and pain killers. It is compulsory to take the antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs. However, the painkiller is optional….to be taken only if there is pain. Failure to take the medication would result in [...]

Rheumatoid Arthritis- food to avoid and healing with acupuncture

Arthritis, Complementary Healing
Rheumatoid arthritis

There is no known absolute cure for rheumatoid arthritis. If you see a doctor with regards to your condition, then you would be prescribed with NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or steroids to manage the condition. Early detection of Rheumatoid Arthritis You should be on the alert if you start noticing that your finger joints (phalanges) start to [...]

Tonsil issues and cancer- and link to ‘swallowing’ one’s emotion

Cancer, Mind-Body Connection
taking a clear look at our perspective

My mom was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in year 2000. Actually she had felt a lump at her throat for a few years prior to the diagnosis. But the lump was not painful- it was just there. Hence my mom initially thought nothing much of it. I wanted to write this article after having a [...]

Alternative treatment for vertigo or dizziness

Caregiver, Headache, Pain or Injuries
everything is spinning. unexplained vertigo/dizziness

Last week I woke up one day feeling a little out of balance. By noon, as a got up from my sofa after speaking to someone on the phone, I felt suddenly very dizzy. The entire room was spinning. It was a horrible feeling. I took a few deep breaths to steady myself and slowly [...]

My grandaunt rinsed my eyes with urine to give me good eyesight

Eyes
Night owl vs early bird

Caution: This article is based on my personal experience and I am not advocating that you do the same. There are potential pitfalls of course, especially if the person has urinary track infection.  When I was 5 years old, I recalled my grandaunt asking me one afternoon….”can I rinse your eyes again with your brother’s [...]

Why night owls should transition to become early birds/riser

Exercising, Overcome Fatigue
Night owl vs early bird

Are you a night owl or early bird? This article is meant for an night owl, written by a night owl. I would talk about my experience and why I feel that transitioning to an early bird would ultimately benefit you the most. Most research have pointed out that being an early bird would help [...]

Stroke: What to do after being discharged from hospital

Blood Pressure, Complementary Healing
acupuncture 150x150 - Stroke: What to do after being discharged from hospital

When a person suffers from stroke, the person needs immediate treatment at the hospital. However, what should one do upon discharge from hospital? Based on research done, it is very likely to get a second stroke after the first one. Both my dad and his elder brother had suffered from stroke.  The second stroke caused [...]