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.

Emotional causes of Alzheimer’s | Dementia- my mom’s story

Caregiver, Mind-Body Connection, Older Adults
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Recently I am seeing a consistent pattern in a few people with Alzheimer’s disease whom I know personally. One of them is my beloved mother. In this article, I would like to share with you the emotional events and her method of coping that gradually leads to her brain cells breaking down, leading on to [...]

My experience with Western doctors that made me explore alternatives towards my health issues

Dental and Mouth, Kidney, Resources
Image credit: Mohamed Hassan/Pixabay

Before I begin, I would like to clarify that I am not saying Western treatment is bad. But I just wish to share some of my experience in seeking treatment and the attitude of some of the doctors that had made me explored alternative treatments. 1. The doctor who tried to preach religion and refer [...]

Critique of wet acucupping (bekam) treatment method from a visitor

Complementary Healing
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A visitor, Little Timmy Twight left a comment below on my article Wet Cupping Therapy (Bekam)- effective for pain relief, gout and various health ailment: Anybody who claims that there are medical benefits to this, is either a sucker or a fraud. There is no clinical evidence that supports wet cupping to be anything but a [...]

People who are able to see dead people

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The ability to see the death is not culture, race or religion dependent. Some people just have the ability to see dead people (known in Chinese as having 阴阳眼). Because this particular ability or curse (as some would call it) only happens to a small minority of people living amongst those who are not able [...]

Is bak kut teh healthy for you?

Diets, Heart Diseases
Healthy bak kut teh

Bak kut teh is a well known known Chinese dish. Sometimes people translate bak kut teh as a kind of tea but to me, it is very much like a herbal soup. Originally a Hokkien dish, it is much loved by many Chinese folks in Malaysia and Singapore. The soup is boiled with Chinese medicinal [...]

Simple tools for pain management and self massage

Complementary Healing, Pain or Injuries
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In Thailand, when you visit the marketplace, small stalls at shopping complex or street bazaars, you would be able to see many stores selling simple massage items.  These items are inexpensive and can be used as a quick relief for muscle aches and discomfort. The items are (kindly refer to the pictures for the diagram): [...]

Incorporating complimentary treatment like acupuncture in hospitals

Complementary Healing, Pain or Injuries
Hospital incorporating traditional Chinese medicine

In the past when I was working in corporate, being sedentary, work stress and spending hours sitting in front of a computer caused me a number of pain and discomfort. I’ve had severe shoulder pains that caused pain even with the slight turning of my head. As well as severe lower back pain- I always [...]

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

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 [...]