Arthritis

Caffeine, anxiety and panic attacks

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Every morning, most of us would need that cup of coffee or tea as a ‘pick-me up’. In fact, we have gotten too reliant on it that we cannot function effectively without that morning cuppa. Without the timely intake of the daily cup of coffee or tea, we may suffer immediate withdrawal symptoms such as [...]

Cane Exercise that you can do to relieve joint stiffness and pain

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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 [...]

Best time to exercise in the day

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This is shared by an 85 years old healthy man who is active and is a chi kung teacher. Today he drives around and is very mobile and active after taking up chi kung. According to him, the best time to exercise is during 7am to 10am. He said that many people may think that [...]

Knee beating with bamboo stick to clear blockages and reduce pain

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When I was down in Singapore, I had the chance to witness ….and being on the receiving end of a beating by a Chinese traditional healer using fine bamboo strips. Before the beating is done, the healer who first press on a few acupressure points to determine the cause of the problem. He would then [...]

Lower back pain and when one cannot afford ongoing treatments

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Just yesterday, my uncle shared with me about the constant back pain that he was experiencing for decades. It started decades ago while he was loading a huge basket of fruits up in a lorry. Suddenly he heard a twisting sound followed by such an intense pain that he could not straighten his back. That [...]

Why drinking too much tea can cause stiffness and pain

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Now, in traditional diets in India which contained heavy spices and oil, drinking tea is fine as it helps to cool down the effects of heavy spices and oil. Therefore, those who eat diets that are heavy in spice and oil would need to take tea. Even after a dish of fried rice or Hokkien [...]

Controversies surrounding mind-body-spirit medicine

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Lately in this blog, I have been featuring articles connecting the role of our outlook, attitudes, personality and how we deal with emotions on how they affect health ailments that we may have in our bodies. The mind-body-spirit connection in health and healing has many controversies and in this article, I will attempt to address [...]

Story of a lady with arthritis, joint pain and high uric acid

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This is not the only case I have of someone with such condition. But Anne’s story (not her real name) can offer an insight on how our personalities can map out certain specific health conditions. Anne is almost 70 years old now. She had suffered from arthritis, joint pain and high uric acid. If she as much as [...]