Complimentary Healing

Acupuncture, acupressure, bekam, chiropractor, guasa and other traditional methods in treating health ailments:

Yip Har Choo- herb for end stage liver cirrhosis and acute hepatitis

Yip Har Choo plant for end stage liver failure

The herb in question is called 叶下珠 (translated as ‘Pearls under the leaves’) or its scientific name Phyllanthus urinaria that is claimed to be able to cure end stage liver cirrhosis. I decided to write this article after hearing from 2 separate persons (who do not know each other) who each one had a relative/friend who had [...]

Danger of hypnotherapy – manipulation, false memory and spirit attachment

hypnosis

While hypnotherapy has been praised by some to be effective in dealing with addictions and unexplained phobias, there are potential downside to such treatments as well. In this article, we would discuss the downside of hypnotherapy. 1. Manipulation If a patient is successfully induced to a state of deep trance like state, the patient is [...]

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

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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 [...]

Simple tools for pain management and self massage

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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

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 [...]

Rheumatoid Arthritis- food to avoid and healing with acupuncture

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. I am able to write more about this condition because I have recently developed the early stage of rheumatoid arthritis. Please [...]

Stroke: What to do after being discharged from hospital

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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 [...]

Can acupuncture cure bow legs or knocked knees?

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A person I know have both the condition of bow legs AND knocked knees. My mom herself have bow legs and I have knocked knees. Acupuncture is definitely going to help in pain management for both bow legs and knocked knees. But the treatment alone would not be able to correct the postural imbalance. If [...]

Pain management in elderly from falls- acupuncture is very effective

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With falls, the older person or elderly could experience moderate to severe pain that eventually ends up limiting the mobility. Eventually it would get too painful to move or walk and thus the person would avoid movement and walking. This would cause muscle dystrophy and stiffness. Gradually, the person would eventually require a walker, then a [...]

Black Face General Plant Herb for Detox

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My friend, a cancer survivor of more than 10 years introduced the benefits of a herb called the Black Face General to be used to detox. The plant is also known as 黑面将军 in Chinese and “pecah beling” in Malay language. Basically she mentioned that there are 2 types of the Black Face General herb- with [...]