Trigger thumb is a very uncomfortable and often painful condition where one experiences pain and a locked feeling of unable to move the thumb. It is getting more and more common for those who use their Smartphones or gamers. A friend of mine who does a lot of cooking for many people (which involves hours [...]
Even though the patient seemed to recover fully on the first time of a stroke attack, it does not mean so inside. Usually, the second stroke would result in a severe complication. That is why aside from going to hospital, they would take the stroke patient for traditional Chinese treatment even though the patient seemed to have recovered 100%. I wished I had know about this earlier as my dad suffered complication from his second stroke and passed away. But what has happened has happened. I could not undo the past. All I can do is write about these things in my blog to create awareness.
When was the last time you have gone barefooted and step on real soil of the earth? On certain mornings when I am up very early, I will go outside my garden barefoot and just stand on the bare earth. I find the best time is during dawn, when it is still dark- the sun is [...]
I went for wet acu cupping, also known in Malay as berkam or bekam treatment (in Arabic it is known as Hijama) to treat my persistent neck, back and lower back pain. It has been quite an experience and I wanted to share with you the benefits of this alternative treatment. When I first looked up- initially [...]
My best friend twisted her back as she got up while carrying her baby after bathing him. She was not sure how the pain came about- one moment she was bathing her baby- and then she carried him up in a sudden quick movement and twisted her back. The pain was severe and my friend [...]
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 [...]
Update in August 2017– View the updated location of cane exercise classes in Penang. Update 1 May 2014- Cane exercise venue has changed from Mengkuang Dam to Robina Park. Robina Park is after the RMAF at Teluk Air Tawar ( Butterworth ). Is by sea side & the exercises are conducted under the trees. Even [...]
Recently I chanced upon rattan canes (rotan or known as wicker canes in the West)- basically made from the rounded strips of rattan being tied together. They were sold in the market for RM15 each: According to the seller, each rattan stick is bounded very tightly together and it can be used for even 15, 20 years. He had [...]
Being bow legged can cause knee pain and as one gets older, the pain affects a person’s mobility. The condition can be heritary or result from posture or muscle weakness. Take a look at the photos below: The old lady on the photo above had bow legs. As she pushed the trolley (which she also [...]
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 [...]
Why let our feelings of unworthiness, loneliness and emotional trauma from childhood prevent us from forming healthy relationships with ourselves and others? Think about it, people who hurt us are now either old and defenseless or dead. They can't hurt us anymore. So why are we still hurting ourselves?