Traditional Practices

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

Yip Har Choo plant for end stage liver failure

Yip Har Choo  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 with end stage liver failure who could cure it with this plant after doctors have told them there is nothing that could be done.

Incorporating complimentary treatment like acupuncture in hospitals

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In most parts of the world, it is almost unheard off to set up a complimentary treatment section. I wish conventional hospitals would consider adopting the same approach as many government hospitals in Thailand. Here, the health authorities know that alternative treatments such as acupuncture, acucupping and traditional massage are effective in treating various health conditions and ailments. This is especially so with pain management, arthritis and rheumatism. Effective, non intrusive and little or no side effects.

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

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Some of the ancient Chinese customs that I have heard is by rinsing your eyes with the urine of a boy (who is still a virgin) in order to have a good eyesight. She really did this to me when I was too young to know what was going on. And funny enough, I have relatively good eyesight for most years of my life even though I spent long hours in front of the computer most of the time.

Illness that got healed after consulting faith healers/ mediums

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There are some things in the world that the world of medicine may not be able to cure/have an answer for. A person gets really sick and admitted to the hospital. Sometimes, the cause cannot be found. Or the cause is found (medically) but despite steps taken, the patient do not get well. I have [...]

Cold flare ups and pressure in the inner ear

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Health Symptom posted by someone: Does anyone know anything about ear problems? My mom has suffered for a month and was not getting better. She has had cold after cold and the pressure is still in her ear. The doctors have given her antibotics,and there is still no improvement. It is driving her nuts it feels like she’s [...]

How to get rid of static electricity from your body

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You would have probably experienced this- you touch something and feel a mild electric shock. And it seemed to happen to you more often than to others around you. Often, we spend hours each day on electronic gadgets like laptops and mobile phones. These portable devices causes transfers of electromagnetic energies to your body. As [...]

Menopause- taking traditional vs Western medication

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As a woman approaches menopause, many would consider whether to take hormone replacement therapy or HRT.  There are pros and cons of this therapy which is being debated in Western medicine. Some studies said it led to cancer and some don’t. I’ve came across an insightful writeup by Dr Aihan Kuhn in her book Simple [...]

A journey of a medical doctor from conventional to holistic integrative medicine

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In the Sunday Star under Fit4Life section, Dr Amir Farid Ishak shared his journey from a conventional trained gynaecologist to applying holistic and integrative medicine encompassing herbs, traditional therapies, qi gong, etc. The article titled “10 years of change- My journey from conventional to holistic integrative medicine” is available in The Star Online. There are very [...]