Traditional Practices

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

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Caution: This article is based on my personal experience and I am not advocating that you do the same. There are potential pitfalls of course, especially if the person has urinary track infection.  When I was 5 years old, I recalled my grandaunt asking me one afternoon….”can I rinse your eyes again with your brother’s [...]

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 [...]