Traditional Practices

Yip Har Choo plant for end stage liver failure

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

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

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

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.

Archilles tendonitis/Lump at back of ankle joint- treating with TCM (personal experience)

Recently, I have been having a bad case of Archilles tendonitis – whereby the tendons located at the back of my right ankle become inflamed. In this article, I want to share with you the treatment form that I have chosen, the insights that was being shared with me by the healer…that archilles tendonitis is …

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Iridology- right iris chart

Iridology- diagnosis of past, present and future illness from the iris (charts and photos)

Iridology has long been a diagnosis practice that intrigued me. I had wanted to try it for a long time but did not manage to find a place that can do it (preferably for free, hee hee). Until recently I chanced upon a free iridology test while visiting a pharmacy. Just through shining a pen …

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

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 …

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