Traditional Practices

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 [...]

Curing humped/ hunched back with martial arts

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This was published in the book “The Mystery of Longevity” written by Dr Liu Zhengcai. In the book, he had documentend lifestyle practices by centenarians in China. Imagine there was no gym or any modern facilities in China or anywhere else about 100 years ago. And yet, people still lived long and healthy lives. In particular, [...]

Chicken essence, acupuncture and kidney failure

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There was a real case told to me by my neighbor- there was an old lady was feeling very tired and fatigued. Her sons, being concerned for her, bought the Brands Essence of Chicken for her. After taking about 3 dozens of the essence everyday for about a month, she suffered from kidney failure. I did [...]

Taiji Wheel- good for frozen shoulders

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This taiji wheel can be found in some of the parks locally. Quite interesting on the benefits written on the equipment: It helps to develop strength of muscle around the shoulder region, improving the flexibility and agility of shoulder joints, elbows, wrist and strengthening cardiac and pheumonic functions. Good for healing frozen shoulders, functional hindrances [...]

Relief pain in the stomach, left or right side of the abdomen

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Do you find yourself having chronic pains in your abdomen area, like areas of stomach or the left/right abdomen area?  There is a simple stomach rubbing exercise adopted for thousands of years that is so simple and yet effective. It is taught in the book The Chinese System of Self Healing by Dr Stephen Chang. [...]

Stick to one method of healing- for too many may cause conflict

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When you are trying to learn healing, you may do research on various methods and attempt to try out each method first to find one that you may have the natural aptitude or affinity in.  Then you would eventually need to find the method that you would like to focus and settle with. And then [...]

Personal experience- mysterious illness during Hungry Ghost festival

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I’ve decided to share this childhood story as I have been reading numerous articles on the Hungry Ghost Festival. A strange illness that I had when I was a teenager had played a role in shaping me to be the person I am today. When I was 15 years old, my mom sent me for [...]