When I was a kid, my parents would panic when they see me not putting on weight. To many Chinese parents in those days, chubbiness is equivalent to health. Times have change. Even Chinese women go for liposuction to look healthy. It doesn’t just stop there. Many people, both in the East and the West, […]
Just as there are folks today who still believe that the earth is flat, there are also those who deny that HIV infections can cause AIDS. While there are certainly reckless individuals among the HIV denialists, the leaders of the movement comprise not just fake gurus and pseudoscientists, but qualified scientists as well. The most […]
Suzanne Marie Somers is an American actress, author, singer, businesswoman, and health spokesperson. Somers had humble beginnings, posing for Playboy while she was a struggling model in the 1970s and 1980s. After getting into television, she appeared in the role of Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company and as Carol Foster Lambert on Step by Step […]
There’s something that interests me a lot in the latest issue of Discover magazine and I think I need to share this because many of my friends know absolutely nothing about this important medical breakthrough. That’s because in this age of information explosion, the amount of funny, stimulating junk in our Facebook feeds actually block […]
This child had abdominal cramps and watery diarrhoea. Ginger moxibustion at Zhongwan. Rapid relief in this case.
Is this a kind of Japanese acupressure method or la jing (stretching tendons)?
Coffee certainly increases one’s blood pressure, but the effect is often transient. My blood pressure would return to normal about 3 hours after consuming a cup of coffee. The effect of alcohol, however, seems to be more lasting and presumably more harmful. After a couple of glasses of cider, my blood pressures shoots up. It […]
Good tips for locating Zhangmen. “Never inferior to the umbilicus and never posterior to the mid-axillary line.”
We’ve always been taught to go for ashi points in cases like trigger finger and plantar fasciitis. One disadvantage of ashi points is that they can be so painful. Another disadvantage is that they are like no-brainers. Here is a novel way to do it – by manipulating Chengshan. I’ll try and see if it […]