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 […]
Is this a kind of Japanese acupressure method or la jing (stretching tendons)?
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 […]
Acupuncture syncope. That simply means fainting during an acupuncture session. Can a couple of fine needles make a big, grown man faint? You bet. The vast majority of fainting cases are not because of improper technique. The masters frequently encounter them. This novice already had 2 encounters. They were both healthy looking young men in […]
The Meridian Theory in TCM distinguishes the pathway or “origin” of a headache by its location. The beauty of this system lies in the fact that you can treat an illness at one part of the body using a distal or “remote” point, the safest and most convenient of which are located on the limbs. […]