Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (S3E12)

When someone claims to have great dexterity in something, you often hear them say “It’s all in the wrist”.  However, as far as carpal tunnel syndrome goes, there is a bit more to it than that.  Carpal tunnel syndrome is … Read More

Pain & Trauma Liniment (S3E11)

Chinese medicine has many different interventions that are beneficial for pain and swelling. One in particular that most of us practitioners use is a topical liniment known as Zhen Gu Shui (正骨水 ), which literally translates as “Rectify bone liquid”.  … Read More

Opiate withdrawal revisited (S3E10)

In episode 2 of this season, I covered how the opiate withdrawal syndrome can be alleviated with either oral or intravenous nutrient therapy.  However, there is actually a little more to the story of opiate withdrawal syndrome that should be … Read More

Shingles (S3E6)

When putting a new roof on a house, it is important to choose a good contractor that will do a thorough job, so that the roof will last a long time.  Just replacing old shingles without paying attention to the … Read More

Opiate Withdrawal (S3E2)

The recent news is awash with stories of the seriousness of the opiate crisis and how widespread the problem is. What seems to be conspicuously absent however, is any mention of an intervention that practically obliterates the opiate withdrawal syndrome. … Read More

Alcoholism and Orthomolecular Medicine (S2E1)

If I had to name an affliction that affects the rich, poor, old and young, regardless of educational level or culture, it would be alcoholism. Despite there being public awareness around the substance that many of us use, there is … Read More

Episode 49: GERD

Remember that expression “Don’t bite off more than you can chew.”? In today’s landscape of digestive maladies, perhaps it should be reworked into “Don’t swallow more than you have chewed.” In the case of GERD or Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, that … Read More

Episode 46: Osteoarthritis Causes and Prevention

Osteoarthritis (OA) is experienced by a great majority of the population worldwide. More often than not it is characterized as either primary or secondary types. The primary type (which is also called idiopathic or ‘of unknown origin’) is a disease … Read More

Episode 44: Kidney Stones

One of the worst pains known to both men and women would be the passing of a kidney stone. In fact, it might even rival childbirth as far as it’s severity goes. Kidney stones are made up of either Calcium … Read More

Episode 37: Chinese Medicine Treatment of Menstrual Pain

Chinese medicine has a unique and metaphorical terminology that explains pathology in health. The reason for this is due to having been developed thousands of years ago, when modern medical jargon did not exist. “Dysmenorrhea” is Western Medicine’s term for … Read More