Vitamin E for everyone (S4E6)

As far as supplements go, vitamin E has many contradictory studies that have been published about it. The reason for this is that most of the research has only been done on alpha-tocopherol, while neglecting the other forms.  The 8 … Read More

CoVID19 needs all hands on deck (S4E5)

As the frantic news media whips us all into a frenzy over the corona virus (CoVID19) epidemic, there is some selective deafness that is causing a few things to be overlooked as far as what you can do to further … Read More

Canker Sores (S4E3)

Medicine loves to put complicated labels on simple conditions and canker sores are no exception. They are usually dubbed as aphthous stomatitis and if they are recurring they are called RAU or recurring aphthous ulcers.  I’ll just stick to canker … 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

Asian Porridge Extraordinaire (S3E9)

We’ve all read or heard of the “chicken soup for the soul” book series, and most of us know that chicken soup is reputed to be good for you when you are sick, but many in the west have yet … 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

Natural Anti-inflammatory Herbs (S2E16)

One of the most famous non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs is aspirin, which comes from the bark of white willow trees. One of it’s mechanisms of action in the body is by it’s ability to inhibit the cyclooxygenase enzymes COX-1 … Read More

Frankincense has good sense (S2E13)

From before biblical times, Frankincense has been used in many forms of medicine, Chinese medicine notwithstanding. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM), it is known as Ru Xiang, which translates as Fragrant Milk, and is used to invigorate the blood. … Read More

Reactive Hypoglycemia (S2E9)

Nothing makes life in my practice of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine more challenging, than Reactive Hypoglycemia. For the most part this is due to one of three things. The three things that cause it are high glycemic, carbohydrate rich … Read More

Erectile Dysfunction (S2E3)

All gentlemen (myself included) are susceptible to a certain amount of what I like to call Samurai vanity. Put simply, it is a belief in one’s own competence with regards to our capabilities. As such, nothing is more of a … Read More