Archive | Qineng Tan

Multiple Sclerosis

Not too long ago, a patient visited Tao of Wellness with lower back pain along with a tingling sensation in his left leg. He had seen several doctors, and had a number of X-Ray and MRIs to reveal a moderate bulging of the disk between lumbar vertebrate 4 and 5.  When I first saw him […]

Asthma

On August 8, 1995, China’s most popular singing star Den Lijun passed away in Thailand. She was only 42 years old at the time. It shocked everybody in China. How could such a beautiful and healthy looking star pass away so suddenly? Even more surprising was the cause – asthma! In the United States, asthma […]

Goodbye to Smoking

As you all know by now, tobacco is a big killer. More than 50 million Americans smoke. According to the Center for Disease Control, it kills more than 440,000 people every year in the U.S. If you are a current smoker, quitting is the biggest favor you can do for yourself. You might have already […]

Do You Suffer from Heartburn?

Heartburn is a major symptom of a medical condition called Gastroesophygeal Reflex disorder (GERD). More than 54 million adults in America are suffering from this frequent condition, just like you. (Based on the survey from the National Heartburn Alliance in 2003). Heartburn is a burning sensation which radiates from the mid to upper chest, caused […]

Qi Gong for Stress Release

Qi Gong for stress release aims to regulate the whole body into a calm, relaxed and natural state through a step-by-step rhythmic relaxation method. There are four types of meditation and each work by activating Qi, (life energy) and blood harmonize the internal organs to help reduce anxiety, improve sleep and relieve pain. Sit, stand […]

Tai Chi: A Source of Good Health, Peace of Mind and Yes, Even Love

My first Tai Chi lesson began at the age of six and my first instructor was my father, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. On weekends and after school, my father and I would practice the ancient movements in a clearing along the Zhou River or on the slopes of the Fenghuang Mountains. I studied […]

Hypertension

Definition Hypertension is a disorder characterized by high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of the flowing blood against the walls of the arteries. It is measured in two numbers. The first number is systolic pressure which represents the pressure generated when the heart contracts and pumps the blood through the artery. The lower […]

What Can Traditional Chinese Medicine do for you During the Flu Season?

The holiday season is just around the corner. But don’t forget this is flu season as well. Generally, most flu activity in the US occurs from November through March. In an average year, more than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized, and more than 20,000 deaths are related to the flu. The “flu,” also called “influenza,” is […]

Pain Management

Acute and chronic pain syndromes, as some of society’s most costly health problems, have an enormous impact on individual, national, and global levels. In the United States, chronic pain is the third most common health-care problem, behind heart disease and cancer, with the combined annual costs of lost work days, doctor visits, hospital stays, pain-reducing […]

Daily Exercises that Promote Health

If you have a few minutes during your busy day, try a couple or all of these exercises. They build strength in different parts of your body, stretch your muscles and reduce stress. So take a few minutes and try some of these exercises. Dr. Tan assures you will feel a difference if you do […]