Archive | Digestive Disorders

Acupuncture in the News: Colic

There is good news for parents and neighbors of colicky infants. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden recently published a study showing that acupuncture worked to reduce fussiness and crying among infants suffering from colic. Colic is a condition that affects many infants. It refers to inconsolable crying for more than three hours a day […]

Healthy Intestinal Flora

A healthy digestive system can help to improve the quality of our lives and bring about bountiful health. Our digestive systems flourish when the flora of our intestines is balanced. This flora is composed of over three hundred different types of microorganisms that live in our system and aid in the process of digestion and […]

Chinese Medicine Effectively Treats Heartburn

The organ of summer is the heart, and many people suffer from heartburn. Caused by acidic stomach contents which irritate the unprotected lining of the esophagus, heartburn is a burning sensation that radiates from the mid to upper chest. In healthy people, the lower end of the esophagus normally stays closed, which prevents acidic fluid […]

“Ahhh” is the Difference Between Heaven and Earth

There are many ways to bring a smile to someone’s face and having a healthy bowel movement is one of them. In ancient China, constipation was not a rare condition. When the Emperor of China was constipated, his doctors would have to move heaven and earth to help him go. Fortunately wise ancient Chinese doctors […]

Controlling Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

Inflammatory  Bowel Disease (IBD) is often believed to be an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and/or ulceration of the digestive tract. Genetics, race, diet and the immune system can all play a role in IBD, but the exact cause is still unknown. There are two major types of IBD: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s […]

First Aid — Little Secrets in the Kitchen

We have all experienced some physical accidents in our kitchen, which need immediate assistance. Sometimes we have to suffer from them because we have very little self-rescue training ideas that can prevent injuries from worsening or help them heal faster. The following are some home remedy secrets I want to share with you. Burns For […]

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 […]

The Threat of Mold to your Health and Well Being: Part II

Click here to read Part I of this article. In Part One of this article, I discussed the problems of mold infestation and its potential impact to one’s health. I pointed out that in Chinese Medicine, dampness is considered to be the cause of many illnesses such as high cholesterol, cancer, metabolic disorders, chronic fatigue […]

The Difficult Problems of Mold Infestation: Part II

Click here to read Part I of this article. Liability, Insurance And Other Economic Issues: The presence of mold contamination has serious economic consequences. Many insurance carriers refuse to issue insurance to people who have made a water loss claim within the past three years. Some insurance carriers charge an additional premium to issue insurance […]

The Threat of Mold to Your Health and Well Being: Part I

An Urgent Problem In recently years, mold contamination has taken center stage as the top environmental concern for both the healthcare and real estate industries. In the healthcare field, doctors are inundated with conditions ranging from mild allergic reactions to severe debilitating and sometimes, fatal incidents involving mold exposure and the subsequent fungal infection and […]