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Acute back pain case from weight lifting in acupuncture

Pain control and sports injury case Kelly is an avid cross fit woman, she loves intense training. One day, she was having weight lift over…

How to Improve Sleep and Chronic Fatigue

Insomnia is the root of many chronic disorders Millions of people who suffer from insomnia look for quick fixes instead of exploring the root causes…

The Surprising Thing to Get Rid of Pain

Angie, a 35-year-old woman recently moved from New Mexico, has been having lower back pain for about 6 months, which usually happens in the morning…

Food and Herbs that Make Your Skin Healthy and Glow

Food and Herbs make your skin healthy and glow Vitamin A: Acting as an antioxidant to neutralize harmful elements in our skin, vitamin A helps to…

Can Acupuncture Successfully Treat Skin Hives?

Treating Hives with Acupuncture and herbal medicine in East Asian Medicine Hives (urticaria) are swollen and red, bumps, patches or welts on the skin that…

Aging in Acupuncture and Asian Medicine

Topics: Aging Well with Acupuncture and Asian Medicine, Six Easy Tips for Greater Health and Longevity, Health Boosting Foods Aging Well with Acupuncture and Asian…

Women’s Health with Acupuncture in East Asian Medicine

Manage Your Reproductive Health with Acupuncture East Asian medicine has a long history when it comes to enhancing reproductive health and fertility for both men…

New Study Acupuncture Works for Chronic Stress

Today NCCAM (national center for complementary and alternative medicine) posted the research result of EA on rats for stress, which was recently published in the…

What is Meditation?

Meditation is really a transcending of the process of dreaming. You are constantly dreaming – not only in the night, not only while you are…

Chinese herbal medicine for bronchial asthma xiao qing long tang

The name of this formula is thought to be derived from Chinese folk religion. The wood spirit from the east, known as the blue dragon,…

What is Reiki and its Benefit?

reiki‘ came from the Japanese word, if translated into English, it’s spiritual energy or divine energy. There have been many similar therapies from different cultures…

Carpal Tunnel and Trigeminal Neuralgia with Acupuncture

Treatment of Neurological Disorders with Acupuncture A neurological disorder refers to a problem with the nervous system, which is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates…

Are You Having Trouble Sleeping Due To Back Pain?

Have you ever had back pain in your life? If you’re like most people, your answer is probably a resounding “yes.” There’s good reason for…

Acupuncture for Mental & Emotional Wellness

Mental and Emotional Wellness with Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine At some point in life everyone deals with major upheavals or emotional distress. These events can…

Do You Drink Enough Water?

W.A.T.E.R. = H2O, Our Body’s Essence I keep emphasizing the importance of water for our health, however we seem to always forget, so reminding again…

Top Foods for Glowing Beautiful Radiant Skin

Foods to Help You Look Your Best:Keep Your Skin Glowing and Clear Acupuncture views nutrition in a complex light, through the application of Asian medicine wisdom…

Acupuncture for Skin Disorders

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Healthy Skin Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be very effective at treating skin conditions. Treatments can provide quick relief for…

Book Review Emperor of All Maladies

Demystify Cancer-The chronicle of Cancer which humans have lived with for thousands of years Many people think that Cancer is the disease born from the…

What is The Role of Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine

The Important Role of Complementary Medicine In Our Healthcare System Allopathic,” or conventional, medicine excels in acute care. The “ill to the pill” mentality may…

Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Asian Medicine

What is Diabetes? Below is the summary of Diabetes from PubmedHealth “Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar…

Revitalize Your Health

In This Issue Revitalize Your Health with Acupuncture and Nutrition Acupuncture for Weight Loss Step into Wellness Blueberry-Lemon Sorbet Revitalize Your Health with Acupuncture and…

How to be Rich How to be Strong

To Understand others is to be knowledgeable; To understand yourself is to be wise. To conquer others is to have strength; To conquer yourself is…

How You Deal with Being Sick

So glad, finally I am writing about the way of being sick, or how you feel still O.K. even when you are sick housebound or…

Food and Cancer from my memories of two friends

American diet and cancer from the memories of my two cancer friends and patients. Since my two friends passed away, what they said to me…

Tips for Sleep Disorder and Stress

Rest, Renew and Reflect on Your Health! By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is…

How to Treat ‘Emotional and Mental Issues’ with Acupuncture and Herbs

How to Treat ‘Emotional and Mental Issues’ with Acupuncture and Herbs According to Oriental medicine, the cold months of winter are the perfect time to…

Acupuncture and Herbs for Common Cold and Flu

Acupuncture, the Natural Cold and Flu Remedy This year there will be 1 billion colds and 95 million cases of the flu in the United…

Zen From the Little Kid’s Book

The other night, my 5 year-old son brought his new book “Zen shorts” written by Jon J Muth to me for reading, And the word…

5 Health Issues that Affect Men & How Acupuncture Can Help

Five Top Men’s Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help – October 2010 Acupuncture has been used to treat men’s health concerns for thousands of…

Acupuncture for Children with ADHD

Acupuncture and ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral conditions among children. In the United States alone, approximately 4.5…

How Much Water Do You Need to Drink?

Do You Drink Water Enough? WATER Water: a chemical substance with the chemical formula H2O. Its molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected…

The Wisdom of Prajanaparamita Heart Sutra

The Childhood Memory of The Heart of the Prajnaparamita Anyone who grew up in the Buddhist culture or family remembers this sutra, When I was…

Let thy Food be thy Medicine-Food Matters

A friend of mine recently mentioned about this documentary on his facebook and instantly I clicked the trailer and later watched the whole film. I…

Is This in Your Ice Cream?

This morning I was so struck by a article by John Robbins – “Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Made With Monsanto’s Artificial Hormones?” Yes, I…

How Laughter Helps Your Health and Mood

One day, I visited the other doctor’s office, urologist with my collegue, In doctor’s office, everyone seemed to look so serious, no laughter heard, no…

Acupuncture and Eye Health

  Acupuncture and Eye Health – Dr.Kim’s Newsletter August 2010 Your eyes are a reflection of your overall health. Illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular…

Love Yourself and Love All

  “I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.” Walt Whitman Where are you right now?…

The Safety Issue of Gastric Bands on Teens

Special report: Targeting teens for gastric bands – Today’s Reuters Pal had previously raised her concerns with hospital officials, complaining — to no avail —…

What is Thought?

Contemplation of Thought From Siksasamuccaya Translated from the Sanskrit by Edward Conze He searches all around for his thought. But what thought? It is either…

Acupuncture Treatment for Thyroid Disorder

Treating Thyroid Problems with Acupuncture In This Issue Treating Thyroid Problems with Acupuncture How to Monitor Your Basal Temperature Three Foods to Support Thyroid Function…

Jack Kornfield Sitting Meditation

One of the leading Buddhist Teachers in America, Jack Kornfield introduces “Sitting Meditation.” This is for everyone who wants to live less emotional tide and…

Acupuncture for Labor Induction for Healthy Mom and Baby

Acupuncture helps a natural labor induction before you go to any medical induction of labor to initiate labor artificially, which usually involves the use of…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrom Pain in Wrist and Hand

What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel formed…

How to Alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  Acupuncture Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Acupuncturist checks the range of motion and the intensity of pain and any swelling and ask if there…

Wujiapi Acanthopanax The Herb For Longevity

Wu Jia Pi (acanthopanax senticosus) ;Root bark, twig bark can be used as herbs. It is five-leaf plant and the name wujia means literally five…

Most Americans Eat Too Much Salt By CDC

Salt is one of the most important body component for humans to live on, however Today Americans consume too much salt, now the degree of…

Is Drinking Coffee Good or Bad for Your Health?

Yesterday I posted the article about the relation between coffee consumption and miscarriage rate(a guy even called it toxic) and this morning I was thinking,…

Tylenol and Benadryl on Recall

J&J Expands Previous Recall to Include Additional Tylenol Products A Tylenol recall issued last year by the Johnson & Johnson unit of McNeil Consumer Healthcare…

Caffeine Consumption and Miscarriage Rate

This is the article written by AUDREY GRAYSON on JAN 21, 2008 at ABC News Expectant mothers have been confused for years about whether drinking…

Insurance Information for Acupuncture

Health Insurance and Workers Compensation for Acupuncture 1. Health Insurance for Acupuncture Check points: Call your insurance company to find out if your health plan…

Acupuncture and Cancer Prevention

  The Acupuncture Newsletter June 2010 Hoon Kim L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., Ph.D. WWW.TAOOFMEDICINE.COM Tao of Medicine, Acupuncture and Wellness 2701 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 119 Santa…

Acupuncture for Chronic Migraine and Headache

Chronic Migraine and Headache Disorders [singlepic id=132 w=320 h=240 float=right] Nearly 10 million people in the United States suffer from regular migraine headaches; and 40%…

What Role REM Sleep and Dreaming Play in Mankind

In a paper published last month in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Dr. J. Allan Hobson, a psychiatrist and longtime sleep researcher at Harvard, argues…

Memory of Qigong Class

This is the one of many good moments in qigong class, as I got busier and the office doesn’t have the large space for qigong,…

Successful Acupunctue to Relieve Severe Psoriasis

After I treated the English woman with the refractory severe psoriasis successfully, I started thinking and researching Psoriasis in the U.S.   Psoriasis is the…

Low Back Surgeries are really always necessary – NPR

Too many complex back surgeries are being done and people are suffering as a result, according to a study in the current issue of the…

Clinical Treatment for Epilepsy with Acupuncture & Herbs

▶Epilepsy occurs in seizures,manifested by falling down in a fit, loss of consciousness, foam on the lips, or screams with eyes staring upward, and convulsions.…

4 Ways to Decrease Seasonal Allergies

Such a good timing! I have been seeing more and more people sneezing, tearing, nose-blowing on the street, at my home, and my office, since…

Does Milk Make You phlegmy?

Waiting my order for breakfast this morning, the title on the screen – Does milk make you phlegmy?-caught my eyes, since I just ask my…

Acupuncture for Epilepsy in East Asian Medicine

Epilepsy is very old disease in Eastern-one of the first known documentation of epilepsy appeared in ‘the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine'(700-221 BC)-and Western Medicine…

The Self in Transcendence – No Boundary

I have been reading this book over the past 10 months, sometimes just sitting in my backpack, and many ideas and urges to write came…

How to Cut Calories in One Simple Step

To Cut Calories, Eat Slowly For ages, mothers have admonished children at the dinner table to slow down and chew their food. Apparently, they’re onto…

5 Steps to a Healthy Heart with Acupuncture

5 Steps to a Healthy Heart with Acupuncture   February is the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Awareness Month, emphasizing the dangers of heart disease…

People Seek Tao Far Away

Not knowing how near truth is People seek it far away – what a pity! They are like he who, in the midst of water…

Endometriosis and Infertility

Endometriosis Endometriosis is a gynecologic condition in which tissues similar to the lining of the uterus (called “endometrial stroma and glands”–normally located only inside the…

Acupuncture Helps Ease Back Pain-The Most Recent Study

    Study: Acupuncture Helps Ease Back Pain by Allison Aubrey from NPR May 18, 2009 If you’ve never had acupuncture, the vision of needles…

How to Remove Constipation and Keep Your Colon Healthy

How you can remove constipation and keep your bowel movement well regulated in a natural condition. Health-wise, one of the most troubling conditions for many…

Acupuncture & Menopause: Creating Physical & Emotional Health with Acupuncture

Hoon Kim L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., Ph.D. WWW.TAOOFMEDICINE.COM Tao of Medicine, Acupuncture and Wellness 2701 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 119 Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-314-7778 Acupuncture and…

What Is Enema(Clyster)?

What is Enema(Clyster)?: Enema is to introduce a substance into the rectum in order to empty the bowel or to administer nutrients or drugs.  The…

How Chinese Doctors Treat Swine Flu(H1N1)?

US State # Cases(official) #Cases(Unofficial) #Deaths(Official) #Deaths(Unofficial) California 3161 3161 167 167 How Chinese Doctors Treat Swine Flu(H1N1 Influenza) with Herbal Medicine?  Last May ’09…

Parkinson’s Disease Treatment with Acupuncture and Herbs

Parkinson’s Disease with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs   Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms The diagnosis of PD depends upon the presence of one or more of the…

The Unique Approach of East Asian Medicine

How East Asian Medicine treats patients in the different way from that of Western doctors. I have had many questions from My patients new or established…

How to Stop Those Nasty Headaches, Naturally

Hoon Kim L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., Ph.D. WWW.TAOOFMEDICINE.COM Tao of Medicine, Acupuncture and Wellness 2701 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 118 Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-401-3347 Acupuncture for…

TAO TE CHING Chapter 7

TAO TE CHING – CHAPTER  7 Heaven endures; Earth lasts a long time. The reason why Heaven and Earth can endure and last a long…

Book Review: Healing The Gerson Way

After I heard Max Gerson Therapy from the local radio talk show, I have researched on Dr. Max Gerson, MD and his life, and right…

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

  August 2009 Hoon Kim L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., Ph.D. WWW.TAOOFMEDICINE.COM Tao of Medicine, Acupuncture and Wellness 2701 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 119 Santa Monica, CA 90405…

An Herb for Anti-Aging

Anti aging herbs in Asian medicine There are many herbs for anti-aging or preventive medicine, probably ginseng or lysium fruit is the most known for their effect…

How Long is The Right Acupuncture Treatment Time?

How long is the right acupuncture treatment time? Are there really the univeral fixed time for acupuncture treatment to be effective, regardless of what symptoms and how…

How Acupuncture Can Help You Stop Smoking

Why you should quit smoking today? The major cause of death of men in us is lung cancer and next prostate cancer. About twice of…

Yin chen hao-capillaris for liver disease

 Herb benefits The liver; yin chen hao, capillaris Pharmaceutical name: Herba Artemisiae Yinchenhao Botanical name: Artemisia Capillaris Thunb. Properties: bitter, acrid, cool A long…

Six Healing Sound

Six Healing sound combined with breathing exercise can strengthen your Qi – vital energy.     Sounds Relations

Acupuncture in Cancer Treatment

  June 2009 Hoon Kim L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., Ph.D. WWW.TAOOFMEDICINE.COM 2701 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 119 Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-401-3347 Acupuncture in Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture a Powerful Integrative Oncology Tool

Integrative Oncology is the combination of “mainstream” care and evidenced-based complimentary therapies to control cancer-related pain and symptoms [source: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Integrative Medicine].…

How to Remove Your Stress with Breathing

The Importance of Breathing; No matter how much I emphasize the importance of breathing, it won’t be enough. Breathing is the base of our…

Secrets of Anti-aging and Longevity in Oriental Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective on Anti-Aging and Longevity Aging- The modern definition from Britannica encyclopedia; ‘Gradual change in an organism that leads to increased risk…

How to Clear Sinus Congestion

Try a neti pot or nasal irrigation for your sinus congestion before you go to a doctor. I, myself, am a strong proponent of nasal…

Sasang Constitutions – Soeumin and Taeeumin

1.Tae-Eum-In  1.1 Characteristics in Appearance & Behavior This type of man has the strong function of the liver and the weak function of the lungs.

Sasang Constitution – Soyangin

soyangin So-Yang-In 1. Characteristics in Appearance & Behavior This type of man has the strong function of the spleen and the weak function of the…

Sasang Constitutions – Taeyangin

Taeyangin 1.Characteristics in appearance & behavior This type of man has the strong function of the lungs and the weak function of the liver. that’s…

Why Your Saliva May be the Real Reason You Have Digestive Issues

Today l would like to talk about the chewing and the role of saliva from the Taoist and traditional Chinese medicine perspective. I often find…

If You Only Improve Your Stress in One Way, do This

Yijinjing must be the one of the oldest and most famous qigong exercises today, although shaoling temple has been claiming that yijinjing and shaolin kung fu were founded by…

Can QiGong Help You?

Qigong Therapy – energy medicine is to bring the lost connection between you and Source.   Today I happened to meet my old patient in…

What is Meditation?

  The Power of Zazen and Its nature   When starting to practice, Be eager like a deer trapped in a fence seeking to get…

Tang Dynasty Chinese Poem – Wang Wei

  Farewell Wang Wei   Dismounting, I offer my friend a cup of wine, I ask what place he is headed to. He says he…

If Your Baby is Breech, Read This

Breech Presentation and Acupuncture Treatment Types of breech presentations  (a) Complete or full breech (5-10%) – This involves flexion of the fetus legs. It…

Stressed Out? Try This

Today, I’d like to present Dr. Andrew Weil’s article of Qigong. How this renowned Western doctor sees this ancient chinese exercise in the light of…

The History of Qigong: Masters and Their Exercises

The History of Qigong: Masters and Their Exercises I’ve been thinking of writing Qigong or maybe history of qigong, like where it started, what type…

If You Have TMJ, Read This

Here are two articles I’d like to introduce that I have found very informative for those who have TMJ and are considering acupuncture and live…

How Acupuncture Can Enhance Your Feritility

Acupuncture and Reproductive Health Current statistics state that one in five couples over the age of 30 have difficulty conceiving after one year of trying.…

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