Are you the type that thinks you are in control of your destiny? Or are you the type that thinks luck and good karma energy controls your destiny? Whichever side you lean towards, life most likely reinforced your belief through positive experiences. What is pain? What is inflammation? What is cancer? I have been having this conversation with many people, … Read More
Johnny is always the tallest kid in his class. He usually runs the fastest and he never loses in arm wrestling. Most kids are jealous how Johnny is built and want to be just like him. In the mean time, Ricky is always the shortest kid in his class. He never wins any arm wrestling and his asthma always stops … Read More
What would you give for an effective and reliable “right hand” assistant? Behind every great leader or CEO, there is an assistant that keeps the day organized and “flowing”. In “Welcome to Our “Right Hand”, the Liver”, I used this analogy to explain our liver Qi in eastern medicine. Our liver is responsible for the smooth flow of qi. When … Read More
When a company or a leader does well, there is usually an assistant that does all the grunt work. Overworked and underpaid like Andrea “Andy” Sachs from the movie “Devil Wears Prada.” This does not always have to be the case and should not. The “right hand” can perform much better when one feels their work is appreciated and important. … Read More
What is yin and yang? What is Chinese medicine? When is the best time for me to do acupuncture (with therapy or after therapy)? I’ve had my pain for some time now. Is it THAT bad to not address it now? The expression “it takes two to tango” is a simple way to demonstrate the importance of the yin and yang … Read More
The human heart in western medicine is considered a pump. The heart pumps blood out through arteries to the tissues, muscles, organs in your body, delivering oxygen and nutrients. Waste gets back to your heart through the veins. The heart pumps it out again to your lungs in exchange for more oxygenated blood that is then delivered throughout the entire … Read More
Spleen is the major organ to produce Qi. Qi is basically your energy. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a paradox, simple yet complicated. Simple in that its is all about balance, yin and yang. Complicated since TCM is a system that believes all organs work together for that balance for optimal health and emotional well being.