Common Acupressure Points for Self Care

Acupressure, a type of massage, is one of the many types of treatments commonly employed in the Traditional Chinese Medicine healing system. Other types of...

The Elusive, Difficult-but-Easy-to-Define Concept of Qi

 In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are 4 vital substances of life: Qi (pronounced "chee"), Blood, Body Fluids, and Essence. This article will focus...

Vitamin C – A Possible Non-Prescription Option to Treat Heart Disease?

 In line with the previous post on how sugar contributes to heart disease by causing inflammation in the arteries, there is yet another perspective...

The Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a vast and comprehensive medical system that was first developed in ancient China more than 3,000 years ago. There...

The 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine – Earth

This is the final segment of the 5 Elements series - Earth. Unlike the other 4 elements of Chinese medicine (Wood, Fire, Metal and...

Telomeres: The Fountain of Youth?

For all of us, aging is inevitable. As the years go by, we are all affected differently, some of us appearing to age much...

Mindfulness – How to Thrive in a Stressful World

What is mindfulness? One dictionary definition is: "a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings,...

Vitamin K – What is It? Why Do I Need it?

Following the previous blog post on Vitamin D, let's now take a look at a related vitamin - Vitamin K. Vitamin K is the...

Vitamin D – Do You Need to Supplement?

 Before taking any type of health supplements, even before taking a prescription drug, a healthy diet is the foundation of optimal health. However, even if you...

Healthy Eating, Demystified

With so much dietary advice available these days, it’s extremely difficult and confusing to know how to eat properly for optimal health. Do you...