Archive for the ‘Current Health News’ Category


Women’s Health, Part I: Addressing PMS

Mar 13, 2015

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As part of our continuing celebration of Women’s Health Month, I took the opportunity to ask one of my female patients if I could share her story. While every case is unique, this type of condition is one that I’ve seen many times, in my professional practice as well as in my interactions with family […] Read More »

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Welcoming Changes

Mar 6, 2015

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There’s nothing quite like springtime to remind you how beautiful change can be. I certainly welcome the buds appearing on the branches of trees throughout San Francisco, and the sunshine warming up the chilly morning air. Whenever the seasons change, it reminds me to take note of what other changes are happening in the rest […] Read More »

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Welcome to the Year of the Sheep!

Feb 18, 2015

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This Thursday, February 19th is Chinese New Year, and we will be welcoming the year of the Wood Sheep! As some of you may already know, each year in the Chinese lunar calendar corresponds to one of twelve animals. Each year is also thought to be governed by one of the five elements: wood, fire, […] Read More »

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Get Ready to Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Feb 11, 2015

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If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve been learning about Chinese Medicine and how to incorporate it into your daily life. As we approach Chinese New Year next week on February 19th, you might find it fun to start incorporating some Chinese customs into your life, too! These simple traditions can help you get ready to […] Read More »

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How-To: Win a Super Bowl

Feb 3, 2015

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    This past Sunday, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl. This probably isn’t news to most of you, but what you might not know is quarterback Tom Brady’s secret to success. Brady is naturally gifted athletically, of course, and his dedication to honing is craft is legendary. However, the 37 year-old is […] Read More »

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How-To: Avoid Catching a Cold

Jan 27, 2015

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When you were little, did your grandmother tell you stay inside when it was cold and wet, because if you went out you’d be sure to catch a cold? This piece of folk medicine is fairly common even in the Western world. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, your grandma’s wisdom is actually very helpful advice! […] Read More »

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Simple Tips to Look Vibrant and Healthy

Dec 8, 2014

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Do you know anyone who seems to defy time by continually looking as radiant and youthful as they always have, no matter how many years have passed? Wouldn’t you like to be that person? My patients often ask what they can do to look young and vibrant for as long as possible, and the answer […] Read More »

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How-To: Travel Smart

Nov 17, 2014

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We’ve all been there- it’s dinner time and your stomach is starting to get your attention, but you’re miles away from your destination, stuck in a car or an airport. You look around and see fast food, coffee shops, and a stand selling a variety of candy. You’re torn. You want to avoid eating the […] Read More »

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Winter Wellness

Dec 16, 2013

Stay Healthy this Season!   With Winter comes rain and cold temperatures. It is especially important to keep yourself dry and warm. Start today by incorporating cinnamon into your diet!  From a Chinese medicine perspective, cinnamon has a warming effect on the body. It dilates blood vessels and helps promote circulation, this can sooth a sneezing […] Read More »

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Benefits of Wolfberry

Oct 25, 2013

Also known as Goji berry, Wolfberry is rich in Vitamins A and C which can help prevent colds. Stay strong this Fall and Winter season, by incorporating wolfberries into your diet. You can mix into your morning cereal, or eat as a snack between meals. You can add its sweet flavor to salads, or blend […] Read More »

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