Archive for the ‘Current Health News’ Category


Summer Health Starts With Water

Jul 9, 2020

Between 75 and 90 percent of the human body is made up of water. To stay healthy your skin needs moisture. Not drinking enough can lead to dry, thinning skin and even wrinkles. Water helps flush toxins, so moderate dehydration can also lead to constipation. When the body is unable to eliminate waste through its normal channel […] Read More »

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Office is Open!

Jun 15, 2020

Dear Patient Community, I hope you, your family and friends are staying safe and healthy. This has been a very challenging few months, but we together, we are weathering the difficulties. My office is now open! I am very much looking forward to seeing you all in person again. I have missed you! I have put […] Read More »

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Food Temperature Matters

Jun 2, 2020

How does the temperature of food affect your health? Warmer weather is here, and as the seasons change, the temperature changes from cold winter (yin) temperatures to warmer spring/summer (yang) temperatures. For some people, their intake of cold-temperature food and drinks increases as the weather gets warmer. However, few modern Western cultures are aware that cold […] Read More »

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Achoo! Allergies

May 22, 2020

If it feels like your runny nose and itchy, red eyes are getting worse each year because of seasonal allergies, you’re not imagining things! Spring and summer are when trees and flowers are in their highest bloom. The pollen count rises, triggering sneezing and coughing in allergy sufferers. The higher the pollen swirling around in the […] Read More »

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Welcoming Changes

May 8, 2020

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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Coronavirus: A Good Recovery!

Apr 23, 2020

Wonderful news! One of our patient community, Dolores W. (73 years old),  just recovered from COVID-19. I thought you would like to hear her story and know how her recovery went.  I first heard about Dolores’ health from her daughter Lisa, also a longtime member of our patient community: “Dr. Wonson! I hope this email finds […] Read More »

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Mind Body Connection

Apr 9, 2020

“The mind and the body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one.” -Deepak Chopra Chinese medicine philosophy recognized over a thousand years ago that suppressed emotions put stress on various body parts which in turn create disease symptoms and ill health. Here are examples: […] Read More »

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Coronavirus: Thermometer Tips

Mar 27, 2020

One of the early signs and symptoms of the coronavirus covid-19 is fever. So it is important to check your temperature if you start feeling poorly. Fever is commonly accompanied by these symptoms: Sweating Chills and shivering Headache Muscle aches Loss of appetite Dehydration General weakness Best Thermometer? The best one to use is a […] Read More »

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Coronavirus: Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Covid-19 and the necessary Shelter-In-Place order can cause more anxiety than usual for all of us. Our chests can feel tight from this tension and stress. Stress supresses the immune system, reducing our ability to fight any infections. In Chinese Medicine, the Lung meridian and organ system circulates our Qi, keeps our nose and skin […] Read More »

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Coronavirus: What You Should Be Doing

Mar 12, 2020

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While the chances of contracting Coronavirus COVID-19 are low if we all practice social distancing, I know this is a rapidly developing situation and want to provide the most up-to-date information to help keep you safe.  Many of you must have many questions about the Shelter-In-Place order. The Alameda Country Public Health Department website has […] Read More »

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