My Story

This year marks my 15th year of practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  Looking back, I have a lot to share from the perspectives of health, family and career.  The experiences in these past fifteen years are an important treasure to me.  I think they may be interesting and valuable to those who are interestedContinue Reading

What Can Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat?

Chinese medicine is a system which can affect your health in the following ways: promotion of health and well being, prevention of illness treatment of various conditions Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be effective as sole treatment methods, or as a support or adjunct to western medical treatments for many illnesses.  The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes theContinue Reading

How to Reap the Benefits of Chinese Herbs Without Preparing and Drinking the (Bitter) Tea

If you are hesitant to use Chinese herbs, you are not alone. Many of my American friends and patients do not like the taste or the idea of Chinese herbs.  It is understandable. Preparing for Chinese medicine can be time consuming and tedious, and the herbal tea you just spent an hour preparing, tastes, well,Continue Reading

How Different is Chinese Medicine from Western Medicine?

As a Chinese medicine practitioner, I often see patients who had been treated by western medicine previously, usually for years, but received little or no success in treating their illnesses.  Many people who had been helped by Chinese medicine or saw others did became “devout converts”, and vowed to never return to western medicine anymore.Continue Reading

Side Effects of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs?

I am often asked about the side effects of using acupuncture and herbal medicine.  It is an important question as that might be the one holding you back to enjoy the benefit of Chinese medicine. Using acupuncture and Chinese herbs usually have little side effects.  Both methods have been used safely for centuries by well-trained Chinese practitioners.Continue Reading