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Stop the Bleeding, Clarify the Source, and Restore Qi and Blood

One day, a young lady came into our out-patient clinic. She was referred to me by another doctor. Her thin and pale face was full of sorrow and energyless. She told me in a weak voice that her menstruation had not stopped for six months in a row, sometimes the flow is heavy like a flood, other times just little spots. The ultrasound examination one week before did not reveal any...

Treatment of Gout with TCM

During my yearly health check-up, I found that blood uric acid is increased, but there were no symptoms. Is it gout? No. When fasting blood uric acid twice on a different day, male >416.5µmol/L, female >357µmol/L, without arthritis, gout stone, uric acid stone etc., it is called asymptomatic hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia with arthritis is gout. What is gout? Gout is a metabolic disease. Due to the disorder of the purine metabolism in the body,...

New Study About Alcohol: Is Binge Drinking Better?

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. The headline of a recent article on Medscape seems shocking on first glance, starting out with “Better to Binge Drink…”. However, it is about a study that found there is more risk to regular drinking, even...

Sandplay Therapy – Exploring your Inner World with Imagery

An approach to allow Children, Adolescents and Adults to express their inner world. What is Sandplay Theory? It is a psychological method of working with clients on their particular issues in a non-intruded, free and protected space of their own psyche. In such a way, the client has an opportunity to explore and connect with their inner world, to understand the message from the unconscious, so to expand their awareness and...

Addressing the Safety of Acupuncture

In clinical practice, we do come across customers asking us questions regarding acupuncture treatment. In this Part 1 article, we will focus on addressing the following queries, so that you, our clients and patients, can have a peace of mind and better understanding on what to expect during your scheduled acupuncture session, especially if it is going to be your first experience with acupuncture. Is it safe? Acupuncture is safe when...

Making a Smooth Transition: Menopause and TCM

The menopausal transition is a natural progression that takes reproductive-aged women from regular period cycles to a final menstrual period and the end of ovarian function. Menopause begins with an irregular menstrual cycle, and tends to last for 4-7 years. This aging with loss of follicular activity occurs within a wide age range of 42-58 years old, with the average age of its onset being at 47. During this period, more erratic...

Acupuncture and Women’s Health

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is inserting a very thin, single-use needle into certain points of the body for a healing purpose. The process is safe and hygienic. Acupuncture can be traced back approximately 2,500 years. This treatment method is said to have been discovered accidently by Chinese ancestors while healing with stones. After thousands of years of empirical experience, it developed in to a mature medical therapy, which is also an important...

Meet the Therapist: Wendy Zhao, PhD, Psychologist and Coach (Part 2)

Wendy Zhao, PhD You can read Part 1 of our introduction to Dr. Wendy Zhao here. Today, Wendy will share more about the various patients she helps, her techniques and services. Specialties Dr. Wendy’s specialties are workplace pressure, interpersonal relationships, low self-esteem, anxiety, and cross-cultural adjustments. Furthermore, she aims to address entrenched patterns of behavior, experiences of meaninglessness and emptiness, spiritual questioning, midlife and later adult life transition. Who She Helps Wendy works with business professionals...

Meet the Therapist: Wendy Zhao, PhD, Psychologist and Coach (Part 1)

Wendy Zhao is a psychologist and executive coach. She works in the areas of business, psychology, and family matters. She focuses on helping clients through crisis and transformation, dealing with anxiety and stress related difficulties, and promoting clients’ personal growth and leadership development. Dr. Zhao offers treatment for both adults and children (ages 6-12). Dr. Zhao’s Background As a "Third Culture Kid "herself, spending teen years in the US after a childhood...

How to Maintain Strong and Healthy Bones

Osteoporosis is a systemic bone metabolic disease in which bone loss occurs, bone structures are damaged, and bone fragility increases, all which increase the likelihood of bone fractures. People’s skeletons are constantly losing old bone cells and forming new ones throughout their lifetime. During childhood and teenage years, new bone tissue is formed faster than old bone is lost. When you begin to lose more bone tissue than you can build,...