Author: Dr. Mee Lain Ling

Do you regularly experience any of the following? Fatigue Weakness Poor concentration and memory Poor sleep Low, listless moods Painful joints after exercise (even brief walks or climbing of stairs) Increased tendency to catch colds or flus Restless leg syndrome Dizziness or faintness Heart palpitations Dry, dull, brittle hair Flattened, thin, brittle, or spoon-shaped nails Paleness (in skin,...

In a previous article, 5 Food Tips for Fasting were shared based on the understanding of fasting as a means to cleanse and detoxify the body, mind and heart. When fasting is performed successfully, over a consistent period of time, results may show better balanced all-round...

Medical and Scientific Bases of Wet Cupping Therapy (Al-Hijamah): In Light of Modern Medicine and Prophetic Medicine by El Sayed et al. Published in Alternative and Integrative Medicine, 2013, Volume 2 Issue 5 ABSTRACT Wet cupping therapy (WCT) is a simple and economic treatment that still needs scientific interpretation. It...

The practice of fasting – willing abstention from food, drink and/or the body’s basic needs – has existed for thousands of years in many different faith-based and cultural traditions. While fasting is also used as a diagnostic method in allopathic medicine, such as testing for blood...

Methods of Wet Cupping Therapy (Al-Hijamah): In Light of Modern Medicine and Prophetic Medicine  by El Sayed et al. Published in Alternative and Integrative Medicine, 2013, Volume 2 Issue 3 ABSTRACT Cupping therapy is a simple, effective and economic treatment. Cupping therapy is a formal treatment in Chinese hospitals and in...

There is often misunderstanding of lemon's pH outside the body versus inside the body.  Let’s get this straight and expound on 10 benefits of regularly taking lemon juice with warm water (note: NOT equal to lemonade!) Outside the body, lemon juice is acidic (pH is below...

Once upon a time there was a man in ancient China who was short in stature, yet very strong, robust and had great courage and a generous heart.  It was the Southern Song dynasty (1132-1279 A.D.), a time of many feudal wars.  The man's strength, bravery...

How well balanced are the flavours of your food?  Which taste do you eat the most?  The least?  Do you prefer more warming or cooling foods? How do you currently use the 5 flavours to enhance your health? From a Chinese medicine view, foods and herbs are...

The HEART is the “EMPEROR” organ and dominates mental activities. – from Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon (Huangdi Neijing) In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the heart is in control of the entire body’s physical and psychological functions, and is the storehouse of the spirit.  The complexities of spirit...

Che Qian Cao – “Plant-Before-Cart” or Asiatic Plantain Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Plantaginis There was a Chinese general in the Han dynasty (206 B.C. – 220 A.D.) by the name of Ma-Wu.  One summer, the country was undergoing a severe drought and the people were suffering from famine. ...