Author: Dr. Mee Lain Ling

Cupping for Treating Pain - A Systematic Review by Jong-In Kim, et al. Published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2011) The objective of this study was to assess the evidence for or against the effectiveness of cupping as a treatment option for pain. Fourteen databases were searched....

You may have heard that drinking warm or hot water is “good for you”.  This advice has been suggested in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. But why?  Could there be physiological differences in the way the body responds to drinking cold versus drinking...

Our tongues say a lot about us, including our health.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has developed a unique, effective diagnostic approach using inspection of the tongue.  In this way, TCM offers keys to harmonious health through understanding what we see about our tongue. For thousands of...

An Extract of the Chinese Herbal Root Kudzu Reduces Alcohol Drinking by Heavy Drinkers in a Naturalistic Setting by S.E. Lucas, et al. Published in Alcoholism - Clinical and Experimental Research, 2005, Vol. 29, No. 5 ABSTRACT Background: Of the available medications for treating alcohol-related problems, none are universally effective, and...

The Treatment of Parkinson's Disease by Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine by Yu-fang Xue Published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine October 2003, No. 73 Parkinson’s disease is the most common central nervous system disorder. It is an idiopathic, slowly progressive degeneration of automatic and gross motor function. Parkinson’s disease is...

Gou Qi Zi - Goji berry or Wolfberry Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Lycii There is a story about a Chinese traveler who, while passing through a village called Xihe, happened to witness a young lady beating an old man with grey hair all over his head.  The young...

A client I see in my acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic, who grew up eating wild herbs in his native Caribbean country, had a friend dig up some knotweed roots and bring them back to Canada for him.  He thought it would benefit him with his...

Wet cupping therapy for treatment of herpes zoster: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials by Huijuan Cao, PhD [Student], Chenjun Zhu, PhD [Student], and Jianping Liu, PhD, MD [Professor], Center for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Published in final edited form as:  Altern Ther Health Med. 2010...

Clinical Observations of 98 Cases of Wind-stroke Hemiplegia Treated with a Combination of Great Needling, Network Vessel Puncturing & Cupping abstracted & translated by Honora Lee Wolfe, Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac. FNAAOM (USA) Great needling (ju zhen) is one of the "nine needling methods" from the Ling Shu (Spiritual...

This week’s health tip is for those special little baby bundles in our lives.  When teeth first come in around six months of age, this process also comes with pain, swollen gums and possibly a host of other issues like lack of appetite, upset stomach,...