Foods & Internal Dampness

16 0 17 May 2019

Foods which promote dampness are:

  • Dairy products – milk, cheese, yogurts, ice cream; Sheep & Goats products are known to be less
  • Wheat – breads, pastry’s, biscuits, all yeast products
  • Pork & rich meat
  • Processed foods, sugar & sweeteners
  • Concentrated juice’s especially Orange & Tomato
  • Beer
  • Bananas – these are a big NO in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Saturated fats
  • Raw, cold, sweet and rich foods

Dampness can be divided into three kinds:

  • Dampness
  • Water
  • Phelgm

Foods which resolve Dampness

Adzuki beanAlfalfa Anchovy
Green Tea HorseradishJasmine Tea
Kidney beanKohlrabiLemon
MackerelMarjoramMushroom (button)
Mustard leaf OnionOregano
TurnipUmeboshi plums

Foods which resolve Water

Adzuki beanAlfalfa Anchovy
Barley Basil Black Soybean
Broad beanCeleryClam
GrapeKelpKidney bean
Lettuce MackerelMungbean
Raspberry leafRiceSardine
Water ChestnutWatercress

Foods which resolve Phlegm

AlmondApple peelBlack pepper
Lemon peelLiquoriceMarjoram
Mushroom (button)Mustard seedOlive
OnionOrange peelPear

Why Herbalogy?

42 0 22 Mar 2019

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”, wrote Hippocrates, the father of medicine.

Significant advancements in science, medicine and food technology has shaped how society look at herbs. While much benefits have been enjoyed from these developments, taking an isolated view instead of treating herbs as tasty, delicious and health-benefiting foods has dampened the acceptance and adaptation of herbs in our daily lives.

As with all elements, whether prescribed drugs, OTCs, herbs or even the food you consume daily, consumption and application with a reasonable degree of common sense. Herbal remedies and recipes offer a safe and effective form of home help. The proper use of herbs can in fact avoid using conventional drugs which quite often give rise to risks of harsh side effects. It is also widely known that conventional drugs often work by controlling or “suppressing” the symptoms, rather than treating the source of the problem.

Nevertheless, not every herbs are suitable for everyone or at every stage of life. For instance, infant to toddler phases and pregnancy would demand a more cautious and disciplined application. Total abstinence might even be necessary. As mentioned earlier, one should always know what one consumes instead of being the “human incinerator”. Pay attention to your body, even for the slightest signal.

Using common sense (again), one should always undergo a proper and thorough diagnosis of medical conditions before deciding on which treatment path to adopt.

Irrespective of whatever methods, obtaining the best results out of any forms of treatment entails an 80:20 cooperation between patient and healer, doctor or specialist. The patients’ level of responsibility, commitment and discipline will be the deciding factor of complete or significant recovery or otherwise.

The essence of is basically to return to the origin for healing – be it from the physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual. It is also undeniable that spiritual guidance (which is always above religions) can be the answer to complete healing.

Dangers of Grain-Based Diet

42 0 07 May 2018

Grains have an unrecognized but very strong dark side. High consumption leads to many health problems such as

  • Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancer, fatigue, minor and serious digestive disorders, dementia, and psychological problems.

Refined grains

  • include pasta, bread, rolls, bagels, muffins, and most cereals.
  • sets oneself up for degenerative diseases such as heart disease and adult-onset diabetes.

Whole grains

  • often recommended by nutritionists and food experts.
  • have more nutrients than nutrient-stripped refined grains.
  • have many anti-nutrients that inhibit nutrient absorption and interfere with health.
  • cause nutrient deficiencies, and set stage for such diseases as anemia, osteoporosis, and auto-immune disorders.


  • a type of protein found in many common grains.
  • gluten sensitivity – sometimes regarded as “silent celiac disease” slowly erodes people’s health, damages the intestinal tract, and greatly increases the risk of nutrient deficiencies, small intestine cancer, auto-immune diseases, and osteoporosis.
  • obvious symptoms of a classic celiac disease include bloating, weight loss, and diarrhea.



KI4 Dazhong

37 0 02 Dec 2015

English name:KI04-dazhong

KI3 Taixi

36 0 02 Dec 2015

English name:KI03-taixi

KI2 Rangu

33 0 02 Dec 2015

English name:KI02-rangu

KI1 Yongquan

33 0 01 Dec 2015

English name:KI01-yongquan

BL67 Zhiyin

34 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL67-zhiyin
Reaching Yin

Naming Convention:
“Zhi” means to arrive or to reach. The flow of qi of the Urinary Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang comes to an end at this point, after which it enters the Kidney Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang, the Yang qi coming to its end and the Yin qi starting to flow. Hence the name Zhiyin (Reaching Yin).

On the lateral side of the last toe, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.

Clinical Applications:
Headache (combine with Fengchi (GB20), Tianzhu (BL11) and Taiyang (Extra)).
Nasal obstruction.
Malposition of fetus (heat the point for 20 approximately minutes with a moxa stick is a very effective of treatment).
Difficult labour.
Retention of placenta.

Remove obstruction from the meridian.
Regulate the Yin and Yang.
Calm the mind.
Brighten the eye.
Deal with the malposition of fetus.


BL66 Zutonggu

36 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL66-zutonggu
Passing Valley

Naming Convention:
“Tong” means to pass or go through. “Gu”, meaning a valley, refers to a depression. It is the Ying-spring point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang, so the qi of the meridian passes quickly through it. Hence the name Zutonggu (Passing Valley).

In the depression anteroinferior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the white and red skin.

Clinical Applications:
Neck rigidity.
Blurring of vision.


BL65 Shugu

38 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL65-shugu
Big Bone

Naming Convention:
“Shugu” refers to the small head of the 5th metatarsal bone. The point is posteroinferior to the head of the 5th metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin, hence the name Shugu (Bone of Shu).


Clinical Applications:
Mental confusion.
Neck rigidity.
Pain in the lower extremities.