Phelps displays his Cupping Marks

The secret to success? As American swimming star Michael Phelp’s 5 gold medals hit the headlines, something else distracted the interest of the public: the mysterious circular red marks on his back. Were these marks key to Phelp’s success? Now Cupping Therapy, an ancient Chinese Medicine technique practiced for thousands of years, has recaptured the…

A study by Professor Sabina Lim, at the East-West Medical Research Institute at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, showed that auricular acupuncture decreases 6% in body mass index after 8 weeks of treatment. Our weight loss program combines the positive effects of acupuncture with herbal therapy: increasing metabolism and enhancing digestion and use…

What causes allergies? Do you feel it already? Spring is here; often associated with happiness and freshness. However, for some this might be not their favorite season; swollen eyes, itching, blocked nose, fever… People with allergies will experience it differently. Allergies stem from a long period of hyperactivity in the immune system.  It’s the body’s way of…

If ‘quit smoking’ is topping your list of New Year’s resolutions, then you might be interested to know that there are natural ways to help you kick the habit once and for all. We catch up with Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor Grace Yu from natural health clinics Oriental Health and Balance Health to find out…

Another winter has come, and this time it is an extraordinarily cold one in Hong Kong! After all these months of warm weather, and with the warmest November many have memory of, January has brought its freezing embrace in many parts of Asia. Like always, with the cold weather comes a not so welcome guest:…

Winter is the time where animals go into hiding and take shelter According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), winter is the time where animals go into hiding and take shelter; a natural phenomenon that forms the basic principle of TCM with regard to winter. As your Yang energy will be low during winter, your metabolism…

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