Category: Ask A Doctor

Snoring, Bad Breath, May Be Signs of Foundational Health Issues

When you sleep, the muscles in your tongue, throat, and soft palate (the roof of your mouth) all relax. Snoring is the hoarse or unmelodious sound that occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in the throat, causing rattling and vibration of these tissues as you breathe, due to the obstructed air movement. Of the…


Holistic Skin Care for Lasting Beauty and Longevity

One of the beauties of traditional Chinese medicine is that it is not limited to just the treatment of diseases alone. In ancient times, many Chinese herbal formulas were created to optimize wellbeing, enhance beauty, and promote longevity. Traditional Chinese medicine takes a holistic approach when it comes to lasting beauty and aging gracefully. There…


What Are Dental Implants?

Modern-day dental implants were developed in 1952 by a Swedish orthopedic surgeon, Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark. He found that titanium could be integrated into living bone with a very high degree of predictability and did not seem to suffer long-term soft tissue inflammation or ultimate rejection. He discovered at his laboratory in Sweden that titanium integrates…


The Rheumatism Early-Detection Checklist, and Simple Stretches to Reverse It

Editor’s note: Rheumatoid arthritis is not a disease of the elderly. It mainly occurs between the ages of 30 and 50, and is prevalent in women. According to Dr. Sonosuke Yukawa, a Japanese rheumatologist who has treated more than 100,000 people, there is a chance to completely cure rheumatoid arthritis in its early stages. Therefore,…


4 Simple Exercises to Eliminate Knee Joint Pain and Help Your Knee Caps Last for 2 More Decades

Many people have experienced knee pain, especially older people whose knee joints are getting increasingly degenerated, which often leads to difficulties in walking. And in the worst cases, they may require artificial knee joint replacement. Some people will put on medicated patches to temporarily relieve the pain, but this may only treat the symptoms and…


5 Common Mistakes That May Be Making Your Skin Look Older

Dr. Audrey Kunin’s advice settles an age-old skin care argument once and for all: Should we use chemical exfoliators like glycolic acid or physical ones like terry cloth? Both are essential, she says, because skin cells are held together in two ways, making each method of exfoliation a necessary part of your routine. Dr. Kunin is…


Try This Stretch to Relieve Pain, Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to exercise, most people think of aerobic exercise and resistance training, but they might forget the importance of stretching. Stretching not only makes the body more flexible and joints smoother, but it can also lower blood pressure, relieve pain, and bring many other benefits. Read on to learn about the well-researched benefits…


The Most Common Untreated Dental Disease May Be Linked to Cardiovascular Disease, Others

Untreated dental caries is the most prevalent condition worldwide, affecting 2.4 billion people and 32 percent of the population. Why?  It’s because we just love those sweet, sticky eats and drinks. It would not be so bad if we immediately rinsed with water to help neutralize the resulting acids, but of course we never do…


Physician Shares Easy Solutions to Loosening Tendons to Improve Frozen Shoulder and Other Conditions

Nowadays, many people use their hands much more than their legs on a daily basis. Frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, de Quervain’s disease, and trigger finger are common arm disorders that cause pain and distress in life. Dr. Gwo-Bin Wu, the director of Xinyitang Chinese Medicine Clinic, will teach us several simple “tendon loosening” methods that…


Brain Fog May Be Treated by Healing the Gut

“Brain fog” is a frequently mentioned symptom in recent years.When people describe themselves as having brain fog, they often mention poor memory, difficulty concentrating and slow thinking. In addition to COVID-19 related brain fog, intestinal problems can also be one of the factors that trigger brain fog. What are the ways to improve brain fog…