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  • Chinese Herbs For Hair Growth: How They Work & Which Ones to Use

    He shou wu, more commonly known as fleeceflower root, is the most famous herb in China for hair growth.  The herb name translates to “crow-black h...
  • Chinese Herbs for Eczema: Understanding the Causes and Natural Remedies

    The annoying itchiness keeps you up at night. The stubborn oozing, blisters, patches of redness and rashes on the skin are a clear sign that you are suffering from eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. Steroids, antihistamines, even immunosuppressants may alleviate the symptoms for a short while, unfortunately, there is no cure for the condition since the cause is unclear according to western medicine.
  • 5 Types of Insomnia and How Chinese Herbs Can Help

    By Patricia Nguyen, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and herbal consultant at Silkie Herbs If you have a hard time falling asleep, stay...
  • Seeing Through the Fear of COVID-19

    Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people are immediately alarmed and worried when they feel a little tickle in the throat or have t...
  • Immune

    COVID-19 has been declared a national emergency in the U.S. Many patients are asking what they can do besides frequent handwashing and social di...
  • Flu

    Flu season is here, and patients are asking for my views on the flu shot. I never get the flu shot for 2 reasons. The flu virus is constantly chan...
  • Hay Fever - It's Not the Pollen

    Spring is in full bloom and so are your allergies. Although the birds may be singing to the warm sunny skies, those that suffer from Hay Fever (Al...
  • Depression - extreme exhaustion of Body, Mind and Spirit

    Unlike physical illnesses, mental disorders are not openly discussed. Mental illness tends to be a hushed personal battle because of social stigma...
  • Weight Loss

    Every New Year a typical resolution is to get in shape and lose weight. A common question I get from patients, friends and family around this time...
  • Western science approaches TCM

     Can Traditional Chinese Medicine really cure diseases that the West considers “incurable”? National Geographic published a great article about we...
  • Digestion

    Around the holidays I often see more cases related to poor digestion, and it is no mystery why this occurs. The holidays can be a joyous time to s...
  • Headaches

    Headaches can range from mild discomfort to gruesome pain that, sometimes for days, debilitates the victim with its ferocity. The World Health Org...