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May 13

My Position As a Practitioner

I often ask myself what role a practitioner should play, and what is our position in the journey of patients’ healing. I believe we have to consider how to lead patients to think positively and awaken their own healing potential. When patients come for a follow-up appointment, I always ask how they felt in the [...]

Oct 26

5 A Day or 5 Times A Day?

The clock is changing back today but it has not happened in my body. Waking up at 6 am and could not go back to sleep again. I got this unexpected extra hour to write something. When I give patients consultation at clinic, I like to ask them “how do you feel of your health”? [...]

May 21

Chinese Medicine and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

In May we are offering free consultation for digestive disorders. In the last few weeks, we have seen quite a few patients diagnosed or suspected by their doctors to have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In fact, IBS is one of the most commonly seen conditions in Chinese medicine clinics. Patients may present symptoms [...]

Apr 23

Ne’er cast a clout till May be out

I have seen a few patients in the last two weeks with typical cold symptoms: stuffed nose, cough, headache… and the courses are very similar: enjoying the sunshine, sitting on the beach with summer clothes… This reminded me an old English saying: “Ne’er cast a clout till May be out”. Interestingly we have similar saying [...]