Articles by Dr. Hui – Toronto Star Syndicated Columns


Tongue Diagnosis

The tongue is an important diagnostic tool used in Chinese medicine. It is an easily accessible piece of internal tissue that doctors use as a sample ot the body’s state of health.

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Tips for Good Sleep

A good sleep releases endorphins, which is endogenous morphine, also called the “Feel- Good Hormone”.
Poor sleep is one of the simplest but common reasons for tiredness, decreased concentration etc. Your difficulty could either be falling asleep or staying asleep.

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The ‘Three Kings’ of Chinese Medicine

Chinese herbal remedies date back thousands of years and typically contain a mixture of ingredients based around one or more key ingredients known as the “king” herbs, The three most treasured “kinqs” of Chinese medicine are

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Self help for headaches

Headaches are usually caused by problems outside the brain such as constricted blood vessels, neck joints, muscles and jaw.

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Power Napping

Many highly successful people have mastered the art of power napping. It enables them to cope with high levels of stress, sleep disturbance trom busy schedules, travel or young children, and still maintain alertness and peak productivity.

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Peak Performance

Being able to deliver one’s best – as an athlete, public speaker or nurturer – depends on having different aspects of one’s life in harmony and balance. Strenuous exercise or preoccupation with a particular diet will likely not yield the desired result.

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Neck Problems

The neck can be the cause of a variety of symptoms including headache, shoulder pain and pain down the arm.

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Natural Approaches to Narrowing Arteries

Arteries tend to get narrower with age (also called “hardening” of the arteries).This results in higher blood pressure and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, angina and accelerates organ degeneration.

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Medical Value of Food

Conventional western medicine sees food as a fuel, and as building blocks for the body. The nutritional value of food – the “material” aspect – is based on calories, proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc.

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Insomnia – The Natural Approach

Deep sleep is essential for energy, mental clarity and good mood. The best way to improve sleep is to increase stimulation and activity during the day. Deep sleep naturally follows.

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How to Deal with Losses

Loss or impending loss is a common cause of depression or stress. Losses can be in the area ‘of health, wealth, possessions or, relationships. The perspective of many Eastern philosophies is helpful in learning how to deal with ‘the loss and get back to normal life.

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Dealing with Stress

One of the main causes of stress is failure to meet expectations set by oneself or by others. The secret to reducing stress is being able to control expectations, and to deal with failure in a healthy way.

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Chinese Medicine Cabinet

Many classic Chinese medicine formulas are available as pills or potions. They are easy to use, usually inexpensive and easily available in Chinese supermarkets and herbal stores.

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Chinese Medicine

The Eastern approach to disease is dramatically different from the prevailing attitude in North America.

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Benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet

The usual advice for losing weight is to restrict calories, avoid meat and fat, and to increase complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. This sounds good, but for many people it doesn’t work in practice. After many weeks of struggling without results, most give up.

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Back Pain & Sciatica

Conventional medicine has very little to offer most back pain sufferers Surgery may be useful for a herniated disc, but does not help other types of back pain, which are usually caused by soft tissue damage – strained ligaments and muscles.

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