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How to Alleviate Wrist Pain with Acupressure

Wrist Pain with Acupressure
Wrist pain is a fairly common complaint that can be caused by a number of different reasons.  it can be caused by an acute injury such as sudden sprains and it can be caused by long term repetitive motion and stress, gout, or more commonly, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis. Carpal tunnel syndrome describes the condition in which swelling in the wrist squeezes...

How to Alleviate Nasal Congestion

Nasal Congestion
Acupressure DIY at Home Congestion or stuffy nose, refers to the blockage of nasal passages that occurs when the membranes lining the nose becomes swollen from irritated and inflamed blood vessels. Frequently, the irritation will result in excess mucus production (manifesting as a runny nose) to flush out whatever is causing the irritation, such as an allergen. Nasal congestion is usually caused by the flu, colds, allergies,...

8 Heat Pack Application Health Tips

FCIM health tips
Here are 8 easy and useful applications for heat packs you can do at home! Remember, a moist heat pack that's warmed in hot water or microwaved may cause burns on the skin, and must be used with caution!  Always test the temperature and put a towel or cloth over the skin to avoid burns.  What feels warm to the touch may in fact be extremely...

Moon Festival Tea Meditation

Orlando’s Guang Ming Temple
Basking under the bright glow of the full moon, hundreds of people gathered last month at Orlando’s Guang Ming Temple to celebrate the traditional Asian holiday of the Moon Festival, also called Mid-Autumn Festival. Amidst a crackling fire in the courtyard, children and adults alike enjoyed warm tea, munched on snacks, shared stories – and of course, savored the different flavors of moon cakes: lotus seed paste,...

7 Chinese Herbs that Double as Culinary Spices

For thousands of years, herbalists and Chinese Medicine doctors have been cultivating health and healing ailments through the use of herbal medicine.  Chinese herbal therapy and Food therapy both follow foundational systems that include the Yin Yang and Five Element Theory, incorporating the five flavors and tastes, colors, properties and nature. Below is a list of 7 Traditional Chinese Herbs that...

Orlando First Dragon Boat is finally here!

Orlando Dragon Boat
Dragon Boat racing is a Chinese tradition which originated in China over 2000 years ago and spread to the whole world and became a very popular team-building sport. Asia Trend has media sponsored and reported Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival in City of Tavares and South Florida Dragon Boat Festival in Miami for many years. When I heard about a new...

The Five Principles of Yoga

What is Yoga
Yoga is an ancient Indian body of knowledge that dates back more than 5000 years ago. The word “Yoga” came from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means “to unite or integrate.” Yoga then is about the union of a person’s own consciousness and the universal consciousness. Ancient Yogis had a belief that in order for man to be in harmony...

6 Food to Eat for Autumn Health

Autumn Food
According to Chinese Medicine, Autumn is the season of harvest, organization, protecting boundaries, and shedding what is unnecessary while contracting and preserving what is essential, in order to prepare and store for the coming winter.  As microcosms of the universe, we too, are bound by this cycle that occurs in nature. In Chinese Medicine, the Autumn season is characteristic of a dry...

Try This for: Longevity and Stay Young Longer!

plant based protein
Switch to Healthier Protein Based on the USDA, the average American consumes 3 times more meat than rest of the world.  A healthy person on a 2000 calorie diet only needs about 5 and half ounces of protein a day, while the average American consumes about 8 ounces of meat proteins a day. Keep in mind, protein doesn’t have to come...

Skin Cancer Screening at Lake Hernando Dragon Boat Festival

Skin Cancer Screening at Lake Orlando Dragon Boat Festival
The 5th annual Lake Hernando Dragon Boat Festival organized by High Five was held this past weekend over in Citrus County. A thousand dragon boat paddlers from 51 teams plus many vendors selling food and art were out in the sun all day. Participants gathered under their team tents and sat in chairs by the lake shore soaking up...
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