Male Fertility affected by processed meats

Male Fertility affected by processed meats

Found an interesting post by Zouves Fertility Center how eating processed meats decreased sperm quality by 30%.  But what I find more interesting is that they found that eating fish like salmon or halibut improved sperm quality. According to Chinese Medicine theory, eating fish can improve your Kidney Yin which is involved with reproduction.  Now Harvard’s study has proved this theory to be true! Link to article – Process Meats affecting male...
My job is expanding my brain matter!

My job is expanding my brain matter!

By practicing acupuncture, acupuncturists are expanding the grey matter in their brains. Researchers have discovered that due to the fact that acupuncturists use their hands and fingers to perform acupuncture, they have highly developed fine motor skills and the part of the brain that is involved in those areas develop more grey matter.  And the longer an acupuncturist is in practice, the more brain matter that develops. Acupuncture practice expands the brain By using this study, researchers are looking to see if they can use this information to enhance therapeutic rehabilitation and training techniques for other applications. For me, it is nice to know that my job is creating more grey matter in my brain.  How many people can claim that about their job?...
Do the “Hustle”!

Do the “Hustle”!

The best way to stay interested in getting some exercise is to find something that interests you. My newest favorite form of exercise, Ballroom Dancing. Love it! You can barely see me on the right side of the screen doing the hustle. Video: Ballroom Dancing in Sherman Christensen’s...
Opportunity to learn something new today

Opportunity to learn something new today

Yeah!  Finally get to go back to Prof Yu’s dermatology clinic today!  I had a 2 week break but now I get to go back to observe her new patients.  Like any of my traditional chinese teachers, Prof Yu imparts little golden nuggets of information each session.  It can be fustrating, but I get a deeper understanding of how to treat dermatology patients each time which improves my treatments to my dermatology patients. I do see the same type of skin problems each time, usually eczema, but sometimes I get to see a new type of skin disease and that is a real...
Just What I Needed!

Just What I Needed!

I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Shama Thai Massage in Burlingame on Thursday and they were offering a 10 min Thai massage to try. Since I have not had a massage in a loooonnng time, I signed up for one. Boy did I need it! She dug into every muscle knot and stretched out my back. I am sore today but it is a good soreness. Sometimes us practitioners don’t follow our own advice. An acupuncture treatement and a massage at least once a month is what is needed to keep the body in balance. Because who is going to keep my patients in balance if I’m...
Evening Free?

Evening Free?

If you have the evening of Sept 19 free, why not fill it with some fun – Kids & Art fund raiser auction is happening in Palo Alto, check it out –Le Cirque is Open! Kids & Art is a wonderful non-profit organization started by Purvi Shah. Its mission is to team-up kids and families who have been touched by cancer with local Artists. Together they create art which is later auctioned. The proceeds from these auctions go back in the program and to other cancer...