Immune System: What is the “quickest” way to improve your true Immune Power.

It is March 2020, so due to the International pandemic, immune system and immune power is in our everyday conversation. There are a umber of products out there to boost your immune system like a magic.

In this lecture, I will explain what is the “quickest” way to improve your true immune system. I will explains what is the concept of ‘Healthy” in Chinese Medicine, what is Yin and Yang as well as the theory of Anti-Pathogenic Qi generation.

Why 92% of COVID-19 patients who took Chinese Herbal Medicine got better?

In this recorded lecture, Yumi explains why China has 95% of recovery rate among all the closed cases. That is truly amazing.

Did you know that? I had to do a little math to figure out the fact, and I was so surprised. 95% is truly high.

Of course, there are many factors that contribute to this remarkable recovery rates. But I strongly believe that Chinese Medicine played a significant role.

This is a 70 min lecture explaining how Western Medicine’s approaches to diseases and Chinese Medicine’s approaches are different.

*** Important ***

  • This information Yumi is sharing DOES NOT replace any report and announcement given by WHO, Health Canada.
  • This video is just showing how she analyzed the recovery rate differences in different countries with other information from Internet news such as CBC.
  • If you have symptoms of unusual cough or fever, you must consult with your doctor.
  • This video is NOT meant to insult ongoing sleepless efforts of doctors and nurses who help patients with COVID-19. There is only respect for their dedication and bravery.
  • This video is NOT meant to insult researchers, staff and whoever being involved in developing a specific medicine to cure COVID-19.
  • This video does NOT focus on why treatments are more challenging for some countries, rather this video focuses on why China’s recovery rate is exceptionally good.

Public Lecture: Indigestion

Most of patients I see have some types of Indigestion issues. It is truly rare to see someone who has pains but has no digestive issues. If you don’t have any digestive issues and have optimum absorption of nutrition, your Zheng Qi, or healing energy would be adequate and would not need treatments.

In these videos, Yumi will explain how indigestion is understood and treated in Chinese Medicine.

Free Public Lecture : February 03, 2020.

Case Study: 53y.o Female, life long debilitating headache resolved in one week with Chinese Medicine

She came to me to treat life long headache that she had had everyday for as long as she can remember.

Her headache was on the front of the head, side of the head, back of the head and top of the head. When she has a migraines, they usually started from the right temporal region, however, she could have regular headaches in both side. There is also throbbing nature in the temporal headache

Her headache was worsened with certain weather such as cold and damp day, with certain foods as she had digestive issues as well, and with stress and fatigue. She said the headache was sometime better with use of essential oil and pain relief medicines such as ibuprofen.

Other relevant symptoms

  • low energy 5/10
  • feel cold and warm (she feels cold until she has a hot flash)
  • poor body temperature control (always too hot or to cold)
  • upper body is warm and lower body cold
  • hands and feet cold
  • hot flash
  • disliking being exposed to wind, cold and damp weather, humid hot (like Ontario summer)
  • spontaneous sweat and night sweat
  • running nose
  • sinus congestion
  • neck and shoulder tightness and pain
  • constant low back pain that is better with resting,
  • hip pain that is better with exercise but cannot over do it
  • leg muscle clamps (once a month)
  • high pitch tinnitus,
  • bitterness in the mouth
  • cough and phlegm in a morning which is yellow phlegm
  • bleeding gum
  • dry mouth
  • throbbing headache
  • thirst with no desire to drink water
  • multiple thoughts in night time disturbing her sleep
  • hard to fall asleep, dreamful, disturbing dreams
  • light sleeper
  • wake up tired and heavy – it is better with exercise
  • constipation or dry stool w/o magnesium
  • sticky, smelly stools, occasional feeing of incompleteness
  • foggy head, confusion
  • poor mental stamina
  • occasional dizziness
  • bloating
  • frequent urination (water go through her)
  • poor night vision, dislike light during headache
  • history of uterine fibroids, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
  • depression (not medically diagnosed but feeling of it)
  • sadness, grief, lack of joy
  • impatience, occasional uncontrollable anger
  • negative thinking
  • tongue – swollen, teeth marks, thick white tongue coating
  • pulse – thin weak hasty pulse

Her main concern is her headache that she gets in her forehead, right side which usually become migraines, and in the occipital area that radiates up. Frontal headache is due to damp retention in the frontal cortex. The dampness is often comes from the digestive system and it ascended to the head to cause the headache. Often dampy weather and pressure in the air can cause this type of headache. Pressure behind of eyes is the same logic. Side headache that happens in one side or both sides are usually from the poor circulation of Qi and the Blood, and can be triggered with stress, fatigue and at the end of the day. Occipital headache is from the tight muscle of the neck and the shoulder or from the getting a cold. Also top headache is often from the fatigue and Blood deficiency.

For her, her issues started from her digestion. Her poor digestion failed to digest food and undigested rheum started to accumulate. Eventually the dampness travelled up to her head and caused the frontal headache. Her ongoing stress impaired the Qi circulation and triggered the temporal headache. The stress and constant pain caused her muscle to be tense and that caused the occipital headache.

Diagnosis in Classical Chinese Medicine: Tai Yang, Shao Yang, Yang Ming, Tai Yin and Blood deficiency and the stasis.

Formula 1: Da Chai Hu Tang – With her temporal headache, one side tinnitus, bitter taste as well as poor digestion, she fits Shao Yang syndrome. With her difficulty in her bowel movements and bloating as well as her blood deficiency indicates for Da Chai Hu Tang.

Formula 2: Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan – The history of fibroids and painful menstruation is the sign of blood stasis. Also her emotional challenges, warmth in the body and again her difficulties in defecation fits Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan.

Modification: Shi Gao (for irritability, bleeding gums and dry mouth), Sun Zao Ren (for her difficulties in falling asleep), Chuan Xiong (for her headaches and is a part of Suan Zao Ren Tang), Zhi Zi (for her negative thinking and feeling of “stuck in ife”), Long Gu & Mu Li (to stop spontaneous and night sweating), Jie Geng (sinus congestion)

Chai Hu 12, Huang Qin 10, Ban Xia 18, Zhi Shi 10, Bai SHao 20, Da Zao 20, Sheng Jiang 15, Zi gan cao 6, Da Huang 6, Gu ZHi 15, Fu Ling 20, Chi Shao 15, Mu Dan Pi 10, Tao ren 10, Shi Gao 45, Suan Zao Ren 20, Zhi ZI 10, Jie Geng 12, Long Gu 30, Mu Li 30, Chuan Xiong 6

Scalp Acupuncture: Du 20, and Liver lines (on her temples)

Body Acupuncture: Wheel of Life (RN12, 6, 4, ST25, 21), ST36, GB34, SJ5, SJ6, LI4, LR3, SP9, Hand Shao Yang Water (to nourish KD water)

Result: After her first week dose of herbs and the acupuncture treatment, her headache disappeared. Also her night sweating and tinnitus disappeared. Back/knee pain, alternating chills and warmth of body temperature improved. her emotion and cognition as well as bloating is about 50% improved. Sinus congestion still fully remained.

Follow-up treatments: same acupuncture + SJ2. Same herbs with increased Jie Geng.

Every week, she shows improvements. She is enjoying her life without headache at all!!

54 years old male: hypersensitive in smelling and headache from it

Male 54
He is extremely sensitive with chemical smell. There is a plastic factory near his house, and the smell gives him daily. He feel if nothing helps he has to move!  He even suffers from the smell of the heater in his car during winter time.
MC: headache and tight chest due to certain smell  for 7 years
Smell is mostly chemical smell, developed working in a factory he was working.
Also he has daily headache and tight chest from factory smell near the house.
His reaction is immediate.
  • Nothing alleviates the symptoms. Just avoiding the smell is only way to cope with the issue, so close the windows and such
  • worse with staying in the environment
No western diagnose, went through a few tests, but all came negative.
  • Pain – Low back (diagnosed with degenerative disc, and was very severe and had to quit working. No surgery was done. Better now with some training and acupuncture)
    • Usually pain is 1/10 but if he moves and do something wrong, can give 6/10 pain, which is better with rest, heat and acupuncture.
  • Pain 2 – shoulder and arm – numbness, pins and needle feeling. He thinks it is from knots in the shoulder. better over time.
Other symptoms:
  • No tremor, No skin issues.
  • Night sweat once a while, not often.
  • Aversion to cold, damp cold, and summer heat (like dry heat)
  • Cough with phlegm, easy to expectorate, rice porridge like chunks (clear, yellow, can be brown)
  • Sore throat last 2-3 days, often clearing throat
  • No thirst particularly, but like drinking warm all day. Summer drinks lots of cold. But like drinking cold beer. occasional coffee, 10-15 beers a week.
  • Appetite OK, no symptoms before and after meal. Eat breakfast ok.
  • 2-3 meals a day with fast food lunch 1/week. Feel binge eating once a month.
  • Urination is 4-6 times a day, but more with coffee. 0-2 night time urination.
  • Stool is loose with vegetarian food which he eats everyday, but if he eats any animal (meat, tuna) stool is formed. Everyday 1-2 a day.
  • Sleep good. often remember dream, but no issues with sleeping.
  • Easy to get overwhelmed, stressed out, irritable, once a while get angry.
  • Libido ok, but takes effort to have an orgasm.
  • Pulse: Not rapid, not, wiry, not slippery, not tight or thin… may be large?
  • Tongue Pink, swollen, crack

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Diagnosis: Three Yang Tai Yin 

  • Tai Yang – Back and Shoulder pain, Night Sweat
  • Yang Ming (Secondary Damp Heat –> most severe) – Aversion to heat, summer heat, irritable, Night Sweat, vivid dreams
  • Shao Yang (mild) – upper heat
  • Tai Yin body fluid deficiency –> root cause – sensitive smell, loose stool, frequent urination, phlegm, easily overwhelmed

Formula: Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang minus Da Huang plus Zhi Zi, Jie Geng, Hou Po, Shi Gao, Cang Zhu

Chai hu 12g, Huang qin 10g, dang shen 10g, Ban xia 25g Sheng jiang 15g, Da zao 20g, Gui zhi 20g, Fu ling 15g, Long gu 20g, Mu li 20g, Cang zhu 20g, Zhi zi 15g, Jie geng 12g, Hou po 10g, Shi gao 45g.

One months later: No shoulder pain or any pain, Phlegm changed to thicker and sticker brown phlegm. The neighbour plastic factory was still generating the chemical smell, so headache was still there. However, he said his mood is much better.

Continued the same herb for another month. Then his night sweat disappeared. No aversion to wind and cold.  His mood and irritability is still remain good. I added Da Huang 3g and Huang Lian 3g. He had loose stool, but with the low dosage Da Huang moves stagnation of Qi, Blood and Dampness.

One month later he said he did not have headache from his car this winter.