Back Pain Relief


My new book on how to treat back pain with natural remedies is available here: As an acupuncturist, I have been treating all types of pain for over 17 years.  I have successfully treated back pain in hundreds of patients. Since most people do not have access to an acupuncturist, I have decided to write […] more

Cordyceps and Kidney Yang


  Frequent urination and waking up to urinate are the most common symptoms of a kidney yang deficiency.  As you age, your kidneys grow weaker and you often have to go to the bathroom more often and wake to go to the bathroom. I find that most people wake up in the middle of the […] more

Cordyceps and Kidney Yin

This is “yin yang huo“.  It is used very rarely in Chinese Medicine to treat kidney deficiency because it is very strong.  It is also called “Horny Goat Weed”, and is very popular for male health enhancement.  This is a good herb to use if you want to have insomnia.  Otherwise, I do not recommend […] more

Cordyceps and Your Lung Qi (Energy)

Cordyceps strengthens your lung energy.  In Chinese medicine, if your lung energy is low, you can have any one of the following symptoms: Cough Daytime sweating Dislike of Cold Dislike of speaking Propensity to catch colds Shortness of Breath Tiredness Weak voice It is not uncommon to have a lung weakness after recovering from cold […] more

Cordyceps Quality

  I have used cordyceps with my patients for over 10 years to treat fatigue. It is my favorite herb. I even prefer it to ginseng for many people. There is a big variety of quality on the market. I have tested about 10 brands and done research on how the cordyceps is processed. Another […] more

Cordyceps and Insomnia

You might think that cordyceps would not help you with insomnia.  After all, cordyceps is an energy tonic.  However, Cordyceps can help with insomnia.  Very often, people wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.  They do not realize that they woke up to go to the bathroom, they think […] more

Cordyceps and Incontinence

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  Incontinence, whether it is during the day or night, is usually related to kidney energy.  It is not the kidney organs themselves, but the kidney energy, as used in Chinese medicine theory.  Chinese medicine is about Energy.  A Chinese medicine diagnosis of a kidney or lung “Energy” deficiency, has no correlation to a Western […] more

Cordyceps and Coughing

Coughing can be caused by many things.  The most common causes are colds/flu and weak lung energy.  When you have a cold or flu, the virus can invade your lungs and you cough to try to protect yourself from it.  Your body produces mucus to dilute the virus.  Those are the common symptoms of cold/flu.  […] more

Cordyceps And Fluid Retention (Edema)

Fluid retention, or edema, is caused by your body not being able to get rid of excess fluid.  In Chinese medicine theory, fluid levels are controlled by the Kidneys and Spleen. This is where cordyceps can help.  Cordyceps makes your kidney energy stronger, so if you are retaining fluid that is caused by weak kidney […] more

Cordyceps and Your Immune System

  Cordyceps is used in Chinese medicine to make your lung energy stronger.  That is related to your immune system in general. If your lung energy is stronger, it is easier to avoid getting sick.  Your overall health and energy level determines if you are as likely to catch a cold or flu or suffer […] more

Why Cordyceps is My Favorite Energy Tonic

As an acupuncturist, I deal with patients who have been sick a long time.  People do not go to an acupuncturist when they have one health issue, they come to me when they have seen a dozen doctors with no relief.  People are usually very tired, have insomnia, pain, depression and many other ailments. When […] more

Cordyceps and Libido

  Many men want to take herbs to improve libido and functioning.  Women also can have issues with libido levels.  Often, a drop in libido level is caused by a kidney energy weakness.  Your kidneys get weaker as you get older.  This corresponds to a decline in the production of hormones.  The most important issue […] more