Tongue coating microbiome as a potential biomarker for gastritis including precancerous cascade.

Achilles Shang Point  Dr Mia LAc MSc

Achilles Shang Point – I named it temporary is a pressure point I’ve been using for years and receiving really well healing outcomes. It’s on the Achilles Tendon, 4 cuns above Medial Malleolus. When we palpate along the Achilles Tendon upward with dorsiflexion, you might easily find an obvious depression and that’s the point we wanna stimulate. I’ve been using it to treat all types of low back and hips pain, sore legs, ankles sprain, plantar fasciitis and any other lower extremities conditions. It seems working really well.


On the Anatomy perspective, punctuating this point may penetrate Achilles Tendon, Soleus, Flexor hallucis longus, Flexor digitorum longus, and Tibialis posterior. Therefore, using this point to treat the associate conditions is understandable.


Based on TCM Meridian Theory, it is on the TaiYang aspect. Therefore, I assumed that it should also have the function to treat the TaiYang syndromes and diseases and TaiYang Meridians related illnesses. We are busy collecting more data on the actual clinical experiments to support my hypothetical theory on more functions and indications.

UB 55 in treating hip joint pain

Experience sharing: I’ve been using UB 55 to treat 67 cases of hip joint pain. Cases included acute and chronic (the most was 38 years), severity from 6/10 to 10/10, limited ROM and difficulty of weight bearing.

The results of treatment were amazingly well. All 67  patients were truly grateful for the improvements of pain and mobility. UB 55 for hip joint is worked the best while applying initiative exercise of movement and weight bearing while the needle inserting in the point with stimulating on the opposite UB55 for 5 minutes.

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Geriatric Diseases

Acupuncture and other adjunctive treatment methods have been vastly used worldwide for improvement in Quality of Life due to geriatric diseases in the elderly.

The following researches have demonstrated the effectiveness of TCM in the management of some geriatric diseases.

Effect of Acupuncture in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease: A Functional MRI Study

Zhiqun Wang, 1 Binbin Nie, 2 Donghong Li, 3 Zhilian Zhao, 1 Ying Han, 4 Haiqing Song, 4 Jianyang Xu, 3 Baoci Shan, 2 Jie Lu, 1 , * and Kuncheng Li 1 , 5 , *

Acupuncture Modulates Resting State Hippocampal Functional Connectivity in Alzheimer Disease

Zhiqun Wang, 1 Peipeng Liang, 1 , 5 Zhilian Zhao, 1 Ying Han, 2 Haiqing Song, 2 Jianyang Xu, 3 Jie Lu, 1 , * and Kuncheng Li 1 , 4 , 5 , *

Observation on the efficacy of acupuncture and fire needle therapy for hand osteoarthritis

Li H1Zhang FH2Wang YC2.

Different acupuncture and moxibustion methods at Heding (EX-LE 2) for knee osteoarthritis with yang-deficiency and cold-stagnation syndrome

Zheng J1Zhang H2Liu J3.

Clinical study of fire acupuncture with centro-square needles for knee osteoarthritis

Wang B1Hu J1Zhang N1Wang J1Chen Z1Wu Z1.

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Learning Disability among youth

Learning attitude and ability of the children are always a major concern for parents, some youth have more trouble in learning in comparison to others due to certain disability in their system, the following researches have demonstrated the effectiveness of TCM in assisting the youth regaining and recover from the issue.

Clinical efficacy on mental retardation in the children treated with JIN’s three scalp needling therapy and the training for cognitive and perceptual disturbance

Huang XYuan QLuo QZeng HZheng XHuang XYu YWu Y.

Clinical research on children mental retardation treated with acupuncture

Huang JB1Cao HFHu JLiu LHWang ZLin H.

Acupuncture for promoting intelligence of children–an observation on 37 cases with mental retardation

Tian YP1Qi RLi XLWang YLZhang YJi THou CYWang LJ.


With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are skeptic in going out or get in contact with others.

Recent research has shown that TCM treatments and herbal formulas can help boost immunity and regulate the internal harmony for our body to fight against the virus, preventing infections, and with little or no side-effects.

There are also studies proven that TCM herbal formulas are also effective against flu-like illnesses, such as influenza.

TCM Herbal formula Yu Ping Feng San can regulate the immune system

Covid-19 has spread over the world and everyone fears becoming one of the confirmed cases on the list, however, it is already known that our immune system can fight the virus since thousands of infected have recovered from it, although the insight of how it happened is still uncertain.

The Traditional Chinese Herbal Formula “Yu Ping Feng San” has been widely used by TCM practitioners in regulating the immune system and has been clinically shown its promising results.

Yu Ping Feng San, an Ancient Chinese Herbal Decoction Containing Astragali Radix, Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma and Saposhnikoviae Radix, Regulates the Release of Cytokines in Murine Macrophages

Crystal Y. Q. Du, 1 , 2 Roy C. Y. Choi, 1 Ken Y. Z. Zheng, 2 Tina T. X. Dong, 1 David T. W. Lau, 1 and Karl W. K. Tsim 1 , *!po=0.574713

Anti-inflammatory effect of Yu-Ping-Feng-San via TGF-β1 signaling suppression in rat model of COPD

Zhong-Shan Yang,1 Jin-Yuan Yan,2† Ni-Ping Han,1 Wei Zhou,1 Yu Cheng,1 Xiao-Mei Zhang,1 Ning Li,1 and Jia-Li Yuan1,*

The Effectiveness of Yin Qiao San against influenza

The symptoms and manifestation of Covid-19 and influenza are very similar, they both cause respiratory diseases, symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, body aches, etc. and sometimes it could lead to severe pneumonia.

Many believed that those who are vulnerable to influenza are also high-risk populations to Covid-19.

In TCM theory, the functions of Yin Qiao San are to “disperses wind-heat, clears heat, and relieves toxicity”, it is effective in upper respiratory tract infections.

During the outbreak of SARS-CoV in 2002, TCM herbal formulas have shown significant results in treating patients that are infected with the virus.

Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Patients Infected with 2019-New Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): A Review and Perspective

Yang Yang*, Md Sahidul Islam*, Jin Wang, Yuan Li, Xin Chen

Effects of different principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment on TLR7/NF-κB signaling pathway in influenza virus infected mice

Ying-Jie FuYu-Qi YanHong-Qiong QinSha WuShan-Shan ShiXiao ZhengPeng-Cheng WangXiao-Yin ChenXiao-Long Tang & Zhen-You Jiang

In Vitro Fertilization

Statistics have shown that infertility is growing by the year, about 1 out of 4 couples will be affected by infertility disorder in the developing countries, many couples will turn to the option of in vitro fertilization and hoping to safely deliver a healthy baby.

However, a woman aged under 35 years old who undergoes IVF procedure only has a 39.6% success rate, while a woman aged over 40 years old will only have a success rate of 11.5%.

Studies has shown that acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment during IVF pregnancy could increase the success rate of delivering the baby, the treatments can promote and regulate blood flow to ovaries and uterus, reduce patient’s stress level and calm the patient, with minimal or no side-effects the patient can have a ready mind and body condition for the new comer.

Acupuncture and in vitro fertilisation research: current and future directions

Lee E Hullender Rubin Belinda J Anderson LaTasha B Craig

Management of Acupuncture as Adjuvant Therapy for In Vitro Fertilization

Wahyuningsih Djaali Kemas Abdurrohim Dwi Rachma Helianthi

The effects of acupuncture on pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Zheng-Yun XieZhi-Hang PengBing Yao Li Chen Yan-Yun Mu Jie Cheng Qian Li Xi Luo Peng-Yan Yang You-Bing Xia