Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., PhD

Author of Secrets of Longevity and Cofounder of Tao of Wellness
Blog Posts

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Herbs have been part of every culture and medical tradition since the earliest humans walked the earth for treatment of everything from colds to digestive issues to depression. You may be...

Added to Alternative Medicine on Tue 07/10/2012

The next time you have a headache, a stuffy nose, or insomnia, don’t fret! Try using your own hands to heal yourself with acupressure.

 

What is acupressure? Let’s start with an...

Added to Alternative Medicine on Tue 07/03/2012

Almost every pet owner out there will tell you that their animal companion enriches their life in more ways than they can count, but it turns out that pets actually help prolong their...

Added to Wellness on Thu 06/07/2012

More than ever, we are using our eyes to stare at small type and images on computer screens, televisions, and cell phones – which leads to eye fatigue and an increase in age-related eye problems....

Added to Anti-Aging, Alternative Medicine, Eye Health on Fri 05/18/2012

Need some fresh air circulation at your home or office? Break out the plants to purify your air! While they definitely brighten up your living space, potted plants can also combat indoor pollution...

Added to Toxins, Alternative Medicine, Wellness on Tue 04/17/2012

It’s time to shake off the winter lethargy, dust off those sneakers, and spring into action! If going to the gym is on par with doing your taxes, it is just not going to inspire you to get moving...

Added to Weight Loss, Fitness, Wellness on Mon 03/12/2012

Delicious, easy-to-prepare, healthy, inexpensive snacks: Can all those words really be in one sentence? Yes! Read on to find four simple snacks that will pack in the nutrition without adding a lot...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet on Fri 02/17/2012

Despite our best intentions, we may not always follow through with our resolutions made in the New Year. Don’t give up! Here are 3 simple habits you can adopt now that will help you today and...

Added to Illness Prevention, Alternative Medicine, Wellness on Mon 01/30/2012

Everybody wants a long life full of vitality. But beyond the basics of good diet and exercise, what can you do? For more than 2,000 years, Chinese medicine has refined the use of meditation to...

Science has confirmed that happier people do indeed live longer. The question is: How does one “get happy”? These shorter, darker days of winter can give way to a darker mood. Despite this, you...

Seaweed and marine algae have more concentrated nutrition than vegetables grown on land and they have long been considered to possess powers to prolong life, prevent disease, and impart beauty and...

The healing power of soup: something that both scientists and grandmothers can agree on. From helping you lose weight to warming you up from the inside out to boosting your immunity, soup is a...

Five thousand years ago in China, herbal teas were specially blended from plants that exhibited medicinal properties. And today, tea can still be used to maintain health and prevent illness. Find...

Cold and flu season is here. Save yourself from the sniffles and aches by bolstering your immune system with some natural, simple techniques.

 

Keep Healthy With Herbs...

Do aches and pains have you thinking you’re not as young as you used to be? You can turn to natural healing herbs to bring relief without the side effects. Here are four natural herbs – some that...

Added to Alternative Medicine, Illness Management on Wed 11/09/2011

Music has a long history of therapeutic use  – from its traditional role in healing rituals around the world to its recent use as an integrative Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Here’s how...

As the autumn weather fast approaches, a lot of people will assert that they can feel the twinge in their joints. Whatever your age, a small ache now could become arthritis – or worse – down the...

If the negative news headlines and natural disasters are throwing your equilibrium off balance and running you on the road to burnout, you are not alone! Take a pause and regain a sense of calm...

Added to Mental Health, Alternative Medicine, Wellness on Fri 09/23/2011

Now that the steamy summer days are behind us, it is the perfect time to get back to cooking in the kitchen. Break out the spices to bring warmth, robust flavor, and a bounty of other healthy...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Illness Prevention on Thu 09/15/2011

One in six Americans experience chronic headaches. Headaches are especially common at this time of year when allergies wreck havoc on your sinuses. Luckily, Chinese medicine has an arsenal of...

Added to Alternative Medicine on Wed 08/24/2011

Find longevity at the end of the rainbow! The new dietary guidelines from the American Dietetic Association encourage us to color our plate with a rainbow of foods.

 

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Everyone would love to live to a ripe old age, but not if it means looking and feeling like an overripe old vegetable. I have seen centenarians around the world who defy our stereotypes of the...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Anti-Aging, Alternative Medicine, Wellness on Thu 08/11/2011

Nearly two out of three Americans are affected by insomnia and other sleep disorders. With that many people resting poorly, it is a wonder anyone gets through the workweek – let alone their whole...

Added to Sleep, Alternative Medicine on Thu 07/28/2011

Living to an old age isn’t much fun if you can’t remember anything. Senility, Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss can be delayed or even prevented with the right foods. A regular and balanced...

All summer long, the elements give you reasons to itch and scratch. When the bee stings, the mosquito bites or the poison ivy comes creeping, try these all-natural remedies for a quick anti-itch...

Added to Alternative Medicine, First Aid on Tue 07/12/2011

The Chinese healing tradition has specialized in age-defying skin solutions for thousands of years, starting with an Empress, 2,000 years ago, who knew that the key to her power was in a youthful...

Added to Anti-Aging, Alternative Medicine, Beauty on Tue 05/17/2011