Monthly Archives: April 2013

Trampoline injury to lower leg landing after jump

In response. It depends on where one lands, how one lands, and what the injury to the lower leg is. If one has landed on a hard surface outside the canvas one could have broken the lower leg bone, twisted … Continue reading

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Oily constitution in Chinese medicine

In response. Chinese medicine does not regard an oily constitution as a problem. It does regard dry skin as a problem. Even among the Chinese population, including ethnic Han and Mongol, the darker the skin color the oilier the skin … Continue reading

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Tightness of the toes

In response. Leg cramps during sleep will pull the toes upwards and there will be pain in the back of the lower leg. The toes are lifted. The toes do not bend forwards. When the toes are forced to bend … Continue reading

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Fluid in the knee after flying

In response. Fluid in the knee after flying is edema in the knee. Wear a knee brace for a week to squeeze out the fluid in the knee and give some support to the knee. A knee that is swollen … Continue reading

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Bitter melon and kidneys

In response. The Chinese bitter melon tastes bitter. In Chinese medicine, it is of a “cool nature” (性 寒xing han). Since it is bitter, it is alkaline. It is cooked with pork, used to make soup, and now there is … Continue reading

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Which is more acidic, brewed or instant coffee?

In response. Instant coffee is acidic. Brewed coffee is alkaline. Starbucks coffee is alkaline. It does not produce an acidic reaction. Adding sugar to coffee makes the coffee acidic. Black coffee is alkaline and does not bring on heartburn.

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Can sweet tea cause heartburn

In response. Yes. Anything sweet like sweet tea, sweet milk chocolate, and such sweets will bring on heartburn. So will ice tea, ice water, and tomato based pasta sauce.

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