Our Eyes, Skin, Tongue, And The Smell Of Our Breath Can Determine The State Of Health

In this article, we wish to indicate the importance of your health and how this can be seen or interpreted by a trained physician in Cleveland Chinese medicine. It is also to help you understand and seek medical help if you see or notice anything peculiar. It is recommended and often common sense to seek medical help from a trained physician or doctor before your health worsens.

The face of each human being is unique. Everyone’s face is special. Normally, the face is the first thing that people see when they meet others. The faces of people are what we associate people with and how we and they are remembered. The face is comprised of the skin, eyes, mouth, nose, forehead, and hair.

According to Chinese medicine, the organs are connected to each other. In other words, our organs all operate all as one to operate our body. The face, in Chinese medicine, is a means to disrupt a person’s body health.

The color and appearance of our eyes can mirror the health of some of the organs in our body. Trained doctors and practitioners normally examine the eyes of their patient for signs of illness or disease.

The texture and color of our skin can also show indicate how healthy it is. It takes an experienced and trained physicians to comprehend and translate that into health.

The smell of our breath as well as the color of our tongues can also indicate the state of our health. Certain colors and smells may mean that some parts of our body parts are ill or not well.

The color of one’s eyes is also an indication of one’s health. The shine in our eyes or their discoloration can imply certain health conditions or issues.

It is also advised that one regularly exercise his whole body. We must point out the whole body because every body organ and part is vital in its contribution to our overall health. If our kidneys are unhealthy our liver are not healthy either. Each of the major organs have their own specific functions and each is affected by their other. We suggest that you look after your health carefully. Don’t make excuses to avoid exercise whatever your lifestyle is.

Overcoming Childhood Cough And Phlegm Using A Couple Of Recipes From Chinese Nutritional Therapy

When you are dealing with your kid’s illness, you obviously would not force them to sip some tea. What would work well for colds and cough is Chinese nutritional therapy which is not also delectable (like Asian pear) but could help children quickly recover from their illness. For dry cough, we recommend Asian pear. If there is yellow phlegm along with the cough, you can add Chuan Bei Mu herb along with the pear. In Fremont Chinese medicine, Chuan Bei Mu is commonly used in clearing yellow phlegm, (in Chinese medicine, this is called Heat Phlegm). But when you’re dealing with bubbly white phlegm, Chuan Bei Mu would not work well since this herb is yin or cold in nature.

The instructions require the baking or steaming of the pears.


Rock sugar or honey
Asian pear

If yellow mucus accompanies your cough, then you need a tablespoonful (approximately 3 to 9g of Chuan Bei Mu (which you can buy in Asian markets).

After measuring, grind or crush the Chuan Bei Mu


1. On each pear cut off the bottom in thin slices so that it can stand on its own. Now slice off squarely each pear, cutting about a couple of inches off the top, take out the seeds and core carefully. Avoid cutting through to the pear’s bottom. Save the tops.

2. On some kind of a heatproof plate or a pie plate, arrange the pears. Add a tablespoon of rock sugar or honey onto each pear and strew a portion of the Chuan Bei Mu (which had been pulverized or grounded). The saved tops of the pears are then added to the plate. Then set the plate on a steamer tray.

3. Place water on a large pot or wok just enough that the water reaches the bottom of the steamer tray. Boil the pot.

4. Place a lid over the pot and boil until the fruit becomes soft enough that it’s easily pierced with a knife or boil for about 40 to 45 minutes. Drink the juice and serve the Asian pears warm. Consume everything.

You can either steam or bake the pears. Preheat the dish to 350 degrees and bake until soft (or for about 40 minutes).

Among practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Apricot Fruit is another very good for cough with yellow phlegm.

Eating apricots is recommended if you have cough and especially when you’ve got an abundant buildup of mucus in your body, obstructing your nasal tracts that you can’t even cough because of the blockage. They also inhibit mucus production and help move the phlegm thus helping clear air pathways.

In relieving cough, consume four dried or one fresh apricot for at least, two times a day. Both dried and fresh apricots make ideal remedies for coughing and congestion. There is no need to cook the apricot.

When you have cough and it’s not the cold or flu season, you may use Apricot Seed (or Xing Ren) which are widely available in Asian Markets). Crush 3 to 9 grams of the seed before decocting. Because these seeds, in high doses, can be slightly toxic and can cause diarrhea, extreme caution should be taken.