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Wednesday July 6, 2016

The Truth About Scents

Have you ever inhaled a whiff of cologne that made your nose twitch? Maybe you’ve came across a scent in the past that has made your head spin. This kind of reaction, is generally known as “perfume intolerance”, though is not unique to just cologne. Any type of fragrance, from laundry detergent to strong smelling soaps, can trigger this sort of reaction in certain individuals.
Autoimmune disorders, the main cause of allergic reactions, work against your body as your immune system perceives foreign elements as toxic invaders. So, an otherwise harmless odor can push your immune system’s defences into full throttle, as your immune system desperately fights for your survival (or, so it thinks).
Unfortunately, the world is riddled with various scents and senses, and not all of them are naturally occurring. Many colognes contain a commonly found allergen “cinnamaldehyde”, a chemical compound known to trigger contact eczema in certain individuals.  Avoiding these types of allergens can be tough, especially when the labels on products are often deceitful. According to FDA regulation, a product can be labeled as having “100% natural ingredients” so long as it meets a quota of at least 5% natural ingredients. So, a product could appear “all natural” on its label, when in actuality, 95% of it’s ingredients aren’t natural!

dōTERRA essential oils, however, are made with 100% natural ingredients, and are guaranteed to make you feel 100% better.

Battling your own immune system can be a hassle, though there is treatment available. A good balance of nutrition, acupuncture, and essential oils can work to ground your body’s restless immune system, and desensitize it to allergens.  If you’re struggling with allergies, contact Tracy Ye, and get the treatment you need.

You can DIY, and make your own pure true 100% organic cosmetics, hair shampoo.

Just visit Dr. Tracy Ye’s Do it Yourself page to learn: https://www.mydoterra.com/drye/#/diyGrid

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How to Get Rid of Post-gym Pain in 10 Minutes

While many of us struggle to find a cure for the constant barrage of stress and pain that life assaults us with, Dr. Tracy Ye and her nature medicine team keep exploring the answers. Here is the type of super easy DIY that you can do everyday after going to the gym or after a stressful day.  

First of all, here is Dr Tracy Ye’s prescription for your muscle sore and joints pain:

Magnesium Salt Bath : one pound/or one cup Epsom Salt (another name: Magnesium Salt) in one standard bath tub. Add 3 or 5 drops lavender essential oil into it. Soak your mind and body into the warm aroma water for 10-15 minutes. Sing a song while you are relaxing!  

Here is the more scientific explanation:  

Magnesium salt is not often something thought of by many as a “go-to” ailment for pain, though, as suggested by new research, it may be of some use to try. Magnesium, in its purest form, is a chemical element known by its shorter name “Mg” and by the atomic number 12, used in chemistry. However, when mixed sulfate and oxygen, it finds itself a new form, one the scientific community calls MgSO4. This compound, while it may seem intimidating, actually carries quite a few medical benefits. When absorbed through the skin, magnesium sulfate has a soothing affect, often relaxing tense muscles, placating headaches, and overall reducing inflammation in the body.

Some argue that many of us today are actually deficient in magnesium, and that many of our daily habits contribute to our deficiency. Things like alcohol, sugary drinks, and processed foods, some believe, have a depreciating effect on our magnesium levels. Exercise, although generally a healthy habit, actually depletes the body of magnesium through the process of sweating. So it is important, even if one lives a relatively healthy lifestyle, to ensure that one’s levels of magnesium are substancial.

For more information, visit www.organicspamagazine.com, or visit our website at www.yeschiclinic.com.

Last thing to remind you, to get the best quality essential oil for muscle pain (such as lavendar, or calming blend) visit www.mydoterra.com/drye

If you are not sure about whether or not you have a magnesium or mineral imbalance, please call our clinic and make an appointment with our physicians:

650-558-8118    Tuesday to Saturday

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Gym vs. Pain

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Part 2: Ovulation for Fertility with Dr. Tracy Ye

Part 1: Understanding Ovulation for Fertility with Dr. Tracy Ye

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day – How to Make more Milk through Acupressure

Happy patient testimonial – part 2

Happy patient testimonial for dr. Tracy Ye-part 1

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Decoding Cholesterol: 8 Ways to Change Your Habits Toward Healthy

8 Ways to Change Your Habits toward Healthy

When you get your lab reports back and your MD has ordered a cholesterol test, many of my patients come in to ask me what these reports mean. Here’s the quick tip for decoding those reports: HCL = HEALTHY Cholesterol
LCL = LOUSY CholesterolAcupuncture helps to get cholesterol levels in balance. Herbal Medicine is all natural, not pharmaceutical, with no toxins or chemicals added to suppress the natural way your body produces what it needs to do what you ask it to. Botanical Oils can often remedy the root cause of symptom producing issues in the body without requiring the kind of toxic, chemical “side effects” of prescribed and over-the-counter drugs. CALL US NOW to book a Nutritional Consultation and get a read on your HCL levels: (650) 808-0278.In addition to coming into the clinic, here are 8 things you can do to make sure you’re doing your best to help your body produce enough HCL:1. RELAX. Stress is the number one reason that HCL is deficient for many people. Acupuncture is a 45 minute treatment and totally natural way to help bring the body’s systems into balance. Your treatment is offered in an environment and atmosphere where there is NOTHING you can do but Relax. Practice Relaxing by booking regular acupuncture appointments.2. BALANCE YOUR PROTEIN INTAKE. Protein requires a lot of HCL to digest. Be sure you’ve got enough HEALTHY cholesterol to support the amount of protein you’re eating.3. CHEW YOUR FOOD. Make sure to savor what you’re eating. Eat the food, then drink the water–but try not to drink too much liquid while you’re eating. They’re separate activities, so treat them that way.

4. GET ENOUGH ZINC AND B1 in your system. We can help to balance the Zinc and Vitamin B levels in your body with Herbal Medicine and Essential Oils. CALL US NOW and book a Nutrition Consultation where we’ll give you a FREE ZINC TEST! (650) 558-8118.

5. WATCH WHAT YOU INGEST. Antacids and other medications with terrible side effects take a toll on the body. Come for Acupuncture, where we can get at the root cause of digestion issues and balance your body’s natural production centers. See my recent A-Z note on Facebook where I talk about the Essential Oils that are worth trying, especially if you’ve been regularly downing a bottle of Tums. These kinds of toxic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs shut down the natural stomach acid production before it even gets started–and you need this stomach magic to digest food and balance HCL levels. CALL US NOW to book a Nutrition Consultation and learn about the essential oils that can help you restore your own natural digestive system! (https://www.facebook.com/notes/tracy-ye/the-ghis-of-essential-oils/1286120181415077)

6.TAKE IT EASY ON THE ALCOHOL. Excessive use of Alcohol robs the body of it’s ability to make HCL.

7. PASS THE SALT. Sodium is needed to produce HEALTHY cholesterol in the body. Salt-free isn’t the way to be.

8. GET ACUPUNCTURE. As we age, our body naturally decreases the healthy cholesterol production. Acupuncture helps to balance and revive our body’s natural systems at every step of the living way. As we get older, it’s more important to schedule regular acupuncture appointments so that the body stays in alignment as it goes through all of nature’s changes

Part 3: Reasons Why You are HCL Deficient and How Acupuncture can Help

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Alphabet of Essential Oils

I’ve started a series of notes on my facebook pages, and wanted to share the essence of those notes here on my blog.

For a whole alphabet of ailments, Essential Oils can be a simple, affordable, easy-to-use “pharmaceutical alternative” to costly and sometimes toxic drugs.

Here are some oils to try that correspond with some common ailments:

Before you reach for Claritin or Allegra or something stronger, the three oils to try include Eucalyptus, Lavender and the special blend Breathe. You can apply a few drops to the back of the neck and the bridge of the nose, and maybe just a smear under the nostrils. In moments, you’ll experience some relief.

B is for BACK PAIN
If your back pain is chronic, and you’re tired of the smell and expense of those over the counter pharmacy cures, again, use your Eucalyptus drops where it hurts. If you’d like to add to the effectiveness, Wintergreen oil and the special blend, Deep Blue can really help to make you feel some sweet relief. Just get a friend to gently massage the drops and dabs into the small of your back and anywhere else it hurts.

If you’ve got a tingle coming on, and the tiny tube of expensive cream isn’t working fast enough for you, use a few drops of Melaluca, Lemon Oil (which is really good added to your water every day, too), and that special blend called On Guard. This trifecta will reduce the blister’s healing time and you can get back to kissing your sweetheart that much faster. Just dab the concoction on the tingle, then the sore, several times daily, and watch it disappear.

When you’re feeling low, up late, and see those anti depressant commercials on tv, don’t give in. Before you sign up for the side effects, why not try a few drops of Citrus Bliss, Lavender and the special blend called Elevate in a warm bath. You can add these to a diffuser and take it to work with you, or keep the wellness swirling in your bedroom or tv room and see if you don’t begin to feel better. Of course, see your doctor, go to your therapist, keep your medical professionals employed–but give this a try and see if it begins to make a difference in your mood.

E is for ECZEMA
That itchy, scratchy build up of scaly dead skin on your extremities isn’t something you have to suffer with. Even before you try all the regular pharmaceutical cures over the counter and behind the pharmacists window, it’s worth rubbing a few drops of Helichrysum, Thyme and Geranium directly on the affected parts and see if you don’t find some immediate relief.

F is for FATIGUE
Before reaching for a Red Bull, stocking up on Starbuck’s or downing a 5-Hour Energy Drink there at the gas station cash register, see if dabbing some Lemongrass, Basil and Lemon behind your neck and under your nose might wake you up organically!

Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Patients will complain of belching, feeling bloated, and may even experience some abdominal pain. Better than any over the counter medication from the pharmacy, Peppermint, DigestZen and/or the Lemongrass you already have for fatigue can make an immediate difference in your return to feeling better. You can massage these oils directly onto the stomach, or find them in capsule form.

Rather than downing a whole roll of Tums, it’s best to try some essential oils to help get at the root cause of heartburn and begin to repair the digestive system.  Try Peppermint, Ginger and/or Lemon Oil massaged topically into the chest or as a drop or two added to water. See, over a week of regular use, if you don’t start to feel a kind of on-going relief.

Staying with the theme of stomach and digestive track issues that so many people are bothered by, I recommend a daily use of the Peppermint and Ginger, and add in some Orange oil massaged directly into the stomach and intestine areas. Essential oils make an immediate and on-going difference in digestive health.

The right essential oils to use include Wintergreen, Birch and Deep Blue. These are to be used topically, massaged deeply into the areas of the body that are affected, and you will feel a kind of deep and immediate relief. If you’re a runner, jogger, yogi, or someone who likes to get outside and move, you want to be sure to consider having a Deep Blue Athlete’s kit on hand in your gym bag. You can buy yours here: https://www.mydoterra.com/ShoppingCart/index.cfm?FuseAction=CategoryShop&CategoryID=1869

K is to remind you to KEEP USING ESSENTIAL OILS.
Whatever your ailment or condition, there is a blend or an oil specifically for that purpose. Just keep learning & moving through the Essential Oil alphabet to find a new oil to try. Chemical free, non-toxic essential oils are so much better for the body and the environment than what you can find at Walgreen’s. Try essential oils FIRST, every time you are tempted to wade through the big-pharma options at your local drug store.

Clary Sage, Lavender and Cypress oils are good for leg cramps, menstrual cramps and other kinds of cramping in the body. Simply apply a few drops to the affected area and massage them in, or add a few drops to a warm bath, and relax for 30 minutes, and feel the revitalizing, mood-enhancing benefits of these healing oils.

Now, if you’re the type that can’t take time off to find a dark quiet room and lay flat and keep still until the migraine goes away, then you want to be sure to have a bottle of each of these in your pocket: Helichrysm, PastTense, and Sandalwood. When you feel the first signs of a migraine coming on, put a drop or two of these oils in your hands, rub them together, and cup them over your nose and mouth. Breathe in deep. Then, to do your level best to keep the migraine storm from taking over your day, dab a drop or two behind your ears, at the base of your skull, at your temples, and rub some in to your forehead. Clients who once complained of regular migraines now carry this migraine survival kit of essential oils, and tell me that the oils work wonders–deterring the migraine when used in time, or shrinking the time it takes for the migraine storm to blow over.

Essential Oils are essential. These little drops make all the big things better by keeping you pleasant, less stressed, more healthy. I love that I’ve found these oils to offer to my patients and find them to be a perfect complement to Acupuncture, Herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

I hope you’ll order a vial or two of the bottles that might help you. Here’s a link to my website where you can get them: www.mydoterra.com/drye

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dr. Tracy Ye’s Adventures in Acupuncture: Acupuncture for Kidney Health

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CALL US NOW! (650) 558-8118 – Dr. Tracy Ye’s Adventures in Acupuncture

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dr. Tracy Ye’s Adventures in Acupuncture – The Year of the Monkey, Part 2

Dr. Tracy Ye’s Adventures in Acupuncture – Yi Yi Ren – Year of the Monkey – Part 3

Yi Yi Ren


Little Red Bean & Job’s Tears Congee

Water retention, overweight, weak digestion. People with high pressure lifestyles, lack of exercise and unhealthy diet can develop weaker digestion and wet spleen conditions.
Easy to digest and absorb for improving digestive health, diuretic and relieve internal dampness or water retention, lose weight, benefit heart and promote blood, fight summer heat and high humidity.
  • Job’s Tears (yi yi ren) 薏以仁/薏米 – half cup
  • Red bean 红小豆 – half cup
1.   Soak ingredients for one to two hours and rinse clean.
2.   Put all ingredients in a pot with 5 to 6 cups of water. Bring to boil and lower heat to cook until beans are soft (about 45 minutes).
3.   Add sugar to serve if desire.
No restriction and is suitable for the whole family. It is best use a slow heat cooker or rice cooker with timer to cook overnight (adjust water accordingly) and be ready to eat with breakfast in the morning. It is also easier to cook a batch for 2 to 3 days, keep it in the fridge and warm up the right portion for each use.