Category Archives: Skin Beauty

Acupuncture for wrinkles?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is it true that there is an acupuncture treatment for wrinkles on the market? A: Yes, you have heard correctly. Acupuncture has shown effectiveness in facial rejuvenation. Adjunctive or stand-alone treatments are used for wrinkle reduction, age line reduction, and general facial muscle tone, health and wellness. Acupuncture is also very…

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How to order Pearl Powder?

Q: How can I order Pearl Powder? A: Pearl powder (Zhen Zhu Mu) can be purchased in Chinatowns across the country and it is also offered on many websites. The Emperor’s Herbologist sells pearl powder. For more information, call 1 (904) 894-5991 or go online to:

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Benefits of Pearl Powder for skin?

Q: I keep hearing about pearl powder for skin. What are its uses and benefits? A: For the past 2,000 years, Chinese medicine has used crushed and powdered natural pearl in herbal remedies for its purported anti-aging properties. Pearl powder is traditionally used in ointments and massaged into the skin to prevent premature skin aging,…

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What causes puffiness under the eyes?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have, for many years, had puffiness under my eyes that hang like pillows. What is the cause of this puffiness and how can I get rid of it? A: Barring a congenital muscle weakness of that region, puffy swelling of the eyes, the lower lids and the upper cheek, especially…

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Natural treatment for eliminating spider veins?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I want to eliminate spider veins naturally. Can you give me a natural treatment? A: According to the Traditional Chinese medicine theory, idiopathic telangiectasia, also known as spider veins, are signs of localized qi blood stagnation due to reduced microcirculation. There is also usually an underlying deficiency. Although a case of…

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Get rid of varicose veins?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am young, but already I am developing varicose veins. I think it is because I habitually cross my legs all day. Is there any way to get rid of the varicose veins that are already appearing on my thighs? A: A varicose vein in traditional Chinese medicine is primarily due…

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