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Millwoods Acupuncture Center
102, 2603 Hewes Way
Edmonton AB,   Canada

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You may use brown sugar or white sugar to solve some of your health problems. Followings are some of folk tips used by Chinese in China for years and years.

The tips may or may not replace your professional treatments. You may try it if you have no time to visit your doctor, have no money to go to him, or if he fails to help you with chemical drugs, or the professional treatments have caused side effects that you cannot tolerate any longer, or you suffer from the trouble again and again while the biomedical system found nothing wrong in your body.

If there are some herb ingredients in the formula and you cannot find it by yourself, welcome to come and check with us, see if we can help you to get it.

It is well known among Chinese that some tips work even much better than doctor's prescription. A good TCM doctor does not and should not refuse to use such “simple” tip for his patients. So many times, we know the tips (as well as the whole TCM) work, though we do not know why it works from modern science point of view. There are so many mysteries around us, even if modern science has tried so hard to understand it.


(1). Burn

Material: White sugar, 30g; Borneol (Bing Pian), 3g.

How to use: Grind the material into powder. Mix with sesame oil to make paste. Apply it to the burned skin.


(2). Wound

How to use: Wash the wound with salt water first. Then smear white sugar on the open wound. Fold the wound with gauze. Wash the wound and change the white sugar every 2 to 3 days.


(3). Stomach pain in women after baby delivery

Material: Brown sugar, 30g; old ginger (or dry ginger), 6g.

How to use: Add the material in water (about 800 ml). Bring to boil until there is about 400 ml left. Divide the soup into two parts. Drink it every day, one part in the morning, another in the afternoon.


(4). Cessation of menstruation

Material: Brown sugar, 60g; Chinese date, 60g, old ginger, 15g.

How to use: Add the material in water (about 800 ml). Bring to boil until there is about 400 ml left. Drink it from time to time every day until your period comes.


(5). Skin ulcer due to varicose vein

Material: White sugar, some.

How to use: Apply the white sugar to the wound. Fold with gauze. Change it every three to five days.


(6). Chronic gastritis

Material: White sugar, 20 ml; lime powder, 10 ml.

How to use: Add the material into boiled water. Collect the supernatant. Drink it every day with drink of more hot water. It is one day dose. Repeat for several days.


(7). Stomach pain

Material: Brown sugar, 120g; chicken egg shells, 60g.

How to use: Bake the egg shells to yellow in color. Grind it into powder. Mix it with brown sugar. Drink the mixture every day, one third in the morning, one third around noon and the remaining in the evening. Drink more hot water.


(8). Acute lymphantitis

Material: White sugar, 60g; Ma Ci Jian (a herb), 60g; chicken egg white, from one egg.

How to use: Mix the material. Grind or chop into mud. Apply the mud onto the affected skin. Change it everyday twice.


(9). Nausea during pregnancy

Material: white sugar, 60g; fresh ginger, 6g.

How to use: Add the material into water (400 ml). Bring to boil for 20 to 30 min. Drink the soup.


(10). Skin abscess

Material: Brown sugar, 60g. earthworm, one.

How to use: Grind the material into mud. Apply onto the affected skin.


(11). Chronic bronchitis

Material: Brown sugar, 60g; tufu, 250g; fresh ginger, 6g.

How to use: Add the material into water. Cook as for soup. Drink the soup and eat the tofu before going to bed. Repeat every day for one week.


You should know that the functional nature of the white sugar the brown sugar is different in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Follow the folk tip exactly where the white sugar or brown sugar is needed. Brown sugar is warm in nature. It is mostly used in herbal therapy as a guider for other herbs in the body. White sugar is cold in nature. It is used as anti-inflammation agent to cold down “Fire” in the body. High concentration of sugar (white sugar or brown sugar) works to prevent bacterial growing in the wound too.