Welcome to Oriental Acupuncture Massage Clinic Scarborough


Acupuncture is a holistic treatment approach that has been used for more than 3,000 years. More and more people even celebrities are trying acupuncture.
Everywhere you turn; there are stories about celebrities getting acupuncture  cupping ( Cupping Therapy in Rio Olympics ) or Moxibustion etc. these ancient Chinese therapies. 
Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective form of treatment for systemic disorders, alleviating pain, and more than hundred  other health conditions  which have been reviewed by  WHO(World Health Organization).

HEALING FROM THE ROOT,beyond treating symptoms...
So you can enjoy better health and well-being!
We take pride in making tremendous changes in our patients' life. 

Jarry Liu: R.Ac/RMT


Chinese Acupuncturist since 1989
Government Registered Acupuncturist
 Registered Massage Therapist of Ontario



Xiaojing Yang (R.Ac/R.TCMP)
Government Registered Acupuncturist;
Government Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner;
More than 25 years hospital and clinical experience;
Over 10 years of College TCM &Acupuncture teaching experience;
Specializes in Gynecological diseases
Menstrual disorder, Infertility,PMS,Menopause,
Symptomatic uterine myoma / Fibroids,
Pain Management; Cancer control, 
Weight Lost, Diabetes, HBP;
Skin disease, Asthma & Pediatric health conditions



Emily Fu( RMT program Diploma)
Licensed holistic practitioner
8+ years clinical practice experience in
  • Cupping Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Cosmetic Massage
  • Skin Scraping
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Reflexology

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 We offer direct billing to 20 major insurers: 
• Reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. 
• Eliminate insurance paperwork.  


Our mission is to provide the public with 
affordable,high quality naturopathic treatment 
and to promote an alternative,holistic,
and complementary healing approach.


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4 TCM Ways to Boost Immune System to fight the virus outbreak

In China, the new coronavirus (named Covid-19 by WHO) has caused about 44000 hospitalizations and  about 1100 deaths so far.

In the United States. Influenza has already taken the lives of 10,000 Americans this season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 19 million have caught the flu, and an estimated 180,000 people have been hospitalized during the 2019-2020 flu season.


In Canada, Flu causes about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths each year. and it is also worse in this 2019-2020 flu season.


While flu shots and rest are common advice for prevention, a strong immune system is critical to keeping you healthy all year long.

http://www.orientalacupuncture.ca/2020/02/4-tcm-ways-to-boost-our-immune-system.html

 4 TCM Ways to Boost Immunity Power Naturally

Perhaps one of the greatest strengths of natural therapies is their ability to optimize immune function and prevent illness and disease. In particular, Chinese and naturopathic medicine have a tremendous arsenal of natural remedies that can effectively heighten immunity and greatly reduce the chance of serious pathology from occurring. Immune weakness is certainly a ubiquitous concern in the modern world, as cancer, AIDS, autoimmune disease (multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, etc.), and pandemics such as the Avian bird flu constitute major health hazards for the global population. Although Western medicine can be miraculous in its ability to save lives, it is notably vacuous in its repertoire of natural agents to bolster immunity and balance one’s physiology. Therefore, it is imperative that the health benefits of natural therapies such as acupuncture, herbs, nutritional supplements, and dietary strategies be made available to as many people as possible. Let’s examine the main approaches of each of these therapies.

1. ACUPUNCTURE 
Practiced for over 2,500 years in various Asian cultures, acupuncture has finally made its way to the Western world. In our clinical practice, many patients have sought treatment for weak immunity. A typical pattern includes frequent colds and flus, recurring sinus infections, fatigue, stress, and insomnia. For this constellation of symptoms, acupuncture can be an effective way to break the cycle of chronic vulnerability to the elements.

Acupuncture works by regulating the flow of Qi (life force) through 14 major meridians on the body. Immune weakness is typically due to deficient Qi of the lungs and spleen. When these organs are weak, symptoms such as allergies, diarrhea, fatigue, cough, and recurring infections are commonplace. For these issues, acupuncture points are chosen on the lung and spleen meridians to supplement the Qi, thereby strengthening immune function.

Moxibustion is also a powerful tool in the acupuncture repertoire. Moxibustion is a heat therapy that involves the use of mugwort, an herb that is applied topically on acupuncture points. Moxibustion has been shown in studies to increase white blood cell count in chemotherapy patients and other cases of immune weakness. For patiens with recurring infections and colds, moxibustion is an excellent technique for naturally bolstering immunity.


2. HERBS 
There is one Chinese herbal formula that has gained international recognition for its ability to immediately strengthen immunity. The formula is called Jade Windscreen or Yu Ping Feng San. It has been used in China for many centuries as a natural preventative against environmental pathogens. Jade Windscreen is a simple formula that consists of three herbs: huang qi/astragalus, fang feng/siler, and bai zhu/atractylodes. Astragalus is considered one of the most renowned immune strengthening herbs on the planet. It is very helpful for chronic cycles of infection and illness.



Another class of herbs that is used for a variety of immunity issues is medicinal mushrooms. This class of herbs is frequently used for immune regulation in serious patterns of cancer and AIDS. Mushrooms such as shitake, reishi, ganoderma, maitake, and poria have numerous health benefits that are beyond the scope of this article. If you have serious immune dysfunction, I recommend learning more about these amazing medicinals.

Echinacea is probably the most commonly applied herb for prevention of colds and flus. Recent research suggests that this herb is not as effective as many have been led to believe. A recent major study concluded that Echinacea is no more effective than placebo in warding off and treating colds and flus.

 
3. NUTRITION 
The food we eat is one of the most important determinants in not only our immune function, but our overall health. Many people have weak immune systems because they are eating processed, refined, and rich diets that are devoid of the essential nutrients that the body needs for optimal health. Here are a few simple steps you can take right now to greatly strengthen immunity: 

  • Start eating organic foods 
  • Drink 6-9 glasses filtered water daily 
  • Drink green tea instead of coffee 
  • Reduce intake of refined sugar and carbohydrates 
  • Eat 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables 
  • Minimize pasteurized dairy 
  • Eat a diet rich in essential fats and low in transfats and saturated fats

Supplements such as zinc, vitamin C and green tea extract can be helpful adjuncts to ward off illness.
 
4. HEALING THE STRESS RESPONSE

Stress can be a major cause of immune weakness. Many studies from the field of psychoneuroimmunology have clearly demonstrated the link between stress and immunity. Along with acupuncture and herbs, two of the most powerful practices you can undertake for overcoming chronic stress are yoga and meditation. We recommend practicing each about 1/2 hour per day. This can profoundly heighten your quality of life and health.




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 you will feel the difference.



 

Cupping therapy can help you beat Asthma

Except acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine, one of the most remarkable treatments to improve asthma symptoms is the cupping, though many mainstream and even alternative doctors have been slow to embrace it.But Hippocrates used cupping and wrote about it CENTURIES ago. And a thousand years ago, the Persian physician Avicenna described a technique for using cupping to disperse inflammation in the body (which explains its efficacy as a curative measure for asthma, considering its connection to inflammation).

A 68 year-old lady found us online and she came for cupping for her Asthma. she told us that she used go to her other Chinese therapist regularly for cupping and helped her get rid of the puffer. She didn't go to see her for a while because she is not in Toronto anymore. Recently she got flu and she got Asthma attack.  She knew she need cupping again. So she start her online searching and she found us.She told us that she stop using puffer after the first session cupping.


Cupping is acceptable by most of patients, no needles, no medicine, along with proper diet. It works very well for most of the Asthma patients. Every patient's condition is different, please consult our therapists see if cupping therapy suitable for your condition.


Acupuncture and TCM herbs for Asthma | How it works



Asthma belongs to the category of "xiao zheng"(wheezing syndrome) in TCM. Its pathogenic factors include endopathic and exopathic aspects. The former refers to congenital defect, kidney qi deficiency and weak constitution, or allergic constitution, or the lung obstructed by long-retained phlegm. The latter is related to invasion by exogenous pathogenic factors, improper diet, emotional disturbance, over strain, etc. Phlegm, as the principal pathogenic factor, accumulates in the lung and becomes an "obstinate root" of Asthma. Because of this, an acute attack of Asthma may be induced by sudden change of climate, aspiration of allergen, improper diet, emotional disorder or over strain.

We always have parents question if TCM acupuncture or herbal medicine can help their child with Asthma. The answer is " Definitely, acupuncture and herbal medicine can reduce Asthma attacks and wheezing and also treat it from the root. But diet is crucial when it comes to treat Asthma. Nothing will work without changing the eating habits of the patient! FOOD IS ALSO MEDICINE in TCM theory.
It is not easy by any mean for children and the parents in the journey with the Diet no dairy, no sugar (except for a few fruits like apples and avocados), no cold drinks, no juice box, no pop! But NO PAIN NO GAIN! If after 3 or 6 or 12 months, No more puffer,no more steroids, no more hospital visits! Will it be great for the child? OF COURSE!

Asthma affects 1 in 6 children in North America, 50% of them have some allergies to animal dander, pollen and dust. And millions of children miss school daily because of asthma attacks.

In Chinese Medicine, childhood Asthma is often a combination of Lung, Spleen & Kidney Qi deficiency. Boosting the defensive (Wei) Qi of the Lung, and the source (Yuan) Qi of the Kidney systems, as well as nourishing the Zhong (Middle) Qi of the Spleen & Stomach with a healthy diet also with the herbal medicine from our mother nature, will result in a great outcome. 

ON top of a deficiency, there are 3 types of asthma: Cold, Heat and or Damp. No matter what, dairy and sugar should be avoided completely. 


Looking for experienced and licensed acupuncturist and TCM herbalist Carly Yang is TCM expert in treating Asthma by acupuncture and TCM herbal medicine more than 25 years clinical experience, please call Oriental Acupuncture Clinic @ 416-800-3978 to set up the appointment or book it online at www.Oclinic.ca.

When using Chinese herbal medicine, our TCM herbalist will customize the herbal prescription to meet the specific needs of your condition. A variety of single herbs are commonly added or subtracted to maximize the clinical effectiveness of the treatment. 

3 Acupuncture Points to Boost Your Energy Levels


It is estimated that over 50% of the Canadian population experiences chronic fatigue. The most common causes are stress, overwork, insomnia, depression, and various malfunctions in the major systems of the body (endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, etc.) Western medicine is decidedly lacking in safe and effective treatment options for fatigue. Quite commonly, the first step is to use a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), such as Prozac, Paxil, or Wellbutrin, as fatigue is commonly associated with depression. Although trends are changing among the newer generation of doctors, it is still quite rare that the patient is offered lifestyle counseling that focuses on nutrition, exercise, and sleep. There are many wonderful alternative treatment options that include acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, and exercise. Acupuncture tops the list because it tends to be so effective is supplementing the body’s energy.

ACUPUNCTURE 

The majority of patients who complain of fatigue suffer from a deficiency of vital energy (Qi). Qi is the basic energy that creates optimal physiological and neurological function. Aside from fatigue, other signs of Qi deficiency are diarrhea, pallor, easy bruising, excessive sleep (more than 9 hrs. a night), scanty menses or amenorrhea, frequent urination, low libido, and shortness of breath. The strategy of Chinese medicine is to identify a pattern of disharmony that reflects the entirety of one’s symptoms, pulse qualities, and tongue appearance.  We recommend weekly acupuncture treatments for 4-6 weeks, then assessing for progress. Combining with the Traditional Herbal Formula or reflexology is also a great option. 
3 Chinese Acupressure Points to Boost Your Energy Levels


HERBS 

Qi deficiency primarily affects 4 different organs: the spleen, kidney, heart, and lungs. Here are symptoms and herbal treatment options for each pattern:

Spleen: diarrhea, loose stools, bloating, bruising, fatigue, prolapse, laconic speech, internal cold
Herbal Formula: Bu zhong yi qi tang

Kidney: low back pain, low libido, fatigue, internal cold, frequent urination
Herbal Formula: Jin gui shen qi wan

Heart: restless sleep, worry, fatigue, heart palpitations, shortness of breath
Herbal Formula: Gui pi tang

Lung: chronic cough, weak immunity, allergies, fatigue, shortness of breath, asthma
Herbal formula: Bu fei tang

Adaptogenic herbs such as rhodiola rosea, ashwaganda, and ginseng may be helpful adjuncts .

SUPPLEMENTS 

B Complex: B vitamins are warming and energizing. They build Qi and blood.

Tyrosine: precursor to norepinephrine (often deficient in chronic fatigue)

5HTP: precursor to serotonin, for deeper sleep, weight loss, anxiety

Adrenosen by Health Concerns and Adrenotone by Designs for Health are both effective adrenal tonics for fatigue due to adrenal burnout.

EXERCISE 

20-30 minutes of exercise 4-5 times a week. At first, this may feel forced and difficult because you won’t want to exercise when you feel tired. After a few days, however, your body will begin to love the endorphin release and serotonin boost that exercise provides. Exercise alone can be a wonderful cure for fatigue. Your program should be a combination of cardiovascular and restorative exercise. Cardiovascular exercise involves running, biking, swimming, hiking, etc. Restorative exercise involves yoga, tai chi, or qi gong.

IDENTIFYING WHERE YOU LEAK YOUR ENERGY 

Many people with chronic fatigue can attribute this pattern to a central theme that is stealing their energy. Perhaps you are in a marriage that is not working or a job that feels stagnant. Maybe you have set your life up so that you never have time for yourself because you are too busy caring for others. Or maybe you have financial problems that make life feel burdensome. Low energy is often a sign that we are not in control of our life, whether it is in relationships, work, with our health or with our money. Set an intention to heal any area of your life that is spiraling out of control and that feels toxic to you.

There are many wonderful treatment options for chronic fatigue. This article is not intended to cover this issue in its entirety, as there can certainly be other factors involved in fatigue (immune dysfunction, low level pathogenic influences, etc.) The key is to be proactive in treating this condition.




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 greater health and well-being!

The Benefits of Head Scalp Massage

A healthy scalp and a beautiful, healthy head of hair require an ongoing care routine that starts with nourishment.
Massaging the scalp and hair with warm oil infused with hair-friendly herbs is a great way to nourish the scalp. It also relaxes your mind and nervous system, promotes sound sleep and may help your memory too.

A warm oil head scalp massage, done once a week, has the following benefits:
  • It conditions the scalp, helping to prevent flakes and dry, itchy scalp
  • It helps enhance blood circulation in the head and neck area. When the scalp is “tight” from stress, circulation and hair growth are impeded
  • It helps strengthen the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair-shafts, promoting new hair growth and strengthening existing hair
  • The massage helps relax the scalp and the muscles in the neck area
"A scalp massage relaxes your mind and nervous system, 
promotes sound sleep and may help your memory too."

For an excellent Head Scalp Massage from our experienced practitioner, please call 416-800-3978 or text Emily 647-230-2907 for appointment.
 

Acupuncture For Fertility , What you need to prepare?

If you are interested in the Chinese medical treatment for infertility, you need prepare several things:
1, Give it at least 3 to 6 month try, you may get pregnant after one month treatment, but most of the time, people need several month treatment to adjust the patient’s condition.
2, For infertility, we need combine both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine together. A lot of people think only acupuncture is good enough for the treatment of infertility, but we think Chinese herbal medicine play a big role in the treatment along with acupuncture. For some cases, acupuncture maybe good enough, but for most of infertility patients, herbal medicine is needed. At Oriental Acupuncture Clinic, we have licensed and experienced female acupuncturist and herbalist for both men and women's fertility treatments.
3, If you are preparing for the IVF or other assistant reproductive treatments, twice acupuncture a week is recommended during the whole process of your western medical treatment. No Chinese herbal medicine is OK if you don’t want to take the herbs, but for some patients, we do hope you can take some diet to improve the treatment. According to the research, acupuncture can improve the successful rate. In our office, we helped a lot of patient during their treatment of IVF. The results are very positive.
 Infertility? Acupuncture is a great option along with IVF or IUI

10 Ways that Acupuncture can help Fertility

One of Jarry's successful case of acupuncture for infertility 





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at 416-800-3978 

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Healing from the root, beyond treating symptoms.
So you can experience
 greater health and well-being!


Acupuncture for hair loss : Does it work?

Have you been losing a lot of hair lately? Is your hair thinning with the passage of time? Many factors like stress, diet, injuries, improper lifestyle, etc. have a drastic effect on the hair, leading to hair thinning and hair loss. Experimenting with various products in the market further aggravates our hair conditions. With so many artificial provisions in today’s world, it’s a good idea to look for alternate options to treat hair loss naturally.


Clinically, common treatments include medication – minoxidil is the drug of choice – and surgical options, like hair transplant or surgical restoration. TCM approaches hair loss differently.
TCM practitioners believe that the main cause of hair loss is blood deficiency. Hair will grow well if there is sufficient blood in the body, and blood in the body is governed by the spleen and the liver. A well-functioning spleen and liver will allow healthy hair growth and shine.
The kidneys also play a very important role,  The kidneys govern the essence of the body, and this kidney essence is needed to keep one’s hair black. Weakened kidney ‘qi’ and a lack of essence may cause hair to turn grey.
Conversely, healthy hair reflects healthy ‘qi’ in the liver, spleen and kidneys. That means that just by looking at a person’s hair, a TCM practitioner can get an idea of a person’s overall health. Dry and brittle hair, for example, might indicate a ‘yin’ deficiency or ‘heat’ in the blood, while hair growth in abnormal places, such as the chin, might indicate that blood is not flowing properly.
While hair type and volume are determined by our genes, overall hair condition is determined by our lifestyle. Many factors – both external and internal – can affect the condition of our blood, and consequently, the state of our hair. These include stress, anxiety, an unhealthy diet, lack of sleep and some medications.

By understanding the whole patient – beyond his or her hair problems – TCM practitioners seek to restore balance to the body, which ultimately restores hair health.
An alternative therapy, acupuncture, which is also one of the most widely recognized and respected Chinese medical practices, is one way to treat your hair follicles without the use of chemicals. The Chinese believe that this non-conventional method re-balances our body’s energy. This energy flow in our body is called “qi” (chi) and it is important for these energy pathways to remain clear for the body to function properly. When a blockage of energy occurs anywhere in the body, illness, diseases and bodily dysfunctions manifest.Acupuncture stimulates the qi and blood circulation, thereby clearing the blockages in the body and redirecting the nutrients to the appropriate places and allowing the body to function properly.
How is acupuncture good for the hair?



  • It is important that the hair follicles have proper nutrition and blood flow, as they are responsible for hair nourishment and healthy hair growth. Applying acupuncture on certain areas in the body and scalp stimulates blood flow and nutrition to the hair follicles, which in turn stimulates new hair growth.
  • Acupuncture helps in drawing lost energy back into the body to restore vitality to the hair follicles, and allow them to regain their ability to contract tightly around the roots of the hair, holding it in place.
  • Acupuncture reduces follicle inflammation, revitalizes the damaged hair follicles, eases scalp itchiness and creates a healthy environment for the hair to grow.
  • Scalp acupuncture, and acupuncture stimulate neurohumoral and endocrine system responses which restore the sebaceous gland functioning, which is important for healthy hair.
  • Chinese medicine believes that the quality of the hair relates to the sufficient amount of qi, blood and kidney energy within the body, the insufficiency of which causes hair loss. Acupuncture takes care of these insufficiencies, strengthens the immune system and stimulates blood circulation thereby promoting healthy hair growth.
  • Acupuncture stimulates hair re-growth in cases of hair loss and balding.

What does an acupuncture hair treatment involve?


The first visit with a professional acupuncture therapist is just like a normal visit with your general physician. It will involve a short physical examination and a detailed medical history in order to provide the treatment that is necessary and right for you. The acupuncturist may also prescribe some herbs or some topical oil that you may need to take alongside the treatment. You may experience some hesitation at having needles poked into your body and scalp at first, but this method is definitely worth a try. 

Really don't like needles, no worries, we have options, we also have head(scalp) massage combined with the essential oil for improve the blood circulation, for hair regrowth or for stress-relief, insomnia or migraine. 

Looking for licensed and experienced acupuncturist or TCM herbalist or massage therapists, feel free to call 416-800-3978 to set up the appointment. You can also book an appointment online.