Ontario Self-assessment for the Novel 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Available ONLINE 新冠病毒在线评估服务

New COVID-19 self-assessment tool developed by Ontario Ministry of Health Posted Mar 15th, 2020.The Ontario Ministry of Health has created a new tool to help people self-assess for COVID-19. Unless you are experiencing an emergency, please use this tool before seeking medical help for possible COVID-19.

The Novel 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19COVID-19 self-assessment If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.



 Ontario Online Self-assessment for the Novel 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Also it is mentioned on website: This information is not intended to provide medical advice.If you have medical questions,consult a health practitioner.


1-866-797-0000

Telehealth Ontario is a free service provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that allows Ontario residents to speak to a Registered Nurse with their medical or health questions any time of the day or night.  The service is conveniently offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

安省的网上新冠自我评估链接:
进一步的求助电话(在拨打电话前要先做前面的网上自我评估):
Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
Telehealth Ontario 是一个安省政府的免费的全天候的服务(一周七天,一天24小时),注册护士会回答相关的问题。
紧急情况请拨打911

Diagnosis and Treatment Protocol for Coronavirus Pneumonia in China 新型冠状病毒肺炎诊疗方案 (试行第七版)

(English Version)(Trial Version 7)
Released by National Health Commission & State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine on March 3, 2020 Translated by WHO (World Health Organization) China office.
Also the COMPREHENSIVE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE HANDBOOK of COVID-19 PREVENTION and TREATMENT is available online. 
This information is not intended to provide medical advice.If you have medical questions,please consult a health practitioner.

新型冠状病毒肺炎诊疗方案 

(试行第七版)

由国家卫生健康委办公厅2020年3月3日颁发

信息来源于网络,仅供信息分享,若有诊治需求,请咨询专业医师。
新冠病毒(COVID-19)的在线评估服务
安省的网上新冠自我评估链接:
进一步的求助电话(在拨打电话前要先做前面的网上自我评估):
Telehealth Ontario:
1-866-797-0000
Telehealth Ontario 是一个安省政府的免费的全天候的服务(一周七天,一天24小时)注册护士会回答相关的问题。
紧急情况请拨打911




预防新冠病毒的食疗方:梨子萝卜干姜汤 Radish Pear Ginger soup to improve immunity power

根据国内在这次抗疫经验的总结,很多中医生推荐了这款简便易做的抗新冠食疗方:

梨子一个,白萝卜一个,炖汤,加干姜粉15克到20克冲服




白萝卜和梨煮水的功效与作用
1、白萝卜梨煮水还能起到杀菌消毒,冬季多饮用的话,还能够预防感冒的发生,所以建议冬天的时候多喝一些白萝卜煮水,能够杀菌,预防感冒。
2、白萝卜梨煮水还能促进人体的消化系统,同时也有很强的消炎的作用,同时也能够增强机体免疫功能,萝卜含丰富的维生素C和微量元素锌,有助于增强机体的免疫功能,提高抗病能力。
3、白萝卜梨煮水可以分解其他食物中的致癌物亚硝胺,从而起到抗癌作用。对治疗胸闷气喘也有很好的帮助。
4、冬季多喝白萝卜梨煮水,能起到化痰降气、止咳平喘的作用。现代人由于营养过剩,不少人属于脾虚湿盛的体质,尤其是经常感冒咳嗽的儿童,典型表现为舌苔厚腻、大便不畅。而经常服用白萝卜梨汤,可以有效地调整人体的脾虚湿盛状态,减少感冒、咳嗽的发生。注意饮用的时候不要加糖为好。


The benefits of  white radish pear ginger soup:
1. White radish pear ginger soup can be used for prevent infection. Chinese people like to drink it in winter or flu season for prevent colds and flu. 
2. White radish pear ginger soup can promote the digestive system, with a strong anti-inflammatory effect, can also enhance the body's immune function, radish is rich in vitamin C and trace elements zinc, which helps to enhance our immunity power. 
3. White radish pear ginger soup can break down the carcinogen nitrosamines in other foods, it is very helpful for the treatment of chest tightness cough and asthma.
4. White radish pear ginger soup  can reduce phlegm, relieve cough and asthma. Due to excess nutrition, many people have a spleen deficiency and wet constitution, especially children who often have colds and coughs, which are typically manifested by thick tongue coating and constipation or sticky stool.Taking white radish pear ginger soup can adjust the body's spleen deficiency and dampness, and reduce the occurrence of colds and coughs. DO NOT  add SUGAR in the soup.

中华医药 抗击疫情 甘草干姜汤可提高人体免疫力 预防新冠病毒


2020年3月5日,CCTV4播出特别节目“中华医药,抗击疫情”中,报道了河南省许通县人民医院运用纯中医手法成功预防、治疗新冠病毒的事迹。
  在主持人现场连线通许县人民医院业务院长沈永军,沈院长说:医院自从1月21日晚上接诊了第一例患者后,从1月22号开始,院长就决定给全院医护人员提供“甘草干姜汤”进行预防。并取得了全院1250名员工,全部零感染;就诊患者全部零转院、零死亡、零致残的骄人战绩。
  为什么“甘草干姜汤”能够有效预防新冠病毒呢?
  本方用于预防新冠病毒,因其强胸阳同时健脾胃。炙甘草,味甘,补气解毒、止咳平喘;干姜辛温,能温中散寒。二者合用辛甘复阳,能温胸胃之阳、健脾益气、解毒抗疫。因冠状病毒性肺炎,为寒湿疫,甘草干姜汤切中病机,故可提高人体免疫力,用于防治此病。
  需提醒大家的是:使用此方时,还需注意有口舌生疮,口干舌燥, 咽喉红肿热痛,胃火亢盛者慎用。同时,禁与海藻、芫花、大戟、甘逐等同用,因其相反。

On March 5, 2020, CCTV4 broadcast a special program "Chinese Medicine, Fighting the Epidemic", which reported the successful use of pure Chinese medicine to prevent and treat the new coronavirus in the People's Hospital of Xutong County, Henan Province.

At the host's site, he was connected to the business director of Tongxu County People's Hospital, Shen Yongjun. Dean Shen said: Since the hospital received the first patient on the evening of January 21, the president decided to provide this "Chinese licorice Dried Ginger Soup" on January 22 to all the staffs in the hospital for prevention. And it created an impressed record with no infections in 1,250 staffs who working in this hospital; also all the visitors to this hospital with zero transfers, zero deaths, an impressive record.

Chinese licorice, sweet, replenishes qi and detoxifies, relieves cough and relieves asthma; 
Dried ginger is warm, and it can disperse the cold. 

The combination of Xingan and Fuyang can warm the yang of the chest and stomach, strengthen the spleen and invigorate qi, and detoxify and resist epidemics. Because of coronavirus pneumonia, which is a cold and damp epidemic, the licorice dry ginger soup can improve our immunity and has been used in the hospital to prevent coronavirus pneumonia sucessfully. Also the Chinese moxibustion are used popularly in the TCM hospitals in china to prevent the Coronavirus infection. 
In western counties, no many people know about Chinese moxa herbs and moxibustion therapy, but more people know about  the healing power of the essential oil,so the essential oil diffuser will do the same trick when comes to prevent the virus infection. 
More question about Chinese Medicine, please feel free to consult with our Registered Traditional Medicine Practitioner online at www.OrientalAcupuncture.ca




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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• 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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What we should do to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection?

Coronavirus worries grow globally as WHO reports more cases outside China. What should we do to prevent this new coronavirus?

About Corona virus infection symptoms:

1. It will first infect the throat, so the throat will have the dry sore throat feeling which will last for 3 to 4 days;

2. Then the virus will blend into the nasal fluid and drips into the trachea and enter the lungs, causing pneumonia. This process will take 5 to 6 days;  

3. With pneumonia, comes high fever and difficulty in breathing. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You will feel like you are drowning in water. 

 If you have traveled to Asia,Iran,Italy or any Coronavirus happened area, within the last two weeks and have any of coughing,fever or flu-likes symptoms, please contact Public Health or call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 for help. or contact emergency department of local hospital.

About the Coronavirus infection prevention

Pretty much same as what we always do to prevent the flu.


1. The most common way of getting infected is by touching things in public, so you must wash your hands frequently. The virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 mins, but a lot can happen in those 5-10 mins (you can rub your eyes or pick your nose unwittingly).

2. Except washing your hands frequently, you can gargle with Salt water or Betadine or Listerine Sore Throat Gargle to eliminate or minimize the germs while they are still in your throat (before dripping down to your lungs). 

3. Take extra care and drink plenty of water. Take Zinc lozenges with vitamin C. 

4. Chinese  Ancient Herbal Aroma diffusion at home to PREVENT the virus infection also BOOST our immunity power naturally.  
 

TCM herbal remedy could ‘inhibit’ Coronavirus - COVID-19

More than half of the confirmed coronavirus cases are treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was found effective against the new coronavirus infections (all cases were complicated with pneumonia, one person was in a critical condition). All 18 patients recovered and released from the hospital. Read the whole story on China Daily.

Based on clinical trials that run in four provinces,  a traditional Chinese medicine prescription was found effective. There were 214 confirmed cases of this new coronavirus,  COVID-19. The  TCM prescription improved conditions in over 60% of the cases, and stabilize conditions for 30 percent of the patients, said the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine said. More details on China Daily

There are currently 80 clinical trials looking into different treatment options- including TCM, stem cells, antiviral drugs (including anti-HIV drugs). Talking about TCM-scientists will use various herbals, including lianqiao (Forsythiae Fructus), a fruit that been used for treating infections for more than 2,000 years. More details on Nature.  


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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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.