《无效的医疗》一本震惊欧洲医学界的真相著作


在一次全国政协医卫组委员联组讨论上,时任卫生部副部长、协和医院肝胆外科著名医生、中央保健委员会副主任黄洁夫同志拿出一本震惊欧洲医学界的真相著作《无效的医疗》说:
很多药不是该吃的,却在吃;很多治疗是不需要的,却在做;很多手术会使病人更痛苦,却也在做。这是现在一个非常严峻的问题。
《无效的医疗》是德国医生尤格·布来克所著。这本书给我们上了关于医疗领域触目惊心的一课,我们绝对有必要了解更多的医学病理知识,来应对医生带给我们的不真实信息。 
正如《新京报》刊登黄洁夫同志的话语时所说的那样:美国,40%的医疗是无效的;在我国,这种现象也已经非常突出。黄洁夫同志说:
“我是肝胆外科的,在临床上,很多小的胆囊结石、胆囊息肉,肝上的血管瘤对人是无害的,70%的胆囊结石是无症状的,医学上称为‘安静的石头’,并不影响健康,但是现在只要进了医院,一般都要你去做手术”。
(▲ 《无效的医疗》,尤格·布来克著作。)
治愈疾病的到底是医学,还是人体自身?

在患者漫长的治疗过程中,我们很难区别,疾病的治愈究竟是成堆的药品和外科手术的作用,还是身体自我康复的结果。 
全世界25000种医学刊物,每年发表200万篇医学论文,但其中70%研究结果都不公之于众——因为这些论文反映的是现代医疗的负面和弊端,是医疗界的“雷区”,一旦公布对医疗机构非常不利。 比如:


10多年前,有一种“心脏激光手术”,是在跳动的心脏上烧灼出20—30个小洞,让血管得以再生来改善心肌供氧。这项手术的创立者是瑞士克劳茨林心脏外科医学中心首席医生迪克·马斯这项手术在欧洲曾经疯狂的盛行,后来经英国专家反复论证此项手术并没有比仅仅服药的患者有更高的生存率,但手术费用却非常之高。 
对此,《无效的医疗》中谈到:
这是一个谎言,很多时候,它欺骗了生命,更多时候,它自欺欺人。从整形外科的神话,到心脏手术的误导;从无奈的腰痛,到以痛苦出名的化疗,都令人忧虑。 
真实的支架手术

“心脏支架手术”的状况就更令人担忧了,德国莱比锡医院的外科专家做了一个很有说服力的实验:
他们将100位冠状动脉狭窄达到75%的患者分成两组,一组手术,另一组不手术每天锻炼身体,一年后,手术组的康复率70%,而没有做手术组的康复率却达到88%。
像这样的实验结果和数据,医疗机构是极不情愿公布于众的,因为心脏手术带来的高额收入是医院和外科医生都无法抵御的“诱惑”,从医的职业道德在强大的利润面前摇摇欲坠。 
中国曾有个35岁男性病例,一天他心脏稍感不适,来医院就医,医生们发觉此患者有较强经济实力,于是兴趣油生,后来在治疗过程当中居然给他心脏植入17个支架,使他终于无力支撑如此“优厚的治疗”撒手人寰。

真实的椎间盘手术

“椎间盘切除术”已被证实有四成是失败的,甚至术后病情恶化的达到了12%,英国在一次外科医生研讨会上,研究人员对220位整形外科医生进行了一项调查,结果220位医生没有一位愿意因腰痛而接受手术治疗的。 即便像腰间盘突出这样的“顽症”其实也都可以凭自身慢慢恢复英国的柯拉马医生强调:
脊背本身有惊人的自愈能力,免疫系统的细胞会将从椎间盘脱位的物质视为异物,通过酵素加以溶解,这就是自愈作用,但这需要一些时间。
医生永远也不会这样告诉患者,医生会说这种病永远不可逆转,就像高血压和糖尿病所谓的“永不治愈”。 
真实的癌症

几乎所有年长者体内都会有若干肿瘤,且只有极少数才具危险;而使事情复杂化的正是这种肿瘤特性。哈佛医学院的朱达·福克曼和拉格哈·卡卢里指出:
“大部分人都有些许肿瘤而不自知。” 
癌症在检查中,只要组织切片的间距足够紧密,恐怕每个腺体都能筛检出肿瘤,即使不是100%的机率也差不多。因为,每个细胞都有原癌基因,要是有一个原癌基因被激活就可能产生癌细胞。 
早期发现固然给一些人带来康复,但若干多余诊疗也为人带来不必要的恐慌和损害,这种措施的利弊得失目前在医学界还是众说纷纭。 
症并不像医生说的那么可怕,即便晚期的癌症都有很多保持稳定不发的,只要不去轻易“打搅”癌肿与免疫系统的“平衡对峙”状态。 
我们自身的免疫系统其实非常坚韧“顽强”,有研究资料显示正常人每天体内都会有500—800个癌细胞产生,但全部都会被人体效应B细胞产生的抗体“处决”。

病症更倾向于自发消退

若干病症其实倾向于自发消退,所以实际上是靠人体自然恢复的。感冒时,找好医生是7天康复,遇到不好的医生则需要拖延了。 
即使患者因为这种自愈力病情得以改善,但他们自己和医生还是会将这种好转归功于医疗措施。例如:
关节炎,在进行治疗的病患当中,约有35%的关节炎患者不管做了什么,都会自动康复。 
(实际上医学的作用更倾向于)安慰效应的发生,可说是因为它唤起人体的自愈力:
人一旦开始感到需要帮助,可能就启动了自身的康复能力,以及类似药物引起的生化反应。另外,在负面的预期下,也可能出现负面的效应。 

世界上有平价治疗方案吗?

患者在看病过程中,真正的“实话”医生往往不见得与患者透露,但他自己心里非常清楚每个患者的“最佳治疗”办法。只是这个“最佳治疗”若失去利润,医生就会将其弃之一旁,然后生动地对患者和家属讲解他的“权威方案”。 曾有位医生讲了这样一件事:

他在消化科上班的第一天,他们科室要完成的一个指标还没完成,快要下班的时候来了一个患心血管病的农民因为挂错号找到了他,但是他当天一个病人都没有接,因此当时就违背良心给这位农民看病开了药。
病人抓药再回来问他时,他觉得内心实在过意不去。他就告诉这位农民再去挂一个心血管的号,那个农民突然哭道“我钱都用光了,再无钱拿药”,这位医生顿时沉默无语,后来他说道,他当时有一种坐台的感觉,从此告别了医院,再不想做医生。
人年纪大了后难免会看很多病,难免要去医院,健康是我们自己的权利,更是我们自己责任。我们要为自己的健康负责,医生只是我们的助手。
《无效的医疗》道出了全球医疗共同的真相,值得大家一看,只有我们自己才能更加确保自己的健康!
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巧治腰椎间盘突出腰腿痛 - 东方针灸罐疗诊所

生活当中很多人都可能会得腰椎间盘突出,发病人群非常广泛。工作中很多人经常坐着,长期开车的司机,上班族等等。今天就教大家一些治疗腰椎间盘突出的穴位养生方法,简单易用,效果好。


    上图夹心饼干就像我们后背的脊柱,饼干黑的部分就像骨头,中间白的夹心就好比椎间盘。日常生活中我们的腰部很灵活,但也经常爱出问题,如果白色的夹心不在中间,被挤压出去,就成了腰椎间盘突出。


    生活当中很多人都可能会得腰椎间盘突出,发病人群非常广泛。

    工作中很多人经常坐着,长期开车的司机,上班族等等,椎间盘长期受压迫压力不均衡,很容易倒脱,脊椎两侧肌肉力量的退化是导致腰椎间盘突出的主要原因之一。不仅是老年人,很多青年人腰不好的也非常多,各行各业的人群都可能会患上腰椎间盘突出。

    生活中一个小动作都可能导致腰椎间盘突出,像咳嗽、打喷嚏造成腹压增高时都容易导致腰椎间盘突出。孕妇由于体型发生变化也容易一段时间的腰部疼痛导致腰椎 间盘突出。包括刷牙时都非常危险,刷牙时人体在前倾的同时躯干处于放松状态很容易,腰的受伤不是简单的认为搬重物才会闪到了。不良坐姿、卧姿,如果两侧的 受力不一样的时候,都有可能造成一侧受力过重,两侧不平衡。

    以上总结:腰椎间盘突出是一种常见的骨伤科疾病,剧烈咳嗽、便秘用力、腰姿不当、突然负重、腰部外伤和职业因素等都容易造成腰椎间盘突出症。

    腰椎间盘突出最明显的还不是腰疼,而是腿部疼痛和脚部疼痛。

    治疗腰椎间盘突出的妙招:
    首先:预防兼有治疗的方法是睡硬板床,这里的硬板床是指:区别于席梦思那类躺下去后,整个人基本上都陷进去一样。现在很多的父母都知道孩子从出生到成年,都不让睡软床。如果当已经有腰疼的情况,就把家里老的硬板床重新找出来。
治疗腰椎间盘突出的妙招

    第二种方法:按摩穴位治腰椎间盘突出。有这么一个穴位,在医院里针灸科大夫一定会选这个穴位,叫:委中穴,可以有效减缓腰椎疼痛。

    中医里有一句话:腰背委中求。凡是腰的问题、后背的问题都可以按揉委中穴缓解治疗。

    提示:腰部运动时出现响声是正常现象。平时扭动活动腰部都可以很好的保养自己的腰部。

    还有一个穴位叫:命门穴。容易受寒受凉受风受湿的人,容易腰疼的朋友,不管中年老年、年轻人,准备一个小布 袋,里面装三分之二的黄豆或大盐粒,把黄豆或大盐粒在锅里干炒或微波炉里加热三分钟,豆子均微的受热,装到袋子里,放在命门的位置上,躺在床上,豆子在里 面均匀的滑来滑去,帮你按摩,又有热的作用,能够去除风寒湿,缓解疼痛,即简单还便宜。

    热敷命门穴,可以防治腰椎间突出。穴位治疗腰椎间盘突出的方法,得到很多患者的验证,效果也很快。病症不是特别严重的话,一般一到两天都可以缓解到治疗。

    预防腰椎间盘突出也很简单。一个是睡硬板床,一个是做飞燕点水动作,如下图:
飞燕点水

    治疗腰椎间盘突出方法很多,可以借助于上面说的加热的黄豆热敷命门穴,还有暖水袋、艾灸、烤灯,甚至拿一个热毛巾。让腰部保温保暖。

东方针灸罐疗诊所刘医师来自三代中医世家,27年针灸临床经验, 对腰椎盘突出症,急性腰扭伤,腰肌劳损,坐骨神经痛有着丰富的诊断和治疗经验, 患者一般治疗五到六次即有明显效果, 一个43岁的越南女患者患有腰腿疼九年之久,经刘医师六次的针灸治疗,疼痛消除。


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另外对于不愿意接受针灸治疗的患者,也可选用推拿加真空拔罐治疗

真空罐疗对治疗腰椎盘突出,颈椎病等脊椎性疾病有独特的治疗效果。腰椎间盘突出症,它是指纤维环破坏后髓核突出,刺激和压迫神经根造成腰腿疼痛,麻木的一种 常见病。据有关资料报道百分之23以上的腰腿疼痛病人与腰椎间盘突出有关。本病多发于30-50岁的青壮年其发病部位以腰4-5最多,腰5骶1次之,3-4者少见。祖国医学认为是肝肾亏损所致。人到中年以后肝血肾经亏少骨髓生化乏源,不能濡养筋骨。故出现骨痿筋弱之症。腰椎正位于督脉与太阳膀胱经脉循行路线上,髓海不足,不能鼓舞卫阳之气,足太阳膀胱经又主一身之表,则必然遭受风寒湿,邪的乘虚侵袭。流注经络,导致气血瘀滞,风,寒,湿,痰互结,则逐渐加重脊柱及其附近等筋骨,关节肢体出现酸,麻,重痛,活动受限。青年人则久坐,外伤,饮酒过度,房事不慎等。本部治疗以温经散寒,化痰去湿,滋养肝肾,活血通络,行气止痛为原则。内外兼顾 ,综合治理。 
真空罐疗作用:活血通络,化痰去湿,温经去寒,滋养脏腑,调整大循环,微循环,排毒养颜,配合强化治疗可把体内的瘀血及垃圾直接排出体外迅速消炎止痛。正是因为真空罐疗的整体效果,对治疗颈椎病,肩周炎,腰痛和膝关节疼痛,是最好的办法之一,它能迅速减缓疼痛,收到立竿见影的效果。


病例一,男48岁,腰,腿疼痛一年,近三个月疼痛加重,以前经常服中药凑效不大,右腿寒,麻木,剧痛,行卧不利,痛苦万分。经CT诊断为腰间盘突出症。经6次罐疗后疼痛解除,再4次巩固至今两年未有异常。
病例二,女60岁,患者有慢性腰痛病史,5天前由于劳累过度,致使左腿侧后方下延剧痛,卧床不起。CT诊断为腰椎间盘突出,压迫坐骨神经。真空罐疗一个疗程(10次一个疗程)解除症状,至今近三年未见异常。

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Endometriosis Cured by Acupuncture Treatment

【Case Report】 Endometriosis Cured by Jarry's Acupuncture


A young University girl who studied law in England has  severe pain for couple years 

because of Endometriosis.She had seen different doctors both in England and Canada 

before she came to see Jarry.First time when she came to see Jarry, she couldn't walk

in by herself, it was her two brothers helped her to come in to Jarry's office.

After Jarry's 3 months acupuncture treatments(twice a week), she's back to normal now. 




一年轻的穆斯林女大学生在英国念法律专业,因为子宫内膜异位疼痛得无法走路,

日常生活受到严重影响,在英国就已多方求治无效,回到多伦多也几经其他医生医治无效,

最后找到刘医师,第一次来时是她两个哥哥架着来诊所的,经过刘医师三个月的针灸治疗,

现患者已恢复正常。



With Jarry's 26 years clinical experience, you will feel the difference.





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

What's the natural cures and remedies for Endometriosis?

Acupuncture Naturopathy for Smoking Cessation


Many people turn to acupuncture when they want to quit smoking. This is because acupuncture can be a gentle and effective way to reduce cravings, detoxify the lungs, and stabilize one’s emotions as they are quitting. Is it a magic bullet? Usually not. The patient has to be ready to quit. They have to be willing to shift to the identity of being a non-smoker. This often means giving up activities/rituals that promoted the smoking habit, such as going out to bars, drinking the morning cup of coffee, or looking forward to the smoke break at the office. Sometimes it is also important to step back from others who continue to smoke.

Acupuncture has enjoyed a long history of helping people with a variety of addictive behaviors. To this end, people have turned to acupuncture for alcoholism, drug abuse, food cravings, and even other addictions such as gambling, sex, or shopping. Acupuncture works by balancing the flow of Qi in the body and mind. In acupuncture theory, addictions are due to a number of potential imbalances in the way that energy flows through the body. In particular, people who exhibit highly addictive behavior tend to have problems in their heart Qi, which is due to a history of emotional or sexual abuse or a betrayal of trust. As their core emotional response to life is based on a sense that life isn’t safe, they turn to external solutions to provide a sense of comfort and security.

Every addiction offers something up front that it eventually takes away down the road. In the case of cigarettes, the smoker is filled with an immediate sense of fire and fullness that often compensates for inner feelings of chronic dissatisfaction and emptiness. After a period of time, the smoker cannot access an innate feeling of being OK without smoking. So, there is more to nicotene than the physical craving. Many smokers are trying to fill a void in their lives through cigarettes that has rather deep psychological and/or spiritual undertones.

On a biochemical level, addictions to substances such as cigarettes create an imbalance in the way that serotonin and dopamine is regulated in the brain. The addict needs a constant fix of the substance in order to keep a relative balance in their neurotransmitter levels. When the substance is removed, then serotonin levels plummet which causes irritability, fatigue, anxiety, or depression. Acupuncture has been clinically shown to regulate these vital brain chemicals without causing unwanted side effects.

Most the of the patients we have seen to quit smoking come in 2 times per week for 3 weeks. Included here are a list of  some herbal formulas and supplements to help one through the withdrawal period:
  • Bupleurum D: A formula by Golden Flower based on the classic formula bupleurum and dragon bone. This combination of herbs is well suited to helping people through a variety of addictions. It is a first line of defense for smoking. It soothes irritability, reduces cravings, and stabilizes the emotions.
  • Crave Arrest: A combination of nutraceuticals by Designs For Health that has been shown to help up to 50% of people who have used it to quit smoking. 
  • 5HTP: Keeps serotonin levels balanced which helps with mood, cravings, and general well being. 
  • Calm Spirit: A formula by Health Concerns that helps with excessive anxiety, stress, and emotional disturbance. 
Along with acupuncture, herbs and supplements we also recommend a technique called EFT which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. This is considered to be an emotional form of acupuncture that involves tapping on specific acupuncture points while repeating specific phrases to oneself. This technique breaks the neural patterning that perpetuates addictions. It can be a miracle for people who have struggled to quit smoking. It is easy to learn and can be useful in a variety of ways.

Meditation can also be a profound resource for people trying to quit. Mindfulness exercises help with developing space around the cravings and observing them in a neutral state of awareness. This helps to take a lot of the momentum out of the energy of addiction. It gives one a deep inner resource to draw upon when difficulties arise.




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Weight Loss for the Long-Term: No More Diets and Gimmicks



Approximately half a million Canadians are overweight. 34% of our country is obese, which means that one is over 20 pounds his or her optimal weight. The vast majority of overweight people have been on a variety of diets and regimens. It is quite common to experience initial success on diets. Unfortunately, the good results are usually temporary and eventually spiral into the same or a higher weight than we were at prior to the diet. This cycle can continue through life, which leaves many people feeling disempowered, cynical, and depressed about their ability to maintain an optimal weight. In our practice, we have helped many people lose weight and keep it off. This is because we educate our patients that they are NEVER to diet again. Instead, what they need to do is find a healthy way to eat that truly works for them and then stick with it as long as they live.

The problem with dieting is that we think it’s OK to revert to the way we were eating after the diet is over. Dieting implies a short period of time in which we use will power to shed weight, only to return to our old ways sooner or later. At the end of the diet we usually say, ‘phew, I’m glad that’s over!’ This mindset is undoubtedly a form of self-sabotage. As our bodies become accustomed to losing weight and eating different foods on the diet, they easily go into a state of shock once the old foods are reintroduced. Our metabolism will eventually shut down altogether if we abuse ourselves by repeatedly gaining and losing large amounts of weight.

We also know that there simply is no magic bullet for losing weight. There is no pill that will effortlessly make the weight melt off. Having a healthy body takes work; there is no way around that. The key is to have a healthy relationship with ourselves so we can make changes that are not based on will power. We have to learn how to enjoy taking care of ourselves. We have to find the balance between immediate gratification and harsh discipline. This means that we are proactive about our health; we aren’t using food to beat ourselves up or to take away the pain in our lives. Instead, our food choices reflect a very strong commitment that we have made to ourselves to heal our bodies and minds with nutrition. Every one of us is entitled to this relationship with food and it is definitely possible. We can actually enjoy the hard work it takes to live well.

The truth is that we will never have the body we want until we are educated about making the right choices with food, healing the underlying emotional imbalances that make us crave unhealthy foods, and generally make a commitment to achieving optimal health. Let’s take a look at each of these in closer detail:

1) Making the right choices with food:

This means becoming informed about nutrition. There has to be a basic understanding of the effects of various foods on our health if we are to use food as medicine. (And that is what we are getting at, using food to heal ourselves rather than as poison). Our knowledge of food must go beyond, ‘eat your fruits and vegetables.’ Here are a few basic guidelines for getting your on track with your food choices. This advice is simple to follow and will drastically change your food choices:
  • Eat organic foods-- If you aren’t already doing so, start shopping at your local health food store for the majority of your daily meals. Yes, it is a bit more expensive, but you have to look at this as an investment in your health. 95% of the foods that you buy over the counter at regular grocery stores have no nutritional value whatsoever. Instead, many conventional foods are pumped with additives, refined sugar, herbicides and pesticides, genetically modified ingredients, transfats, and hormones. Do you really want these kinds of things in your body? Shopping at your health food store will drastically reduce your intake of these unhelpful additives. Organic foods have much more nutritional value.
  • Try to eat mostly whole foods-- Eat foods in their natural state. Fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, chicken, grains, etc. are all examples of whole foods.
  • Reduce your intake of refined sugar and carbohydrates--- These are the foods that will make the weight pile on. Muffins, pasta, cereal, white rice, candy, soda, bread, bagels, etc. are the culprits in weight gain and water retention.
  • Drink 6-9 glasses of filtered water daily-- Hunger pangs are often a sign of dehydration. Reach for water before you reach for food.
  • Eat a big breakfast and a small dinner. Eat whole food snacks every 2-3 hours throughout the day.
2) Healing Our Emotions and Food Cravings:

Food is definitely a drug for many of us. To make it worse, it is a socially accepted drug, which means that it seems OK because everyone around us is indulging, so why shouldn’t we? We are surrounded by images of food all around us. The marketing gurus for major food corporations are masters at making us feel deprived if we don’t indulge our desires for immediate gratification. Many of us are overweight because we use food to fill an emotional void. Our deeper needs in life are not being satisfied and we don’t know how to nourish ourselves appropriately. Healing our relationship with food is often dependent upon our ability to satisfy ourselves in our work and relationships, Many people turn to food when their sexual life is either non-existent or dissatisfying. When we are engaged with our lives and know how to handle the various stresses that come with adult responsibilities, then we will not turn to food compulsively. We will discuss how to go about healing ourselves in these ways in a bit.

3) Making a Commitment to Optimal Health:

Most of us are conditioned into believing that other things in life are more of a priority than our health. We only make our health a priority when we experience symptoms that alert us to the fact that something is wrong. Committing to optimal health means that our health becomes one of the top priorities in our lives right NOW, even if we feel fine. This means taking the time to eat nutritious foods, exercise, and keep stress at bay with techniques such as meditation or yoga. When we make this commitment and truly live by it, our weight will naturally be more balanced. This commitment is can only be genuine if we deeply respect and value ourselves.

Achieving optimal health and a balanced weight entails having the same relationship with exercise as we do with food. Both nutrition and exercise must be key elements to our daily lifestyle. I recommend exercising 20 minutes a day, 5 days per week for those of you just starting out. Just as there is a way to eat that is both healthy and enjoyable, there is also a way to exercise that we can commit to for the long-term. Your main strategy should be to experiment with all forms of exercise until you find something you really like. This doesn’t mean that it will be easy, but it certainly can be enjoyable. If we don’t have a basic enjoyment for exercise, then the only way to get through it is by using will power, which will run out sooner or later. Many people find that exercising in community is much better for them than exercising alone. I prefer tennis and yoga. I have been doing both for years and I know that they will be in my life forever, simply because I love both of them. Everybody loves something, you just have to find what it is and do it regularly.

Herbs and Supplements

As we know, there are no magic bullets for weight loss. There are, however, very helpful adjuncts to weight loss that can certainly speed the process along. Below are a few products I use in my practice (these can only be purchased through licensed professionals):
  • Lotus Leaf Tablets: Also by 7 Forests, this is a strong herbal formula for weight loss.
  • EndoTrim: Made by Designs for Health, combines a variety of antioxidants and extracts to help convert fat into muscle and stabilize the blood sugar.
  • Crave Arrest: Also by Designs for Health, this product is excellent for sugar and carbohydrate cravings.
  • 5 htp: A natural precursor to serotonin, 5 htp is used for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and carbohydrate cravings.
  • ZENShape™ With African mango seed extract, green tea leaf extract, and raspberry ketones, ZEN Shape™ fights sugar cravings while controlling hunger. Featured in Forbes Magazine as one of the most effective weight loss supplements on the market,ZENShape™ was made for body fat loss
  • There are also many acupuncture points and protocols that reduce cravings, stimulate metabolism, reduce water retention, and optimize digestion.



We typically recommend to our patients make it a goal to lose 1-3 pounds per week as they transition to a whole foods diet, increased exercise, and the combination of acupuncture,take 2 times acupuncture treatments per week regularly, as Jarry's 28 years clinical experience, most patients can expect to drop 10 to 30 lbs after 10 sessions acupuncture treatment. This may not seem like a lot compared to crash dieting, but it certainly is a more balanced and holistic health approach. It may take 1-2 years to lose all the weight you’d like, but the odds are that you will keep it off if you do it in a gradual and balanced way. This is not a diet; it is living and being healthy forever.


    Also check the blog about Cupping Makes Weight Loss Easy



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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain


There seem to be ever-changing ideas and treatments for treating pain. They vary from long lasting cold packs to new anti-inflammatory medications, stretching exercises to modern joint manipulations, support pillows to old timey creams and more and more as far as the eye can see. Most mild injuries or discomforts heal by themselves over time and are easily tolerated when any given treatment is applied. But when pain or injury is severe or does not go away, it becomes obvious that most remedies and treatments are superficial at best, another ineffective version of the latest thing. But when considering acupuncture for the treatment of pain, this is precisely what sets it apart from all other inventions: it has been used continuously for thousands of years to treat pain. It is not a passing fad or some long forgotten method, it is the most consistently effective method ever used by people to treat pain.
Just as the most conservative MD acknowledges acupuncture can be helpful to treat pain, most people who’ve only heard of acupuncture know it can relieve and in some cases cure pain. Yet even though this seems to be common knowledge, most people do not understand when to use it for themselves. People will try everything and anything to reduce their discomfort and usually it is not until the physical therapy, massage, chiropractic adjustments, injections and medications do not work that they decide to try acupuncture. It’s always better when someone comes to acupuncture not long after they’ve had the condition, but even when acupuncture is a “last resort,” in most cases it still works after time has passed and the condition has worsened. It works because acupuncture has always understood that there are different types and levels of pain and that these need to be addressed individually in order for the person to heal.
Acupuncturists use different acupuncture points on different individuals, even if they present with the same problem. This often makes acupuncture difficult to examine in randomized control studies, but it results in each person receiving the exact treatment he or she needs. Acupuncture points affect different layers of the body as well as the specific place where the pain is located. Some points access the fascia or surrounding muscles, others access nerve routes, some stimulate the connections of tendons and ligaments and others penetrate to the joint. In addition there are certain acupuncture points that increase blood supply to an area and others that drain swelling or inflammation from an area. Interestingly enough, sometimes these acupuncture points are located right over the painful area and sometimes they are on the opposite side of the body. So there is not one acupuncture point for low back pain or for neck pain. Instead, there are several dozen acupuncture points that can affect different layers of the back or neck from different locations. This huge variety in the action and location of acupuncture points allows an acupuncturist to help relieve long standing and serious pain in most places.
A good example of how this plays out in real life is in chronic low back pain. Let’s imagine that one patient is elderly with severe low back pain in the center of her low back that has limited her ability to bend and has worsened over several years. The second is a middle aged person with chronic severe low back pain in the center of the low back that has begun to radiate down the leg. In the first case we would choose points directly over the painful area that increase blood supply to the spine while also including points that go to the muscle layer and release stiffness. In the second case we would choose acupuncture points located near the foot that affect the nerve level to address the radiating pain and also include additional points behind the knee that target the lumbar area, allowing us to address low back pain without using any points in the back itself. Both examples might say they have chronic low back pain that is getting worse, but both require very different treatments. In fact, the acupuncture points that would help one person might aggravate the other.
It is this deep reservoir of options with very specific functions that allow acupuncture to address pain in any location and any level of the body. And it is this understanding of acupuncture that should lead you to use it for the pain that does not go away. We at Oriental Acupuncture Clinic understand how to choose and apply the right acupuncture points to treat all types of pain. So call us or tell those you care about to use acupuncture for what it has and will always do best – relieve your pain now.


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