【TED Talks】Can we eat to starve cancer? - Dr. William Li



Dr. William Li presents a new way to think about cancer treatment: angiogenesis, targeting the blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that beat cancer at its own game. 


Angiogenesis means the growth of blood vessels. Your body usually knows how to regulate the growth of blood vessels, but sometimes there are defects in blood growing and pruning. Too little angiogenesis can lead to things like wounds that won't heal, heart attack, and other diseases. Too much angiogenesis leads to other bad things such as blindness, arthritis. It's is a common denominator of many diseases. It's also the "hallmark of every type of cancer."
In autopsies of people who died in car accidents, doctors have found microscopic cancers in 40% of woman (breast) and 40% of men (prostate). Something like 70% of older people have microcancers in their thyroid. But the cancer is harmless -- "cancer without disease." If you block angiogenesis, the cancer can't grow. "It's a tipping point between harmless cancer and deadly one."



Li showed a photo of a poor dog with gnarly tumor hanging off its side. The vet gave the dog three months to live. They started anti-angiogenesis drugs. In a few weeks, the tumor shrank away completely. They also cured a dolphin of mouth cancer and saw a complete remission of a deadly lip cancer on a horse.



Today there 12 different anti-angiogenesis drugs available for people and dogs. They are quite effective for many cancers, but not much for liver, lung, and breast cancers. The problem with these cancers is that by the time they are detected they have progressed too far for anti-angiogenesis drugs to do their work.

The good news, Li says, is that "we eat to starve cancer." Lots of foods contain naturally occuring inhibitors of angiogenesis, and many are even better than drugs for blocking angiogenesis (see image below).




Angiogenesis also plays a huge role in obesity. "Adipose tissue is highly angiogenesis-dependent." You can cycle the weight of mice by inhibiting and promoting angiogenesis. "We can't create supermodel mice -- it takes them to normal weight."

Dr. William W. Li is an international expert on health and disease fighting based on diet, lifestyle, and treatments that keep the body’s blood vessels in balance. As President and founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation, he is leading a worldwide effort to bring forth revolutionary health improvement emerging from cutting edge medical research.A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Li received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  He completed his clinical training in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

P.S. Except food ,Acupuncture is the great natural way to keep the body balance expecially the angiogenesis balance, so properly diet or regular acupuncture treatment will keep you away from all these diseased because of the out of balance of angiogenesis.Jarry Liu: one of the best Chinese Acupuncturist since 1989

针灸及放血疗法治疗腿部静脉曲张免除手术之痛


什么是静脉曲张?静脉曲张属于脉管病之一,是静脉功能不全(CVI - Chronic Venous Insufficiency ) , 静脉血液淤滞(Venous Stasis) 或静脉管壁薄弱等因素,导致的静脉迂曲、扩张。中医把一系列外围血管病统称为脉管病,包括静脉曲张、精索静脉曲张、静脉炎、脉管炎、动脉硬化闭塞等,又称之为“周围血管疾病”。 中医认为,脉管病乃因先天禀赋不足,筋脉薄弱,湿寒入侵,过度劳累,进一步损伤筋脉,以至筋脉不合,气血运行不畅,血壅于下,淤血阻滞脉络扩张充盈,日久交错盘曲而成。静脉曲张患者多数因为长期久坐久站保持同一姿势,血液淤积一起,血压增大,或静脉瓣膜不堪重压,不能正常闭合,血液出现倒流、凝阻淤滞。静脉曲张还可发生于身体的其他部位,比如痔疮其实就是一种静脉曲张,其中最常见的是下肢部位。静脉曲张也有可能是其他病变的继发表现,如腔静脉闭塞等,应积极处理原发病。

静脉曲张的症状
静脉曲张俗称“炸筋腿”是静脉系统最常见的疾病,最明显的症状是表层血管像蚯蚓一样曲张,明显凸出皮肤,曲张呈团状或结节状,腿部有酸胀感。有的静脉曲张患者会出现下肢水肿的现象,得了静脉曲张,下肢静脉瓣膜会出现松弛、静脉血液倒流,常此已来造成浅部静脉所承受的压力增高,血液中水分向组织转移,患者就会呈现晨轻晚重的患肢水肿。患肢水肿只是静脉曲张并发症其中的一种,静脉曲张早期除了外观上的青筋突出,一般没有症状。但是随着病情的进展,其危害渐渐显现。除此之外,还会有以下几种并发症:
1、皮肤色素沉着。长期的静脉高压导致小腿部位毛细血管通透性增加,红细胞渗出后破裂,铁红素在皮下沉积,使得皮肤变黑,从点状到片状发展。
2、出血。曲张静脉所经过区域的皮肤由于营养不足,是十分脆弱的。一旦不小心,就很容易导致曲张静脉的破裂从而引起大出血。
3、溃疡。静脉曲张最常见的后果是静脉曲张引起皮肤营养改变导致溃疡的发生,这种溃疡可以经久不愈,局部恶臭流脓,会给日常生活带来严重的影响。

4、静脉血栓形成。部分病人可以在曲张的浅静脉内形成血栓,表现为局部红肿痛,硬块形成,疼痛影响行走。
正因为有这些并发症,所以一旦发现类似于静脉曲张的症状请及时就医治疗,以免病情恶化追悔莫及。
静脉曲张的原因
静脉曲张的原因有多种,主要包括久站久坐、便秘、肥胖和吸烟饮酒、怀孕及家族遗传等。
静脉曲张怎么办?




不要提重物、不要穿紧身的衣服、可以穿压力梯度长袜、不要长时间站或坐、远离酒精、避免高温(高温易使血管扩张,加重病情)、控制体重(如果超重,会增加身体的负担,使静脉曲张更加严重)睡姿最好采用左侧卧位(在休息和睡觉的时候,采用左侧卧位有利于下腔静脉的血液循环,减轻静脉曲张的症状)抬高腿部(方便血液回流,减少腿部压力)

     静脉曲张的一般治疗

      1、抬高患肢:静脉曲张是由静脉瓣膜功能不全,导致血液倒流而造成的,静脉曲张要避免久坐久站,站立时应适当活动,注意休息,休息时将患肢抬高,促进静脉的回流,减轻水肿,还能预防静脉溃疡的发生。

      2、穿静脉曲张弹力袜或缚扎弹力绷带:行走时穿弹力袜或缚扎弹力绷带,促进静脉的回流,减轻症状,应用前,先躺下并抬高患肢。夜晚不要穿弹力袜和缚扎弹力绷带。

      静脉曲张的手术治疗


      手术是比较常见的一种治疗静脉曲张的方法,包括传统手术治疗和微创手术治疗等手术方式,是通过摘除曲张静脉达到治疗效果的破坏性疗法,是无法彻底治愈静脉曲张的。虽然效果立竿见影,但是对静脉曲张的发病根源没有任何改善。这是因为即使摘除了曲张的血管,但阻碍静脉血液回流的病因还在,其周围血管就需要担负更多血液回流的压力,因此手术的复发率极高,适用于急性或重症静脉曲张患者。

  静脉曲张的针灸治疗

东方针灸罐疗诊所治疗静脉曲张多采用针灸治疗,中医以行气活血化瘀为主要治疗原则,对于轻中度的静脉曲张有显著的疗效及相当的优势针灸可以有效地促进腿部血液循环,改善肿胀、疼痛和酸胀,松解局部肌肉的紧张,减轻其对血管的压力,可提高肌肉的收缩功能,增强并逐渐恢复其“第二心脏”的功能,对于静脉曲张患者腿部突起的静脉曲张,也采取火针治疗和放血治疗。
1、针灸治疗:取患肢静脉曲张之压迫的经络,实施针灸治疗,一般患者静脉曲张多压迫脾经和肾经,针灸取穴:太溪穴、三阴交、筑宾、阴谷、血海、承山。
2、火针治疗:在突起的静脉曲张局部用火针点刺后,局部拔罐,会有淤血可以拔出。
3、放血疗法:在静脉曲张处,用三棱针点刺令出血,甚至射血,以自尽为度,而后用拔罐器再拔出淤血,每10-15天治疗一次,每次的出血量约100毫升左右,再用艾灸熏烤局部。
4、饮食辅助治疗:静脉曲张患者应多吃低脂肪、低热量食品,如新鲜蔬菜、水果、杂粮、适量吃瘦肉、脱脂奶、鸡蛋白等,尤以绿色蔬菜、海带、海蜇、紫菜、木耳、豆制品及含维生素B、C的食物等,对静脉曲张病有益。

【食疗方】龙眼莲子粥
【用料】:龙眼肉5枚,莲子15克,糯米30克
【制作】:将糯米洗净,与龙眼肉、莲子一同煮成粥食用
【功效】:养血活血,增强免疫力,促进静脉曲张恢复

东方针灸罐疗诊所刘医师来自三代中医世家,27年丰富的针灸临床经验,仁心仁术为广大患者服务,电话:416-800-3978或短信:416-655-1311,也可网上预约:www.Oclinic.ca


中医治疗下肢静脉曲张参考文献http://www.pharmnet.com.cn/tcm/zjdq/zjzl/100158.html

血瘀引起的腿疼和静脉曲张放血疗法治好了六年的腿疼顽疾 (Youtube视频:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dXsqtoywZY


       小腿“人体的第二心脏”,天天按摩小腿,疾病自消(youtube视频):https://youtu.be/LNoaWNc4-mg









罐疗舒通经络治疗颈椎病疗效显著,不可不试

  (1)什么是经络:经络是经脉和络脉的总称,是运行全身气血沟通人体上下内外,感应传导信息的通路。"经"指的是人体上纵贯全身的路线,称之为经脉;"络"是这些大路线上的小分支,在小分支上又有更细小的分支,"经"和"络"形成了一张人体经络大网,这张经络大网的作用就是提供人体气血运行的通道,经络内连于脏腑,外接于肢节,连贯全身,是人体功能的调控糸统。


(2)颈椎病与经络的关糸:中医认为颈部连接头部和躯干部,有重要的经络通过,比如督脉,足太阳膀胱经,足少阳胆经,手少阳三焦经,因此这几条经络对颈部的影响最大,如果这几条经络堵塞了,那么颈部疼痛,僵硬等问题就出现了,气,血等养分不能正常运输大脑,导致头晕,记忆减退,乏力等症状相应产生了。




(3)治疗:我们在治疗上最好是选择简单易行,无创的治疗方法,应首选罐疗,且罐疗在治疗颈椎病方面有着悠久的历史,而且行之有效,罐具有疏通经络,行气活血,消肿止痛,能促进以局部为主的血液循环,改善充血状态,加强新陈代谢,使体内的废物,毒素加速排出,改善局部组织的营养状态,罐疗对于经络堵塞造成的颈椎病疗效最好。


有关罐诊罐疗的详细资料可参考“岭南神罐”、“江南第一罐”、“中华一绝”: 王氏真空罐诊罐疗 或 致电东方针灸罐疗诊所:416-800-3978


艾灸的好转反应须知

 


三伏灸,灸出这些状况正常吗?

  1. 经络窜感又叫得气,有酥酥的感觉,这是好的现象。
  2. 做艾炙过程中,下腹中感觉有一股热气在形成,并能随着人的意识而形成气流,在人的经络内来回的流动,上到头顶,下到足底,经过的地方有酸、麻、胀、痛的不同感觉,就像是练气功一样。这是非常好的现象。
  3. 夏天要出大汗为佳。但冬天灸以全身微微出汗为佳,特别是额头、手心、足心要出热汗,出大汗者一定是身体比较虚的人。
  4. 寒感,灸后会觉得冒凉风,寒性体质的人多会出现这种现象,要多灸。
  5. 沉感,是正常的,比较像压了一块大石头。气血循环不畅经络不通
  6. 肚子咕咕叫,或者排气,这是促进肠蠕动,帮助排除身体的浊气是一种非常好的现象。
  7. 如果腹部或后腰出油,是血液粘稠,血脂高,血液毒素垃圾过多是一种非常好的现象。
  8. 做艾灸的前几次没有什么感觉,只有点热,说明经络不通,身体比较寒。
  9. 做艾灸时上半身热或只是下半身热,表明不怎么热的那半身的经络不是很通。
  10. 灸的过程中有出现手心或足心出冷汗,是排寒气的现象,然后才出的热汗,说明体内寒气重。
  11. 做完后口干燥,咽喉难受,说明上焦有虚火,要做到要配合做肩颈灸,疗效就会很好了。 
  12. 开始灸很热,过了一段时间后感觉不热了,那是正常的平台期,还有就是经络适应了,需要用猛火灸。 
  13. 酸痛、疲劳、嗜睡(白天爱困):体质酸性,血液循环差,气血不足,在灸后血液循环加快,所以体质弱的人前二、三次会出现乏力困倦现象。 
  14. 呼吸急促或不顺畅,情绪不稳定、头重:心脏功能弱,心肌供血不足、血偏稠。 
  15. 肾脏部位有酸痛感,(腰酸腰凉)尿量增加,尿色有变化:肾功能不佳,肾气不足,阳虚。
  16. 做完艾灸后,脐部有出黄水的现象:这说明有妇科炎症或肠胃炎症。
  17. 做完艾灸后下部瘙痒、分泌物增加或有血块:妇科不好、月经不调调整经期中,会出现短暂乱经。 
  18. 做完艾灸后全身无力感或增加酸痛:痛风、月内风,体内有风湿几次后即消失。 
  19. 做完艾灸后持续出汗:体内湿气重,艾为纯阳之火,能帮助排湿去寒。 
  20. 做完几次艾灸会感觉口渴?非常典型的上实下虚的症状,在做过几次后出现好转反应,感觉病情加重了,建议多喝水,可以3-5天做一次中间穿插做刮痧,拔罐。 
  21. 月经提前或推后:爱的作用最先走向的就是女性和男性的生殖系统所以女性做艾灸月经3个月之内为调整期,月经可以提前或推后。
  22. 出水泡,出红诊是体内的湿毒,血毒过多,越是这种现象越要灸
  23. 脐下出水泡,是有妇科问题,水泡下还有红点是有炎症。脐周出水泡是肠道湿寒,严重的人会在脐周起一圈硬皮。

电子艾灸


电子艾灸是根据传统的中医艾灸原理,结合现代超临界提取、微电子、磁疗、远红外理疗等技术。电子艾灸实现了智能操作、控温控时、无烟无火、定向导入、透皮吸收、多穴同灸等功能,完全具备传统艾壮灸、艾条灸的功能,并可实施直接灸、间接灸、温针灸等一系列灸法,使用针对不同疾病的特色灸片效果更佳,还弥补了传统艾灸烟熏火燎、灰烬烫伤、操作不便、效率低下等不足,是传统灸法革命性的创新!


     

【Case Report】Neck stiff and blocked ear problem got improvement after a free trial treatment


Yesterday(June 22) a middle-aged gentleman Edmund who is referred by the dentist at Bellesmere Dental Clinic(right next door to Oriental Acupuncture Clinic), came in for inquiring about acupuncture treatment for his neck stiff problem and  also his blocked ear problem and sometimes headache also low back pain. Because he had never tried acupuncture before, so Jarry gave him a free trial treatment. After half an hour treatment, he said that he felt his neck loosen up and his ear is cleared up too. So he scheduled an appointment with Jarry for next Monday which is 4 days away. But surprisedly he came again today and asked if he can see Jarry again today for acupuncture, because he felt the improvement from yesterday trial treatment. so he'd really like to take the treatment more often, not just waiting until next Monday.

Jarry do have a lot of patients like him that want to take the treatment more often so they can get better sooner. But Jarry always told them honestly that 2 to 3 times acupuncture treatment a week is good for most of patients, after every treatment, patients need couple days to recover their energy(or Qi). For older patients, maybe only one time treatment a week is better.




【抗癌之针灸疗法】抗癌灵穴:针之灸之

人体的组织细胞可能受到多种原因的刺激而异常增生,逐渐破坏正常的组织结构,使器官代谢失调、出现功能障碍与相应症状,此种异常增生物就是俗称的“肿瘤”。
就字义上言,肿者大也,瘤者居留也。凡是肿大成块、居留在一处,而难以消散之物就称为“肿瘤”。有良性和恶性之分,恶性肿瘤的瘤体坚硬如石,俗称为“癌”。
癌并非现代产物,历代医家早依肿瘤的形状与病因,提出许多不同的病名,如:癌(或岩)、瘤、菌、瘿、茧等。甚至因发病的不同部位而有:乳岩(乳腺癌)、肾癌(阴茎癌)、脂瘤(脂肪瘤或纤维瘤)、舌菌(舌癌)、、石瘿(甲状腺瘤)、茧唇(唇癌)等之区别。中医文献亦提到很多体内肿瘤的辨症方法,并归纳为:症瘕、积聚、痃癖、噎膈、反胃、脏毒、石瘿、骨疽等多种病名。而另外将体表肿瘤归纳在:恶疮、赘瘤、翻花疮、黑疔、石疔、瘿瘤等病名之中。

直接灸可以抗癌,灸可以作为癌症的家庭理疗法,简单易行且有缓解症状,改善病情的功效。
艾灸也许无法治癒所有的恶性肿瘤,但以独特的手法与灵穴确实有助于缓解症状、改善病情,正如《灵枢·九针十二原》中所说:“以微针通其经脉,调其气血,营其逆顺出入之会。”因为肿瘤乃细胞异常增生所致,如以艾灸调节、恢复正常细胞的功能,而异常细胞又得不到营养补给,肿瘤病灶就会停止生长、逐渐缩小,直至消失。临床实验也已证实,此法在改善症状、延长存活期方面都有不错的作用。艾灸调动患者自身的灵能,打通大小周天、奇经八脉,再与抗癌灵穴相结合,确实可以缓解被中、西医判死刑的危急重症病人。

足三里穴
本穴为足阳明胃经之合穴,为五俞穴之一,五行属土。本来足三里就是抗肿瘤的重要穴位之一,现代医学研究证明,针刺或点按此处有助于提高免疫功能,增强对癌细胞的杀灭能力。正如《琼瑶神书·琼瑶真人七星针治病诀》所云:“痃癖胃寒三里留”。痃癖即肿瘤。琼瑶真人认为“痃癖”属胃虚寒、正气不足所致,以针灸补足三里之气有助于扶正祛邪,达到治疗目的。正如明代医家李中梓所说“养正积自消”。临床证实,三穴(足三里、关元、太冲)合用,有助于减轻癌症病情、延缓恶化。


依据多年经验,抗癌总穴可以缓解各类癌肿,而足三里能养正祛邪,再配合对症灵穴,即可达抗癌之功。
五个抗癌穴、皆由足底生
1、抗癌总穴:在足的内侧面,然谷穴下0.5寸。属经外奇穴,抗全身各部肿瘤。
【主治】脑癌,喉癌,鼻咽癌,食道癌,肺癌,胃癌,乳癌,子宫癌,肝癌,直肠癌等。
【操作】可按揉或艾灸。可配以按揉或艾灸足三里、关元、太冲等穴(见下面的抗癌穴位介绍)。
2、四个足底部抗癌灵穴的位置(如左足底):由足内、外踝后缘引垂直腺,与足底正中线相交处是4号穴。4号穴往左一横指(约1寸)再往上约1寸是3号穴。3号穴又向上(大足趾向)约1寸是2号穴。2号穴继续往上约1寸是1号穴。其中1、2、3号位于第一跗跖关节向内、过赤白肉际处,由趾尖向足跟方向排列,相距各约1寸。4号穴在3号穴向后(向足跟方向)、向内(向足心方向)1寸处。注意:一定要选其临近的反射痛点。
3、四个抗癌灵穴的作用:四个灵穴对应人体各处,各有专长。譬如:4号灵穴能对抗脑部癌症。3号灵穴对抗脑以下、剑突以上的上部癌症。而1号灵穴对抗剑突以下、肚脐以上的中部癌症。2号灵穴则对抗肚脐以下的下部癌症。记住:治疗部位从下至上,依4、3、1、2的顺序即可。

抗癌灵四号穴
【主治】脑部恶性肿瘤。
【操作】针刺0.3至0.5寸,留针20分钟,针感痛、麻丶酸至趾为得气。灸三至七壮或艾条灸10-15分钟,同时指按垂直重刺激或透向抗癌灵三号穴即可。
抗癌灵三号穴
【主治】剑突以上至脑以下的恶性癌肿,如食道上、中段癌症,肝癌,肺癌,乳腺癌,颈部癌肿,鼻咽癌等。
【操作】针刺0.3至0.5寸,留针20分钟,针感麻、酸至趾为得气。灸三至七壮或艾条灸10-15分钟,同时以手指点按刺激透向照海、抗癌灵四号穴。
抗癌灵二号穴
【主治】脐部以下的内脏肿瘤及淋巴转移癌,如:食道下段癌症、直肠癌或子宫颈癌、卵巢癌等。
【操作】针刺0.3至0.5寸,留针20分钟,以针感酸、麻至趾为得气。灸三至七壮或艾条灸10-15分钟,同时以手指点按、刺激公孙、然谷、抗癌灵一号穴。
抗癌灵一号穴
【主治】脐以上至刺突下的内脏肿瘤,如胃癌、贲门癌、食道癌、肝癌、淋巴转移癌,或慢性粒性白血病等。
【操作】针刺0.3至0.5寸,留针20分钟,以针感麻、酸至足为得气。灸三至七壮或艾条灸10-15分钟,同时以手指点按、刺激“然谷穴”、抗癌灵三号、抗癌灵四号方向。
以上穴位的其中三个是沿著脚底靠大拇趾这一侧的脚心凹陷处分布,一个则是在分布在脚根的正中心。所以,如果无法精确定位以上的穴位,大家可用按摩棒敲击脚心内侧凹陷处及脚根正中心即可。
针刺疗法须在专业针灸师正规操作下才能完成,患者切勿在家自行操作。 东方针灸罐疗诊所刘医生是来自三代中医针灸世家,有着27年丰富的临床经验, 对癌症控制及癌症疼痛的控制有其独特的治疗方法及疗效。
4、按揉或艾灸以下抗癌穴位:
A、然谷穴:滋阴益肾,清热利湿。在足的内侧面,脚的内踝骨,往前斜下方2厘米处有个高骨头的下缘。抗癌总穴在然谷穴下0.5寸。
B、太白穴:健脾和胃,益气化湿。在足内侧缘、距大脚趾根1寸的骨头的后下缘。
C、公孙穴:健脾和胃,调理冲任。在脚内侧面,大趾趾根后约2寸左右的地方,距太白穴约1寸多,距然谷穴约1寸。
D、照海穴:滋阴益肾,通经化瘀。在脚内踝高点正下缘凹陷处。
E、复溜穴:益肾固表,利湿消肿。在足内踝与跟腱中点的太溪穴直上2寸处、跟腱的前缘。
F、太冲穴:调理肝肾,熄风开窍。在足背上第一、二脚趾缝向上,大约有两指宽的地方、1.5公分处。
G、足三里穴:调理脾胃,扶正培元。外膝眼下3寸(四横指)、距胫骨前缘一横指(中指)。
H、关元穴:温阳固脱,通调三阴。在脐下3寸。
说明:
1、抗癌总穴可单独按操作要求艾灸或点压按揉,并要刺激公孙穴、复溜穴。
2、各抗癌灵穴除按要求的操作外,均要刺激足三里穴及太白穴、公孙穴、复溜穴。
3、对穴位的点压按揉:确定反射点后,用指腹或用按摩棒点压或转揉至少36次。



中医针灸罐疗按摩治失眠:睡不着、醒得早、睡得浅

睡不着、醒得早、睡得浅,是我们在生活中常见的几种失眠现象殊不知,失眠的表现不同,其原因和治疗方法也是不同的。来听听北京中医医院主任医师王麟鹏从中医角度给我们提出解决失眠问题的方案,让你摆脱失眠,睡得更香。

       现在很多人都有着或重或轻的睡眠障碍,但睡眠障碍并不等于失眠症。只有失眠现象持续存在,对生活产生影响,并在睡眠时间上或质量上出现问题,才能定义为失眠症。在临床上有一个简单的分法,把失眠症分成睡不着觉的、半夜常醒的,还有睡眠维持不了的,我们概括为:睡不着、醒得早、睡得浅。
肝失调引发“睡不着”,按摩可缓解“睡不着”
       中医认为,肝失调会引发入睡困难。肝主疏泄,人的气血需要有一个很顺畅的气机,这个气机包括了运行的管道和运行的整个机制,气机的正常运作靠肝来维持,所以肝的特性应该是柔顺且调畅的。当肝的疏泄功能下降,气机不能调畅,甚至上逆的时候,如肝阳上亢、肝气郁结等,就会出现入睡困难。通过按摩可缓解“睡不着”。
       按摩是一种很好的缓解睡不着的办法。可选择百会穴、神庭穴、印堂穴、安眠穴与翳风穴进行按摩,这些穴位对于入睡困难具有非常好的疗效。

走罐能改善“醒得早”。
       心血不足、失神失养等问题会引发以早醒为主的睡眠问题。对于这种情况,中医建议采用走罐的方式,用罐在背部五脏的腧穴上,上下反复走罐,对于失眠疗效较显著。 走罐可以调节人的神智,改善醒的早的问题。我们选取的走罐位置是膀胱经,人体五脏六腑的腧穴都在膀胱经上,通过对膀胱经的刺激,可以达到疏通经络、调节脏腑气机的作用,从而平衡阴阳,调节神智。
走罐三周左右,就可以明显的改善 
提示按摩大鱼际也可治疗“醒得早”。

梦多,气血不足易导致“睡得浅”。
       爱做梦是睡得浅的表现之一,说明睡眠没有维持住,人体没有得到充分的休息。一些中老年人常常觉得自己总没睡觉,这是由于人体气血不足,脏器功能逐步衰减所导致的。昼精夜暝是一个人的正常生理规律,如果昼不精夜不暝,睡眠就会维持不住。下面2个方法可以解决“睡得浅”
1、酸枣可缓解“睡得浅”
  中医有个说法,叫做“酸甘化阴”,指在阴虚情况下,出现相关症状的时候,我们需要对肝肾进行调补。酸枣仁味甘、酸,性平,可滋养心肝、安神、敛汗,对于治疗失眠疗效显著,与白芍、何首乌、当归这些养血、补血的药材配合在一起使用,能滋肝肾。
2、艾灸快速缓解“睡得浅”

  如果大家觉得失眠食疗方效果不明显,则可选用艾灸的治疗方法,利用艾灸的温热特性和一些特定穴位配合起来,能起到较好较快的治疗效果。人体腹部很多穴位可补气血、壮元气,艾灸这些穴位,能有效调补气血失调问题。
       针对气血阴阳不足问题,可对腹部的气海穴和腿上的足三里穴进行隔姜灸,也能有效治疗睡得浅的问题!

东方针灸罐疗诊所刘医师擅长针灸治疗失眠、头痛、抑郁、不育不孕、中风、偏瘫等疑难杂症,凭着其27年的针灸临床经验,使得大部分患者能在较短的疗程下取得显著疗效。网上预约刘医师,或电话:416-800-3978

【Case Reprot】Lost 5lb after 8 section acupuncture treatment


A 69 year-old lady referred by the dentist next door, came in to see Jarry for weight loss, when she mentioned to Jarry that she also has Sciatica and knee pain, Jarry told her to treat that problem first , so Jarry focused on her knee and Sciatica pain treatment. But surprisedly she told us that she lost 5 lbs so far after 8 section treatment (30'/section), she is very happy for that.At the same time her knee pain is gone after 8 section treatment and  her Sciatica pain is also gone after 19 section treatment. 




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【Case Report】Lipoma Reduced after 8 sections acupuncture treatment



A 45 year-old lady got a horsebean size lipoma on her neck, which seemed growing fast. She was so worried, not sure what it was, so she came for Jarry's acupuncture treatment. After 8 sections treatment, the lipoma reduced to a soybean size, and after 2 more sections treatment, she said no more lipoma and continue the treatments for her other health condition.

Lipomas are masses of fat cells that grow together, forming a lump under your skin. Lipomas are usually small -- less than 2 inches in diameter -- and feel doughy or spongy to the touch. The exact cause of lipomas is not completely understood, although they are thought to develop due to a genetic predisposition, notes OrientalAcupuncture.ca Practitioners of acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical treatment, believe that lipomas occur in part due to a stagnation in your body's flow of qi - also referred to as "life force energy." You may experience pain if the lipoma is located near nerves or contains numerous blood vessels; however, most people experience little or no troublesome symptoms. Pain or cosmetic factors are the most common reasons for surgical removal.

Acupuncture treatments for lipomas may involve inserting needles around the lipoma or stimulation of the acupuncture point located along the spleen and liver meridians. The spleen and liver are common area of stagnating qi or energy congestion. This congestion can manifest as lipomas on your skin or cause other skin disorders as well as additional symptoms like fatigue, depression or anxiety. As such, acupuncture may help open energy blockages and help alleviate lipoma-related symptoms of pain or discomfort.

Considerations:

While acupuncture may provide some benefit for lipomas, you should not rely on acupuncture or any form of alternative medicine to self-treat your condition. Do not attempt to self-diagnose lipomas. A lipoma can resemble certain types of malignant or benign tumors. You should consult your doctor as soon as possible if you develop any swelling or lump on your body.


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Acupuncture for Asthma (Natural cures and remedies)

Asthma affects approximately 2 million Canadians every year. Conventional treatment options are limited to steroid inhalers and bronchodilators. While these medications are effective in relieving the symptoms of asthma, the side effects of continuous long-term treatment can be severe. There are numerous natural strategies to consider for chronic asthma that can offer effective treatment without the side effects.

The following is a list of nutritional supplements and herbal formulas to consider for asthma:
  • Supplements


Quercetin - Recognized as one of the superior flavonoids because of its marked antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Quercetin is known for its ability to stabilize mast cells and help control allergies. If the asthma is directly related to allergic reactions, then quercetin is an excellent supplement to try.

Grape Seed extract - A strong antioxidant that is also very good at reducing inflammation and breaking the chronic pattern of allergy-induced asthma.

Cod liver oil - High in essential fatty acids, cod liver oil reduces inflammation, promotes healthy circulation, and is generally strengthening for immunity.

MSM - MSM is an organic sulfur-containing nutrient, a naturally-occurring compound in the environment and in the human body. Sulfur is necessary for the structure of every cell in the body. Hormones, enzymes, antibodies, and antioxidants all depend on it. Because the body utilizes and expends it on a daily basis, sulfur must be continually replenished for optimal nutrition and health. MSM has anti-inflammatory properties. It boosts immunity and is helpful for allergies.


  • Chinese herbs 


Ginseng and gecko: A Chinese herbal formula (ren shen ge jie san) that clears heat and phlegm from the lungs and strengthens both lung and spleen Qi

Ding chuan tang: The most widely used herbal formula for asthma, ding chuan tang can be applied to all kinds of asthma. In particular, if the asthma is exacerbated by the onset of a cold, this formula works well.

Jade Windscreen: A Chinese herbal formula (yu ping feng san) that can be combined with one of the above formulas to add another support in strengthening immunity and boosting lung function.


  • Acupuncture 


Practiced for over 2,500 years in various cultures throughout Asia, acupuncture has enjoyed a long history of treating internal medical conditions. Acupuncture can be very effective in the treatment of asthma. Acupuncture helps to reduce inflammation and balance the major organs that are contributing to one’s symptoms.

In Chinese medicine, asthma can be caused by a variety of factors including stress, diet, allergies, candida infection and constitutional weakness. All of these factors are related to different internal organs that are causing the lungs to constrict. Acupuncture theory involves combining the patient’s symptoms with pulse and tongue diagnosis to get a clear picture of the body’s inner workings. Acupoints are used on the corresponding meridians that will balance any energetic or functional disharmonies. Adjunctive therapies are also very helpful for asthma, such as cupping and Skin scraping.



  • Diet 


The main strategy for asthma sufferers is to avoid foods that provoke inflammation in the body. At the top of this list is the whole class of refined sugars and carbohydrates. Any food that converts into sugar very quickly in the body is going to cause inflammation. Many asthma patients report a marked improvement in their symptoms simply by taking this step.

In Chinese medicine, the lungs share a close relationship with the large intestine. Intestinal toxicity can cause a whole slew of internal problems, including asthma and allergies. If there is a history of constipation, then a cleansing approach is useful to detoxify the colon, which will indirectly benefit the lungs. A high fiber diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables is the key. Flax seed, prune, pear, ripe banana, and herbs such as rhubarb root are helpful colon cleansers.


  • Deep breathing 


Anytime the asthma is in remission, we recommend undertaking deep breathing exercises as much as possible. Ujayi breathing in yoga is a very helpful practice for building lung capacity and strength. This is a long, exaggerated breath that is coordinated with each asana (yoga posture). Many of the chest opening asanas are healing for the lungs as well. Pranayama exercises such as the one minute breath and alternate nasal breathing are beneficial, especially is done on a daily basis. The one minute breath involves inhaling as slowly as possible for as long as possible, holding for as long as possible, then exhaling for as long as possible. Try to build up to a full minute of doing this. Alternate nasal breathing involves plugging one nostril, then inhaling deeply through the other, switching sides, then exhaling slowly and fully, inhaling deeply, then switching sides. This can be repeated several times.

Acupuncture natural cures and remedies for allergy


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