中医针灸治疗花粉过敏有效吗?



每当花粉期到来时,来问诊的过敏患者就很多。针灸治疗花粉过敏症疗效确切,见效迅速,无副作用,解除症状在一息之间。
中医在治疗过敏症上面有了悠久的历史和详细的记载。早在两千多年前,中国就有对过敏性鼻炎的详细论述。《灵枢‧本神论》中记载:“肺气虚,则鼻塞不利”。中医认为,花粉过敏症是感受时令病邪的侵袭阻碍了肺气,肺气不得肃降,邪气浮扰清窍引起鼻塞、流涕、喷嚏、眼痒、耳痒、颚痒、舌痒、皮疹,甚至出现咳嗽、哮喘等,又称之为“鼻鼽”。

汤熨针石 别有正方

中医治疗花粉过敏症的方法众多,常见的有中药和针灸。在隋代《诸病源候论》中有提出:“肺气通于鼻。肺脏为风冷所乘,则鼻气不和,津液壅塞,而为鼻。冷搏于血气,停结鼻内,故变生肉。其汤熨针石,别有正方。”
使用针灸治疗花粉过敏症的穴位有:风门、心俞穴、肩中俞、前关(下关穴前0.5cm处,刺蝶颚神经节)。可采用近处配穴刺迎香、印堂、上星;远端配穴加列缺、尺泽、曲池。如果患者出现咳嗽、哮喘、皮肤瘙痒,需要医师辩证后加减配穴治疗。

针灸治疗 三大优势

针灸治疗花粉过敏症共有三大优势。第一,疗效快,一般针灸当天见效,甚至比注射和口服西药见效还要快。第二,无毒副作用。第三,和中药一样,具有扶正祛邪之功,更会提高抗病能力。
临床发现,“每个人对针灸的接受程度不同,有的快,有的慢一些。”一般扎完之后,患者就有感觉,不适感明显减弱、整个人舒服多了,有的接受好的患者,甚至扎一次就好。常见的是连续扎针2-3次,基本上完全摆脱恼人的发痒、喷嚏、鼻塞症状。对于特别严重的花粉过敏症,需要每周扎2-3次,直到花期结束。本着28年中医针灸经验,东方针灸诊所刘医师仁心仁术为广大患者服务,诊所电话:416-800-3978

《黄帝内经》关于飲食五味調養五臟

《黄帝内经》关于飲食五味調養五臟:
"毒藥攻邪,五榖為養,五果為助,五畜為益、五菜為充,氣味合而服之,以補精益氣。此五者,有辛酸甘苦鹹,各有所利,或散或收,或緩或急,或堅或軟,四時五臟,病隨五味所宜也。"

《黄帝内经》中的“五菜”为葵甘、韭酸、藿咸、薤苦、葱辛,并非是特指,而是泛指各种蔬菜。 


一般来说,各种蔬菜在古代作为饥荒时的补充而存在。而在现代,蔬菜则是我们的餐桌上不可或缺的存在。在秋季,多食蔬菜可以疏通气息,易于通便,滋润秋燥; 

五谷:即粟、豆 、麻、麦、稻。古代所指的五种谷物。“五谷”,古代有多种不同说法,最主要的有两种:一种指稻、黍、稷、麦、菽;另一种指麻、黍、稷、麦、菽。 

五果:《灵枢经五味》:“五果:枣甘、李酸、栗咸、杏苦、桃辛。”《素问藏气法时论》:“五谷为养,五果为助”。五果即:李、杏、枣、桃、栗。 

五畜:指牛、犬、羊、猪、鸡等五种畜类肉。《素问·脏气法时论》:“五畜为益。” 

五菜:“五菜”是指各类菜蔬,能营养人体、充实脏气,使体内各种营养素更完善,更充实。菜蔬种类多,根、茎、叶、花、瓜、果均可食用。它们富含胡萝卜素、维生素C和B族维生素,也是膳食纤维的主要来源。 

讲究膳食平衡,“五谷为养、五果为助、五畜为益、五菜为充”。


稻、麦、黍、稷、菽五种粮食作物。黍指玉米,也包括黄米,稷指粟(红高粱),菽指豆类。我们可以把这类食物统称为五谷杂粮。 其中小米最被国人推崇,小米属热性,黄色,最补脾胃,早晨食用好。同时,米属凉性,尤其适合在傍晚食用,可以多吃一些。而面属热性,最补心气,冬种夏收,夏季食用最好。

入脾入肝入腎入心入肺

枣甘、李酸、栗咸、杏苦、桃辛
入脾入肝入腎入心入肺

入脾入肝入腎入心入肺

葵甘、韭酸、藿咸、薤苦、葱辛
入脾入肝入腎入心入肺

食肉者勇猛而悍,(比如草原人)
食谷者智慧而巧,(比如汉人)
食气者神明而寿,(比如练气术士)
不食者不死而神。(不食并非不与外界交流,而是全身毛孔精神都能吸取天地“真炁”,最终天人合一)

四十七八两眼花花 中医针灸名家养眼护眼秘诀


老花眼又称“视敏度功能衰退症”,

最直接表现为近距离阅读模糊、看报纸看不清,

眼睛疲劳、酸胀、多泪、

畏光、干涩及伴生头痛晕眩等症状。

俗话说“四十七八,两眼花花”,

中老年人常说的“眼力差多了”、“眼神不济了”

都属老花眼典型症状。

《黄帝内经·灵枢》_天年 

五十歲 "肝氣始衰,肝葉始薄,膽汁始滅,目始不明"

老花眼还会随着年龄的增长而增加,

45岁,眼睛老化度数为100度;

55岁,眼睛老化度数为200度;

60岁,眼睛老化度数为250度到300度;

60岁往上,老化度数一般就不再加深。

很多人觉得老化眼没关系,

但是它给我们的生活造成的困扰却不小,

老化眼会导致视物不清、眼疲劳、眼干涩、

睡眠质量低、恶心头痛等症状。

另外还会引发其他并发症,导致白内障、青光眼,

许多人会忽略对老花眼的治疗,

而造成中老年众多疾病的发生。

如:眼部疾病恶化导致白内障、

视网膜黄斑病变、青光眼等,

脏腑功能衰退导致糖尿病、

骨病、心脑血管病等恶性的疾病的发生。

如何防患于未然,改善老花眼症状呢?

一、针灸界泰斗,针灸大师

国家级名老中医贺普仁的养眼护眼秘诀 


    2010年3月31日晚,央视《中华医药》节目介绍了针灸大师国家名中医贺普仁的养眼护眼秘诀《转眼球,得好视力》。我们不妨试试贺老的经验。一定要坚持经常做,才有养眼护眼的良效。     

有着“天下第一针”美誉的针灸大师名叫贺普仁,八十五岁高龄的他仍在坚持每天为慕名而来的患者诊病疗疾。小小的银针在他手里依旧运用自如,患者被针刺激的感觉就如同贺老事先设计的一样慢慢有了作用。要准确地找到患者的穴位,这要归功于他的眼神。可之前的贺老,眼睛并不是这样好。 在他五十几岁的时候,贺普仁就曾患过轻度的白内障。对此病,他一不手术,二不用药。到如今,八十五岁的贺老却还能穿针引线、看报读书,是什么原因让贺老保持了这么好的眼力?
贺老他自己找到了一个小方法,每一天让眼球转起来并按摩眼眶穴位。这方法就使贺老的眼睛好了起来。



现将他的养眼护眼秘诀介绍如下:     



第一步,双目微闭

    第二步,转眼球:让眼球顺时针转36圈,

尔后再让眼球逆时针转36圈。 

    第三步,揉穴位:双手食指按摩下眼眶中间穴位

                 ——承泣穴。按摩承泣穴也可预防眼袋松弛。 

    早晚各一次。也可多做。对各种眼病均有效果。

长期坚持,可增强效果


二、国学堂之中医太美-徐文兵和梁冬对话:
多揉胆经的日月穴
可以改善花眼 
    徐文兵:五十岁 肝气虚了——“肝叶始薄,胆汁始减,目始不明”。啊,有的……有的那个观众就问了,就说我这个眼睛不明的时候怎么办?所以,今儿呢,就插一句,告诉大家一个穴位。中医很有意思,它《黄帝内经》讲了病理,然后接着就有对应的治疗方法。它不是说告诉你一个诊断,你得的什么病,然后怎么治,没治。这个目始不明啊,专门有一个穴位,就是让眼睛亮的。

    梁冬: 噢,睛明穴。

    徐文兵: 诶,睛明穴,可以。

    梁冬: 可以吗,还有呢?

    徐文兵: 围着眼睛的穴都可以,但是呢,这是个末梢,你得从根儿上。它根儿上怎么说呢?它说肝气虚了,然后呢:“……胆汁始减,肝叶始薄”。你得从根儿上治。


    梁冬: 对,从肝胆上入手。

    徐文兵: 诶,从肝胆上入手。特别这个胆呢,对眼睛影响特别大。胆的一个募穴,你想眼睛亮,你去找肝……就是胆气聚的那个地方。你给它做点按摩,啊,或者做点……在哪儿?我们说哪儿是本?

    梁冬: 啊,肚子上嘛。

    徐文兵: 身躯是本,它在哪儿?它在我们的肋骨的中间。在哪儿呢?就是在第……第七和第八肋骨中间,你就沿着这个乳头往下数,一般我们的乳头在第四、第五肋间。你往下数俩肋骨,就在这肋骨缝儿这儿,这是胆经的募穴。你眼睛觉得老花眼了,就是看不清楚的时候,你就揉揉这儿。它的上边的穴叫期门,是肝的募穴。

    如果你说:哎呀!你这个定位太复杂了,我就搞不清楚。那么很简单,把两个手搓热了,就在这个肋杈子这儿揉。搓开了以后呢,就是能促进胆汁的生成和分泌。很多人消化不好,一揉完这儿就觉得咕噜咕噜,就是肠胃开始动了......

    日月穴
    [定位] 在上腹部,当乳头直下,第7肋间隙,前正中线旁开4寸。
    [主治] 胁肋疼痛,胀满,呕吐,吞酸,呃逆,黄疸。
    [配伍] 配胆俞治胆虚;配内关、中脘治呕吐、纳呆;配期门、阳陵泉治胆石症;配支沟、丘墟治胁胀痛;配胆俞、腕骨治黄疸。
    [刺灸法] 斜刺0.5~0.8寸;可灸。
    [附注] 足太阴、少阳之会。胆经募穴。

三、如何对付老花眼?

两千多年前古代医学就认为老花眼是由于五脏六腑的自然衰老,脏腑精气不能上输以濡养目瞳所致。承光穴使头顶传来的凉湿水汽近一步受热张散,当承光穴受到刺激,会使气血进入眼部,消除老花眼的不适。因此要缓解老花眼可拍打承光穴。
承光穴的位置:位于人体的头部,当前发际正中直上2.5寸,旁开1.5寸。
做法:搓热双手,以两手心对准两侧承光,按一定节奏拍打,节奏以连续2、3次为宜,持续1~2分钟。坚持15天,会感觉眼睛有舒适感,长期坚持可改善老花眼。
除了拍打承光穴外,下面这些小方法也能起到大作用。
1、看书报和电视时,保持一定距离,时间不宜过长,防止眼肌和视力过度疲劳。
2、用热毛巾敷在眼睛上,交换几次,可使眼部血管畅流,供给眼肌氧分和营养。
3、闭着眼睛晒太阳,早上10点的太阳为佳,晒15分钟左右。
4、枸杞菊花茶,每天一杯。
饮食枸杞茶,防治老花眼。白菊花、枸杞子各5克,用开水冲泡,代茶饮,每日1剂,坚持服用3个月。有滋补肝肾、清肝明目的功效。尤适宜老花眼视物不清者。
注意:脾胃虚寒,血压过低、容易拉肚子、有炎症、腹泻感冒发烧的人都建议不要喝枸杞子菊花茶。多伦多东方针灸诊所(416-800-3978)


Acupuncture Natural Cures & Remedies for Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. It is estimated that approximately Million people currently suffer with chronic neck pain. Acupuncture is one of the most widely used treatment options for neck pain, as it has a proven history of effectively treating this condition.


In Acupuncture theory, pain is said to be caused by the stagnation of either Qi (energy or life force) or blood in the body. When energy gets stuck, pain results. Pain that is due to qi stagnation tends to be rather mild or achy in nature, whereas pain due to blood stagnation is more severe, sharp, fixed, or stabbing. Acupuncture is often effective in either case, as it has the unique ability to regulate the circulation of Qi and restore blood flow through painful areas.

Acupuncture works by regulating the flow of Qi in meridians, which can be seen as networks that distribute Qi through the body. The meridians correspond to the major organs of the body. The bladder meridian runs along the nape of the neck and is, therefore, primarily implicated in the treatment of neck pain. The energetic of the bladder meridian relate to fear, anxiety, ambition, will power, and urgency. Therefore, many people with neck pain also have deeper layers of fear that need to be released, either from whiplash as occurs in a car accident, or in relating to the daily life circumstances of work, money, and survival. The Qi tends to get stuck around the point Bladder 10 at the nape of the neck, which is a central point for clearing fear and anxiety.



Acupuncture should be a relaxing, gentle treatment approach, even if the painful area is being stimulated. There are occasions where the neck won’t be touched at all, as the treatment will be more effective by stimulating distal points that correspond to the imbalanced meridian.

While acupuncture is an excellent treatment option for all kinds of neck pain, Chinese herbs are used frequently as well. The following formulas are used regularly for this purpose:
  • Neck Formula by Plum Flower: This formula has been found to be 92% effective in Chinese hospitals for treating all kinds of neck pain.
                                   

  • Ease Plus by Health Concerns: Helps with neck and upper back tension due to excessive stress and worry
                                       

  • Ge gen tang: Often used for neck pain due to the onset of a cold, but has been applied for many types of chronic neck pain as well. This formula has also been found to be useful for helping chiropractic adjustments hold for longer periods of time.
                                   


Regular yoga practice is also of great benefit for most kinds of chronic neck pain. The following poses all have a direct action on creating space between the cervical discs and relieving muscle tension through the upper back into the occipital region:
Standing forward bend

Downward facing dog


Bridge/Plow/Shoulder stand/Fish 



Meditation and deep breathing exercises can also be helpful, as most people with chronic neck and upper back pain tend to breathe quite superficially. Training yourself to breathe more deeply oxygenates the muscle tissue and provides an internal massage for the deepest layers of your musculature. 

Most of our patients with chronic neck pain commit to acupuncture once or twice a week for 3 to 4 weeks, at which time we reassess for progress. Most patients find that they feel much better after each treatment, not only in relation to the neck pain, but in their overall sense of health and well being.





Call Oriental Acupuncture Clinic today at 416-800-3978
to set up your first appointment!

Healing from the root, beyond treating symptoms.
So you can experience greater health and well-being!
With our therapists's more than 25 years clinical experience, 
you will feel the difference.

Interesting and Profound Monologue of Liver

🙈 Interesting and Profound Monologue of Liver

I am Liver and I am dumb! Usually when you feel pain in me ,it is basically too late. Please pay attention to me, every 3 minutes I filter your whole body blood once! 20 times every hour, 480 times a day and 175200 times a year!
I work very hard for your body detoxification, but you do not sleep until midnight, you drink, you eat big skewers, you get angry, you complain about the dull skin, stomach ache, disorder digestion, fatty liver, poor sleep and bad mood ... ... have you ever care about me like you care about your car, regular maintenance can go a long way.... Acupuncture is one of the safe natural care options for me.

🙈有趣又深刻,一个肝的独白👉

我是肝!是个哑巴!请注意当你发觉我痛疼时基本上就晚了,请你记住我,我每3分钟过滤你全身血液一次!一小时过滤20次!一天过滤480次!一年过滤175200次!

我拼命工作为你解毒,可你半夜十一二点不睡觉,你喝酒,你生气,没事还吃大肉串,你埋怨皮肤暗沉,胃不舒服不消化,脂肪肝,睡眠不好情绪不佳……你保养爱车时可曾想过保养保养你的小心肝。

Pursuing acupuncture treatment for endometriosis can be a life-changing decision for many women

Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus (endometrial implant). Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond your pelvic region.
In endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would — it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions — abnormal tissue that binds organs together.
Endometriosis can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during your period. Fertility problems also may develop. Fortunately, effective treatments are available.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is one of the few natural treatment options that can be profoundly helpful for women suffering from endometriosis. This condition, which occurs when the tissue that lines the endometrium is found to be growing outside the uterus, is a painful and sometimes debilitating condition that affects 10 to 20% of Canadian women of childbearing age. The typical symptoms are severe menstrual cramping, irregular menstrual bleeding, lower back pain, pain after intercourse, fatigue, and occasionally difficulty in conception. 

Endometriosis is seen as a sign of blood stagnation in Chinese medicine. This can be due to blood deficiency, kidney deficiency, or excessive internal cold. Each specific pattern tends to respond very well to treatment. There are some cases of endometrial growth, however, that are so pronounced that surgical intervention is necessary. Most mild to moderate cases can be treated with Chinese medicine. 

The typical course of treatment for endometriosis is acupuncture twice a week for 8-10 visits, at which time we will assess for progress and discuss future treatment. The process tends to be condensed if the patient is willing to take Chinese herbs and make some dietary changes. The following herbal formulas have proven to be effective in the treatment of endometriosis: 

1. Shao Fu Zhy Yu Tang: treats blood stagnation and cold in the lower abdominal region

2. Crampbark plus: A formula by Health Concerns that regulates the blood

3. Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan: Perhaps the most popular herbal formula for cysts, fibroid and enodmetriosis

Along with acupuncture and herbs, it’s also important to make the following dietary changes:

4. Avoid refined sugar

5. Minimize refined carbs

6. Minimize coffee

7. Eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables

8. Take flax oil daily

9. Get plenty of essential fats: fish, nuts, seeds, legumes

10. Make sure meat selections are free range/organic

It is also important to exercise 3-4 times a week to maintain the proper circulation of Qi and blood throughout the body. 

Pursuing acupuncture treatment for endometriosis can be a life-changing decision for many women.For twice a week acupuncture treatments, continue treatment for 3 to 6 months. When combined with proper diet and exercise, the root cause of this condition can often be healed. Check one of Jarry's cases.






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Healing from the root, beyond treating symptoms.
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10 WAYS THAT ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP FERTILITY



How to manage Anxiety & Depression without medication

Approximately 4 million Canadians suffer with chronic anxiety or depression. One out of eight adults are currently taking antidepressant medications. While these medications can offer support and benefit on certain occasions, there are indeed many people that do not respond well to this form of treatment. This can be due to a number of factors including: 

  • Various side effects that outweigh the benefits of the medication 
  • A developed tolerance to the medication that causes the benefits to diminish 
  • Excessive sensitivty to the concentrated nature of these medications 
  • A belief system that suggests that the depression is not due to a biochemical imbalance, or that this imbalance is the result of a deeper spiritual issue 

we have a number of patients who were convinced that they had run out of options after finding medications and/or talk therapy to be ineffective for their needs. Many of these people try acupuncture as a last resort. and from numerous patients who suffer from chronic depression,we have proved that acupuncture, nutritional supplemenation, meditation, and yoga can offer tremendously helpful support in healing the root causes of this epidemic. This approach is much more comprehensive and much less invasive to the brain that using SSRI medications. It accounts for not only biochemical factors, but also energetic, nutritional, and spiritual influences as well. 
Here's few options to manage Anxiety & Depression without medication:

1.Acupuncture 
Practiced for over 2,500 years, acupuncture is a branch of Chinese medicine that treats the energetic level of the human body/mind. As surprising as it is to most people, acupuncture is usually a profoundly relaxing experience that establishes a deep quality of restoration and balance to the central nervous system. Most people feel altered, floaty, dreamy, or sleepy after treatment. This feeling tends to stick around for a few hours after the treatment and becomes a more continuous experience with repetitive treatment. Acupuncture works by balancing the flow of Qi, or internal life force, in the body. Anxiety is typically a byproduct of weak Qi in the heart or kidneys. Other symptoms such as low back pain, heart palpitations, insomnia, irritability, or nightmares commonly accompany the depression.
Comedian Jim Carrey tried acupuncture treatment  for his depression. He said:" Undergoing acupuncture treatments and nutritional advice has led to a marked change in my physical vitality and my general state of well-being."



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2.Herbs 

There are a number of Chinese herbal formulas that can work wonders for depression. Here is a brief list of formulas.
  • gui pi tang 
  • jin gui shen qi wan 
  • bu zhong yi qi tang 
  • cyperus 18 by 7 Forests 
  • polygala far reaching by Health concerns
Western herbs can also be helpful. Here is a brief list of herbs that can be bought at the local health food store: 
  • St. John's wort 
  • gingko biloba 
  • rhodiola rosea 
  • siberian ginseng
3.Nutrition supplement

One of the most important considerations here is to maintain stable blood sugar throughout the day. The majority of anxiety patients suffer from hypoglycemia. They tend to eat refined carbohydrates and/or drink coffee to start the day, only to experience the typical 'crash' around 2-4pm. To keep the blood sugar stable, begin the day with a high protein breakfast such as eggs, turkey bacon, whole oats, or smoothies with whey or goat protein in them. Eat a low glycemic snack every 2-3 hours. Avoid coffee and other forms of caffeine. It can also be revealing to avoid allergenic foods such as wheat, gluten, pasteurized dairy, and refined sugar for one month to see if the depression significantly improves. Here is a brief list of nutritional supplements that can be very helpful in treating depression: 
  • 5HTP 
  • SAMe 
  • Fish oil 
  • B vitamin complex
4.Meditation and Yoga 

Many people find meditation and yoga to be their most powerful allies in healing depression. With regular practice of various breathing techniques and yoga postures, people often feel that they have much more control over the depression and that it need not run their life anymore. These practices can be direct gateways to the rest and restore mode of the nervous system. On a deeper level, they can help us forge a spiritual connection with our lives that instills an unshakable sense of trust and safety in the workings of the universe.
From a holistic perspective, our symptoms are never random. There is always a reason why they creep up. In the case of depression, it is helpful to disengage from our personal feelings about it and look at the bigger picture. What is the depression telling us about ourselves and where we are at in life? Is it a warning sign that something is amiss and needs to be acknowledged or changed? In any regard, the practices mentioned here can offer a profound level of support in getting to the root of the problem and inducing a gentle course in a new direction of inspiration and insight.




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