Welcome to Oriental Acupuncture 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(Student RMT)
Licensed holistic practitioner

                      Registered by

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 We offer direct billing to 15 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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Scarborough Office

Unit 206 - 1920 Ellesmere Rd, 
Scarborough professional medical building.

Markham Office:

6633 Hwy7 East, Markham Suite 316
(Hwy7 / 9th Line Ashgrove Medical Centre)

TCM formulas for stroke and Bell Palsy recovery

Also known as Typhonium Rhizome or Rhizoma Typhonii, it refers to the tuber of Du Jiao Lian (Typhonium giganteum Engl.), which is a perennial plant of the family Araceae.This herb is collected during Autumn, fibrous roots and skin off, washed clean, fumigated with sulphur, and dried in the sun.

Zhi Fu Zi refers to Prepared Aconite Root, which is the lateral root of rhizome of Chinese monkshood. It is acrid, sweet and hot in nature. Thanks for its excellent functions on restoring devastated yang, assisting yang to supplement fire, and dispersing cold to stop pain, it is hailed as The king of Warming Herbs. But Fu Zi (Aconite Root) is considered poisonous and need to be used with extreme care. It should be avoided for pregnant women and those of hyperactivity of yang due to yin deficiency group. In addition, it contradicts to Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome), Gua Lou (Trichosanthes Fruit), Bei Mu (Fritillaria Bulb), Bai Lian (Radix Ampelopsis Japonicae), and Bai Ji (Bletilla Rhizome).

It is acrid, sweet and hot in nature. Please also note that it is poisonous. It involves with channels of stomach and liver. It is capable of expelling wind-phlegm, arresting convulsion, relieving toxicity, dissipating nodules, and stopping pain. Regular uses and indications include stroke, Bell's Palsy, tetanus, MigraineRheumatoid ArthritisRheumatic Arthritis, spasm, crewels, and snake bite, etc. Regular dosage is from 3 to 6 grams in decoction, and 0.5 to 1 grams in powder.

Besides above-mentioned main functions, this herb is able to remove melanoma. This method is very simple to follow too. Grinding into powder, mix with honey, plaster on a paper and then mask them on your face before sleeping. Combining with the appropriate sun block in the daytime, the result will be better. "Ben Cao Jing Shu" ever said that it is dry and ascending in nature, which makes it positive among so many wind herbs. Ascending is the nature of wind. Combined with its dispersing and acrid nature for clearing damp, its medicinal momentum reaches the top and covers all conditions on face.

From the TCM point of view, the causes of stroke lies in long-term Qi-blood deficiency and yin yang imbalance in heart, liver and kidney, which blocks the normal circulation of Qi and blood. Due to lacking of moistening and nourishing, the liver-yang rise suddenly and sharply, which makes for the occurring of wind. Thus blood rampages through the channels along with reversed flow of Qi, phlegm, and fire.
Bai Fu Zi is hardly limited only for stroke and Bell's Palsy recovery. Actually it is widely used in the treatments of Zhong Feng, which refers to stoke and patterns hit by wind pathogen. When stroke and Bell's Palsy are involves, it is wind that is the main culprit from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). So, to cure similar diseases, expelling wind would be the immediate task to be deal with.
Modern pharmacological research reveals that this herb can be used as calcium channel blockers, bradycardic, and anti-inflammatory agent. Clinically it is widely used for treating Epilepsy, cerebral thrombosis, and unknown migraines. One of representative formula to treat stroke and sequelae is Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan, which is a Chinese patent medicine. Main symptoms and signs are insensible feeling of hands and skins, Facial Paralysis (Bell's Palsy), babble, slobbering, and Hemiplegia.
Herbs used in Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan include Dang Gui (Dong Quai), Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root), Hong Hua (Safflower Flower), Tao Ren (Peach Seed), Ji Xue Teng (Millettia Vine), Tu Bie Chong (Wingless Cockroach), Jiang Can (Silkworm), Dan Shen (Red Sage Root), Mu Gua (Chaenomeles Fruit), Ren Dong Teng (Honeysuckle Stem), Di Long (Earthworm), Chong Wei Zi (Semen leonuri), Chuan Niu Xi (Szechuan Achyranthes Root), Quan Xie (Scorpion), Wu Gong (Centipede), Shen Jin Cao (Clubmoss), Wei Ling Xian (Clematis Root), Luo Shi Teng (Star Jasmine Stem), and Jin Qian Bai Hua Se (Agkistrodon).

Tailor-Made At Oriental Acupuncture Clinic, our registered TCM pratitioner will customize your diagnosis based on syndrome differentiation and customize prescriptions to meet specific needs of your condition.

Quality Guarantee We use only natural medicines Certified by GMP, recognized by Health Canada and most NPN numbers. We guarantee our TCM product of unsurpassed quality. Natural and Pure with no addition of other material,western medicine nor usage of r-Ray to kill bacteria.

In TCM treatment for stroke and Bell Palsy recovery, acupuncture combined with Chinese medicine formula is one of the best options for treating it from the root. Our reputable and experienced TCM practitioners make the difference.

6 TCM Treatment Principles and Tips for Stress-related Conditions

Stress is an inevitable part of life. In TCM, stress affects the free flow of Qi within the body, resulting in stagnation, excessive internal Heat and poor Blood circulation. Excessive and prolonged stress may impede the delicate balance in our body and trigger severe health problems.
The most common manifestations of stress include sleeping disorders, anxiety disorders, headaches, fatigue, indigestion, restlessness, hypertension, acne, poor or excessive appetite, decrease in sexual ability, and a desire for sweets and dessert. In some cases, long-term stress can also lead to weight loss or weight gain problems.

Stress & Digestive Health

 Stress tends to impede the flow of Qi, which would affect the Spleen's functions. Consequently, the transformation and transportation of digested food will be affected, and this will lead to an accumulation of internal dampness. In time, problems such as weight gain may develop.

Stress & Shoulder Tension

 Shoulder tension is caused by factors ranging from continuous mechanical strain, a lack of exercise, improper posture while working or sleeping, and emotional stress.
When stress builds up and the Liver-Qi flow is impeded, the shoulder muscles will tighten and become rigid. Tension in the shoulders leads to shoulder pain, neck pain and even headaches.

General Treatment Principles and Tips for Stress-related Conditions

 TCM is effective in relieving stress through acupuncture, herbal medicine and/or massage therapy. It is important to note that treatments must be customised according to each unique body constitution.
• Ensure the free flow of Liver-Qi
In TCM, the Liver helps to regulate our emotions. When the flow of Liver-Qi is interrupted, emotional disturbances such as depression, frustration, anger, mood swings may occur. Thus, it is important to ensure the smooth flow of Liver-Qi in the treatment of stress-related conditions.
For decades, TCM physicians have been prescribing Xiao Yao San (逍遥散), which is believed to have stress-relieving properties. The prescription comprises Hare’s Ear Root (Chaihu, 柴胡), Chinese Angelica (Danggui, 当归), Peppermint (Bohe, 薄荷), White Atractylodes (Baizhu, 白术) and Poria (Fuling, 茯苓).
Common herbs that promote the flow of Qi include Perilla Stem (Zisugeng 紫苏梗), Hawthorne Berry (Shanzha, 山楂), Lingzhi (灵芝), Cnidium (Chuanxiong, 川芎), Turmeric Root (Yujin, 郁金), Tangerine Peel (Chenpi, 陈皮) and Prepared Fleeceflower Root (Zhishouwu, 制首乌).
Tonics that contain Eucommia Bark (Duzhong, 杜仲), Glossy Privet Fruit (Nvzhenzi, 女贞子), Eclipta (Mohanlian, 墨旱莲), Black Sesame (Heizhima, 黑芝麻) and Himalayan Teasel Root (Xuduan, 续断) are useful for invigorating the Liver.
Acupuncture treatments may aid in re-energising our body circulation, particularly in the circulation of stagnant Liver-Qi.
• Eliminate internal Heat or fire
Late nights and irregular eating habits can put us under intense stress. The untreated stagnation of Liver-Qi will generate internal fire, which may travel upwards to the head region and disturb our sleeping process, suppress our appetite, or cause other disharmonies.
In these cases, treatments usually focus on clearing our internal fire to restore balance. Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan (天王补心丸) is one of the ancient prescriptions that can supplement the Yin and remove internal fire to relieve stress. Herbs such as Foxglove Root (Shengdi, 生地), Asparagus Root (Tiandong, 天冬), Chinese Magnoliavine Fruit (Wuweizi, 五味子), Chinese Gentian (Longdancao, 龙胆草), Salvia Root (Danshen, 丹参), Figwort Root (Xuanshen, 玄参) and Anemarrhena (Zhimu, 知母) help in clearing internal fire.
• Calm the Mind (Shen)
When the Mind is relaxed, the body will return to its harmonious state.
Acupuncture is one of the most effective treatments for stress. It helps by calming the Mind and relaxing the muscles.
Chinese herbs that also help to calm the Mind are Biota Seed (Baiziren, 柏子仁), Poria (Fuling, 茯苓), Oyster Shell (Muli, 牡蛎), Thinleaf Milkwort Root (Yuanzhi, 远志), Chinese Magnoliavine Fruit (Wuweizi, 五味子), American Ginseng (HuaQishen, 花旗参), Longan Fruit (Longyanrou, 龙眼肉) and Lily Bulb (Baihe, 百合).
• Nourish the Heart
In Huang Di Nei Jing (The Emperor's Inner Canon), the Heart is said to be the master of Zang-fu organs, the ruler of the Mind or spirit (Shen) and the seat of consciousness and intelligence. The health of the Heart affects the Shen and can in turn lead to emotional disturbances such as anxiety, insomnia and palpitations. Therefore, it is important to maintain Heart health to sustain emotional balance.
Biota Seeds is one of the Chinese herbs that nourishes the Heart. It is commonly used to treat insomnia accompanied by fidgetiness and palpitations, night sweating, as well as constipation. Other herbs that benefit the Heart’s functions include Longan Fruit (Longyanrou, 龙眼肉), Lotus Seeds (Lianzi, 莲子), Lotus Root (Lianou, 莲藕), Chinese Magnoliavine Fruit (Wuweizi, 五味子), Tortoise Carapace and Plastron (Guijia, 龟甲).
Heart Tonifying Soup (Yang Xin Tang, 养心汤) and Suan Zao Ren Tang (酸枣仁汤) are tonic soups that nourish the Heart, soothe the nerves and calm the Mind.
Acupuncture and massages on the head and foot may help to enhance the Heart’s functions too.
• Replenish the Blood to the Heart
Various ingredients can be added into our daily diet to replenish the Blood to the Heart, such as Lotus Seeds (Lianzi, 莲子), Lotus Root (Lianou, 莲藕), Lily Bulbs (Baihe, 百合), Longan Fruits (Longyanrou, 龙眼肉), Red Dates (Hongzhao, 红枣), Codonopsis Root (Dangshen, 党参), Chinese Angelica (Danggui, 当归) and Poria (Fuling, 茯苓).
• Exercise to improve Qi and Blood circulation
Exercise helps to unblock the flow of Qi and Blood, and minimise the effects of stress on our mind and body. Tai Chi, yoga, and other forms of exercise that focus on breathing and meditation also help to move Qi. These exercises also help in calming the Mind and promoting relaxation.

Looking for reputable and experience acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, feel free to call Oriental Acupuncture clinic at 416-800-3988 or book an appointment online

How to Nourish our Liver in Spring- Oriental Health Regimen

Spring is liver's season, in TCM the Liver is the organ responsible for the smooth flow of emotions as well as Qi and blood. It is the organ that is most affected by excess stress or emotions. The Liver’s partner organ is the Gallbladder.

  • The Liver is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi and blood in your body. It controls the volume and smooth flow of blood in your vessels and also stores the blood.
  • The eyes are the sensory organ related to the Liver. If you have any eye issues, including blurry vision, red or dry eyes, itchy eyes, it may be a sign deep down that your Liver is not functioning smoothly.
  • The tendons are the tissue associated with the Liver. TCM says that strength comes from the tendons, not muscles. Be like the cat that is strong, agile, and flexible, not the cow, which has huge muscles but little real strength.
  • The taste that corresponds to and supports the Liver is sour.If you crave sour foods, that may be your Liver communicating that it needs an extra boost, so be sure to include high-quality vinegar and sweet and sour recipes in your diet.
  • Anger is the emotion associated with the Liver. If you are often irritable, get angry easily, have trouble unwinding from the day’s activities, have trouble reasoning or going with the flow and letting things go, you are experiencing a Liver function problem. Experiencing these emotions chronically or excessively can seriously unbalance the function of your Liver..

When Liver Qi is imbalanced, hot and spicy foods may cause too much heat. Sour and bitter flavors are said to benefit the Liver meridian.  Excessive frustration and irritation can be especially difficult when the Liver meridian is out of balance. Physical exercise and reading can help restore balance. 
Common signs of Liver meridian stress include dry, brittle, thickened nails and pain just below the ribs. Common illnesses include migraines, eye problems, and sinus problems. The Liver meridian circles the genitals, and rashes and dischargesare associated with its imbalance, as well as hernias. For women, menstrual problems are common including PMS, painful periods, and heavy bleedingUterine fibroids may be related to imbalance of the Liver meridian as well. The Liver and Gallbladder meridian pathways traverse the top and sides of the head, the most common sites for migraine headaches.
The Qi of liver flourishes in the spring when plants are sprouting new growth. That's why Spring is the best time to treat the health conditions caused by liver Qi imbalanced.

Acupuncture treatment is a great option for Liver Qi imablanced. with Jarry's more than 30 years clinical experience, you will feel the difference. Feel free to book an appointment with Jarry online for FREE Consultation. or call  416-800-3978 to set up your first appointment.

Acupuncture treatment stop the persistent chronic hiccups

A hiccup is an involuntary spasmodic contraction of the muscle at the base of the lungs (diaphragm) followed by the rapid closure of the vocal cords. Usually, hiccups last for few minutes or a few hours or, occasionally, a day or two. However, chronic hiccups are ones that continue for an extended period of time. Episodes that last for more than two days are persistent hiccups.  

Hiccups that persist over a period of time may cause exhaustion and weight loss from lack of sleep and the interruption of normal eating patterns.
Hiccups occur in practically every human being, but chronic hiccups are very rare.

The cause of hiccups often is not known, but some of the triggers sometimes thought to cause them include : spicy foods, hot liquids, any disease or illness that irritates the nerves that control the diaphragm. 
For the persistent chronic hiccups,the conditions that may lead to intractable hiccups  include but are not limited to: brain lesions, tumors, intestinal diseases, liver or kidney disorders or uremic poisoning. Chronic hiccups may be caused by surgery or the drugs used during surgery. In some cases, a cause is not identified. After all checked out if your doctor tell you that it seems nothing wrong. The best treatment option for persistent chronic hiccups is acupuncture. A 60 year-old gentleman who with the persistent non-stop hiccups for couple weeks came to see Jarry for acupuncture treatmentlast last Monday, and his severe hiccups was gone after one session acupuncture treatment. Everybody's conditions are different, so it doesn't mean one session acupuncture treatment will stop all the hiccups. Some conditions may not suitable for acupuncture treatment. Better check with your acupuncturist first before the acupuncture treatment. If you are looking for an experienced acupuncturist ,please feel free to call Oriental Acupuncture Clinic at 416-800-3978 or book an appointment online with Jarry at www.Oclinic.ca

Acupuncture for tough pain reviews on google

In 2018, this young man who loves sports couldn't accept the fact that he had to deal with the Costochondritis pain all the time  and he couldn't play basketball etc. sports anymore.
His mother (one of Jarry's patients) told him to come to see Jarry and try acupuncture. He was  thrilled when he got pain free after 5 sessions acupuncture treaments and he's able to play his basketball again.

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Acupuncture TCM for Heart Health & Lower Cholesterol

The risk of heart attack rises in winter.

Cold weather can increase blood pressure and raise cholesterol levels—two key risk factors for heart attack. It can also make blood more likely to form heart-threatening clots.So it is very important to take care of your heart health and look at the ways to lower cholesterol in the cold winter!
One out of every two men and one out of every three women will develop heart disease sometime in their life.  About 2.4 million Canadian aged 20 years and older live with ischemic heart disease. Heart disease is also the second leading cause of death in Canada.
Research has clearly shown that lowering cholesterol can reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Whether you have heart disease already or want to prevent it, you can reduce your risk for having a heart attack by lowering your cholesterol level.
Make sure your cholesterol is being monitored and find out how acupuncture and Traditional herbal medicine can help you stay healthy.

Reduce Risk with TCM

In TCM(Traditional Chinese Medicine) , the three major different causes of High Cholesterol: 1.Spleen wet; 2.Liver depression, 3.Kidney deficiency. So for each individual, the treatment will be different, all depend on the TCM diagnosis result for each patient.

At Oriental Acupuncture Clinic,

Acupuncturecupping, moxibustion or herbal medicine all can be used to treat the high cholesterol condition.

Acupuncture can be used to treat many of the health conditions that are known to drastically increase the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol.

Here are a few of the risk factors that can be addressed with acupuncture:
* Smoking
* High Blood Pressure
* Excess weight
* Diabetes

Herbal Medicine

Several Chinese herbs and herbal formulas are used to lower cholesterol levels:

  • Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi) also known as Hawthorn berry, have been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.

  • Reishi mushroom: In addition to lowering blood pressure, Reishi can improve overall circulation, lower inflammation that worsens heart problems, and prevent clogged arteries or high cholesterol levels.


    • Ginkgo biloba benefits range from improving blood flow, brain power and eyesight. However, it is primarily a circulatory herb used for treating vascular diseases. Ginkgo Biloba is also useful in lowering the risk of atherosclerosisthrombosis and heart attack since it may help remove plaque from the arteries, neutralize free radicals, prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol and platelet aggregation.

      • Turmeric increases the population of receptors for LDL (low-density lipoprotein or “bad”) cholesterol in the liver. This effect directly increases the breakdown of LDL cholesterol and the reduction of blood cholesterol levels.In addition, the antioxidant effect of turmeric inhibits lipid peroxidation and prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.This is important for cardiovascular health because oxidized LDL cholesterol is responsible for the clogging and thickening of the arteries.Lastly, turmeric can also improve cardiovascular health by its anti-platelet action. By preventing platelets from sticking together, turmeric prevents blood clot formation and can, therefore, reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.


        Most herbal medicines are a blend of herbs specifically chosen for each individual. Please talk to your practitioner about which herbal formulas and supplements for high cholesterol and heart health are right for you.

        Causes of High Cholesterol

        Three nutrients in your diet make LDL ("bad" cholesterol) levels rise:
        * Saturated fat, a type of fat found mostly in foods that come from animals
        * Trans fat, found mostly in foods made with hydrogenated oils and fats such as stick margarine,
        * Cholesterol, which comes only from animal products.
        Learn how to read a food label - Choose foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.

        Excess weight tends to increase your LDL level. Also, it typically raises triglycerides, a fatty substance in the blood and in food and lowers HDL. Losing the extra pounds may help lower your LSL and triglycerides, while raising your HDL.

        Physical Inactivity
        Being physically inactive contributes to overweight and can raise LDL and lower HDL. Regular physical activity can raise HDL and lower triglycerides, and can help you lose weight and, in that way, help lower your LDL.
        Participate in physical activity of moderate intensity—like brisk walking—for at least 30 minutes on most, and preferably all, days of the week. No time? Break the 30 minutes into three, 10-minute segments during the day.

        Don't smoke. If you do smoke, our acupuncturist:Jarry Liu can help you quit.

        Your Cholesterol Level

        You can have high cholesterol and not realize it. Most of people with high cholesterol have no symptoms. So it's important to have your blood cholesterol levels checked. All adults age 20 and older should have their cholesterol levels checked at least once every 5 years. If you have elevated cholesterol, you'll need to have it tested more often.

        Setting your Goal
        The main goal in treating high cholesterol is to lower your LDL level. Studies have proven that lowering LDL can prevent heart attacks and reduce deaths from heart disease in both men and women.

        Total Cholesterol
        Less that 200 mg/dL - Desirable
        200-239 mg/dL - Borderline high
        240 mg/dL and above - High

        LDL Cholesterol
        Less than 100 mg/dL - Optimal (ideal)
        100-129 mg/dL - Near optimal/ above optimal
        130-159 mg/dL - Borderline high
        160-189 mg/dL - High
        190 mg/dL and above - Very high

        HDL Cholesterol
        Less than 40 mg/dL Major heart disease risk factor
        60 mg/dL and above - Gives some protection against heart disease

        Health Tips, Foods and supplements for High Cholesterol

        *Simply increase you intake of fiber-rich foods such as oatmeal, whole grains, fruits(like apples), vegetables(like Spinach) , legumes (beans, soybeans). Instead of drinking coffee, drinking green tea is beneficial for many conditions and ailments, and LDL cholesterol is no exception. Drink one cup of green tea daily and you may find that your high LDL cholesterol levels will say their final farewell. 

        * Soy products help lower cholesterol levels due to their isoflavone content.

        * Include garlic, onions, avocados, salmon, almonds and walnuts in your diet.

        * Omega-3 oils such as flax seed oil and fish oil helps lower cholesterol.

        * Copper and chromium are minerals that have been shown to lower cholesterol levels.

        So except taking acupuncture , cupping or Chinese herbal medicine. Treating patients with very high cholesterol who also simply needed a change to their diet and lifestyle to improve their health. Keep in mind that this change in diet does not have to be an all-or-nothing overhaul of deprivation and starvation. If you have high cholesterol, start simple:

        Take an apple daily: As with beans, apples are an excellent source of LDL-lowering soluble fiber, primarily pectin. Research published in December 2014 in the European Journal of Nutrition also shows that eating an apple a day (or better yet, two) can slow the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.

        Bean sprout: Mung bean sprouts are an excellent source of lecithin which, besides lowering blood cholesterol levels, helps reduce liver fat.

         Onions: Study shows that flavonoids in onions reduced the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad”cholesterol in obese people at risk of heart disease.

        Jarry Liu: Chinese Acupuncturist more than 30 years clinical experience. Looking for a reputable acupuncturist, feel free to send message to Jarry@OrientalAcupuncture.ca for FREE Consultation or call 416-800-3978 to set up an appointment.