Acupuncture and neck pain

Neck pain and shoulder stiffness are very common problems—so common, in fact, that the expression “a pain in the neck”, is an often-used figure of speech.

Neck pain and shoulder stiffness can have a variety of causes, with continuous mechanical strain, constant stress, and trauma being the most frequently cited. Keeping your head in an awkward position can cause your neck muscles to fatigue, circulation in the tissues to diminish, and the joints to “lock” in place. This is a very common occurrence in office workers who sit in front of a computer and type for extensive periods of time. Trauma can cause a “whiplash” syndrome, with the muscles in your neck going into permanent spasm and causing pain and a limited range of motion. Acupuncture are very effective in treating neck pain caused by whiplash.

Constant stress is also a common factor in neck/shoulder stiffness and pain. Being under constant stress causes the sympathetic nervous system to become hypersensitive, like always being in the “flight or fight” mode. As many of us tend to “hold” much of our stress in the upper body, neck and shoulders, this can cause constant muscle spasm, a corresponding lack of circulation and nutrition to the tissues, leading to neck and shoulder pain and stiffness.

A Chinese medical approach to neck and shoulder stiffness and pain addresses both the mechanical and emotional aspects. With acupuncture, generally three to five treatments over a short period of time (2 – 4 weeks) are sufficient to effect substantial results. Results are quicker and better for cases involving trauma and/or whiplash the sooner the treatments can begin after the event.

Our staff in clinic can help to submit the treatment plan and direct billing process with the Auto insurance companies or WSIB or some of the personal work insurance companies,  so that you can focus on your treatments and the process of getting better.

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5 Time Tested Ways to Dissolve Stress

Most of us can attest to the fact that stress is reaching epidemic proportions in modern society. Balancing work, family, health, money, etc. is a challenge that many of us feel ill equipped to face. Eighty percent of the doctor visits in our country are stress related. Our quality of life and health is largely determined by how we adapt and relate to daily stressors. Excessive stress not only takes its toll on our bodies, but strips the joy out of life and suppresses our creative instincts. Without physical health, joy, and creativity, life is scarcely worth living. Dissolving stress is certainly possible, but takes a commitment to making lifestyle choices that create balance throughout our lives. Here are a few ancient techniques for eliminating stress, increasing energy, and creating emotional balance. These are some of the most powerful tools we have for achieving optimal health and preventing future disease.

1) Meditation:

Practiced for thousands of years in many Asian cultures, meditation has long been recognized as one of the most powerful tools we have for cultivating peace of mind and balance. Numerous studies have proven the incredibly positive effect that meditation has on stress reduction. There are literally hundreds of meditation techniques taught around the world. For beginners, the most helpful approach is to start with basic mindfulness techniques that develop both relaxation and alertness. Once a basic ground of awareness has been stabilized, then more advanced meditation practices can be undertaken. Meditation is a practice that helps us identify with stillness and silence. It cultivates intuition and surrender. It can deeply help just about anybody, but is truly a miraculous practice for reducing stress and anxiety. If you want help getting started, click here to get some information on Kevin's guided meditation CD, Meditation: Mindfulness Practice for Beginners.

2) Yoga:

This ancient practice has also been utilized by millions of people throughout history. Yoga is typically considered a form of meditation that involves putting the body into a variety of poses in combination with deep breathing to induce mental clarity, increased energy, and physical strength and flexibility. The healing benefits of yoga have been repeatedly documented by a variety of clinical studies. There are many forms of yoga and it is best to experiment to determine which form feels the most helpful for your needs. I highly recommend combining yoga with sitting meditation, as they work synergistically to induce deep states of relaxation.

3) Acupuncture:

One of the pillars of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been practiced for at least 2,500 years. Perhaps one of the last truly holistic forms of healthcare remaining on the planet, acupuncture works with the Qi (life force ) of the body in order to induce a variety of therapeutic effects. The safety and efficacy of this practice are well documented which accounts for its incredible surge in popularity in the Western world. Acupuncture is considered one of the most powerful treatment options for stress reduction. Only seek acupuncture treatment from licensed acupuncturists ( as opposed to chiropractors or MD’s who practice acupuncture).

4) Herbal medicine:

There are a variety of both Chinese and Western herbal formulas that have been clinically proven to reduce stress and create emotional balance. Herbs are much less concentrated than pharmaceuticals, which is why they have far less side effects (but can still be as effective). If you are interested in this treatment option, many acupuncturists can skillfully prescribe herbal formulas. This is recommended over buying herbs over the counter with little knowledge of their intended usage.

5) Nutrition:

 Eating a diet high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and low glycemic carbohydrates can go a long way toward healing stress. The standard American diet (high in processed foods, saturated fat, sugar, and transfats) has been linked to anxiety, depression, and increased stress in numerous studies. Change your diet to an organic, whole foods approach and both your body and mind will reward you beyond measure. Poor adaptability to stress is often a sign that our brains are starving for nutrients that we aren’t getting from our standard American diets.

Making these lifestyle changes may not be easy in the initial phases. It is often helpful to seek out the support of a health care practitioner to guide you through these transitions. Once you start feeling the enormous payoff of making such changes, there truly is no turning back. Your stress will dissolve, your weight will decrease, and your energy will skyrocket, not to mention the preventative measures you are taking for heart health. Isn’t that enough to warrant making a few changes?

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Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for Migraine Headaches

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have enjoyed a long and successful history of treating a wide variety of headache patterns. Migraine headaches currently affect around half a million Canadians. The cause of migraines eludes many of its sufferers. Certain foods have been identified as triggers. Stress, anxiety, and hormonal imbalances have also been found to play a role. Many people with migraines feel hopeless, as they have tried conventional medications such as imitrex without good effect.

In Chinese medicine, migraines have a few different causes. The number one pattern underlying migraines is liver qi stagnation. This means that the functional energy of the liver becomes stuck and hyperactive. This is usually due to pent up anger or a chronic inability to express one’s emotions. Liver related headaches tend to run along the temples, as the gall bladder meridian, which is closely connected with the liver, travels through this area.

Another cause of migraine headaches is kidney deficiency which is synonymous with adrenal fatigue. This pattern is due to overwork, excessive will power, and the misuse of one’s ambition. When this is the predominant pattern, one will experience migraines when they are resting. They work hard all week and run on adrenaline, then collapse on the weekend and get a migraine. The bladder meridian, which is closely associated with the kidney meridian, runs along the nape of the neck. This is the primary origin of headaches due to a kidney deficient pattern.

Acupuncture is certainly worth pursuing as a powerful treatment option for migraines. The typical course of treatment in our practice is once to twice a week for 6-8 visits, at which time we will assess where to go from there. Acupuncture is usually a deeply relaxing experience that optimizes one’s overall level of health. It has no side effects.

Below is a migraine patient's comment on Feb.29,2016 on our facebook page @


For most migraine sufferers, reducing stress plays a crucial role in healing this condition. Regular massage and acupressure or Yoga and meditation can be incredibly helpful practices in this regard. These practices help to restore circulation through movement, awareness, and deep breathing. Many people with chronic pain have been able to heal their symptoms using these techniques alone.

Basic dietary considerations:
  • Give up caffeine and alcohol for 2 months and look for improvement in symptoms
  • Drink 8 glasses of filtered water daily. Dehydration plays an integral role in many headache patterns
  • Avoid inflammatory foods: sugars, refined carbs
  • Eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables
  • Eliminate high trigger foods such as chocolate, avocado, coffee, and peanuts for a period of time
With the right combination of treatments and a strong commitment to improved health, most patients respond very well to the Chinese acupuncture treatment of migraines.

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Do not Let the painkillers kill you slowly

Last night when I worked at Walmart pharmacy, a middle-aged African woman, about 50 years old, came to buy AC & C with 325mg aspirin, 15mg caffeine, 8mg codiene per pill for her migraine pain. This medication don't need  a doctor's prescription, but you can only get it behind the counter with the pharmacist's consent. A bottle of AC&C has 200 pills and she asked for 2 bottles. So the pharmacist told her that's the last bottle. Pharmacists told me that this kind of medication is not allowed to buy so many at one time. so I told this lady that it was the last bottle,  she started complaining "I bought 3 bottles at shoppers last time, why your pharmacist don't want to sell it to me," I told her that taking a painkiller has a lot of side effect , why you need so many of the painkillers? " she said," I have very bad migraine since 1998, also arthritis,I have tried so many different painkillers and also saw different doctors and specialists, no way to let this stupid pain go away, only this AC & C can help to kill the pain ,why don't  you let me buy extra bottle, so save me another trip. " 

I asked her, "Have you ever tried acupuncture?" she said "No,I have never tried it, will acupuncture help?" I told her that you can try, at least no any side effect, and not like the painkillers only kill the pain temporary, acupuncture actually can cure your illnesses, healing from the root beyond treating you can experience better health and well-being. I also mentioned to her that  a case of Jarry Liu(Chinese Acupuncturist since 1989) last month, a middle-aged Vietnamese lady with chronic tough back pain, leg pain for nine years,  after six sections acupuncture treatments by Jarry Liu, the pain totally gone. so she let her husband to come to see Jarry for his low back pain. After she heard about this, she felt much better and asked me for Jarry's business cards, I gave her one, which pleased her so much.She kept saying to me "Thank You! God Bless you, I'll call and make an appointment with Jarry" she left with her big smile ... "You are welcome, my dear, Do not Let the painkillers kill you slowly "

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Acupuncture Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis

Approximately 4 million Canadians have been diagnosed with arthritis. Many of these people are being treated with Western medications such as steroids and anti-inflammatories, while many others’ symptoms are left untreated, as they do not want to pursue conventional Western treatment options.

In Jarry Liu( 26 years clinical practice, he has worked with people with all forms of arthritis and he has helped many of them get rid off of pain killers and steroids. This is possible by using a combination of acupuncture, cupping, nutritional supplements, and possibly techniques such as yoga or meditation. Our patients are always pleased when we can use natural therapies for pain management because they do not have any side effects, unlike most of the Western medications for pain relief, which can cause a host of complications. Many of these medications weaken the body over time, which, in our opinion, causes premature aging and general debility. 

Below are several natural herbal and nutritional supplements that have proven effective in overcoming the pain and inflammation of arthritis. It is always best to seek out the services of a healthcare professional if you are interested in using these products.

Nutritional Supplements 
  • Fish Oil: Taking a high quality essential fatty acid complex can be very helpful for reducing pain and inflammation and increasing synovial fluid in the joints. Fish oil can also help any depression that accompanies the chronic pain. Start with 3,000mg daily.
  • SAMe: This is a naturally occurring metabolite found in the human body and plants. The active ingredient is methionine. SAMe has been shown to alleviate depression, reduce appetite, and improve neurotransmitter synthesis and receptor binding. I will often use SAMe when there is a combination of depression and chronic pain, as it reduces inflammation and regenerates joint tissue. It is excellent for both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Start with 200 mg early in the day on an empty stomach, increase to up to 1,000 mg over a period of a few weeks as needed.
  • MSM: 2 grams daily prevent cartilage breakdown
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Key nutrients that manufacture synovial fluid are vitamins A, B complex, C, D, and E. Calcium, selenium, magnesium, and zinc are also crucial. Vitamins C and D are most important for nourishing bones and connective tissue.
  • Cetyl myristoleate: This is a form of fatty acid that has extraordinary qualities for joint lubrication. It needs to be taken constantly at a dosage of 500-1000mg/day. It is useful for both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. 
  • Evening Primrose Oil: This wonderful herb has been found to reverse cases of mild to moderate arthritis.
The following basic dietary tips will be very helpful for managing the symptoms of arthritis:  
  • Start eating an organic whole foods diet that is rich in fish, chicken, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. This diet is rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber.
  • Avoid refined sugars and carbohydrates: These foods promote inflammation and pain and weaken digestion and vitality.
  • Avoid synthetic additives and sweeteners and genetically modified foods.
  • Avoid coffee and alcohol: Both of these are irritants to the liver, colon, and stomach. They can exacerbate pain and emotional ups and downs. 
Acupuncture is one of the greatest therapies available for healing arthritis. It has been clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and trigger the rest and restore mode of the nervous system. Acupuncture should be painless and deeply relaxing.  Jarry Liu (Chinese acupuncturist since 1989) recommends getting 2-3 times weekly treatment for 6-8 weeks for chronic arthritis, then assessing for progress. 

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“岭南神罐”、“江南第一罐”、“中华一绝”: 王氏真空罐诊罐疗















本文就加强脑供血这项功能加以介绍。 其作用:调整心律,增强冠状动脉血流量,加速静脉血液回流,降低大循环阻力;减轻心脏负担,调整肌肉与内脏血流量及储备的分布情况,反射性地影响全身血流变化;由大循环的加强,直接带动脑供血的加强。其现场表现是:治疗前面部皮肤青灰色,无光干燥者20分钟治疗后明显细白,红润,光泽;头痛,头晕者症状马上消失或明显缓解;视力不佳者有明显改善(不论近视或老花);面部肌肉松弛,眼皮下垂,黑眼圈,眼袋,面斑者拔2-5次后明显变化,使人更显年轻。脑供血的加强使得大脑的营养与氧气得到及时补充,同时脑部组织的杀菌抗炎能力和修复能力也得到加强(因为它们都是靠血液循环来完成的)。因此该疗法对失眠,耳鸣,耳聋,颈椎综合症,脑萎缩,老年痴呆,粉刺,溢泪症及肿瘤等脑部疾病都有立竿见影的治疗效果。


王氏真空罐疗法是王瑾老师和200多位中医界专业人士经20多年研究,2万多患者临床实践证明的一种极为有效的物理治疗方法,被媒体誉为‘对人类健康的贡献’。 是世界中医药学会五年力推项目。它有三大功能:1)加强脑供血;2)增强免疫力;3)调整内分泌。








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【CASE REPORT】9 year's low-back & leg pain gone after 6 section acupuncture treatments

A 43 years old Vietnamese lady got low-back and leg sharp pain since 9 years ago during her last pregnancy, came to see Jarry and got his acupuncture treatment. After 6 section treatment(30 minutes /section), her low-back and leg pain were gone! She was so happy for that and she continues for the insomnia and neck pain treatments also let her husband come to see Jarry for low back pain(more than 10 years back pain). His back pain condition also got significant improved after 12 sessions acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture treatments have been proved that it's very potent for the TOUGH PAINS like neck,shoulder, back pain,Sciatica,arthritis ,Tennis/Golf Elbow, Headache,Migraine....But every patient's condition is different, so the treatment period and recovering time may totally different. Some take few sessions treatment, the pain is gone and some may take 2 or 3 courses(10 sessions each course) to get rid of the tough pain. So having regular acupuncture treatment like 2 to 3 times a week, continue the treatment for one or two months is very important when you come for the acupuncture treatment for Chronic tough pain. For acute pain, usually take 1 to 3 sessions acupuncture treatments.

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