Two powerful Points to Boost Our Immune System

Looking for a natural way to boost your immune system? If you’re feeling stressed out, super busy, or you’re not getting enough sleep, this can make you more likely to get sick. Fortunately, your body has its own built-in system to keep you in balance.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are 12 primary energy pathways or channels running through your body. These channels influence your energy levels, mental clarity, digestion, overall health, emotions, and more. There are ways to “reboot” and strengthen the system to keep your body healthy and strong.

Two Powerful Immune-Boosting Points

Your body has two pressure points that help strengthen your body whenever you’re feeling run down and need a quick boost for your immune system. Practice these points daily—they take just 5 to 10 minutes to massage—and they’ll give your body a surge of qi (life force energy) to help keep colds and flus away during stressful times.

1. Chinese Reflexology Point for the Lung

The Lung reflexology point is an outstanding standalone point for boosting your Lung qi, which then helps to disperse the wei qi throughout your body to fortify your body’s protective barrier against germs.

2. Chinese Acupuncture Point: Stomach 36 – Zu San Li


This acupressure point is a classic that is commonly used by acupuncturists for treating patients for a wide range of conditions. This point is especially powerful for improving digestion and for boosting the immune system. It’s also used to treat a long list of conditions, including: stomach pain, hiccups, bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and mastitis.

11 Health Benefits of Reflexology and Foot Massage

The foot is believed to have specific reflex points,which under stimulation can help the body heal itself.Reflexology and foot massage are now commonly used in alternative medicine, as it is considered very safe and likely to benefit you.
Here's the list of 11 health benefits of reflexology and foot massage:

  • Improves Nerve Sensitivity.
  • Improves Energy Levels.
  • Improves Blood Circulation.
  • Helps Promote Sleep.
  • Improves Liver Function.
  • Treatment For Migraines and Headaches.
  • Reduce Symptoms of PMS.
  • Treatment Of Arthritis.
  • Useful For Depression and Anxiety.
  • Helps Reduce Swollen Feet.
  • Helps Control Blood Pressure.
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Reflexology Foot Massage for Boosting Kidney Function Improves Energy Levels and Reproductive system

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GREAT NEWS! See Licensed TCM practitioners Herbalist Online Virtual Walk-In Clinic 多伦多中医师网络在线就诊及中药代煎配送服务

We has launched an online Virtual TCM Clinic. It allows patients see our licensed herbalist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner online from comfortable home, and have the  herbal medicine delivered to your home.  Call us at 416-800-3978 for details. or Book it online

For emergency please call 911 or hospital.









It is estimated that over 50% of the Canadian population experiences chronic fatigue. The most common causes are stress, overwork, insomnia, depression, and various malfunctions in the major systems of the body (endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, etc.) . There are many wonderful alternative treatment options that include acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, and exercise. Acupuncture tops the list because it tends to be so effective is supplementing the body’s energy.


The majority of patients who complain of fatigue suffer from a deficiency of vital energy (Qi). Qi is the basic energy that creates optimal physiological and neurological function. Aside from fatigue, other signs of Qi deficiency are diarrhea, pallor, easy bruising, excessive sleep (more than 9 hrs. a night), scanty menses or amenorrhea, frequent urination, low libido, and shortness of breath. The strategy of Chinese medicine is to identify a pattern of disharmony that reflects the entirety of one’s symptoms, pulse qualities, and tongue appearance.  We recommend weekly acupuncture treatments for 4-6 weeks, then assessing for progress. Combining with some herbs or reflexology is also available at Oriental Ensure Acupuncture & Massage Clinic


10 Reasons to try Reflexology

3 Chinese Acupressure Points to Boost Your Energy Levels


Qi deficiency primarily affects 4 different organs: the spleen, kidney, heart, and lungs. Here are symptoms and herbal treatment options for each pattern:

Spleen: diarrhea, loose stools, bloating, bruising, fatigue, prolapse, laconic speech, internal cold
Herbal Formula: Bu zhong yi qi tang

Kidney: low back pain, low libido, fatigue, internal cold, frequent urination
Herbal Formula: Jin gui shen qi wan

Heart: restless sleep, worry, fatigue, heart palpitations, shortness of breath
Herbal Formula: Gui pi tang

Lung: chronic cough, weak immunity, allergies, fatigue, shortness of breath, asthma
Herbal formula: Bu fei tang

Adaptogenic herbs such as rhodiola rosea, ashwaganda, and ginseng may be helpful adjuncts .


B Complex: B vitamins are warming and energizing. They build Qi and blood.

Tyrosine: precursor to norepinephrine (often deficient in chronic fatigue)

5HTP: precursor to serotonin, for deeper sleep, weight loss, anxiety

Adrenosen by Health Concerns and Adrenotone by Designs for Health are both effective adrenal tonics for fatigue due to adrenal burnout.


20-30 minutes of exercise 4-5 times a week. At first, this may feel forced and difficult because you won’t want to exercise when you feel tired. After a few days, however, your body will begin to love the endorphin release and serotonin boost that exercise provides. Exercise alone can be a wonderful cure for fatigue. Your program should be a combination of cardiovascular and restorative exercise. Cardiovascular exercise involves running, biking, swimming, hiking, etc. Restorative exercise involves yoga, tai chi, or qi gong.


Many people with chronic fatigue can attribute this pattern to a central theme that is stealing their energy. Perhaps you are in a marriage that is not working or a job that feels stagnant. Maybe you have set your life up so that you never have time for yourself because you are too busy caring for others. Or maybe you have financial problems that make life feel burdensome. Low energy is often a sign that we are not in control of our life, whether it is in relationships, work, with our health or with our money. Set an intention to heal any area of your life that is spiraling out of control and that feels toxic to you.

There are many wonderful treatment options for chronic fatigue. This article is not intended to cover this issue in its entirety, as there can certainly be other factors involved in fatigue (immune dysfunction, low level pathogenic influences, etc.) The key is to be proactive in treating this condition.

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Ancient Chinese Aromatic Herbal Sachet for this special season

The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar.
The focus of most celebrations involves eating zongzi (sticky rice/glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves), drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats. The sun is considered to be at its strongest around the time of summer solstice. Chinese people also have the aromatic herbal sachet to protect ourselves from the mosquitoes virus bugs in this special season.

Developed by Dekang master practitioner and Senior TCM researcher Wang, Guangbo and other assisting practitioners Dekang aromatic herbal sachets can be worn, placed at home or in your office. The scents emitted can help to stimulate the immune function and inhibit the invasion of viruses. 德康避瘟香囊,由德康医疗(加拿大)与德康(北京)中医研究院各位著名专家,根据中国国家卫健委推荐方案,结合当下的流感疫情特点研发而成。香囊采用天然药材精心搭配而成,选用药材均芳香除秽,清热解毒、祛风散湿,能刺激人体的神经系统,使人精神愉悦轻松。将之随身携带随时闻一闻,甚至把它做成小袋子放在床上、枕头边,香味能激发免疫功能,改变口鼻粘膜酸碱环境,抑制病毒入侵。

Atractylodes rhizome (Cang Zhu), it has an anti-gastric ulcer effect, reduces blood sugar concentration, and has diuretic, anti-hypoxia, and vasodilator effects. It is compatible with other important herbal medicines and can kill a variety of cocci, bacilli and viruses.苍术,有抗胃溃疡的作用,亦能减低血糖浓度,还具有利尿、抗缺氧、扩张血管的作用。与艾叶等其他重要配伍对多种球菌、杆菌、病毒均有杀灭作用。

Eupatorium (Pei Lan),when fragrant and wet, refreshes the spleen, adjusts qi and blood, and enhances physical fitness. Pharmacological studies show that Eupatorium 's 100% water decoction has a test tube dilution method, which shows that it can inhibit a variety of bacilli and bacteria, and its volatile oil can also inhibit the influenza virus. 佩兰,芳香化湿,醒脾调中,亦可调气生血,增强体质。药理研究表明:佩兰100%水煎剂用试管稀释法,表明对多种杆菌、细菌均有抑制作用,其挥发油还对流感病毒有抑制作用。 
Tsaolco fruit (Cao Guo), it can strongly dries dampness and disperses cold, check malarial disorders, and Dissolves stagnation and distention for focal distention and nausea due to cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach. It shows anti-quorum sensing and anti-biofilm activity on Staphylococcus aureus (Gram positive), Salmonella Typhimurium and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Gram negative). (Wikipedia) 草果,具有强燥湿散寒之功效,能治疗疟疾,并能消除因脾胃虚寒而引起的局灶性胀气、反胃等症状。金黄色葡萄球菌(革兰氏阳性)、斑疹伤寒沙门氏菌和铜绿假单胞菌(革兰氏阴性)具有抗群体感应和生物膜活性。(维基百科)
Patchouli (HuoXiang), its extract can expand microvessels and its volatile oils can enhance digestion and preservation. When used with decoction and ethanol infusion it can inhibit a variety of fungi. 藿香,其提取物能够扩张微血管;挥发油可以增强消化力及防腐;煎剂、乙醇浸液对多种毛菌、真菌有明显抑制作用
Mugwort leaf (AiYe), it can relieve coughs, asthma, and reduce transaminase. It also has a certain inactivation effect on hepatitis B virus as well as anti-cancer effects. At the same time Artemisia lobata releases inhibitors of allergic mediators and plays a role in reducing several major links of rapid-type allergies.艾叶,可镇咳、平喘、祛痰;亦可降低转氨酶。艾叶熏蒸对乙肝病毒有一定的灭活作用,同时有抗癌功效。同时艾叶油不仅是过敏介质的拮抗剂,同时也是过敏介质的阻释剂,对速发型变态反应的几个主要环节都起作用。
Grassleaf sweetflag rhizome (Shi Chang Pu), it has a sedative, anticonvulsant, antiasthmatic, and antitussive effects, and can also increase coronary blood flow. In vitro experiments it has been shown that the iris has certain antibacterial effects. At the same time, Shichangpu decoction can promote the secretion of digestive juice and prevent abnormal fermentation of the gastrointestinal tract. 石菖蒲,具有镇静、抗惊厥、平喘、镇咳等作用,亦可增加冠脉血流量。体外实验表明石菖蒲有一定的抗菌作用。同时石菖蒲煎剂能促进消化液的分泌及制止胃肠异常发酵。

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We are gradually re-opening our clinics. 
By following government guidance,our therapists are looking forward to providing treatments to help with your anxiety, stress, muscle stiffness,soreness and general pain symptoms or other chronic diseases by acupuncture,massage and herbal medicine.
We also wanted to let you know that, while we were closed, we have been reviewing and enhancing our sanitation and in-clinic procedures to ensure that your therapist can treat you, and you can be treated, in a safe environment.
All our new policies and procedures meet the standards described by local and national regulatory bodies.
To give you an idea of our enhanced procedures:

  • Our clinic has been deep cleaned and sanitized.
  • Hand sanitizers are set up at the entrance and the front desk,also in each treatment rooms.
  • We have implemented rotational sanitation procedures for all common surfaces, multiple times throughout the day
  • Treatment rooms are fully sanitized, and all linens/blankets etc are replaced, after each treatment.
  • Our therapists and team members will wear masks and gloves.
  • We are practicing physical distance in the common areas of the clinic (reception / hallways)
  • We prefer the payment by eTransfer payment for now , in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 or other virus.
We will also be pre-screening clients and staff, including a temperature check, upon entry to the clinic to make sure they do not feel unwell/have no symptoms of COVID.

And, as always, it’s easy to book your next treatment; just click on the button below to secure your treatment time/day!

Read on for answers to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19

6 new possible symptoms of the Corona virus 中医对新冠初期简单轻症的治疗

6 new possible symptoms of the Corona virus or COVID -19: 

  • Chills,
  • Repeated shaking with chills, 
  • Muscle pain, 
  • Headache,
  • Sore throat ,
  • A loss of taste or smell.

More details at

Common symptoms:
dry cough.
Some people may experience:
aches and pains.
nasal congestion.
runny nose.
sore throat.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate. Seek medical attention if you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing. Call ahead.


很多西医会开出泰诺,有发汗止痛退烧的效果, 所以也会起到一定的作用,其余的还要看病人体质,身体好正气足的自身会把寒邪祛出体外。中医对寒邪外感最常用的是生姜水发汗。然后通过像人参败毒散等方药,帮助人体祛除邪气的同时提高病人的正气而达到更好的驱邪治病的效果.

Ontario Self-assessment for the Novel 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Available ONLINE 新冠病毒在线评估服务

New COVID-19 self-assessment tool developed by Ontario Ministry of Health Posted Mar 15th, 2020.The Ontario Ministry of Health has created a new tool to help people self-assess for COVID-19. Unless you are experiencing an emergency, please use this tool before seeking medical help for possible COVID-19.

The Novel 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-assessment If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.

 Ontario Online Self-assessment for the Novel 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Also it is mentioned on the website: This information is not intended to provide medical advice.If you have medical questions,consult a health practitioner or call Telehealth Ontario。


Telehealth Ontario is a free service provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that allows Ontario residents to speak to a Registered Nurse with their medical or health questions any time of the day or night.  The service is conveniently offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
Telehealth Ontario 是一个安省政府的免费的全天候的Medical Advice服务(一周七天,一天24小时),注册护士会回答相关的问题。

预防流感新冠病毒食疗方:梨子萝卜干姜汤 Radish Pear Ginger soup to improve immunity power




The benefits of white radish pear ginger soup:

1. White radish pear ginger soup can be used for prevent infection. Chinese people like to drink it in winter or flu season for prevent colds and flu. 
2. White radish pear ginger soup can promote the digestive system, with a strong anti-inflammatory effect, can also enhance the body's immune function, radish is rich in vitamin C and trace elements zinc, which helps to enhance our immunity power. 
3. White radish pear ginger soup can break down the carcinogen nitrosamines in other foods, it is very helpful for the treatment of chest tightness cough and asthma.
4. White radish pear ginger soup  can reduce phlegm, relieve cough and asthma. Due to excess nutrition, many people have a spleen deficiency and wet constitution, especially children who often have colds and coughs, which are typically manifested by thick tongue coating and constipation or sticky stool.Taking white radish pear ginger soup can adjust the body's spleen deficiency and dampness, and reduce the occurrence of colds and coughs. DO NOT  add SUGAR in the soup.

中华医药 抗击疫情 甘草干姜汤提高人体免疫力 预防新冠病毒

  需提醒大家的是:使用此方时,还需注意有口舌生疮,口干舌燥, 咽喉红肿热痛,胃火亢盛者慎用。同时,禁与海藻、芫花、大戟、甘逐等同用,因其相反。
On March 5, 2020, CCTV4 broadcast a special program "Chinese Medicine, Fighting the Epidemic", which reported the successful use of pure Chinese medicine to prevent and treat the new coronavirus in the People's Hospital of Xutong County, Henan Province.

At the host's site, he was connected to the business director of Tongxu County People's Hospital, Shen Yongjun. Dean Shen said: Since the hospital received the first patient on the evening of January 21, the president decided to provide this "Chinese licorice Dried Ginger Soup" on January 22 to all the staffs in the hospital for prevention. And it created an impressed record with no infections in 1,250 staffs who working in this hospital; also all the visitors to this hospital with zero transfers, zero deaths, an impressive record.

Chinese licorice, sweet, replenishes qi and detoxifies, relieves cough and relieves asthma; 
Dried ginger is warm, and it can disperse the cold. 

The combination of Xingan and Fuyang can warm the yang of the chest and stomach, strengthen the spleen and invigorate qi, and detoxify and resist epidemics. Because of coronavirus pneumonia, which is a cold and damp epidemic, the licorice dry ginger soup can improve our immunity and has been used in the hospital to prevent coronavirus pneumonia sucessfully. Also the Chinese moxibustion are used popularly in the TCM hospitals in china to prevent the Coronavirus infection. 
In western counties, no many people know about Chinese moxa herbs and moxibustion therapy, but more people know about  the healing power of the essential oil,so the essential oil diffuser will do the same trick when comes to prevent the virus infection. 
More question about Chinese Medicine, please feel free to consult with our Registered Traditional Medicine Practitioner online at

This information is not intended to provide medical advice.If you have medical questions,consult a health practitioner.