1. Boost your metabolism to burn off the excessive body fat;  2. Increase fat-burning by stimulating thermogenesis;  3. Block the body fat absorption;  4. Control your appetite or abnormal cravings;  5. Eliminate possible water retention;  6. Increase energy by releasing natural adrenaline.  The acupuncture treatments using micro-currency stimulate the body burning off the fat. Acupuncture points like Zusanli (S 36 ), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Tianshu (S 25), Zhougwan (REN 12) and Fenglong (S 40) will often be applied. The pure natural Chinese herbs such as Chinese Angelica Root, Bitter Orange, Sichun Chinaberry and Bupleurum Root would be used according to the differentiation of the overweight conditions. Following example is my own practical experience:  Sophia, 42 years old, had overweight problem for more than ten years. She tried a quite few weight control programs. However the weight problem seems to be getting worse and worse. Her friend refers her to my clinic. I give her acupuncture treatment and a special herbal formula for her particular situation. After a few session treatments, she lost 20 pounds during ten weeks.  Most of overweight people can loss average 2 pounds per week by these natural treatments.    

The traditional Chinese medicine considers acute eczema caused by pathogenic heat, dampness and pathogenic wind; chronic eczema caused by blood deficiency, dryness and pathogenic wind. So the therapeutic principle for acute eczema is to clear away pathogenic heat and remove dampness with expelling pathogenic wind; for chronic eczema is to nourish the blood and moisten the dryness with expelling pathogenic wind.  Following examples are my own practical experience:

Catherine, 16 years old, student. She complains of severe itching and burning sensation on her both hands and face for five weeks. She tried different kinds of creams her dermatologists gave to her, but the skin itching never be stopped. So I gave her herbal remedy included Honeysuckle Flower, Dittany Bark, Oriental Wormwood, Plantain Seed, etc. The herbal tea was very effective. Only two sections of treatment, her eczema symptoms was disappeared completely.

 David, 46 years old, firm worker. He had skin itching on his legs and arms for more than seven years. His friend referred him to come to my clinic. I gave him a special herbal remedy to drink. The herbal remedy included herbs like Chinese Angelica Root, Black Sesame Seed, Moutan Bark, Tribulus Fruit, etc. After a few week treatments, his eczema symptoms had relieved very well. Meanwhile, I also teach him how to take care of the food and life style. Following up four months later, He still feels very good.

Eczema is a kind common allergic inflammatory dermatosis. Its clinical characteristics are itching on the affected part, the polymorphic skin lesion, orrhorrhea and frequent recurrences. It can attack people, male or female, at any age and any part of the body.

The patients usually feel severe itching and have a sensation of burning heat on the skin of the affected part. The onset of the disease is sudden and severe. The eczema often occurs on some parts of the skin or in symmetrical distribution. The clinic manifestations of acute eczema include following skin lesions: at the beginning, a certain part of the skin becomes diffusely reddish, then clusters of papulae, blisters appear, with erosions, exudations and crust formations, and finally fine scaly desquamation and pigmentation will appear, which mark the complete recovery. Some patients' eczema has a long resistance to treatment, or attacks repeatedly it can become chronic eczema. So the skin becomes thick, rough and has pigmentation. It is indurated on palpation. Or there are patchy, scaly desquamations or lichenoid skin lesions. The disease has a chronic course. It can last for a few months or even many years. 

Menopausal Syndromes is also called climacteric syndrome in medical term. Before or after menopause, women may have some symptoms associated with it, which may be serious or slight, long or short, or irregular. In general, women near the time of menopause have delayed menstrual cycle, short in period, scanty in amount and then menopause; sometimes disorder of metrorrhagia or metrostaxis may occur. There may be hot flush with flushed face, or paroxysmal feverishness with sweating or tension and depression, or irritability and tendency to anger. Physical examination shows no abnormal findings, atrophic changes of reproductive organs may be found through gynaecological examination.

Recently two reports published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) announce disturbing results from studies examining the long-term benefits of combined estrogen and progestin therapy (hormone replacement therapy HRT) and estrogen-only therapy (ERT). The study found that women taking combined HRT had a 26% increased risk of invasive breast cancer. In addition, the risk of strokes jumped 41% in the combined HRT group, the risk of heart attacks increased 29%, and the risk of blood clots in the lungs and deep veins doubled. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) found that women taking estrogen-only therapy had a 60% greater risk of developing ovarian cancer than women who did not take estrogen.

 If you are suffering menopausal syndromes tried some hormone therapies and the symptoms are still not relieved, you should consider to get some natural treatments like Chinese medicine. Unlike chemical medication, Chinese herbs are drug-free, no side effects, safe and quite effective for this special condition. The traditional Chinese medicine considers menopausal syndromes caused by Deficiency of Kidney-Yin or Deficiency of Kidney-Yang. The pure natural Chinese herbs such as Chinese Yam, Wolfberry Fruit, White Peony Root, Glossy Privet Fruit, Eucommia Bark, Dangshen Root, Chinese Angelica Root, Phellodendron Bark would be used according to the differentiation of syndromes.

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Infertility problems are diagnosed in 1 in 10 North American couples. The most common reason for infertility is some kinds of hormonal imbalance. A slight imbalance in the endocrine system may alter the way the body produces hormones. The hormonal imbalance often can result in ovulatory problems. Approximately 35% to 50% of all infertile women may have problem with ovulation. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including acupuncture and Chinese natural herbs is designed to stimulate the body's own natural production of hormones while restoring the health and harmony of the entire system. These treatments not stimulate your hormones but rather restoring your body's natural balance. Once the body is in balance and its hormones are restored, conception can occur and you could have a healthy baby.

 

Acupuncture is showing promise as a treatment for female infertility. Researchers from New York Weill Cornell Medical Center reviewed existing studies and found that acupuncture helps: 1. Reduce stress hormones that interfere with ovulation. 2. Normalize hormones that regulate ovulation so an egg is released. 3. Increase blood flow to the uterus, improving the chances of a fertilized egg implanting. 4. Improve ovulation cycles in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which makes getting pregnant difficult. 5. Improve pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). 6. Lower FSH level by improving ovarian condition. 

The first records of fertility treatments using Chinese herbal medicine date back to 3000 years ago. Herbal preparation and tonics have been used for thousands of years in China to help increase fertility. Chinese herbs are formula based; many herbs are mixed together to create the perfect “decoction” specifically designed for the individual patient. Each herb has many functions. Each herb has its own flavour, nature and temperature. Prescribing the correct herbal remedies inquires extensive training and clinical experience. The key to correct formula prescription is an accurate differential diagnosis that can only be rendered by a licensed, highly educated, experienced Chinese medical doctor. The herbal formulas could lower elevated FSH levels; regulate irregular menstrual cycles; mitigate pain in the endometriosis patient; mitigate pain in the patient who presents with ovulation and/or menstruation-related migraines; thicken an unresponsive endometrium; treat the amenorrheic and the oligomenorrheic patients; treat patients with partial tubal occlusion; and the patient with unexplained infertility. During more than 30-year clinical practice, I have helped a lot of ladies with infertility. Additionally, I have also successfully treated men with low sperm counts and poor sperm motility.

 

Stress, Anxiety, Depression affect  lots of people’s health in this modern life. The stress of everyday life makes depression an increasingly common problem.  Anxiety is caused by long-term mental stress which results in imbalance of extro-inhibitory process of cerebral cortex in the brain.  There are two types of depression, the kind which stems from pressing problems or emotional upsets such as unemployment or debt . This is called exogenous depression. The second type results from a chemical imbalance in the brain, and is known as endogenous depression. The first type can lead to the second if help is not forthcoming, or if the exogenous depression does not improve through time.  Although the symptoms of anxiety vary from person to person, most of patients have a history of mental conflict or emotional irritation. The patients usually have three groups of symptoms as following: (1) Reduced cerebral (brain) functions and dyssomnia (sleep problems): such as  poor memory, easy to get tried, always feel weakness, distractibility (difficult to concentrate), insomnia (sleeplessness), dreaminess or waking up easily during sleep; (2) Unstable emotion: such as poor tolerance to the sound and light, hypersensitivity, restlessness, and easy to get angry or anxiety; (3) Functional disorders of the viscera: such as palpitation, headaches, dizziness, stomach gas, nausea, poor appetite, constipation or diarrhea, frequency of urination, and so on.         

If you suffering arthritis tried anti-inflammatory pills, pain-killers, even steroid hormones, and their pain symptoms are still not relieved, you should consider to get some natural treatments like Chinese medicine. Unlike medication, Chinese herbs and acupuncture are drug-free, no side effects, and quite effective for arthritis. The advantage of herbal medicine and acupuncture therapy is treating the diseases individually. The natural treatments not only inhabit the inflammation of joints, but also improve the body’s immune function and blood circulation. That’s why the treatment can relieve the pain for a long period of time, even cure the disease.  Following example is my own practical experience:

Karen, 49 years old, had arthritis in her neck, shoulders, wrists, fingers, hips, knees and ankles. Her arthritic pains go through almost all over the body. I prescribed a special herbal formula for her particular situation. The herbs include Chinese Angelica Root, Futokadsura Stem, Spatholobus Stem, Mulberry Twigs, etc. After a few week herbal treatments, her arthritic pain of was disappeared.

Mark, 51 years old, he suffered arthritis in his left knee for four years. When he come to my clinic, he had very bad pain, stiffness and swelling in his left knees. He walks with a limp all the time. After taken a lot of pills and physiotherapy, he was still suffering with pain. I gave him special acupuncture treatment for three weeks. His arthritis symptoms were completely relieved since acupuncture removed the blockage of the channels in his knee. For some severe case, we often apply acupuncture and herbs together to get much better result, especially for some difficult cases.

Arthritis is an inflammatory disease of the joints, associated with various pathogenic factors, of which rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and others are commonly met. Arthritis patients are suffering from pain, numbness, stiffness, swelling and limited movement of different joints. The disease could invade neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, back, hips, knees, ankles, even toes. 

The traditional Chinese medicine considers arthritis caused by Pathogenic Wind, Pathogenic Cold, Pathogenic Dampness and Pathogenic Heat. If the arthritic pain is migratory, involving more joints, it is mainly due to pathogenic wind. If the arthritic pain is comparatively aggravated and localized, accompanied with a feeling of cold in the affected region, it is chiefly due to pathogenic cold. If the arthritic pain is marked by heavy sensation, numbness or swelling, aggravated on rainy days, it is mainly due to pathogenic dampness. If the arthritic pain is accompanied with local joint redness, swelling and heat or burning sensation, it is chiefly due to pathogenic heat.

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 Overweight problem affect about 50% of adults in the North American. Approximately 300,000 deaths each year in the United States may be attributable to obesity. Overweight and obesity are associated with heart disease, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, arthritis, breathing problems, and psychological disorders, such as depression. The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have health problems. If you are having trouble with weight control or always ask yourself “why do I continue to gain weight although I eat so little?” You should consider to get some natural treatments like Chinese medicine. Unlike any other weight program, Chinese herbs or acupuncture treatment and are drug-free, no side effects, safe and quite effective for this special condition. These natural treatments can:

Cancer is the number one killer for human being. In Canada, one out of every four people will die from cancer. Many more will develop cancer, or have a loved one who will develop cancer. Although the development of medical research for cancer is quite advanced, until now we are still looking for the cure for this fatal disease. The main treatment for cancer is operation, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Unfortunately there are cancer patients who did not respond to these treatments very well.

When I worked in Royal Cancer Hospital in UK (the biggest cancer hospital in Europe), I found a misconception that cancer cells are similar to bacteria. So the doctors try to kill cancer cells completely, just like to kill bacteria.  This is because the method of killing bacteria is so successful in the field of infection diseases that the method of killing cancer cells has been transferred to the field of cancer treatment. Thus the dosage of chemotherapy and radiotherapy has been increased and the course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy has been extended for the purpose of killing cancer cells completely.

However, the feature of cancer cell is totally different from bacteria. Cancer cells are usually not come from the outside of the body. There is only slightly difference in the expression of gene between cancer cells and normal cells. Possibly that is why the killing methods such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy could not get expected good results, even some harmful side effects.

That is why people are looking for alternative medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine proposed eliminating toxic factors (destroying cancer cells) and strengthening the Qi system (improving immune system). We found the immune system plays an important role in the cancer treatment. The immune system clears away dead cells and destroys mutant or altered cells that could become cancerous. For examples, the immune cells like B cells produce antibodies against infection agents; T cells are specially trained by the thymus to recognise specific invaders; natural killer cells wander through the body and attack cancerous cells; and phagocytes such as the monocyte and macrophage eat and destroy microorganisms and cancer cells.

The combination of destroying cancer cells and improving immune system could achieves much better results for the cancer treatment with conventional medicine. The most important thing is this kind of combination depending on different kind of individuals and different kind of cancers. Following examples are my own practical experience:

Jerry, 41 years old, engineer. He suffered from the paralysis of his right face. The CT scan found a 1.6cm tumour in his brain. He had some serious symptoms such as he cannot close his right eye completely even at night or taking a shower. He cannot close his mouth completely so he always got leaking when he drinks any liquid. When he smiled he suffered from muscle spasm in his face. He also complained of ringing in his ear and recurrent sore throat. It is too much risk for the operation since the location of his brain tumour. Because CT scan indicated the brain tumour was growing big and his symptom was getting worse, his wife brought him to my clinic to take natural herbs. I gave him herbs which mainly help to control the development of tumour cell and improve his immune system. The herbs include Herba Ajugae, Fructus Forsythiae, Rhizoma Sparganii, etc. One year later, his symptoms of facial paralysis are getting greatly improved. No more leaking when he drinks. He can close his eye completely when he sleeps or taking a shower. The CT scan showed that his brain tumour was not growing up but not disappeared yet. He still continued to take herbs and go to work normally.

Following example is my own practical experience: Emily, 52 years old, had menopausal symptoms for six months. She complained of hot flashes, easily sweats or night sweats, mood swings, irritability, easy to anger, fatigue, sleeplessness, edema of the face and limbs, dizziness even headaches. I prescribed a special herbal formula for her particular situation. The herbs include Chinese Angelica Root, Chinese Yam, Wolfberry Fruit, White Peony Root, etc. After a few session herbal treatments, her menopausal symptoms were disappeared.

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Ancient Chinese Acupuncture therapy may provide an effective, alternative treatment for depression. The traditional Chinese medicine considers this disease caused by stagnation of the liver-qi, or hyperactivity of fire due to yin deficiency, or deficiency of the heart and spleen. So the therapeutic principles are dispersing depressed liver-qi, or nourishing yin to clear away pathogenic fire, or invigorating the heart and spleen. Acupuncture is one of the best methods for depression. We use natural Chinese herbs and acupuncture treatment for this kind of stress and neurosis. We have quite lots of patients got very good results from these natural treatments. Following examples are my own practical experience:

Mona, 39 years old, nurse. She suffered from stress and anxiety for two years. She was troubled by frequent insomnia with dreaminess, poor memory, weakness, anorexia, pale complexion, easy to get upset, sometimes tending to cry at evening. Recently her symptoms seem to be getting worse. She tried some drugs but made it worse. She comes to my clinic for natural therapy. I gave her a special acupuncture treatment which including the important acupoints like PC6 (Neiguan), HT7 (Shenmen), SP6  (Sanyinjiao), LR3 (Taichong), etc. After a few section treatments, her symptoms were relieved very well. She felt very happy about the treatment.

Barbara, 40 years old, technologist. She had a long time stress from her job. She complained of poor sleep, anxiety, unable to concentrate, fatigue, chest pain, dizziness, palpitation, irregular period and period cramps. She tried different medications which didn’t help. Her friend referred her to come to my clinic. I gave her herbal remedy included Chinese angelica root, Albizia Flower, Bupleurum root, Fruit of citron, etc.  The herbal tea was very effective. Only a few sections of treatment, her condition was improved tremendously. 

Mary, 37 years old, who has been suffered anxiety for two and half years. She complained the symptoms including panic attacks, nausea, vomiting, palpitation and diarrhea. Chinese doctor regard anxiety as result of depression of the energy in the liver and a weakness of the spleen. The liver energy must be moved and the spleen be strengthened. Mary was given herbs which included Chinese angelica root, white peony root, liquorice and albizia flower. In two months, Mary says that the effect has been gradual, but marked and excellent. All of those anxiety symptoms are disappeared completely. Because the natural herbs have various important healing properties, so the patient always can get very good result from them, even some difficult cases.

If other treatment did Not work, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Formula CAN help You!