Author Archives: Admin
We wish you a great year!
Happy New Year everyone!
Only 2 more days to go until Christmas!!!
Are you excited Calgary?!
Longevity Clinic will be taking a short break during the Christmas Holiday.
The clinic will be closed from Dec. 23rd ~ Jan. 2nd, 2017.
We will return to our normal business hour on Jan. 3rd, 2017.
Thank you for another great year of support and we will continue to serve our best for the community of Calgary.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Happy Holiday everyone! : )
Thank you for this amazing and beautiful country
I love everything about Canada
and I’m proud to be a Canadian
Happy Canada Day!
Migraine is a type of recurrent headaches that can range from moderate to severe.
In general, the headaches can occur on half side of the head, pain feels like pulsating, they can last from 2 ~ 72 hours.
Symptoms wtih migraine may include nausea, vomiting, light sensitivities, sound, or smell.
1/3 of people may have a visual aura before the disturbance of migraine.
In Chinese Medicine, we talk about migraine in many different types of factors. Factors can be range from internal and external. It is important to understand the root of the problem before pursuiting treatments. In acupuncture, on our head, there are many meridian points in which guides to differet organs in our body. Pain often comes from meridians being blocked, where Qi cannot follow or transfer, thus, pain will occur. The way to treat it is by removing the obstructions and relieve the way of Qi to pass smoothly. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be very effective in treating migraine with good success rate.
Gastritis is a form of inflammation of the stomach lining.
Gastritis can be caused by irregular diet, excessive alcohol consumption, chronic vomiting, long term stress, medications, h. pylori, bacteria, infections and bile reflux. Gastritis can lead to a internal bleeding and may further develop into cancer. Some common symptoms for gastritis include nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain, burning in stomach, hiccups, low appetite, vomiting blood, and black stools.
In Chinese Medicine, we uses herbs and acupuncture to regulate the stomach acid, calm down the reflux, treat the inflammation and rebuild the stomach lining. This may be a long process, because stomach is a very delicate organ to work with and stomach is constantly working without no rest.
Ginseng, the rock star of all herbs in Chinese Medicine. The popularity of ginseng is very well known in both Eastern and Western societies. So, what is giseng? Ginseng itself in Chinese Medicine serves as tonics, it tonifies your body, strengthen up Qi, boost immunity, increases lung and heart effieincy, decrease blood sugar and increases appetite and digestion. However, ginseng is still a form of medicine and need to be use with cautions. Ginseng is not necessary suitable for pregnancy, hypertension, chronic kidney failure, infections, inflammations, influenza, diabetes, insomnia, mood swing…etc
Patient should always get a proper consultation and diagnosis from a well-trained Chinese Medicine Doctor before proceeding into any form of Chinese Medicine treatments.
We all face situations where we become so sadden that our heart like felt it’s broken
When we say “heart broken”, the terminology does not neccessary mean that the heart is literally broken in physical state.
However, our physical matter can be damaged by overstress with any types of emotions in prolonged of time.
In Chinese Medicine, we talk about emotions as being one of the ways to stay in good health.
Emotions can direct the way of Qi, too little or too much is never good.
Balance is always the key to stay healthy.
LI-4 is the 4th point in the large intestine meridians in our body.
Meridian is the passage where the Qi (energy) circulate.
LI-4 acupressure point in Chinese is called “He Gu”
The point is located on the dorsum of the hand, it’s in the middle of the second metacarpal bone on the radial side.
When you press it, you will feel a sensation of a dull ache.
The point is good for ease general abodomin discomfort and pain, headahces, and constipation.
This is one of the most commonly used point in Chinese Medicine theory.
In Asia, LI-4 is very well-known for the public and it is considered as one of the longevity points in our body.
If you press this point on daily basis, it can help to promote good health.
The most famous phrase in Chinese Medicine is the concept of Qi.
So, what is “Qi” exactly?
The concept of Qi can be simple and also complex.
In general speaking, Qi is the essence of life and it’s the fundamental form of energy in all living things.
In Chinese Medicine, Qi can be considered as “functions” and “stability” in our system.
For example, “Heart Qi” is the function of the heart, “Stomach Qi” is the function of the stomach.
If you say someone have weak in Heart Qi, it can mean that their heart function is not as strong as they should be.
Chinese Medicine belives that Qi provides the longeivty of life.
When Qi itself is stable, energy will be proper in circulation and body will be nourished and maintain in good health.