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Renovation date

Longevity Clinic will be closed for renovation from Dec. 10th ~ Jan 20th, 2019.
We will return to our normal business hour on Jan 21st, 2019.
Please give us a call or email us if you like to book an appointment.
Phone: (403) 288-3088
Email: longevitytcm@outlook.com
Thank you!
Happy Holiday!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We wish you a great year!
Happy New Year everyone!

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Christmas Eve Eve

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! : )

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Happy Canada Day

Thank you for this amazing and beautiful country
I love everything about Canada
and I’m proud to be a Canadian
Cheers Canada!
Happy Canada Day!

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What is migraine?

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.

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Balance

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.

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Acupressure point LI-4

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.

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Qi

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.

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What are hemorrhoids?

When blood vessels in the rectum becomes swollen, they can develop into hemorrhoids. There’s internal and external difference when it comes to hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoid is within the rectum and the external hemorrhoid is within the anus.

Risk factors for causing hemorrhoids includes
1. Overweight
2. Pregnancy
3. Prolonged standing or sitting
4. Difficult bowel movements
5. Coughing, sneezing, vomiting
6. Holding breath while exerting something physically

You can lower down your risk by being more active, stay hydrated, eat more fiber, have regular diet and maintain regular bowel movement.

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Diabetes?

Diabetes is a type of disease that involves with activies of our hormone “insulin”.
Diabetes can occur when
1. Pancreas no longer produce insulin
2. Pancreas produce insufficient amount of insulin
3. When body don’t response properly to insulin (insulin resistance)

When this happens, blood sugar will rise and it can be dangerous.
Diabetes can have increase chance of atherosclerosis, stroke, CVD, kidney illness, loosing eye sight…etc
It is important for diabetic patients to check their blood sugar regularly, have a good diet, proper rest, proper exercise and see their doctors in regular visits.

There are many treatment strategies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture when it comes to diabetes.
General speaking, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture focuses on the body to regulate blood sugar properly by strengthening the system in proper measure. However, it is important to have consultation with well-trained Chinese Medicine Doctor / Acupuncturist before proceeding into treatments. Treatment strategies can be different from person to person.

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