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What is the non-surgical treatment of frozen shoulder?

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Frozen shoulder can either be diagnosed by image study on the inside of the shoulder with MRI or ultrasound ,or physical exams by checking the limits of the active range of motion with a series of arm movements. Other than surgery, doctors will generally propose physical therapy for stretching exercises. All in all, frozen shoulder is caused by prolonged limited movement of the shoulder joint. Patients of frozen shoulder may also consider acupuncture treatment, which improves the local circulations, removes blood stasis and dredge collaterals by stimulating acupoints. Patients should also combine the treatment with the "wall climbing exercise". To do this exercise, the patients shall lean their front or side against the wall, touch the wall with the fingers and gradually move upwards, and then do shoulder abduction and lifting movements, 2 to 3 times a day, each time about 10 minutes, increasing the degree of upper arm abduction daily.

Should I seek Chinese or Western Therapy for Shingles?

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Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a viral disease caused by the varicella virus on the nerves, and could cause severe local nerve pain. It is recommended that both Chinese and Western medical services should be consulted at the same time. Local pain caused by shingles can be treated with acupuncture, and generally produce good effect when combined with traditional Chinese medicines.

Acupuncture Therapy

What are bone spurs? Can acupuncture cure bone spurs?

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Bone spurs are lesions caused by bone degeneration, and the bone spur formation is to consolidate the structurally weak joints caused by aging. Bone spurs do not require treatment, but sometimes bone spurs could cause mild symptoms such as low back pain and backache, and treatment of acupuncture therapy on these symptoms is sufficient.

What is the difference between traditional bone-setting and acupuncture?

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Traditional bone-setting techniques do not include acupuncture, and the main treatment techniques include external application of drugs, tuina massage, bone retraction and reduction. Acupuncture on the other hand treat by stimulating the circulation of Qi and blood locally. Be aware that new injuries are generally not suitable for massage therapy!

Do children have sciatica? How does acupuncture help sciatica?

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The possibility of children having sciatica is very low, however scoliosis is much more common. Acupuncture can treat diseases that cause the sciatic nerves. For example, acupuncture can relax the local muscle tissues, increase blood circulation, and reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve to relieve the symptoms.

Tuina Massage Therapy

Can Tuina achieve the purpose of curing diseases?

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People have gradually realized the regulating effect of tuina massage on the human body as tuina massage relieve or dispel pain. Commonly used methods include pushing, holding, pressing, rubbing, pinching, rolling, shaking, kneading, rubbing, shaking, etc. Tuina massage on the points, lines, and surfaces of the skin and muscles of the patient to dredge the meridians and collaterals, smooth the joints, promote the circulation of qi and blood, adjust the function of the viscera, and enhance the body's disease resistance, so as to achieve the purpose of curing diseases.

What symptoms are suitable for tuina therapy?

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1. Orthopedics and traumatology diseases: all kinds of sprains, joint dislocations, cervical spondylopathy, stiff neck, acute lumbar sprain, chronic lumbar muscle strain, chest and hypochondriac gas, intervertebral disc herniation, ankle sprain, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder and sequelae of fracture, etc.

2. Medical diseases: cold, headache, stomachache, constipation, diarrhea, high blood pressure, stroke sequelae, dizziness, insomnia, coronary heart disease, diabetes, etc.

3. Gynecological diseases: irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, women's menopausal syndrome, etc.

4. Pediatric diseases: cerebral palsy, sequelae of polio, muscular torticollis in children, fever, convulsion, cough, whooping cough, diarrhea, vomiting and indigestion, etc.

5. Ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology diseases: myopia, optic nerve atrophy, chronic rhinitis, chronic pharyngitis, sore throat, tinnitus, deafness, etc.

6. Surgical diseases: early stage of mammary carbuncle, hyperplasia of mammary glands, postoperative intestinal adhesions, etc.

Patients not suitable for tuina therapy

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1. With severe skin diseases, burns, scalds or skin ulcers.

2. Old and weak, extremely weak physically.

3. With fractures or suspected fractures.

4. Certain serious diseases, such as heart disease, malignant tumors, sepsis, etc.

5. Women should not massage their abdomen or lumbosacral area during pregnancy and menstruation.

6. Certain acute infectious diseases, mental illness, extreme fatigue, unconsciousness after drunk and fever.

7. Certain infectious diseases, such as osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, brain abscess, etc.

Wing Chun Qigong Therapy

Can I learn Wing Chun to keep fit?

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Troubleshoot the symptoms first - improve the muscle and nerve response so as to reduce unnecessary damage. For example, when learning Wing Chun, you can improve your body’s softness and elasticity through the movements of each fist. The first form of Wing Chun is Siu Nim Tao, which is elementary level to Wing Chun. The whole form requires that the whole body shall not move from from Hoi Ma (setting up of stance) to the end of the whole set, and the head, the body and the stance must also be upright, while at the same time other muscles throughout the body shall relax with natural breathe. There are a total of 108 forms in Wing Chun, which mainly focused on stabilising the stance, stretching the muscles of the legs and hands, and the standard position of hand movements.

So Wing Chun can train cardiopulmonary function and prevent cardiovascular and chronic lung diseases. Children often play with electronic products may have their body posture effected. The training of Wing Chun, such as routine movements, sticky hands, and wooden dummy techniques, emphasizes on the body posture. Hence, children learning Wing Chun in early age will help them to develop the correct posture.

Another example is that the standing post, sticking hands and Bart Cham Dao (8 cutting swords) in Wing Chun are all weight training exercises, long-term practice of which can effectively strengthen the bones and muscles of the whole body and prevent osteoporosis.

Soup and diet therapy

During the period of pandemic, you may strengthen your personal physique and protect yourself from the virus by changing your diet and lay a good foundation to combat the disease!

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The soup culture has a long history and deep roots in Guangdong. It is said that medicine and food are homologous, and drinking soup and water could prevents diseases. To drink soup healthily, you should pay attention that different soups shall be drank in different seasons. For example, it is necessary to drink soups that can reduce the fire, clear away heat and detoxify in summer. On the other hand, you can drink certain soups, such as "qi and spleen soup", throughout the year. The ingredients of "qi and spleen soup" include black beans, white lentils, sand ginseng, polygonatum odoratum, lily, Izumi, yam, lianzi, chicken's gizzard membrane, grain sprout, malt, hawthorn, candied dates, figs, sweet and bitter apricots kernel. The soup can nourish the spleen and lungs, increase appetite, refresh the spleen, and balance the nutrition. When you have a cold, do not use soup for tonic because greasy soup may aggravate cold symptoms.

In association with the book series "Urban People's Dietary Therapy Book Series (都市人食療天書系列)", our clinic launched a series of health-preserving soup packs which are specifically aimed at the prevention and health care of seasonal and chronic diseases.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Regimen Therapy

Get enough sleep and drink more water and keep a happy mood. You can get Traditional Chinese Medicine Regimen Therapy even if you are not sick or injured!

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Prevention is better than cure. In addition to soups, traditional Chinese medicine can also be used for health care regimen treatments. "Yin and Yang disorders, deficiency of Qi and blood" can cause aging of the human body. The health maintenance methods of traditional Chinese medicine can slow down the aging process of the human body and improve the body's metabolism. A set of Qigong "Shen Qi Gui Yuan" in "Foshan Wing Chun" combines sports medicine and chiropractic into a set of health care movements, which is a good exercise particularly for people suffered from spondylosis, joint degeneration, muscle weakness, poor cardiopulmonary function, etc.

Traditional Chinese medicine health care regimen also includes acupuncture therapy, which incorporated with the theories of yin and yang, the five elements, meridians, and syndrome differentiation. Degeneration of joints, spondylosis, and muscle weakness all make people age prematurely. Acupuncture, moxibustion, tuina massage, etc can all stimulate the acupoints to promote the circulation of qi and blood and hence the circulation system.

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