Acupuncture treatment of sports injuries at the Flying Tigers Volleyball Tournament
Intense weekend of acupuncture treatment at volleyball tournament On May 28-29, 2022, I provided complementary acupuncture for sports injuries to participants of the Flying Tigers Volleyball Tournament held at York University as part of clinic outreach. (Participants agreed to have photos taken) Altogether I treated about 20 patients each day. Since most of the participants
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French fries, Anger, Constipation, and how they relate to heartburn – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective on various causes of heartburn
By Robert Tan, R. TCMP, R. Ac, B. Sc When the words heartburn or acid reflux are mentioned, commonly we think of feelings of burning in the throat or esophagus, along with pain in the stomach or chest. And even though many heartburn symptoms can be attributed to improper dietary habits (such as frequently consuming
Why consuming cold foods can cause migraines and cramping – TCM perspective on cold foods
By Robert Tan, R. TCMP, R. Ac, B. Sc After the long winter we’ve just had, it’s nice to be able to finally experience some sunny outdoor patio weather! However, before you sink your teeth into that ice cold beer or ice cream cone, have you ever thought about the effects of cold foods on
Asking the right questions – Part 1 of a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Assessment
By Robert Tan, R. Ac, R. TCMP A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or acupuncture assessment consists of four methods: Asking questions, observation, sensation (including smelling, hearing, and palpation), and taking the radial pulse. The data obtained from each of the four methods are combined to form a diagnosis for the treatment plan. What kind of
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Acupuncture and Pain Relief
Acupuncture pain relief: As a healing modality which originates from thousands of years ago, acupuncture is highly effective for treating pain. What to expect: I assess the affected areas, the type of pain experienced, as well as your lifestyle habits, before designing a treatment plan customized to your specific needs. I may also inform you
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How does Traditional Chinese Medicine work?
A Traditional Chinese Medicine assessment will involve me identifying imbalances in your body based on symptoms and other information that I gather from you. I look at the same symptoms that you describe to your allopathic medicine doctor, but perceive these symptoms differently, without resorting to blood work or scans. I use this information to
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Acupuncture treatment of sports injuries at the Flying Tigers Volleyball TournamentIntense weekend of acupuncture treatment at vol...
French fries, Anger, Constipation, and how they relate to heartburn – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective on various causes of heartburnBy Robert Tan, R. TCMP, R. Ac, B. Sc When the w...