Autoimmune disease is viewed and treated very differently by Chinese medicine and doctors as compared to Western medicine and doctors. In this blog, I will explain these differences and how I treat these diseases.
A little more than ten years ago, I first visited Dr. Feng Liang, of the Fifth Avenue Acupuncture & Herbs Center, who treated me with acupuncture for shoulder pain. The pain was caused by a combination of a very awkward style of tennis serve and sleeping with my shoulder jammed up against a hard pillow. Before seeing Dr. Liang, I had an appointment with an Orthopedic Surgeon. I could no longer take the pain I was having in my shoulder and needed relief. The Orthopedic Surgeon gave me an X-Ray and MRI. After not seeing anything noticeable in both results, he gave me a Cortisone shot. For those who have never had a Cortisone shot, you get immediate relief from the shot. However, within approximately 45 minutes, the pain that you first had returns, and it returns with twice as much intensity. The Orthopedic Surgeon then referred me to a physical therapist and told me that I would probably need six months of physical therapy. I was not happy to hear this!
With so many New York City acupuncturists, Dan Globus interviewed Fifth Avenue Acupuncture & Herbs Center Director Dr. Feng Liang to find out what makes her treatment methods so different and why her treatments have been so successful when other acupuncturists have not achieved the same results.
Acupuncture does in fact really help people who suffer from anxiety. It is one of the oldest natural remedies for this disorder that has been used by thousands and has a very high success rate. Let’s look at exactly how acupuncture works to address this and why it is successful. Before we do this, let’s look at other ways that people treat and deal with this condition.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism will tell you that they generally feel tired all the time. This is one of the primary symptoms of this disease. Synthroid, the medication prescribed for most people, is intended to offset the thyroid hormone that the thyroid no longer produces and to bring your energy levels somewhat back to normal. After the Synthroid dosage is tweaked by a doctor, patients are supposed to feel much better and feel somewhat energetic. The problem Is that even though Synthroid initially makes people feel a little more energetic, eventually, people who have hypothyroidism eventually start to feel sick and tired.
One of the biggest complaints people make about their doctors is that they have to sit in a waiting room for 1-2 hours and then once they finally see their doctor, they feel like he/she doesn’t spend much time with them. Unfortunately, the reality is that most doctors are so overbooked, that they cannot afford to spend more than a few minutes with their patients and have that doctor patient relationship that once existed. Is this the doctor’s fault for overbooking? Is this a mismanagement of time? Is this due to an overzealous office manager who books as many patients as possible? All of these are possibilities. However, you, the person who goes to his/her doctor to discuss their health issues and concerns, is not being given sufficient time to discuss these concerns and issues.
We are having unusually cold weather in New York City for the start of spring. Depending on where you’re located in NYC, it may be about 30 degrees. Still, allergy sufferers have felt for the last few weeks that the allergy season has already arrived.
Chinese herbs are a staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). When coupled with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine can treat many different health issues as effectively as western medicine and in some instances, Chinese herbs and acupuncture can be far more effective than western medicine.
Dr. Feng Liang was invited to appear on Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV (MNN) by Josiane Hird. The interview and discussion covered various topics relating to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture, Chinese herbs, western medicine vs. eastern medicine and so much more.
There are many people in New York City and surrounding areas that have health conditions that are making them feel like they have lost all hope of ever getting better. These people may have been treated by other physicians with medications and/or therapies for some time yet their condition has barely improved.
Chinese medicine is an extremely effective and safe medicine. It can help most ailments and is especially effective for those who have chronic health conditions and have been ill for a long time. Chinese medicine can be used for a long period of time to allow our body to heal from ailments and disease.
According to Yelp, there are over 1,000 practitioners offering acupuncture in New York City. There is a mix of USA, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean and other trained practitioners offering acupuncture services. So how does one decide which acupuncturist to choose?
High blood pressure is caused by the inflammation of the artery inner lining. Once the artery is inflamed, the inner layer of the artery, called endothelial lining, becomes swollen and narrows the artery opening. Blood cannot pass through the artery easily. It requires the heart to work harder to push the blood flow through the narrowed artery. This is what causes high blood pressure.
Many people, especially women, enjoy eating lots of salads that are made from raw uncooked vegetables. I realize that this is a way of eating that makes some people quite happy and these people do not appear to have health issues as a direct result of this. However, for others, eating raw uncooked vegetables can have serious health consequences. In fact, many people find it is impossible to believe that after they have developed health issues, that it is related to their eating these raw vegetable salads. I am not advocating that everyone stop eating salads. This blog is intended to explain from Chinese medicine’s point of view why it is healthier to cook your vegetables than it is to consume them raw. And if you are concerned about losing nutrients from cooking vegetables, you can get just about as many nutrients from cooked vegetables as you can from raw vegetables as long as you do not overcook vegetables.
We have just posted a new YouTube video. Dr. Liang was asked “Which health conditions do you believe acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs will be more successful than western medicine in treating?” Dr. Feng Liang chose to discuss how acupuncture is a much healthier treatment of high cholesterol than the medications Zocor or Lipidor.
For those of you who can’t always find organic, Macrobiotic or gluten-free foods when shopping, and for those who simply prefer to order online, we would like to recommend the Gold Mine Natural Food Co.
Growth hormone helps us build muscles and speed up metabolism. It keep us young, energetic and stay in shape. Growth hormone will be produced when we sleep. So the regular and sufficient sleep is essential to keep healthy growth hormone level in our body. Acupuncture can improve the sleep quality and relax the whole body.
Finding a qualified practitioner who offers acupuncture in NYC is not very difficult. A search in Yelp for “acupuncture” in “New York, NY” will yield 1,000 entries for people/businesses offering acupuncture and related services in the 5 boroughs and New Jersey. You can find this many and much more by doing a similar search in Google. So clearly, there is no shortage of people/businesses offering acupuncture in New York.
With so many acupuncturists to choose from, how do you determine who is the best acupuncturist in New York City to entrust your health to?
Diet Guide, Eating and Cooking with Eastern Philosophy Why do we need to cook vegetables? Because of the raw vegetable will weak the spleen Qi which is responsible for our digestive system and the body fluid metabolism. As a result of the spleen Qi deficiency, we can have malnutrition, anemia, stomach gas, over weight, abnormal…
In 12 years of treating herpes infection, I have only had 2 patients cured. I believe that the reason for the low rate of curing herpes infection is due to patients not choosing my treatment protocols at the initial infection phase. However, I have had great success in controlling and eliminating outbreaks.
As a Chinese medicine practitioner with 35 years of practice experience, I would like to share some personal experiences and knowledge on how to prepare ourselves to return to work, what we can do to prevent contracting Covid-19, and what we should do if we show symptoms. I will also explain how we use TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) to deal with certain psychological disorders including anxiety and depression.
How many people experience that they do not feel well for a period of time, but all they have from their doctor’s visit, physical examination, blood tests and other tests came back normal? They have been pronounced healthy even through they are undergoing a lot of symptoms and signs of illness.
As we age, bone strength, ligament & muscle elasticity and tone tend to decrease. Our spines age with us. Aging causes degenerative changes in the spine. The discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility, which decreases their ability to cushion the vertebrae. Here are few reasons can cause lower back pain.
Many people suffer from nasal allergies or called hay fever around spring and fall time. Some of them even have symptoms year around. In medical term, it called allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis occur when the body’s immune system overreacts to particles ( allergens ) in the air that people breathe in. Those allergens include pollen, dust, animal fur, and mold. When those allergens enter into our body through breathing, our body’s immune system-white blood cells will produce antibodies like IgE, these antibodies will make the release of histamine by mast cells. Histamine will cause the muscle spasm of the respiratory tract which includes the nasal, ear and eye and people will have running nose, sneeze, watery eye, itchy ear, nose, throat and eye.