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September 15, 2018

BJJ Recovery Acupuncture

BJJ recovery acupuncture

In a previous life, all I ever wanted to do was martial arts all day everyday. Then I found acupuncture & chinese medicine or it kinda found me. Life happened, met my amazing wife,and kids came along.

I‚Äôll probably never get my black belt ūü•č in Brazilian jiu jitsu and thats ok. I still do love the training. It‚Äôs called the ‚Äúgentle art‚ÄĚ but there‚Äôs definitely a lot of injuries.

So we just started sponsoring bjj athlete @tie_passos_bjj for his upcoming jiu jitsu competitions. Look forward to keeping him well maintained and choking people.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures for workshops and seminars for practitioners..For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

September 10, 2018

Instant Relief Buttock Pain SIJ Sciatic Acupressure

Buttock Pain SIJ Sciatic Pain Relief Acupressure

Youtube Video HERE

If you would like to learn more about acupressure and how Chinese medicine can help optimize your health click here:
https://tinyurl.com/yba3ydod

1 MIN SIJ Buttock and Sciatic Pain Instant Relief

Sciatic and SIJ and buttock pain is another one of the top reasons why people come see us at our Acunpuncture clinic.

Here is a quick acupressure point you can try to take the edge off:

-This point is located on your shoulder near your teres major and teres minor muscle (see video). Press or knead for 15-20 or 30 seconds. Stop and check your buttock pain.

-Always opposite side! If the pain is on your right side buttock use the left shoulder. If pain is one left side, use the right shoulder.

– Stop after 1-2 min and check again. Usually its either 30 -50% gone or completely gone. It may require further treatment but at least it will take the pain away until you get into your therapist.

If you would like to learn more about acupressure and how Chinese medicine can help optimize your health click here:
https://tinyurl.com/yba3ydod

If you would like to schedule an appointment to see if we can help resolve the problem give us a call or email:
info@artofacupuncture.com.au

Brisbane appointments http://artofacupuncture.com.au

07 3399 1002

pocket physio used in video is available from Lockeroom Sports

*Caution: This is not to be used as medical advice. If you are unsure please contact your GP or local doctor

Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures for workshops and seminars for practitioners..For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

 

September 9, 2018

Stroke Acupuncture Case Study Hemiplegia R Side

Acupuncture being performed by Dr James Liu for stroke patient

What is Stroke?

A stroke happens when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. It can happen to anyone at any time no matter what age.   Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die causing impairment of different motor functions and neurological deficits. Severity of the stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the how much the brain is damaged. Problems such as temporary weakness of an arm or leg on one side may occur and people who have larger strokes may be permanently paralysed on one side of their body and even lose their ability to speak.

Stroke Statistics

  • 795,000 per year in the USA
  • 15 million worldwide
  • 4th leading cause of death per year
  • 1st leading cause of neurological disability
  • 2/3 occur > age 65 but younger

Risk factors 

  • Atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the arteries)
  • Chronic Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Heavy Alcohol use

Types of Stroke

There are two types of stroke, Hemorrhagic and Ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when there is a break or rupture in the blood vessels in the brain. The other type which is Ischemic stroke,  occurs when there is a blood clot or plaque blocking blood flow to the brain. The last one is called TIA (transient ischemic attack) or mini stroke presents itself very much like an Ishemic stroke but lasts a few minutes or up to several hours. (Stroke Foundation)

Conventional Treatments for Stroke

Stroke is an emergency situation that requires immediate medical care. Patients are usually hospitalized for monitoring of vital signs and life support. Once symptoms are stabilized, patients will be discharged. As the brain starts to heal, some functions will return slowly but only to a limited extent. In order to recover more, rehabilitation therapy is needed.

Hemorrhagic stroke patients may require a surgery to drain the blood that has accumulated, to relieve the compression in the brain. In severe cases where there is swelling of the brain, a piece of the skull is removed to help decompress the brain.

Ischemic stroke patients are often given warfarin (also known by brand name coumadin). Warfarin is an anti-coagulant, a blood thinner. It prevents formation of new clots but it does nothing about clots that have already formed. Drugs known as “clot busting drugs” are also used help dissolve the clot as well once the location of the stroke is known. Sometimes a catheter is inserted into the area of the brain that is affected and the clot is removed surgically.

Once the acute stage is over and the stroke patient has stabilised, physical and occupational begins. It is a long and arduous process. Often times, progress is slow and it can be frustrating for the patient. The first 3 months are often the hardest. Patients are taught to reuse their affected side of the body again. Generally the recovery window for stroke recovery is 2 years. However, new research is now coming out that patients can still recover up to 5 years.

Neuro-fatigue

Stroke patients often feel tired and have no energy, That is because the brain is still trying to recover from and injury but at the same time still being used for daily functions. Imaging having a computer but having 15 apps running in the background. Although there may not appear to be much going on from the outside, there is so much happening in the brain because the brain is trying to multi=task so many things at once. On top of that, blood-thinning medications further induce fatigue because it causes stress on the liver to process the medication.

Goals of Treatment 

The goal of any treatment of stroke, whether it is western or eastern medicine, is to help get the patient better. The goals are to not only relieve pain, but to give patients back the mobility and try to regain quality of life. This will require work not just from the therapist, but from the patient themselves and the support of loved ones

Does Acupuncture Work for Stroke Recovery?

One of the major key factors in whether or not acupuncture can help stroke patients is time. The sooner a patient can get acupuncture treatment, the better likelihood of good lasting results. The longer the wait, the more likely the muscles deteriorate and will be harder to make a full recovery. It is vital the patient keep moving and active to get the blood circulating again.

What is Scalp Acupuncture?

Scalp acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, dating back to ancient China. In modern acupuncture today it is one the most common treatments used for post-stroke recovery and as the name suggests, involves inserting acupuncture needles into acupoints in the scalp. In fact, scalp acupuncture rather than regular body treatment appears to be much more effective at treating neurological conditions including stroke.

Dr. Zhu performing acupuncture for stroke

The system we use at our clinic was discovered by Dr. Zhu Ming Qing, who is world famous for his work in helping stroke patients in their recovery. By combining traditional Chinese Medicine theory and western anatomy, points along the scalp are used to stimulate the brain and increase blood flow to the affected area.

How can Scalp Acupuncture assist stroke recovery?

Scalp acupuncture can be an effective way to improve neurological symptoms, including difficulty speaking/writing/reading, memory loss & reduction of motor skills, which can occur post-stroke.

The acupuncture needle insertion sites, being much closer to the affected areas of the brain, are believed to encourage the brains neuroplasticity by stimulating the cerebral cortex (region of the brain responsible for memory, perception, learning, cognition, awareness, language & motor function) (1). The needles are often stimulated slightly by the acupuncturist (this cannot be felt by the patient) and often left in for a number of hours afterwards.

How many treatments will it take to see results? 

Normally, a course of 6 treatments is suggested to start with to see how the patient reacts. There should be some improvement in motor function during that time. If no improvement we do not suggest further treatment.

I’ve had a stroke a long time ago. Can acupuncture still help me?¬†

Usually the more time has passed, the worse the prognosis. That doesn’t mean it is impossible. Often times we have patients who have had improvement in range of motion in the limbs and improvement in balance. Although 100% will be hard to achieve they may still improve their quality of life.

Questions on Stroke Acupuncture Brisbane? Email us at  info@artofacupuncture.com.au

Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures for workshops and seminars for practitioners..For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

 

References:

stroke foundation: https://strokefoundation.com.au/About-Stroke

scalpacupuncture.org: http://www.scalpacupuncture.org

September 9, 2018

Acupuncture for Stroke Hemiplegia

 

Does Acupuncture Work for Stroke Recovery?

One of the major key factors in whether or not acupuncture can help stroke patients is time. The sooner a patient can get acupuncture treatment, the better likelihood of good lasting results. The longer the wait, the more likely the muscles deteriorate and will be harder to make a full recovery. It is vital the patient keep moving and active to get the blood circulating again.

What is Scalp Acupuncture?

Scalp acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, dating back to ancient China. In modern acupuncture today it is one the most common treatments used for post-stroke recovery and as the name suggests, involves inserting acupuncture needles into acupoints in the scalp. In fact, scalp acupuncture rather than regular body treatment appears to be much more effective at treating neurological conditions including stroke.

The system we use at our clinic was discovered by Dr. Zhu Ming Qing, who is world famous for his work in helping stroke patients in their recovery. By combining traditional Chinese Medicine theory and western anatomy, points along the scalp are used to stimulate the brain and increase blood flow to the affected area.

How can Scalp Acupuncture assist stroke recovery?

Scalp acupuncture can be an effective way to improve neurological symptoms, including difficulty speaking/writing/reading, memory loss & reduction of motor skills, which can occur post-stroke.

The acupuncture needle insertion sites, being much closer to the affected areas of the brain, are believed to encourage the brains neuroplasticity by stimulating the cerebral cortex (region of the brain responsible for memory, perception, learning, cognition, awareness, language & motor function) (1). The needles are often stimulated slightly by the acupuncturist (this cannot be felt by the patient) and often left in for a number of hours afterwards.

How many treatments will it take to see results? 

Normally, a course of 6 treatments is suggested to start with to see how the patient reacts. There should be some improvement in motor function during that time. If no improvement we do not suggest further treatment.

I’ve had a stroke a long time ago. Can acupuncture still help me?¬†

Usually the more time has passed, the worse the prognosis. That doesn’t mean it is impossible. Often times we have patients who have had improvement in range of motion in the limbs and improvement in balance. Although 100% will be hard to achieve they may still improve their quality of life.

 

Questions on Stroke Acupuncture Brisbane? Email us at  info@artofacupuncture.com.au


 

Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures for workshops and seminars for practitioners..For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

September 5, 2018

How to do Acupressure Lower Back Pain 1 Min

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1 MIN Lower back pain instant relief

Low back pain is one of the top reasons why people come see us at our Acunpuncture clinic. It is the one of the top causes of missed work days and can have a huge effect on peoples lives.

Here is a quick acupressure point you can try to take the edge off:

-This point is located at the top junction of your index and thumb. Press or knead for 15-20 or 30 seconds. Stop and check your back.

-If the pain is on your right side use the left hand. If pain is one left side of back use the right hand. (always oppoisite side)

– Stop after 1-2 min and check your back. Usually its either 30 -50% gone or completely gone. It may require further treatment but at least it will take the pain away until you get into your therapist.

If you would like to learn more about acupressure and how Chinese medicine can help optimize your health click here:

https://tinyurl.com/yba3ydod

or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see if we can help resolve the problem give us a call or email:

info@artofacupuncture.com.au
07 3399 1002

Caution: contraindicated in pregnancy. This is not to be used as medical advice. If you are unsure please contact your GP or local doctor

Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures for workshops and seminars for practitioners..For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

September 4, 2018

Easy to Learn Fertility Acupressure

acupressure can aid in your fertility

What is Acupressure Massage?

Acupressure is a therapeutic, non-invasive style of massage based off the acupuncture system of meridians and channels. This style of massage has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 3500 years! Acupressure massage uses a combination of relaxation & deep tissue massage on specific acupressure points in order to improve circulation & energy in other areas of the body.

One of the best things about acupressure massage is that it can be done entirely at home by you or your partner, making it FREE, easily accessible & convenient.

 

How does Acupressure help with fertility?

There are a number of ways in which acupressure massage can assist with fertility & conception, here are just a few of the many benefits:

  • Helps increase blood flow systemically
  • Allows circulation to increase in the uterus and other reproductive organs.
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Can be used in conjunction with other fertility treatments i.e. IVF
  • May support natural hormone balance

Unfortunately acupressure massage isn’t safe to use during pregnancy, so if you are pregnant or think you may be do not use. To book a consultation with Bob Wong to discuss other supportive options please click here.

 

How do you do it?

Another fantastic benefit of acupressure massage is that it’s relatively quick & easily to administer by either you or your partner. Simply hold each point for the total of 20-30 seconds, release & repeat for 1-2 mins. A sore or achy sensation may be experienced, this is perfectly normal.

li 4

Location: between the index and thumb. mid between at the junction.

Indications:  Aside from fertility it also helps with headaches, digestive issues, stress and anxiety.

fertility acupressure

Li 4 point

 

 

kd1

Location: On the sole of the foot between the second and third toes, at the depression near ball of the foot.

massage towards the big toe.

Indications: headaches, dizziness, vertigo, stress

fertility acupressure

 

 

 

 

 

 

sp6

Location: On the inside of the ankle, three finger breadths above the inner ankle.

Indications: period pain, groin pain, irritability, cramping

 

Upcoming free info workshop

How To Increase Fertility Through Chinese Medicine

Date: TBA

Join email list here: http://eepurl.com/dA9MKn to be notified!

Bob Wong is an AHPRA licensed, sixth generation acupuncturist from the USA. He  currently works from his acupuncture Brisbane clinic. He has experience working in China, USA, and Australia with a special focus in chronic pain, Women’s Health, Fertility, Pregnancy Care, Stroke Recovery, Neurological Disorders, Back Pain,Sciatica,Frozen Shoulder,Arthritis,Bell’s palsy, and other musculoskeletal ailments.

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