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By WANG 王医师

How can we identify symptoms of eye muscle pain and prevent eye pain and eye strain headaches? We will go through the causes of eye muscle strain and a few acupuncture points that can help protect your eyes.

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By XIAO YAN

Did you know? In TCM, the best sleep time is between 9 to 11pm (Hai hour “亥时”), while the best time to wake up is between 3-5 am (the end of the Yin Hour ”寅时“). ⁠
⁠Eleven out of the twelve core organs in TCM also depends on the health of the gallbladder. (The twelfth organ being the gallbladder itself). ⁠
⁠Find out what the gallbladder actually does and other tips for sleep in this blog post!

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CN Why Do I feel Sore After Acupuncture_
By MICHELLE 张医师

在针灸治疗的后期,少数的病患不免会感受到局部的酸痛,因担心而前来复诊询问。实际上,大多数的病患是不会在治疗后期感到这些酸痛的,反而会感受到疼痛的减轻,身体会感到更轻松和精神。少数病患感觉到疼痛的原因有几条,继续往下读来寻找答案!

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By MICHELLE 张医师

由于疫情的关系,大部分人都被迫居家工作。在享受熟悉环境里工作的当儿,我们经常忽略自己坐在椅子上的时间。更何况,由于居家工作无需通勤,我们大量减少了运动量,而且花了更多时间坐着。这样长期久坐的我们到底会面临多大的身体危害呢? 久坐的危害 久坐常常使人感到颈部酸胀、腰背疼痛、全身疲乏。经过周末休息后,才能稍微缓解。相关专家称,久坐极易引发颈椎病、胃肠道疾病、心血管疾病等,所以我们应该积极进行预防。 久坐时,人体的重量会较集中地压在腰骶部,这种压力分布不均衡易引起腰背肌肉劳损并疼痛,长期如此甚至可致椎间盘组织弹性减退和脊柱骨质增生。对于肠胃而言,久坐引起肠胃蠕动减慢,除了消化液分泌相对减少影响消化外,还会引起和加剧腹胀和便秘等消化系统病症。除此之外,久坐对身材也不好,容易起小肚子,也容易胖腿。 中医学早就认识到"久坐伤肉"。久坐不动,气血不畅,缺少运动会使肌肉松弛,弹性降低,出现下肢浮肿,倦怠乏力,重则会使肌肉僵硬,感到疼痛麻木,引发肌肉萎缩。 对于肩颈部和腰部的肌群而言,长时间保持一个姿势容易绷紧并变得僵硬,影响到椎动脉对头部的供血,引起头晕。因此,人很难长时间保持高度集中的注意力。 如何克服长期久坐 我建议大家工作50~60分钟后,站起来活动5~10分钟,如走动或者是做一些简单的拉伸运动。这样做不仅有助身体健康,还能有效缓解工作压力。

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By MICHELLE 张医师

Facial acupuncture at Sin Kang TCM clinic When I was in my 20s, I could get away with late nights. 3AM sleep times after a night out? No problem, I’d just wake up as fresh as a daisy the next morning. As the years roll by though, such bad habits…

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By WANG 王医师

翘脚 不论是双膝的交叠或一个脚踝叠放在另只脚上的翘脚,这个许多人生活中习以为常、自认优雅或帅气的动作,日积月累却会害你骨盆歪斜,且会引发以下一连串的疾病: 1. 腿部静脉曲张或血栓塞 两腿长时间维持翘脚不动,不仅容易麻木,而翘的那只脚,易因腿部后侧神经血管长时间叠在被压的另一只脚上,导致血流不畅通,及血管扩张变形,增加小腿静脉曲张、下半身水肿或血栓塞的风险,致小腿爆满青筋,特别是有高血压、糖尿病、心脏病的老人,长时间跷二郎腿会使病情加重。 2. 影响生殖健康及大小便功能 跷脚时,两腿常会夹得过紧,使大腿内侧及生殖器周围温度升高。对男性来说,易造成男性胯下温度太高、散热不易,影响到精虫的活力与品质,长期如此,可能影响生育。若是极想翘脚,最好别超过10分钟,两腿切忌交叉过紧,如果感觉大腿内侧有汗渍渗出,最好在通风处走一会儿,以尽快散热。“特别是坐公车时,如果遇到急刹车,交叉的两腿来不及放平,容易导致骨关节肌肉受损脱臼。此外,骨盆底肌群是尿道、肛门张开时所需要使用的肌肉,长期翘脚让骨盆底肌群处于压迫紧绷状态、肌群无法放松,导致骨盆底肌群失能,影响大小便功能,容易造成失禁或排尿困难。 3. 导致脊椎变形、骨骼病变或肌肉劳损 翘脚会导致两侧髋关节位置一高一低,致盆骨位置出现偏离的情况,且身体重心会偏向下方脚的那一侧臀部,使两侧边的受力不平衡,而骨盆与脊椎则需要配合做出旋转的动作,上面的腰椎和胸椎则发生侧弯和旋转,使正常的脊椎侧面由“S”形变成“C”字形,致左右两侧的肌肉长短不一致、脊椎与骨盆的关节活动度不对称,长久以往,还会压迫到脊神经,引起下背感到酸、麻、痛或无力;例如翘脚时用右脚压在左脚上,容易造成骨盆往左边旋转,而身体为了保持平衡,腰椎会往右边倾斜、胸椎会往左弯、颈椎往右弯,长久以往进而导致脊椎侧弯、椎间盘突出、坐骨神经痛、高低肩或肩颈酸痛、足底筋膜炎,甚至演变功能性长短脚等问题,是以,翘脚对身体最主要的影响为髋关节、膝关节与腰椎 4. 退化性关节炎 让一只脚长期承受另一只脚的压力,不正常的外力会增加膝关节内部结构的压力,导致被压住的膝盖上腔退化磨损,增加罹患退化性关节炎的风险 结论 若难以戒除翘脚的坏习惯,只要提醒自己两脚轮流翘,并且建议单侧翘脚的姿势最好不要超过10分钟,要时常换脚或变换坐姿,翘脚时也切忌两腿交叉过紧,并不会造成大家担心的骨盆歪斜、功能性长短脚、下背肌肉与腰椎受力不均的问题;至于下背痛、椎间盘突出,若能够维持腰椎的自然弧度,便能够降低发生的可能性。

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By STEPHANIE 张医师

Stiff Necks: Have you ever woke up with a nagging pain in your neck? Or being unable to turn it freely because it is angled to one side? You can't always look back without also twisting your entire body backwards! You're not alone; a stiff neck is a regular occurrence,…

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By STEPHANIE 张医师

晨起突感颈部疼痛不适,疼痛,头颈歪向一侧,不能自由旋转,如果向后看时,需要整个身体转动向后。颈部肌肉痉挛压痛,有时可以摸到条索状硬结,斜方肌及菱形肌部位亦常有压痛等等,相信很多朋友都有过类似的遭遇,尤其是现在多数时间在家办公,空间小,工作量大,电脑前一坐一整天,肩颈部肌肉难以放松,那么以上症状就极易出现,这就是我们常说的落枕。 落枕多是因睡眠姿势不良,或者因负重头颈过度扭转,或者睡眠时枕头过高,过低或者过硬,使局部肌肉处于长时间紧张状态,持续牵拉而使颈部脉络受损,那么睡起后就容易颈部疼痛,活动受限。 另外颈背部遭受风寒侵袭也是落枕常见的因素,比如贪凉饮冷,吹冷气等,风寒外邪使颈背部某些肌肉气血凝滞,造成经络痹阻疼痛,使颈项活动障碍。感受风寒,颈项僵硬疼痛者,有时也可有恶风,身微热,头痛等表证。 对于落枕,针灸治疗疗效极好,常立即见效,针后可配合手法推拿和热敷,亦可采用内服药物,以及外贴伤湿止痛膏,甚或电、磁疗,超声波等物理疗法皆可以达到满意的疗效。 我们平常应尽量避免不良的睡眠姿势,枕头不宜过高过低或者过硬。睡眠时不要贪凉,以免受风寒侵袭。落枕后尽量保持头部于正常位置,以松弛颈部的肌肉。

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By YAK 易医师

If you are looking for a facial treatment that will have a jaw-dropping result — without an equally shocking price tag, that’s where a buzzy treatment Gua Sha comes in. Facial Gua Sha therapy (面部刮痧疗法) is the massage technique of scraping the facial meridians and acupoints with a flat jade…

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By MICHELLE 张医师

Every now and then, a patient will come in for a follow-up appointment and ask if it's normal for them to be sore after treatment. Usually, they're asking because they were sore or in more pain for the next few days after treatment, which worried them. It should be pointed…

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By WANG 王医师

COVID-19 has given us the pleasure and convenience of working from home, but sometimes we might get a little too comfortable sitting too long when working. Long hours of sitting with a bad posture can actually be harmful to your health. Bad sitting posture can pose pain issues like neck…

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