Dr. Ling was interviewed November 12, 2016 by Curtis Seufert from The La Source, a locally-based newspaper known to be a forum for diversity that “plays a leadership role within Vancouver’s complex intercultural communication network” by encouraging new ideas and ways of thinking. Read the whole piece here.
In Chinese medicine, we have the concept of “Qi”. In simplified terms, this means “life-force power” or “life-force energy”. When we have abundant powerful Qi, we have strong physical constitution, easy recovery from illness, determined willpower, and charismatic character. However, having strong Qi does not mean a person is strong in virtue. Have you ever
Read this article by Melissa Fares, reporter from Reuters in New York on star American athletes using cupping therapy to improve their Olympic performance. And this article by Alice Park from TIME magazine for a more detailed article on U.S. champion swimmer Michael Phelps use of cupping. Or read about NBA athletes also getting treatment
In my clinic I spend a fair amount of time guiding willing people to tune in to their feelings, bringing gentle awareness to what is not being felt, or avoided/resisted, and thus often contributing to illness or unwanted symptoms. For this, I find this Instrument Panel (see right and bottom images, courtesy of Lola Jones),
A South Asian couple brought their 2-year old daughter to my Richmond clinic. She had irregular asthmatic wheezing, frequently caught colds, and liked to eat dirt and lick walls. She was a fireball of energy, easily got upset and was always asking for cold milk. Her tongue was bright red with a more crimson strawberry-red
Kwantlen to host traditional Chinese medicine school VICTORIA (Jan. 24, 2014) – Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk today announced that Kwantlen Polytechnic University will host the province’s first public school of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). “Government is making solid progress on its commitment to establish the province’s first public school of traditional Chinese medicine,” Virk
A 64 year-old Polish man came to my clinic across from Richmond Hospital in B.C., Canada in March 2013 for back pain located between his shoulder blades. He described the pain as feeling sharp and fixed, “like being jabbed”. His work is very physical and involves a lot of climbing stairs or ladders while carrying
Ling Zhi – “Spiritual Vegetable Meat” or Reishi mushroom Pharmaceutical Name: Ganoderma Lucidum In a small Chinese village a long time ago there lived a dedicated student with a great ambition to pass the empirical examinations to become a government official. This student was so ambitious that the local villagers called him Mr. Ambition (Mr.
Xia Ku Cao – “See-Me-Not-After-Summer” or Self-heal Spike Pharmaceutical Name: Prunellae Spica The mother of a mayor in ancient China suffered from scrofula with a swollen neck. All the doctors said there was no cure for it. One day, however, a herbalist came along who told the mayor that he knew of a herb that
A 43-year old man came to my Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic for sharp left-sided knee and wrist pains that were aggravated by climbing up and down stairs, and carrying items over 5 pounds. He also had achy upper back and neck muscles. Pulse at his wrists was slightly weak and thin. His tongue was purple-red