艾灸 Moxibustion

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Moxa: mugwart is used to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.Not a big fan of it for me in clinic but I find it very useful when I send patients home with it.

Check out this really great talk on moxa here by Yin Yang Podcast:

http://yinyangpodcast.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/why-moxa.html

Du Meridian 督脉

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Using the Du meridian as a mirror image for pain directly on the spine in Dr.Tan’s balance method.

First time I used this, a patient had ongoing pain directly on the cervical spine for over a month. We found ashi points and did points along the Du channel. After insertion of the needles I asked to turn his head, we all heard several cracks and then the neck pain was immediately gone. Its always amazing how fast acupuncture can work.

  • Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train in Chinese medicine for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of  the top acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in China at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is to bring that knowledge and experience to benefit his patients.
  • Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane CBD area. You can read his full bio or schedule an appointment.

Ear Seeds 耳贴

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Been playing more with ear seeds lately.

王不留行 (wang bu liu xing) circulates qi & blood in the channels, reduces swelling, and makes people look at your ears funny.

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  • Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train in Chinese medicine for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of  the top acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in China at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is to bring that knowledge and experience to benefit his patients.
  • Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane CBD area. You can read his full bio or schedule an appointment.

Acupuncture and Brazilian jiu Jitsu 巴西柔术

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Brazilian jiu jitsu and Acupuncture are two things that I really love practicing.  One involves sticking pins in people and other involves learning how to choke them. Although they may seem the exact opposite they share many similarities in my opinion:

Jiu Jitsu is known as “the gentle art” or the “efficient art.” It uses leverage and technique in order to move or submit an opponent. Similar to Jiu Jitsu, acupuncture makes use of efficiency by leveraging your body’s ability to heal itself.

They both involve having extensive understanding of energy and how it flows throughout the body. Jiu jitsu & acupuncture are both a game of inches; one inch off in Jiu Jitsu can lead to a failed to sweep attempt/submission. One inch off in acupuncture, could result in failure to fix someone’s back or neck pain.

Neurobiological have shown acupuncture promotes release of a chemical called IL-10 in the body which significantly reduces inflammation and pain.[1]  In a nutshell, acupuncture stimulates your body to get that production line moving and gives your body that kickstart it needs in order to boost the healing process.

Recently, there’s been a growing trend of mma & bjj athletes turning acupuncture and cupping to speed up their recovery times:

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f you are feeling run down from old nagging injuries and trying to recover quicker in between sessions give acupuncture a go.

Special thanks to my bud mixed massage therapies for letting me use his pics for this post. If you train mma/bjj  and are ever in the London, UK area make sure to hit him up for a tune up. He is an acupuncturist and works with the legends like Roger Gracie, Braulio & Victor Estima.

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Started bjj in fall of 2011 Guangzhou, China

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Received my blue belt winter 2014. Its been an amazing journey so far.