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December 16, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lots of people use smart phone and computer all day long these days, which ultimately causes carpal tunnel syndrome. In terms of oriental medical, carpal tunnel syndrome mainly can be related to stress and the posture. Once people get stress from work, …

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November 29, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Acupuncture for constipation

– ‘Relationship between constipation and weight gaining’

Acupuncture for constipation – ‘Relationship between constipation and weight gaining’ Constipation is defined as your number of bowel movement reduced to less than 3 times a week. 3 times a day to 3 times a week of bowel movement is considered to be a normal. It …

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November 23, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Four needle technique for back pain

Four needle technique for back pain Briefly, We can list 10 types of back pain 1. Lung deficient type: Back warps like a bow so it’s normally bent forward 2. Gall bladder deficient type: Feel sharp pain through the skin. It’s hard to turn your …

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November 18, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Q and A for weight loss acupuncture

Q and A for weight loss acupuncture When it comes to obesity, simply it can be determined by body mass index(BMI) which is higher than 25 is considered to be overweight. 1. When you are on a diet, is it good to drink more water? …

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November 16, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Back Pain Acupuncture

Back Pain Acupuncture – When the pain lasts longer than 6 months then we call it lumbago-chronic back pain. Spine is only foundation for our body to support us to stand. It’s prone to occur for those whose job involves physical activities a lot or …

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November 7, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Weight Loss Acupuncture

Obesity is mainly caused by excessive food intake than consumption of the energy, even though it could be caused by genetics, medical conditions(arthritis, inflammation, indigestion, chronic fatigue syndrome, and so on), or mental illness. As I mentioned in earlier blog, counting on one-food-diet …

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October 31, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Hair Loss + Acupuncture

A few decades ago, more than half of those who suffered from baldness was due to genetic reason, but lately lots of patients are coming to see us from stress and fatigue. In terms of oriental medicine, all the reason for it was from qi …

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October 3, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Cupping Glass Therapy

After seen on TV from Olympic Team USA’s hero, Michael Phelps’ back black marks, We do get lots of inquiries about cupping. It’s not something that is a new technique. It’s been used in Asian country for thousands of years. Even though scientific researches are …

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July 27, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Hypothalamus and amygdala response to acupuncture stimuli in carpal tunnel syndrome

Brain processing of acupuncture stimuli in chronic neuropathic pain patients may underlie its beneficial effects. We used fMRI to evaluate verum and sham acupuncture stimulation at acupoint LI-4 in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) patients and healthy controls (HC). CTS patients were retested after 5 weeks …

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July 27, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Somatosensory cortical plasticity in carpal tunnel syndrome treated by acupuncture

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve characterized by paresthesias and pain in the first through fourth digits. We hypothesize that aberrant afferent input from CTS will lead to maladaptive cortical plasticity, which may be corrected by appropriate therapy. …

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July 12, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Hearing loss with severe vertigo, Meniere’s disease?

Hearing loss with severe vertigo, Meniere’s disease? Patient who is in his late 30’s came to my office for Meniere’s disease. He was diagnosed to many different disease for his ears and came up with unknown diagnosis. He had been suffering from it over a …

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July 8, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Why you will fail to lose weight with one food diet.

Why you will fail to lose weight with one food diet. We need balanced meal with carbohydrate, protein, fat, mineral, vitamin… to be healthy. However, if we opt to take one kind of food only as a meal such as banana, it will make body …

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July 5, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

What will happen when the muscular pain becomes chronic pain?

What will happen when the muscular pain becomes chronic pain? It will trigger neighbor muscle to get inflamed since muscle are not working individually but interactively.For example, once low trapezius muscle gets inflamed then it will effect upper trapezius, then it will affect temporalis muscle …

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July 1, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Patients still ask about the term, ‘Damp-Phlem’.

Patients still ask about the term, ‘Damp-Phlem’. In terms of oriental medicine, It is the practically, Body waste which didn’t get absorbed nor come out of the body. When it travels around your body, It could end up staying in vessels, Lymph system, Any organs, …

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June 28, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Acupuncture treatment could help for weight loss by promoting metabolism and curbing your appetite.

Acupuncture treatment could help for weight loss by promoting metabolism and curbing your appetite. Especially with electrical stimulator on top of needle can promote catecholamine which stimulates the fat to be burned more. We can use the needle to arms, legs, or stomach area most …

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June 23, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Summer is just around the corner.

Summer is just around the corner. Many of our patients are working out and try to get fit for the season of exposed skin. On the other hand, We often see the rest of our patients are still depending on medical assistant for losing weight …

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June 10, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Holistic Health Care for Musicians and Everybody else!

Holistic Health Care for Musicians and Everybody else! We are a team of holistic practitioners, including acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapists, aestheticians, Reiki ractitioners, and holistic medical doctors. Unlike conventional medicine that focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, our practice emphasizes improving …

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June 10, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

25 years old female patient came in for sudden right ankle pain from working out strenuously.

25 years old female patient came in for sudden right ankle pain from working out strenuously. She was not in shape and exerted herself too much and hurt her right ankle. She wasn’t sure which movement or work out made her ankle like that. She …

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May 25, 2016 | Author: Dr. Kong

Patient with neck pain due to sleeping in wrong position came in to get acupuncture.

Patient with neck pain due to sleeping in wrong position came in to get acupuncture. He never often gets neck pain from sleeping wrong position, and according to him it goes away within a day or two normally. However, this time it didn’t seem to …

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October 11, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

ULTRASONIDO PARA QUEMAR GRASA!

ULTRASONIDO PARA QUEMAR GRASA! Lipo- cavitación, Masajes, Acupuntura tambien nos especializamos en: • DOLORES EN EL LA ESPALDA Y CUELLO • DOLORES EN LAS ARTICULACIONES • ESTRES • CANSANCIO • MALA CIRCULACION • NERVIOS PINCHADOS • INFERTILIDAD Aceptamos seguro! AFFINITY HEALTH PLUS METROPLUS FIDELIS 1199 …

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August 25, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

Video Testimonial

Thank you for your Video Testimonial. AcupuncturePhysicalTherapynyc.com Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Back Pain, Neck Pain We accept most health insurance. We are proud to be one of the very few holistic group practices accepting most health insurances. Most health insurances cover Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Massage, …

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July 9, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

Video Testimonial – Back Pain

Thank you for your Video Testimonial. AcupuncturePhysicalTherapynyc.com Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Back Pain, Neck Pain We accept most health insurance. We are proud to be one of the very few holistic group practices accepting most health insurances. Most health insurances cover Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Massage, …

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June 4, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

Injuries from crossfit

Crossfit is one of the best work out program for those who wants to improve their muscular endurance and even for cardiopulmonary endurance. You set off your goal every time and achieve it. However, as you use quick burst of energy for crossfit, you are …

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May 19, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

Meralgia paresthetica

It’s the condition which is accompanied by numbness, tingling, or burning sensation on outer thigh. It’s diffrent condition from sciatica which is caused by compressed sciatic nerve. Pregnancy, tight clothes, weight gain can exacerbate the condition. Once we relese lateral cutaneous nerve that is compressed …

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May 13, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

Many patients come in and ask if acupuncture could do anything for ED

Many patients come in and ask if acupuncture could do anything for ED( erectile dysfunction). First thing first, I would say about 60~70 % people for ED treatment with acupuncture get good result within 3 months. The result is solely with acupuncture treatment. If we …

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March 23, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

Patellofemoral pain syndrome(PFPS)

One of the common knee pain is caused by patellofemoral joint being over-stressed. PFPS is defined as painful knee condition which is caused by cartilaginous change in between patella and femoral condyle. Most of patients suffer from walking downstairs or squatting. To be able to …

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March 16, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

Correlations between rhumatoid arthritis and intestines

Recent study shows that ankylosing spondylitis has higher permeability which could cause negative effect on immune system from passing through bigger molecule which should not be absorbed. And becase of that, it could spread infecton in the intestines.

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February 19, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

So now which core should we work on for back pain?

We talked about strengthening abs for back pain before. Now here’s the question. Which core should we focus on to relieve the back pain and strength erector spinae muscles which extends the vertebral column? In general, we have to work on whole abs, however, right …

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February 13, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

Breathing properly can fix your neck and back pain

Breathing properly can fix your neck and back pain The way you breath can fix your chronic neck and back pain over time. We often see patients with an unsymmetrical diaphragm from wrong posture. Once you have an unsymmetrical diaphragm that could cause changes in …

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February 10, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

PCOS and IVF relations to Electrical Acupuncture Treatment

Recent research has proven that electrical acupuncture can improve quality of egg and increases pregnancy rate of IVF by normalizing menstrual cycle and balancing hormones. As we have been treating our patient for infertility, fibroid and PCOS, we found out over 70% of our patient …

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January 31, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

Want to get rid of kiss mark asap?

Want to get rid of kiss mark asap? It’s funny that time to time i get patients inquiring to remove kiss mark-hickey. With acupuncture treatment we were able to remove the mark about 70-80% within first session. We use points for invigorate the blood stasis since …

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January 29, 2015 | Author: Dr. Kong

How acupuncture works in terms of western medicine

How acupuncture works in terms of western medicine: As needle breaks cell membrane, it releases ATP and A stands for adenosin which is natural anti-inflammatory. Needles also stimulates vagus nerve(parasympatheric nervous system). Once it’s stimulated, it will creates acetylcholine which also has natural anti-inflamatory effect. This …

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October 15, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Sitting and typing in front of computer all day long? Got pain on the wrist? Many people in the office suffer from wrist pain- carpal tunnel syndrome. It could radiate to the fingers and arms. It will restrain you from flexing and extending. In perspective …

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July 9, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

July & August Special

July & August Summer Special Free cavitation with your insurance. Call for more detail. Tel: 212-470-0360

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July 9, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Press: Acupuncture Physical Therapy

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May 30, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Acupuncture for neck and back pain-MSAT(Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment)

Acupuncture for neck and back pain-MSAT(Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment) Everyone knows what herniated disk is nowadays. It is referred to a pain from compressed nerve by one of the disk from the spine. Once the disk is protruded it will pinch the nerve that causes mild to …

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May 28, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Acupuncture Story – The more needle the better?

Acupuncture Story Many patients ask this question from watching movies or any type of misleading media. My answer is firm NO! In fact, less needle in right point could be way more effective than 100’s of needles on your body. And if anything lots of …

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May 26, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

How does acupuncture work?

There is a system called meridian points which consist of 365 traditional points plus a few hundred more points in human’s body. There are 12 channels along with 12 organs. Each channel is connected to each organ. Once needle is inserted, it will stimulate the …

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May 16, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Insomnia

Many people suffer from sleeping problem lately while others are enjoying energy drinks for staying up all night. Insomnia could cause other complications such as chronic fatigue, severe headache, lack of appetite, weight gaining, stress, irritations, even constipations. In terms of oriental medicine, there are many patterns for …

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May 8, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Ear Pain, Tinnitus

A patient with ringing in the ears came in. He was in his 50’s and claims that he has had tinnitus for decades. It was constant combination of high and low pitch on both ears. He has a problem in both falling and staying asleep. …

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May 5, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Blood

Regulating blood is very important. In terms of oriental medicine, unregulated blood so called blood stagnation can cause all kinds of pain including cancer. Life cycle of blood is 120 days and blood transports water, nutrition, oxygen, medicine and more. All the waste from the …

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April 26, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Weight Loss Shake Juice

First shake: Melon + Cucumber + Lettuce + Water Second shake: Broccoli + Pear + Yogurt + Winter Melon + Water Obese people should prevent rising cholesterol and triglycerides and reduce fat cell. Vitamin B2 is playing an important role for metabolism of fat molecule. …

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April 24, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Another stretch for sciatica

Another stretch for sciatica 1. Pull the affected side leg toward your chest 2. Push the leg toward medial side (inside). Hold it for 10-15 seconds and repeat it for 3-5 times.

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April 22, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Got Sciatica

Sharp shooting pain, numbness, tingling buttock is loosely described as sciatic nerve pain nowadays. Sciatica is normally caused due to pressure on sciatic nerve by injury, sitting too long or bad posture. Here’s a stretch that you can do easily. 1. Place the painful …

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April 20, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Tinnitus

When you are experiencing ringing in the ears, that could ruin all of your body balance from resting to sleeping. In terms of oriental medicine(acupuncture), tinnitus is closely involved with the kidneys and the liver most of time. There are 3 types of causes in …

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April 17, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Minerals and Vitamins for body ache.

Any type of body ache, spasm, numbness can be improved with taking daily chelated calcium and magnesium in 2:1 ration twice a day. Vitamin E is also pretty effective for those condition by taking 400-1,000 IU daily. To improve circulation on the legs, taking Ginkgo biloba …

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April 16, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Wrist Pain Stretch

Typing too much? We all are now addicted to smart phone or computer and claims wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome. Here’s a stretch you can do while you still enjoy your precious smart phone. Push the wrists against to each other and hold it …

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April 5, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Another trick for lower back pain

Prolonged sitting time in front of the computer can cause chronic low back pain. There’s a quick trick you can do to alleviate the pain. Position yourself like the picture above. Make the curve as much as you can. Hold that position for 10-15 …

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April 3, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Allergies

It was believed that allergies were caused simply due to seasonal pollen. However, the belief has been changed since allergy patients have been increased exponentially over the past years. Allergies are not seasonal condition anymore, yet year-round condition these days. Symptoms are very similar …

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March 27, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Having pain in shoulder blades?

Nowadays many people are working in front of computer and complaining shoulder blades pain or spasm, which is called pain in rhomboid muscle. Rhomboid muscle is located in between scapula(shoulder blades). It can be strained easily by carrying heavy bag, or poor posture due to …

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March 25, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Lower back and neck pain?

Most of time all the pain is caused by poor blood circulation on the area. When it comes to neck and back pain whether it’s involving herniated discs, bulging discs or pinched nerve, you shouldn’t be suffering from it if you have very good blood …

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March 23, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Weight Loss Acupuncture

Weight Loss Acupuncture What acupuncture does when it comes to weight management is to promote the metabolism and reduce the appetite in general. Of course it all depends on individual condition and root cause, we approach little bit differently. Many times, weight issue could be …

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March 23, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Fibroid?

Fibroid? Are you considering surgical removal for uterine fibroids? In terms of oriental medicine, It’s closely related to the small intestine. In ancient acupuncture book says that small intestine is controlling blood circulation and fibroid is caused from stagnated blood. As our patients have experienced …

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March 23, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Weight Loss Acupuncture

Weight Loss Acupuncture I often get a question from patients that if it’s good to drink lots of water during on a diet. The answer is yes, since 90% of our body is consist of water. However, if you drink too much especially at night, …

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

We accept UHC

We accept United Health Care(UHC) – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

We accept Cigna

We accept Cigna – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Oxford Health Insurance

We accept Oxford Health Insurance – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Tabino(JI) Insurance

We accept Tabino(JI) Insurance – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Nissay Dowa Insurance

We accept Nissay Dowa Insurance – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

We accept AIU

We accept AIU – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Tokio Marine Insurance

We accept Tokio Marine Insurance – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Sonpo Japan Insurance

We accept Sonpo Japan Insurance – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

We accept 1199 SEIU Insurance

We accept 1199 SEIU Insurance – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

We accept Horizon

We accept Horizon – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Aetna: We accept Aetna.

Aetna: We accept Aetna – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 18, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield: We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield(BCBS) – PPO, EPO, HMO. It could cover our Holistic MD Physical Therapy Acupuncture Medical Therapeutic Massage Weight Management Program. For more details, please contact us via phone. Tel. 212-470-0360

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March 4, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Allergy season is coming

Lots of New Yorkers are suffering from allergies whether it’s a seasonal, or all year-round. when it comes to perspective of oriental medicine, it’s mainly related to the lung or the stomach. We have many patients who suffer from allergies and shown good results from …

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February 20, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Did you throw your shoulder?

Female patient with typical hectic life style like other New Yorkers came to my office with severe shoulder pain. She assumed herself that she had a torn rotator cuff from being too active and busy life style. She exercises regularly including yoga and cardio. One …

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February 4, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Corporate Wellness Program

Corporate Wellness Program We do offer corporate wellness program with any companies. Your employees can be benefited from the program. We do offer medical massage, acupuncture, and reflexology for stress, chronic fatigue, migraine, depression, anxiety, back and neck pain from herniation or bulging disc, sciatica …

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February 4, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Body fluid – Just like the earth

Body fluid – just like the earth, 70% of our body consists of water. That’s why our body is called miniature universe. Three organs control three major body fluids. Tear – Either excessive tears or dry eyes are caused by unbalancing the liver. To harmonize …

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February 4, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Usage of index finger

Usage of index finger LI 2 is located on the radial side of the index finger and right above the knuckle in a depression at the border of the red and white part of skin. It could be used for constipation. If you rub it …

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January 14, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Back Pain

Back Pain: One of master Tong’s point shows the maximum efficiency for back pain that comes with fatigue and gets worse with coughing. Patient came with lower back pain. the pain gets worse with overwork, fatigue, cough. it’s fixed sharp pain. The patient was in good shape. …

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January 4, 2014 | Author: Dr. Kong

Do not suffer from acute stomachache

You may have experienced serious acute stomachache from food that doesn’t agree with your stomach. Following symptoms come along with acute stomachache: fever, cold sweat, difficult to breath, mid to low back pain that gets worse with lying down position, bloated, mild to severe migraines and more. when that happens, …

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December 30, 2013 | Author: Dr. Kong

4 Good Food for Back Pain

4 Good Food for Back Pain Majority of people suffer from back pain nowadays. Spine holds our body straight so we need to prevent it from injury. Here are four good food to strengthen back spine. Tofu – It contains lots of protein including lysine …

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December 18, 2013 | Author: Dr. Kong

Natural Teeth Whitening

Natural Teeth Whitening Here’s two simple and natural way for teeth whitening. Mix aluminum free baking soda with peppermint and hydrogen peroxide and brush your teeth with it. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric with water to make paste form and brush it away. These two …

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December 18, 2013 | Author: Dr. Kong

Depression

51 year old female came to the office for depression accompanied by many of other symptoms such as stress, anxiety, nervousness, problems with both falling asleep and staying asleep, lower back pain, neck pain, heel spur, dark complexion, bloated stomach, chronic constant fatigue, constipation, dry cough, and history of …

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December 3, 2013 | Author: Dr. Kong

Inability to open up an eye due to puffiness of an eye lid for 2 days

25 year old lady told me she couldn't open her right eye due to puffiness of right eye lids for 2 days. It all started with itchiness around medial canthus of her right eye. morning after rubbing her right eye a few times her eye lid was so puffy she couldnt open her right eye.

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