I have had upset stomach for a few days this week and also knee pain (specially to my right) and what best way to remedy this is to visit a TCM practitioner. Thanks to a recommendation and a suggestion from someone (he also booked for me) for an acupuncture session, I am now looking forward to a better health & ‘Qi or Chi‘. Of course following a no-drinking-of-any-cold-nor-soda and no-eating-of-fried-food advise plus my drinking of the infamous chinese medicine concoction – a mixture of different herbs or roots or what not, I’ll surely be in better shape, health-wise.
Dr William, the TCM practitioner, is absolutely wonderful!
When I walked in he asked me to fill in a 1/4 piece of A4 paper (Cut in portrait – lengthwise), then he took my left arm, rested it on a small pillow and placed his 3 fingers (index, middle finger and the ring finger) on my pulse line. Each of each finger took turns in checking my pulse, explains that each represents something. Then he took my right wrist’s pulse – same way. He knew exactly what was wrong with me like a fortune teller!
After checking my pulse and discussing what my ‘issues’ were, he guided me to the treatment room where he first gave my knee a ‘fiddling’, checking where it hurts and even did an ultrasound. He measured the left and the right and told me that my right knee is 1cm bigger. That’s due to swelling at the back of my patella (kneecap). I learned that he is also a physiotherapist which is perfect and explains why he knows where and what to ‘fiddle’ around my knee. I really appreciate him explaining everything to me and why. He even gave extra advise such as what kind of shoes I should wear – that I shouldn’t be wearing too much high heels because its not healthy. The feet, when flat is able to control the balance of the whole body and when you wear heels it actually restricts movement pushing stress to certain areas of the feet, which causes bunions (enlargement of bones at the side of the toe) and foot pain. So now, I’ll be wearing (more) flats with an arch to support my feet for an overall healthy body, so my ‘Chi’ can flow properly 🙂
After a free physio session for my knee, he started placing the ‘needles’ for my acupuncture session and it’s painful! That was my second time ever and Dr William believed so much in “no pain, no gain”. Without pain, the whole session is useless, so if you want your money’s worth you’ll have to (and I quote) “enjoy” it. He asked me to imagine getting a massage/reflexology, instead of pressing the pressure point, it’s a deeper treatment because the needle acts as the pressure and he constantly pushes them deeper or moves it (i wasn’t so sure exactly how he was doing it) but whatever it is, it stings when the needle moves. After placing maybe 6 needles on my right knee, 2 on my right, 1 on my tummy area, one on my right neck (he also saw an upcoming cold symptom from my neck – he pressed a point at the lower area, back-ish area of my ear and asked if it was painful, and it was!). He left me to “enjoy” for 25 mins, relaxed and slept, then he came back to take off the needles.
So yes, I have my chinese concoction drink to take in the morning (after bfast) and after dinner at night. I am starting to feel so beat now, that’s one of the effect of doing this ‘energy healing’ (as I call it).
Dr William Lo is located in Flat 3, 20/F, Righteous Centre, 585 Nathan Road, Mongkok,Kowloon Hong Kong. You may contact him at +852 23866388.