Helen Lake Hike

Far In The Distance Lies Wapta Icefield and Bow Lake
Far In The Distance Lies Wapta Icefield and Bow Lake – Taken by Frank Sun ( Webmaster of Anderson Area Acupuncture Wellness Clinic )
On The Trail to the Cirque Peak
On The Trail to the Cirque Peak – Taken by Frank Sun ( Webmaster of Anderson Area Acupuncture Wellness Clinic )
Far In Distance Lies Dolomite Peak and Hellen Lake (Calgary Acupuncture Massage AAATCM Clinic)
Far In Distance Lies Dolomite Peak and Hellen Lake – Taken by Frank Sun ( Webmaster of Anderson Area Acupuncture Wellness Clinic )

We provide Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology Services in Calgary.

Elk Lakes Backpacking to Petain Falls

Upper Elk Lake
Upper Elk Lake – Taken by Frank Sun (Webmaster of Anderson Area Acupuncture Wellness Clinic)
Sunrise at Lower Elk Lake
Sunrise at Lower Elk Lake – Taken by Frank Sun (Webmaster of Anderson Area Acupuncture Wellness Clinic)
Petain Falls
Petain Falls – Taken by Frank Sun (Webmaster of Anderson Area Acupuncture Wellness Clinic)
Fox Lake
Fox Lake – Taken by Frank Sun ( Webmaster of Anderson Area Acupuncture Wellness Clinic )
Sunset at Elk Lakes Valley
Sunset at Elk Lakes Valley – Taken by Frank Sun ( Webmaster of Anderson Area Acupuncture Wellness Clinic )
Sunrise at Upper Elk Lake
Sunrise at Upper Elk Lake – Taken by Frank Sun (Webmaster of Anderson Area Acupuncture Wellness Clinic)

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Video – Acupuncture Treatment of the Rheumatoid Arthritis 1


Acupuncture Treatment of the Rheumatoid Arthritis for
Wind-cold-damp type. Because RA has a complex condition, long course of disease, difficult treatment and so on. So often take prescription one and prescription two alternate use for the overall treatment, once a day. On the basis of the overall treatment with local acupuncture treatment.

Hiking, Photographing Glacier in Rocky Mountains

This summer, my wife pre-booked Lake Louise campground for the weekend with my family and my son’s friend. We planned to hike one day on the Iceline Trail(British Columbia, Canada, Yoho National Park) and another day do some biking near Lake Louise,etc. I drove my SUV left Calgary around 3:30pm on Friday and arrived at Lake Louise campground in 2 hours time. When everything got settled down, we had our BBQ dinner. Myself then drove along the Moraine Lake Rd and found a place to stop and photograph the glacier. The towering glacier was layed across on top of Bident Mountain, Mount Babel and Mount Fay.then pressed the shutter button on my camera numerous times but the pictures were not so impressive. So I decided to try again next morning to capture the sunrise.Next morning I got to the same place before twilight hoping to catch a glimpse of sunrise. I was very lucky, as in a matter of minutes, those peaks and glacier quickly lighted up with hues of pink, red and orange. So I grabbed my chance and captured this spectacular image.
After that, I quickly drove back to the campground and had a quick hot breakfast to warm me up. Then we all packed ready heading to Yoho National Park to hike the Iceline trail. From the parking lot, we followed the path for roughly 8kms up hill with an elevation gain of 700m. The weather was perfect. Sunny and blue. We hiked about 2.5 hours uphill during which we saw colorful fire-weed, hoaring waterfalls and hanging glaciers. Then we reached where we admired the beautiful Emerald Glacier.
when we reached the glacier, there were a bunch of water falls and a peaceful pond, where we had our packed lunch.The mountain peaks and the glaciers were so enormous and majestic that it made the people standing below it look like little mice. The picture I took with my camera shows exactly that and gives us a reason to why we must try to prosper and preserve the beautiful environment that we live in so that future generations can observe and feel what we have witnessed.
We wondered around taking photos and enjoying the breathtaking views so long around the summit area, we were among the last few people at trail going back.
The next morning I decided to captured some sunrise on Bow Lake. I have been to the Bow Lake roughly four times this Summer. But this morning was the only time fortunate enough for me to witness the spectacular sunrise around the Bow Lake area.
When I got there in the morning, it was still sort of twilight, roughly half hour before sunrise. The moon was still hanging at the western sky above the Bow Glacier; While Mt Thompson on the right and Crowfoot Mountain and Crowfoot Glacier at left underneath.
With time went by, the cloud gradually became more rosy. But then it started to fade away to a yellowish white color in a matter of minutes. I felt a little bit disappointed but still kept a positive thought and waited.
Luckily, a miracle happened and boomed.There poped out a bright rosy light illuminating the Portal Peak of Mt Thompson and BowCrow Peak of Crowfoot Mountain,
a bit shy but ready to rise up above the morning sky.
The scenery became even more astonishing as the lake had become standstill showing a full reflection of the beaming rosy light slowly rising over the majestic mountain peak.
     Wow, I was bestowed with such joy and my one chance of taking this beautiful photo. I quickly moved to another place and took a different angle shot of the Crowfoot Glacier and these fantastic photos made my trip harvested.
Recently, Carrying photographic equipment to go hiking is not easy, I was in a car accident not long ago, the body is not yet fully recovered, so to go to many beautiful places are very difficult. Photos you want to take a good view must have a good physique.
Adhere to exercise, such as swimming is an effective way to enhance physical fitness, I also often receive acupuncture and massage therapy. Acupuncture, massage therapy to reduce muscle tension, pain, recovery fatigue. Help in the future to go more places to shoot more and better scenery photos.

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Acupuncture and Breast Cancer

  ScienceDaily (Apr. 28, 2008) — Acupuncture provides effective relief from hot flushes in women who are being treated with the anti-oestrogen tamoxifen following surgery for breast cancer, according to new research presented April 18 at the 6th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-6) in Berlin.

  Mrs Jill Hervik, a physiotherapist and acupuncturist at the Vestfold Central Hospital (T?nsberg, Norway), told a news briefing that breast cancer patients who received traditional Chinese acupuncture had a 50% reduction in hot flushes, both during the day and the night, and that this effect continued after the acupuncture ceased.

  “Acupuncture is increasingly used in western countries to treat the problem of hot flushes in healthy post-menopausal women, so we wanted to see whether it was effective in women with breast cancer suffering from hot flushes as a result of their anti-oestrogen medication,” she said.

Tamoxifen can cause many of the symptoms that occur during the menopause, including hot flushes. For healthy women, hormone replacement therapy has traditionally been used to alleviate symptoms, but it is associated with an increased risk of relapse in women with oestrogen sensitive breast cancers.

  In a prospective, single-blind, controlled trial, Mrs Hervik and her supervisor, Dr Odd Mj?land, randomised 59 breast cancer patients to receive either ten weeks of traditional Chinese acupuncture or sham (minimal) acupuncture between March 2003 and December 2006. All were taking tamoxifen following surgery and were postmenopausal. She delivered both the real and the sham acupuncture to the patients, and maintained a neutral treatment atmosphere (e.g. no soft music, and minimal time spent talking to the patients) in order to reduce the placebo effect of the treatments.

  The patients recorded the number of hot flushes they experienced for four weeks before the treatment, during the treatment and during a 12-week follow-up period. Other menopausal symptoms were also measured over the same periods using a quality of life index — the Kupperman Index — that incorporates symptoms such as hot flushes, sweating, sleep problems, depression, dizziness, palpitations, joint pain, headache, vaginal dryness etc.

Both the acupuncture and the sham acupuncture were given twice a week for the first five weeks and then once a week for the next five weeks. The real acupuncture was given using needles inserted at varying depths to a maximum of 3cms at several well-known acupuncture points. For the sham acupuncture, the needles were not inserted so deep (a maximum of 3mm) and in places well way from acupuncture points.

  Mrs Hervik said: “During the treatment, hot flushes were reduced by 50%, both day and night, in the acupuncture group. Three months after the last treatment a further reduction was seen. No significant changes were seen in the sham group during the day. At night there was a slight reduction during the treatment period but, once treatment had ceased, the number of hot flushes increased again.

  “This effect was paralleled in the scores from the Kupperman Index for the real acupuncture group, with a slight reduction also in the sham group. However, once treatment ceased the scores remained lowered for the treatment group, but increased for the sham group.”

  She concluded: “Acupuncture seems to provide effective relief from hot flushes, both day and night, for women taking tamoxifen after surgery for breast cancer. This treatment effect seems to coincide with a general improvement in well-being. Acupuncture has two advantages over other treatments for hot flushes: it is cheap and does not cause adverse side-effects. Our results suggest that acupuncture could be used more widely for treating breast cancer patients suffering from symptoms related to their anti-oestrogen medication.”

Acupuncture may help with fertility

  Acupuncture appears to be a useful fertility aid, according to a new report in the British Medical Journal that found pairing acupuncture with in-vitro fertilization can raise a couple’s odds of getting pregnant by 65 percent.

  In absolute terms, the report found that for every 10 women who supplement IVF with acupuncture, one extra pregnancy will occur.

Although that’s a “modest” effect, it’s important given the emotions and considerable expenses associated with assisted reproduction, said Eric Manheimer, the lead author and a research associate at the University of Maryland Medical School.
 The new report — a synthesis of seven previously published studies involving 1,366 patients — doesn’t address why acupuncture promotes fertility, which patients benefit or what protocol is optimal.

But experts have several ideas. They suggest that the ancient Chinese practice — which involves inserting needles at strategic locations on a person’s body — might enhance blood flow to the uterus, improving the chance that an embryo will successfully implant. Also, it’s thought that acupuncture might stimulate the production of hormones that regulate ovulation and fertility and regulate stress, which can interfere with a pregnancy.

  Some fertility centers have responded with enthusiasm. “We offer acupuncture to all our IVF patients” and between 10 and 20 percent elect to use it, said Dr. Brian Kaplan, a fertility specialist at Fertility Centers of Illinois.

  Kaplan cautioned, however, that he couldn’t recommend acupuncture as a stand-alone fertility treatment without IVF.

  Other scientists are skeptical. Dr. Norbert Gleicher, president of the Center for Human Reproduction, said he didn’t find the scientific literature convincing.

  Gleicher’s fertility centers will arrange for acupuncture occasionally, when patients indicate they want it, he said.

  “None of the studies, including this new one, are definitive,” agreed Dr. Ralph Kazer, chief of reproductive endocrinology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
  Two years ago, Northwestern launched a study of up to 220 women in which half get “sham” acupuncture, with needles placed in the wrong locations, and half get the real thing.
  The goal is to determine whether the placement of needles makes a difference or whether the therapy works because women believe it does, Kazer said.
 Summing it up
  The study: A review of existing research has found that acupuncture can boost a woman’s odds of conceiving.
  The caveats: The results apply only when acupuncture is used with in-vitro fertilization. And not all experts are convinced that it helps.

  Local angle: Fertility centers across Chicago are touting acupuncture as a way to help women get pregnant.
  Drawbacks? There are no harmful effects associated with acupuncture, which calls for needles to be inserted across a woman’s body.