Neuro-reflexive Core Screen

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Exercise Tips, Uncategorized

Neuroreflexive is another fancy word to say that your brain and body will protect you when you least expect it.  This is important to help yourself understand how your pain is impacting your ability to avoid surgery, play with your grandchildren, keep up and enjoy your retirement, and to “dream BIG, move BIG”! “Neuroreflexive” Core screen criteria (need to achieve … Read More

Juggling the Juggler (The Instruction Manual)

Danh NgoShoulder Pain, Uncategorized

Keeping it simple is the name of the game when learning how to juggle (or I think it is since I cannot juggle yet ?).  I believe practice and consistency will help anyone develop a skill.  Juggling is no different.  In juggling there are multiple things to think about and execute so things don’t fall flat to the ground. Coordination … Read More

Welcome Our Governor, Mr Heart!

Danh NgoEastern Medicine Division, Heart, Uncategorized

The human heart in western medicine is considered a pump. The heart pumps blood out through arteries to the tissues, muscles, organs in your body, delivering oxygen and nutrients. Waste gets back to your heart through the veins.  The heart pumps it out again to your lungs in exchange for more oxygenated blood that is then delivered throughout the entire … Read More

Juggling the Juggler (Part 1)

Danh NgoShoulder Pain, Uncategorized

Juggling is a complicated skill requiring one to have intricate handling of various objects. One false move and the act is over. Add more objects and the tasks require more attention to detail. I have tried it and still cannot perform it. I am in awe and jealous that someone can make it look that easy. Maybe, I just need to … Read More

How To Train Your Spleen Into A Yogi! (Part 1)

Danh NgoEastern Medicine Division, Spleen, Uncategorized

Traditional chinese medicine talks about the importance of each organ and its relationship with each other.  One organ feeding and working off each other to produce vitality.  This is utmost important when becoming a superhuman!  Each organ pairs up with another organ that it works best with.  The spleen’s partner is the stomach.  In “Welcome To The Ballgame, Mr Spleen!”, … Read More

Let The Lion Eat Me!

Danh NgoFibromyalgia + Chronic Pain, Pain Relief Division, Uncategorized

“Let the lion eat me!” said a middle aged, well kept lady diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What?!!! Are you kidding me? I said in my head. I am suppose to teach her how to handle life’s curveball NOT throw me one. Shocked and confused what is the right response to that will be. “Ummm…” It took a brief moment for me to collect my thoughts but I responded “Let’s tame the lion instead and reconsider that later.”

Catch-a-Sciaticasaurus, GO! (Part 2)

Danh NgoLow Back Pain, Uncategorized

What kind of Pokemon is a Sciaticasaurus?  It is a fast, elusive, stubborn, “sharp,” fire or electric type creature.  To catch it and be “the boss of it” requires patience and determination.  In the real world a Sciaticasaurus is known as Sciatica.  “True” Sciatica is where the sciatic nerve is inflamed and irritated.  (Pseudo) “leg pain” sciatica is when the irritation is coming … Read More

Welcome To The Ballgame, Mr. Spleen!

Danh NgoEastern Medicine Division, Spleen, Uncategorized

Spleen is the major organ to produce Qi. Qi is basically your energy. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a paradox, simple yet complicated. Simple in that its is all about balance, yin and yang. Complicated since TCM is a system that believes all organs work together for that balance for optimal health and emotional well being.