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Polymyalgia Rheumatica


Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory disorder. It results in muscle pain and stiffness in the body. The effects are most common in the shoulders, arms, hips, and thighs. About 15% of people with PMR will also develop giant cell arteritis(GCA). GCA is an inflammation of the lining of the arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.


The exact cause is not known. Inflammatory conditions may be associated with a problem with the immune system. Certain viruses may be responsible for PMR. Genetic factors may also play a role.


  • Muscle pain and/or stiffness in the hip, shoulder, or neck areas

  • Stiffness usually occurs in the morning or after long rests and may ease throughout the day

  • Fever

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Fatigue

  • Mood changes

How Acupuncture treat the PMR

Walk 10,000 Steps a Day For A Healthful Life Style

Health and fitness researchers are finding that people can achieve health benefits by exercising at a less intense level than previously thought.  In other words, someone who is sedentary most of the day but who jogs over the lunch hour may expend as much cumulative energy as someone who is active periodically throughout the entire day. 


Two recent studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association have confirmed that this lifestyle approach can be as effective as a traditional exercise program.  Many doctors and researchers have found that wearing a step counter is a great way to track your daily activity and inspire you to move more on days you have been sedentary.


To achieve good health, strive to take 10,000 steps a day (the equivalent of walking roughly five miles).  A person who walks 10,000 steps a day will burn between 2,000 and 3,500 extra calories per week, which will result in achieving o walking 12,000 to 15,000 steps a day.  Walking is a great way to loose weight — and keep it off. 


Whether your goal is to achieve good health or to lose weight, put your step counter on when you dress in the morning, and don’t take it off until bedtime.  Every step you take through out the day counts.




First Visit

June 19th, 2015 Female

Main complain: Infertility

She had married for 8 years, but she couldn’t get pregnant even without birth control. She had nephrectomy ( A surgery of  kidney excision) due to kidney failure when she was 8 years old. So she had only one kidney left. All the exams showed she had nothing wrong.

Tongue: pale and big with teeth mark;       Coating: white and thin

Pulse: Deep and week


  • Acupuncture in the Kidney, Spleen and Ren Meridian
  • Herbal Medical ( I use different formulas according to the patient’s body constitution and ovulation)
  • Ask her husband to take an exam of sperm count

Second Visit

June 26th, 2015

Her husband’s sperm test showed he had low sperm count and low sperm motility.


  • Acupuncture in the Kidney, Spleen and Ren Meridian
  • Herbal Medical ( I use different formulas according to the patient’s body constitution and ovulation)
  • Treat her husband with acupuncture and herbal medicine at the same time
  • Contraception for the first 2 month during the treament
  • Advise her husband to quit masturbation

Treatment course 

  • Once a week to adjust the formula and have the acupuncture
  • 2-3 month

    Twelve Visit

    September 25th, 2015

  • She got pregnant
  • Stop acupuncture
  • Herbal medicine for preventing miscarriage and morning sickness in the first two months

Return VisitDr. Yan Zhang Acupuncture by Yan P.C. Garden City, NY, 11530

May 2016

Her cousin came to visit and told me that she had gave birth to a healthy boy

Male Strengthening Exercise

The origin of Male 
Strengthening Exercise

Over Thousands years ago, the Chinese developed Male-only exercises to Strengthen the body and enhance male functioning. Traiditionally these types of issDr. Yan Zhang Acupuncture by Yan P.C. Garden City, NY, 11530ues are not discussed outside of the family due to embarrassment. These exercises have been handed down within families for many generations without written records. It is only recently that these exercise appear in writing and that people are willing to testify about using them.

In my clinical experience, there are many men with problems that can be helped by these exercises. Most men are embarrassed and do not say anything to anyone about these problems until they become severe. I hope that discussing this information will provide a discrete method to help resolve the problem and improve their quality of life


  • Low libidoDr. Yan Zhang Acupuncture by Yan P.C. Garden City, NY, 11530
  • Impotence
  • Pre-ejaculation
  • Seniors with general weakness
  • Chronic prostate disorders
  • Hardening of testes
  • Ejaculation dysfunction

Exercise Steps

  • Create Friction by rubbing both hands together to generate heat. Place one hand underneath the testicles and place the edge of the other hand on the top of the pubic bone, palm facing down to cover the penis.
  • Both hands rub the genitals together gently but forcefully on the skin level to generate warmth 100 times, then switch hands for another 100 times
  • Both hands hold the genitals, then gently lift the genitals up and pull them down for 3 to 5 times in each direction
  • Gently knead the testes with fingers for one minute using one hand on each testicle
  • place one palm on the abdomen and the other palm on top of that hand. keeping the hands together to provide more pressure, gently knead the lower abdomen for one minutes

    Important PointsDr. Yan Zhang Acupuncture by Yan P.C. Garden City, NY, 11530

  • This exercise is not for virgin males
  • All steps should start gently with less pressure and frequency, increase gradually according to individual comfort. Soreness and swelling should be avoided.
  • This exercise should be combined with other exercises such as walking, jogging and swimming for better results
  • Clean the external genitals and hands before the exercises to avoid infections
  • These exercises should not be performed if there are skin conditions such as eczema or open sores
  • If the receiver starts feeling uncomfortable, the session should be ended immediately
  • This exercise is best performed in the morning before getting up
  • This exercise may increase sex drive. Moderate sexual activity is recommended for best results with better quality. Start slowly and gradually increase the frequency of sexual activity