Are you ready for a healthy start to the new year? Join Dr. Li Zheng and Dr. Jing Fan Saturday through Sunday, January 2-3, 2016 for their first ever Pain Management Retreat in Boca Raton, FL! The topic of this retreat is chronic neck, back, and knee pain management.
- Chinese Massage
- Herb Sampling
- Nutrition Seminar
- Qigong Lesson
Yijin Jing is an ancient Qigong manual containing a series of exercises, coordinated breathing and mental concentration, said to enhance physical health dramatically when practiced consistently. In Chinese “Yi” means change, “Jin” means tendons and meridians, while “Jing” denotes a handbook. This relatively intense form of exercise aims to strengthen the muscles and tendons, thus promoting strength and flexibility, speed and stamina, and balance and coordination of the body. These exercises are notable for being a key element of the physical conditioning used in Shaolin training, while for everyday folks , they are useful for treating chronic cardiopulmonary disease, musculoskeletal disease and other degenerative diseases.
- Tai chi
Tai chi is a Chinese martial art form practiced for its health benefits. A 2015 systematic review found tai chi can be practiced even by those with medical conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, and osteoarthritis without worsening their shortness of breath and pain. In addition, the study found favorable effects on functional exercise capacity in people with these conditions.
Saturday: 1599 NW 9th Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Sunday: 1180 Parkside Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33486
3 pm: Registration begins.
4 – 5pm: Traditional Chinese stretching exercises and qigong class with Dr. Fan.
5 – 7 pm: Chinese massage to balance the muscles and tendons around your back, knee and other joints with Dr. Fan. Includes lecture and demonstrations.
9 – 10 am: Presentation by Dr. Zheng on how we can use the right food and herbs to prevent and treat inflammation in our joints.
10 – 11:30 am: Morning traditional Chinese stretching exercises and qigong to prevent neck, back, and knee pain and improve your energy flow for the day.
11:30 am -12:30 pm: Dr. Zheng will teach you about acupuncture points that relax the muscles and improves energy flow to different joints. She will also show you acupuncture points you can press yourself to strengthen your adrenal, thyroid, ovarian and testicular function so you can have more “happy hormones” such as dopamine, progesterone, endorphin and serotonin for the new year.
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch break. (Chinese herbal porridge and sandwiches will be provided).
1:30 – 3:30 pm: Acupuncture treatment with Dr. Zheng and consultations with Dr. Fan.
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Individual sessions with Dr. Fan to use traditional Chinese massage to realign your vertebrae and other joints so they will function better.
4:30 – 6:30 pm: Sample Chinese herbal teas that prevent inflammation in your neck, back and knees. Final Q&A with Dr. Zheng and Dr. Fan.
$150 for 2 days. $80 for just Saturday and $100 for just Sunday. 10% early bird discount before December 25, 2015.
Dr. Li Zheng: Founder of Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic and Boston Chinese Acupuncture, Dr. Zheng has over two decades of experience combining acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutritional therapies to treat chronic cases of pain, including post-operative pain, neuropathy and arthritis. She has written two books: Chinese Acupuncture & Herbs for Common Diseases and Acupuncture & Hormone Balance.
Dr. Jing Fan: An orthopedic surgeon trained in traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Jing Fan is an Associate Chief Physician at the Jiangsu Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China and a post-doctoral research fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He has written numerous peer-reviewed articles on knee pain, osteoarthritis, and soft tissue injuries.