Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture treatment involves insetting very fine needles into particular points. It’s believed that the stimulating of these points opens energy channels of the body. The opening of these channels helps your blood and Qi, and your natural energy flow smoothly and bring your body into harmony. As a result, acupuncture treatment can result in pain relief, stress relief and inner peace. Dr. Liu’s treatment may even improve your range of movement.
TCM acupuncture focuses on treating the human body as a whole unit. On the other hand, anatomy acupuncture focuses on the body as separate parts.
Maxibustion Used to Aid Acupuncture
Maxibustion involves the use of processed dried herbs called moxa, mainly mugwort, which is burnt either directly on the skin or indirectly above the skin over specific acupuncture points. The purpose of this process is to warm the Qi and blood in the acupuncture channels. Maxibustion is commonly used when there is a requirement to expel cold and damp feelings or to tonify the Qi and blood.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of ailments including:
Acute or Chronic Pain in the:
• Back / Neck
• Shoulders / Knees / Joints
• Arms / Legs
• Motor Vehicle Injuries
• Sports Injuries
• Disc Problems
• Headaches / Migraines
• Ligament or Soft Tissue Injuries
• Arthritis Pain
• Stress / Insomnia
• Infertility / PMS
• Breech Position During Late Pregnancy
• Digestion Problems
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Sinuses / Asthma
• Common Cold Cough
• Nerve Damage
• Helping Surgery Recovery
• Tennis Elbow
• Lower Back Pain
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Facial Paralysis
• Stroke Recovery
What to Do Before an Acupuncture Treatment
1. Have a light meal.
2. Do not consume alcohol, barbiturates or tranquilizers for four hours before treatment.
3. Take pain medication if necessary. Do not smoke tobacco for one hour before a treatment.
4. Continue the medication as prescribed by your physician.
5. Be well rested, if possible.
What to Do After an Acupuncture Treatment
1. Rest for an hour after you get home, if possible.
2. If treatment is for a painful condition, avoid strenuous activity for two days after treatment, even if you are pain-free.
3. Take pain medication or other medications as directed by your doctor; keep a record of the amount taken. Do not consume any alcohol or caffeine for two hours after treatment. Do not smoke tobacco for one hour after treatment.
4. Some people obtain relief immediately, some notice improvement after a few hours, some after a few days. Some patients require several treatments before responding. Some do not respond. Occasionally symptoms become worse before they improve; this usually only lasts 1-2 days.
5. The number of treatments required varies with each person and condition.
6. You may need to drink more liquids after a treatment.