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Acupuncture Services at Optimal Chiropractic

Acupuncture

Acupuncture consists of placing ultra-thin needles on various points on the body to help re-direct the flow of blood and Qi (energy.) Pain and disease occur in areas where blood and energy get blocked and stagnate. When acupuncture points are stimulated, it helps to unblock these areas to restore health.

Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body by booming the patient’s immune system to achieve self-healing instead of drug.

Acupuncture has been in existence for over 2000 years. It consists of placing ultra-thin needles on various points on the body to help re-direct the flow of blood and Qi (energy.) Pain and disease occur in areas where blood and energy get blocked and stagnate. When acupuncture points are stimulated, it helps to unblock these areas to resolve pain, prevent disease, improve immune function, and restore the overall balance of the body.

To explain how acupuncture works in a modern western medical sense; acupuncture helps to stimulate the healing mechanism in the body. When an acupuncture needle is properly placed, it activates the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. It activates the nervous system to release endorphins (a hormone produced in the brain that relieves pain and produces a feeling of well being or happiness,) norepinephrine (a hormone that is responsible for alertness, memory and concentration) and oxytocin (a hormone responsible for resting and feeling calm.) Acupuncture also releases pressure on joint structures and nerves which allows better circulatory flow and an overall help for the body to heal and detoxify. With all of these positive side effects, you can see why acupuncture can be beneficial for not just pain – but so many other different ailments as well.

Acupuncture can effectively treat conditions such as chronic or acute pain, sports and work related injuries, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, arthritis, headaches, stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, PMS, digestive problems, thyroid disorders, and more.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Although acupuncture is most known for treating pain there are more than 80 conditions that the World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture is an effective treatment for.

Some of the conditions Acupuncture is known to treat are:

  • sports and repetitive strain injuries
  • arthritis
  • digestive conditions
  • stress and anxiety
  • insomnia
  • reproductive issues
  • allergies

Acupoint Point Injection Therapy

Myofascial Trigger Points are among the most common yet poorly recognized managed causes of musculosketal pain, it can also help with pressure reduction. The body to properly form red blood cells, grow tissues, and replicate DNA, it also helps to form myelin sheaths to protect nerve cells and conduct nerve impulses, and lowers homocysteine levels thereby reducing the risk of strokes or heart attacks.

The identification and treatment of the muscle groups requires training, it is not just about “getting or giving a shot” or using a pain killer. It’s about restoring muscle function, eliminating referred pain paths, and getting at the source of your pain.

If you have chronically tight, painful muscles or specific areas of pain on your body, chances are you have trigger points. If you suffer from an acute injury or chronic pain, sprains & strains, this powerful treatment modality can help you recover faster and reduce pain. Injections are filled with a combination of vitamins, amino acids, sodium chloride and procaine for the ultimate relief of chronic pain, faster healing time and overall well being.

Acupoint Injection Therapy helps with pressure reduction, restore nerve system function, reducing the risk of strokes or heart attacks, restore muscle function, eliminating pain.

Cupping Therapy(Part of Acupuncture Therapy)

Cupping therapy involves the suctioning of broad body surface areas by creating a vacuum inside customized glass cups. The regional vacuum increases blood flow to the area to warm up and tone the surrounding tissue, opens the chest and lungs, and can even benefit menstrual and digestive problems

Cupping therapy is able to:

  • Increase and improve circulation
  • Warm up affected areas
  • Stimulate healing
  • Expel stagnant blood flow
  • Promote muscular relaxation
  • Reduce pain

Infertility Treatment

Our infertility treatment is a 3 month intensive plan of weekly treatments comprising of herbs and acupuncture to significantly boost the chances of a natural pregnancy and IVF. There is no age limit for patients seeking this treatment as long as they have not reached menopause. Our typical patients who come for fertility treatments are around the 40 year-old range. In the 3 month period we strive to achieve optimal reproductive functioning through:

  • Rebalancing reproductive hormones
  • Accentuate deficient hormones
  • Improving pelvic blood flow
  • Elimination of toxic wastes
  • Clearing inflammatory factors
  • Encouraging repairing of tissues
  • Optimizing nervous and endocrine systems

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Infertility:
Our Approach to Your Fertility Success

Infertility patients are one of the common patients that visit me in my practice. And I absolutely love treating these patients knowing what I can provide them with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. The great majority of these patients are around the 40 year-old group. Many have put away their fertility goals for one reason or another. For some this would be their first attempt while for others it could be trying for a 2nd baby after the 1st one they already have. And for others, it is to overcome the repetitive failures from miscarriage. Whatever the situation, Chinese Medicine has something to offer and to bring them closer to their fertility success.

2 Keys to Fertility Success:

In my practice I can summarize that the key to fertility success is for the most part only 2 things. The 1st thing is a balance of hormones. This means a good interchange between estrogen and progesterone spikes during different periods of a women’s cycle. When estrogen should be high, it should be high, and when progesterone should be high, it should be high. When one hormone is high, the other should be low. The 2nd factor is normal blood flow of the female reproductive system. This guarantees that the reproductive organs will get adequate nutrition but also timely elimination of wastes and inflammatory factors as part of their cellular processes. An under-functioning reproductive system hence typically comes with retention of toxic waste materials leading to chronic inflammation of the pelvic organs. While the above 2 factors sound almost too common-sense, almost 100% of infertile female patients whom I see do not meet these 2 criteria.

Hence I would say it is theoretically impossible for a women to be infertile if she has met these requirements. If the opposite is the case however, then either the male would have to be investigated or perhaps there are other insidious factors that are preventing pregnancy.

Regular hormone panels are not enough.

The fact of the matter is that most patients will have gone to their GP or gynecologist and be told that their blood work indicates their hormones are “normal”. Experience tells us that such panels are nearly useless as the majority of women would have “normal” ranges but some number of these women would still be infertile. The reason is because hormone panels are not real-time assessments of a woman’s hormonal change as it alters throughout a cycle. What I have all of my patients do when they begin their treatment with me is either provide me with at least 30 days of basal body temperature(“BBT”) charting to 2 decimals of a centigrade or begin charting at the outset of treatment. Again in almost nearly 100% of cases, their chart will lack the required biphasic hormonal change pattern that should be present in a healthy menstrual cycle.

Getting your own BBT chart

A special thermometer typically called a “BBT thermometer” or “basal body temperature thermometer” and specifically one that reads to 2 decimals of a centigrade is required for plotting your temperature. Most pharmacies carry such products, which look almost identical to typical digital thermometers, except being able to read to 2 decimals. The temperature reading is done on a daily basis as the first thing in the morning before one gets out of bed. It can be done either orally, rectally or vaginally. Vaginally is recommended as pertains to the treatment of infertility. The readings can be recorded on paper or on many free apps such as Kindara.

3 months as 1 treatment cycle

The quality of a woman’s menstrual cycle as indicated by her BBT chart is inextricably tied to the likelihood of pregnancy. Generally speaking if her chart does not meet requirements, the chances of pregnancy are almost 0 as the body’s self-defense mechanisms will kick in to prevent pregnancy from occurring because it would instead to be detrimental to both baby and mother down the road if pregnancy does occur. Therefore our goal in Chinese Medicine is to restore the health of the reproductive cycle to the optimal level within a 3 month period so by the end of roughly 90 days of treatment her chart will look as close to standard as possible. A healthy BBT indicates that her hormone levels and interchange are working normally and her reproductive circulation is running smoothly. At this point the chances of a natural pregnancy will be at an all-time high and the chances of a successful IVF will also be at an all-time high. It’s a win-win situation.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Weight Loss Injection

MIC is a weight loss injection to help break down fat, stimulate metabolic functions, provide energy, regulate cholesterol and blood sugar and acts as an antioxidant. The injection is administered into the high gluteus maximus region.

We can design a specific weight loss program for you. To assist you in your road back to a healthy weight.


Our Acupuncturist

Jenny Liu is a Registered Acupuncturist, certified by the society of acupoint injection therapy, she also holds a bachelor’s degree of TCMD in Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.

Being an acupuncturist and TCM doctor for more than 15 years, she exposed herself to big amount of patients from China and Canada. She is passionate about looking after her patients and restoring them to health, as a result, most of her patients became repeated patients as they completely recovered or received significant improvement on their disease.

Her area of expertise includes: neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, sciatica nerves pain, back pain, tennis elbows, insomnia, infertility, sinus, arthritis, anxiety, headache, trigeminal neuropathy, shingles, toothache, cold, gastrointestinal disease, obesity, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, etc.

Pain Target Therapy treats neck, shoulder, back pains, arthritis, and nerve problems such as neuralgia and sciatica by using electro acupuncture, Point Injection Therapy, and Cupping.

For more information, please give our office a call today!


Acupuncture in Surrey | (604) 930-2332