Acupuncture

acu02Gloria Acupuncture Clinic – Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Oriental Medicine (TCM). Over the past 5,000 years, TCM has been evolved into a total medical healthcare system. A wide variety of health conditions can be treated safely, painlessly, and successfully with TCM. Because TCM is a holistic medicine, it treats not only the branch (symptoms) but also the root (cause) of the health condition.

Acupuncture works on the body’s basic energy, or life force, referred to as Qi (chee).This energy circulates throughout the body in a specific pattern through channels called meridians. The Qi brings energy and nourishment to the entire body, cells, tissues, and organs.

When there is a balanced flow of Qi in the body, you experience good physical, mental and emotional health. Any misdirection, obstruction or imbalance to the flow of Qi will affect the function and proper nourishment to the body, therefore, creating pain, dysfunction, and disease.

By rebalancing the flow of Qi, the body can be restored to a normal balance so the organs and bodily systems can work together. This sets the stage for the body to repair itself and maintain its own health.

By using the diagnostic tools in TCM – taking the pulse, looking at the tongue, palpating certain acupoints (which run along the meridians) and asking questions – the acupuncturist will use Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to bring the body back into balance so that the body can heal. Chinese herbal medicine may be prescribed internally or applied externally. Acupuncture is performed by inserting fine, sterile needles (used one time only) at certain acupoints. Electro stimulation using micro current can also be applied to the acupuncture needle for stronger stimulation when treating pain. Moxibustion is used for warming certain acupoints to move Qi or to tonify specific meridians. Tui na (Chinese massage), cupping, nutrition, life style recommendations, Qi Gong and Tai Qi (Chinese exercise) are also used to treat the body according to the theories of Chinese medicine.

Commonly treated health conditions:

In Chinese medicine’s terms, acupuncturists treat an imbalance of Qi, but in Western terms they treat hundreds of symptoms and conditions. The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.

The following is a list of some of the conditions that Chinese medicine has been effective in treating

 

Musculoskeletal

· Arthritis
· Tendonitis
· Lower Back Pain
· Neck / Upper Back Pain

Neurologic

· All pain conditions
· Migraines / Headaches
· Neck / Back Pain
· Sciatica
· Numbness
· Muscles Spasms / Tremors
· Bell’s Palsy
· Paralysis
· Post-Stroke

Gynecology

· PMS
· Menopause
· Morning Sickness
· Endometriosis
· Fibrosystic Breast Disease
· Infertility

Pediatrics

· Ear Infections
· Coughs
· Rhinitis/Sinusitis
· Stomach Ache

Digestive Problems

· Constipation
· Diarrhea
· Hemorrhoids
· Colitis
· Food Poisoning
· Stomach Ache

Urinary Problems

· Cystitis
· Urinary Incontinence
· Prostatitis

 

 

Skin Problems

· Acne
· Psoriasis
· Eczema
· Painful Scars
· Rash

Emotional

· Stress
· Depression
· Anxiety
· Insomnia
· Irritability

Ear, Nose, Throat & Respiratory

· Allergies
· Sinusitis
· Meniere’s Disease
· Sore Throats
· Ear Infection
· Asthma
· Cough
· Emphysema

 

Eye Conditions

· Macular Degeneration
· Staqrgardt’s
· Retinitis Pigmentosa
· Detached Retina
· Optic Atrophy
· Optic Neuritis
· Diabetic Retinopathy
· Idiopathic Degenerative
· Vision Loss
· Blurry Vision
· Eye Strain Headaches
· Glaucoma
· Dry Eyes
· Floaters
· Color Blindness
· Cataracts
· Pterygium
· Photophobia

Miscellaneous

· Smoking Addiction
· Drug Addiction
· Alcoholism
· Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
· Fibromyalgia
· Lupus
· Obesity
· Chemotherapy / Radiation Side-Effects
· Post – Surgical for Pain

Address

102-1061 Ridgeway Ave Coquitlam, BC V3J 1S6

tel:604-671-1007 / 604-210-9044
email: infoGAcu@gmail.com

Reception Area

waiting room

Treatment Room

treatment_room_03

Send Message

Your Name (required)

Your Message

Gloria Acupuncture Clinic