Low Back Pain

This is a condition where the patient experiences pain in the low back area with/without injury, however, the cause of the pain can be anywhere from the upper back, pelvis, lower limbs muscle stiffness, joint restrictions, or from internal organ conditions such as kidney stones. So, when low back pain happens, consult your physician first, to clarify the cause of the pain, if it is a muscular-skeletal issue, then massage, acupuncture, chiropractor, or physiotherapy would be a solution. If internal organ Is the cause, acupuncture and herbal medicine would be a complementary treatment to western medicine in reducing or limiting the symptoms.

Tendonitis

Acupuncture plus Moxibustion is a great combination to ease the pain caused by this condition. Preventing tendonitis includes correct repetitive movements by utilizing good body mechanics and regular massage therapy. Strengthening muscles used in your activity or sport can help them better withstand stress and load.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a type of nerve impingement. The cause may be due to the sciatic nerve being compressed by disc, swollen muscle, tumor or displaced vertebra. The symptom is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches out from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. How do we treat this problem? Acupuncture is a great method for pain relief caused by nerve impingement. It can relax the contracting muscle to reduce pressure on the nerve, can increase pain threshold and redirect pain sensation to reduce or inhibit nerve pain. The best treatment methodology for sciatica or any nerve impingement is to solve the cause of the compression.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Is the compression of the median nerve in the wrist which causes numbness, tingling or weakness in the hand. Acupuncture can release the tension of the forearm muscle, and reduce nerve pain by increasing the pain threshold, rejuvenating the circulation of the median nerve.

Sports Injuries

In acute stages of the injury, acupuncture is often used for pain management, reducing swelling and inflammation by improving blood flow in order to speed up the healing process. In the semi-acute and chronic stage, we usually combine moxibustion and needling to release pain and reduce adhesions, improving mobility.

Motor Vehicle Accident Body Injuries

Damage from MVA can vary, from whiplash to broken bones. In our facility, we deal with whiplash grades 1-3. We can help improve mobility of joints, release muscle stiffness, stop headaches, and alleviate neck and back pain.

How do we treat MVA? A combination of acupuncture, moxibustion, orthopedic massage therapy, cold laser. We also can give proper advice for home care, including how to support the spine and provide customized exercise.

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorder

Other than injury, the most common cause of the TMJ Disorder is stress. We use a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat the TMJ Disorder. Chinese herbal medicine is the main key to strengthen and balance the nervous system to relieve and prevent future stress.

Arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, causing pain, swelling or stiffness. We use pain management techniques, such as thermotherapy, acupuncture or massage. Thermotherapy includes moxibustion, TDP lamp, hot stone or hot lava shell or ice. Acupuncture improves blood flow, reducing the inflammation. Orthopedic massage therapy can reduce stiffness, and  manual lymphatic drainage could reduce swelling. Cold laser therapy can reduce and stop the development of scar tissue in the joint. Depending on the stage, the type of arthritis, either a single technique or a combination will be applied.

Quit Smoking

Dorothy P. has been using acupuncture to help her clients stop smoking and reduce nicotine withdraw symptoms over 2 years. She had a success rate of over 90%. She uses a customized combination of points for each client based on their condition and body constitution.

Stop Snoring

Everyone knows that a narrowed airway causes snoring, due to a relaxed soft palate and can be solved by cold laser therapy. Call us and ask for Dorothy to stop your snoring today.

Infertility

In Chinese medicine, most infertility is caused by cold, dampness or blood blockage, so to improve the chance of conceiving it is essential to warm the channels which control the reproductive system, remove the dampness or blood stagnation. Acupuncture could help open the pathways of blood and energy flow, herbal medicine could strengthen the internal organs, warm up the reproductive system and dissolve dampness.

Preventative Healthcare

  • Preventing sports injury
  • Improving sports performance
  • Preventing from flu & common cold
  • Preventing miscarriage