Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture - Cupping
Dr. Jing Liu, T.C.M.D., Dr.AC.
Dr. Jing Liu is a member of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC) and graduated from Shandong Traditional Chinese Medicine University in China in 1998. She received training from a renowned professor of Chinese Medicine in Shandong province. Dr. Liu has many years of experience successfully combining modern Western medical theory and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory to diagnose diseases and treat patients. Dr. Liu specializes in traditional Chinese Medicine as well as in treating pain, women’s health issues such as infertility, PMS, menstrual problems, IVF, and other prenatal complications. A fourth generation TCM doctor, Dr. Liu was born into a respected medical family with both her mother and father being highly sought after doctors in their region of China. She brings to Back in Motion an incredible wealth of tradition and knowledge. Dr. Jing Liu is eager to help you discover how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help you get back in good health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)The main premise behind Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is that life energy (qi) flows through the internal organs and connects the entire body in a river like system called meridians. There are 14 main meridians that interconnect the systems of the body and carry the qi. Poor diet, irregular eating, lack of sleep, life stress or traumatic injury can disrupt the flow of qi in the meridians and cause disharmony within the internal organs and body systems. When the flow of qi in the meridians stagnates, we may feel pain or begin to experience symptoms of illness, and the lack of free flow of qi in one area of the body can affect other seemingly unrelated regions of the body as well. When certain points are tender to the touch, it can indicate the need for treatment of the associated meridian or corresponding internal organ. Fortunately, we can improve the free flow of qi and restore health by stimulating these tender spots on the meridians, which are called acupuncture points. These points can be stimulated with an acupuncture needle or by pressure with the hands called acupressure. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine goes hand in hand with acupuncture to help improve the flow of qi through the meridians and internal organs. Over thousands of years, the Chinese have developed a system of medicine to treat symptoms of disease with dried plant roots, fruits, leaves, seeds, bark, flowers, and minerals. The method of diagnosis by a Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor (TCMD) is what sets Chinese medicine apart from Western medicine. In TCM, the state of your health is determined through examination of the tongue and the palpation of the pulses at the wrist. The condition of the internal organs is reflected in the color and shape of the tongue, as well as the color and thickness of the coating on the tongue. On each wrist, there are three positions corresponding to the internal organs, and there are 28 different types of pulses that tell a story about the condition of the organs. Your TCMD will also ask you detailed questions about your quality of sleep, digestion, bowel habits, and menstrual cycle. This information combined with the tongue and pulse examination helps your TCMD determine the most effective Chinese herbal medicine prescription and set of acupuncture points to bring you back to health. And so, Chinese medicine is tailored to your exact needs and can heal many of the symptoms that other health practitioners may not have been able to address.
Chinese HerbsThe use of Chinese Herbs is a large part of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM practitioners use herbal medicines to treat or prevent health problems. Chinese Herbs are perscribed to address the particular problems of the client and are often part of a larger treatment plan involving Acupuncture, Accupressure and Cupping.
AcupunctureAcupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in China and Asia. It involves the stimulated of acupuncture points at various points on the body, along the meridians. The stimulation is induced with the use of acupuncture needles, these needles are hair thin and usually do not cause pain. These needles are left in the body for short periods of time as determined by your TCMD.
CuppingCupping is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a special cup is placed on the skin and suction is created so that the skin and superficial tissue is drawn up into the cup. Cupping is a particularly useful therapy for the treatment of muscular aches and pains like backache, or frozen shoulder. It is also very effective for internal conditions like chronic cough, asthma, and difficulty breathing due to congestion caused by the common cold.
Trusted References: • Mayo Clinic - Acupuncture • Live Strong - Acupuncture and Accupressure
What conditions can be treated with Chinese Medicine and Acupunture?
- Addictions (smoking)
- Bell’s Palsy
- Carpal tunnel
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic pain
- Digestive Difficulty
- High Blood Pressure
- Muscle pain/ Injuries
- Skin problems
- Stress relief
- Tennis elbow
- Weak immune system
- Weight loss
- And more…
Chinese Medicine Prices:
Diagnosis - $30 Acupuncture (1st visit or extended) - $100 Acupuncture (regular) - $70 Chinese Medicine – prices vary depending upon diagnosis * Price subject to change