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Try Alternative Therapies Like Acupuncture

Hong Ma, R.Ac., R.TCMP - Acupuncturist & TCM Practitioner


Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most used complementary and alternative medical treatments in the world. It typically is not considered a stand-alone treatment but a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners believe that energy known as Qi circulates throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. Good health is maintained as this energy flows freely throughout these channels. This provides patients with pain relief, re-balancing of the body’s energy fields, improved blood circulation, digestive system, respiration and immune system. It also promotes relaxation and could help regulate hormones. Restoring the Qi energy pathways allow the body to relearn its own shortcuts to self-heal.

Acupuncture and TCM help treat the following:

All Kinds of Pain

  • Headache, facial pain (including TMJ disorders)

  • Frozen shoulder, low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, knee pain, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow

  • Numbness and tingling

  • Sprains and strains

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Allergies and asthma

  • Sinusitis

  • Dizziness and vertigo

Digestive System

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Appetite loss

  • Acute and chronic gastritis

  • Biliary colic

Female Conditions

  • Breast tenderness

  • PMS, endometriosis, excessive menstrual bleeding

  • Primary dysmenorrhea, irregular menstrual period

  • Induction of labor

  • Correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)

  • Infertility

  • Menopausal syndrome

  • Menopausal discomfort

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Infertility

Skin Issues

  • Acne, eczema & psoriasis

  • Edema, herpes, itchiness, rashes, shingles

  • Facial rejuvenation (cosmetic acupuncture)


  • Anxiety and depression

  • Insomnia

  • Quit smoking

  • Weight loss

  • Immune boosting

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Chronic illnesses

  • Stroke/adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy

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