Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medicine treatment where thin, sterile acupuncture needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points to treat or reduce the severity of many health conditions or improve general well-being.
What is Acupuncture?
Who will performing acupuncture treatments?
Dr. Ming Liu has trained for 8 years in both conventional (Western) Medicine and Traditional Medicine. He has more than 35 years of clinical experience of the Natural and Integrated Medicine.
Dr. Ming Liu specializes in pain and stress management, arthritis, sports and occupational disorders, gastrointestinal problems, allergies and asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression, male and female disorders.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture originated in China around 4000 BC when Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors believed that acupuncture works by regulating the flow of ‘Chi’ (often translated as a ‘vital force’ or ‘energy’).
But it’s only recently, with advancements in science, that we started to understand how this ancient healing tradition works from a science perspective.
When acupuncture needles stimulate specific acupuncture points, this causes the release of chemicals called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters then travel via the central nervous system to the brain, where they either activate or inhibit other nerve signals. It’s these neurotransmitters that regulate the release of hormones and control different aspects of health.
What is acupuncture best for?
Acupuncture can treat many types of health issues. Most often, people use it to relieve chronic (long-term) pain, such as: Arthritis. Back pain, neck pain or muscle pain.
Is acupuncture good for weight loss?
Acupuncture can help with weight loss by regulating hormone production, improving the metabolism, optimizing digestion, reducing inflammation, suppressing the appetite, lessening water retention and optimizing other bodily functions that are related to obesity and weight loss.
Can hypertension be cured by acupuncture?
Acupuncture is effective for reducing blood pressure. This modality can be used as a stand-alone therapy or along with antihypertensive medications—in which case the dosages of the medications can be reduced significantly—and this helps to reduce the side-effects of medications
How does acupuncture work for fertility?
Acupuncture improves fertility by regulating fertility hormones. Acupuncture also increases the number of good quality eggs, optimises the uterine environment and reduces stress and anxiety levels. Acupuncture improves male fertility by increasing sperm quantity and quality.