Burnaby Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatments For Effective Chronic Illness And Pain Relief

Traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture is one of the most widely used holistic healing modalities in the world.

For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to effectively treat a wide range of conditions like, from chronic pain and illness to stress and anxiety.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Neck Pain

  • Emotional Stress

  • Sports Injuries

  • Knee Pain

  • Arthritis



Today, acupuncture and Chinese medicine are still widely used as part of a comprehensive health care plan.

Dr. Ladan Mohammadi, Dr. TCM, R.Ac., PhD. is a licensed Burnaby acupuncturist and a licensed doctor of traditional Chinese medicine who has been helping patients over many years in the Burnaby area achieve optimum health.

Utilizing both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, she has helped her patients achieve successful outcomes for a wide variety of concerns.

Whether you are looking for relief from pain or struggling with a chronic condition, Dr. Mohammadi can create a personalized treatment plan that will both alleviate pain and help you achieve your health goals.

A Journey to Wellness Inspired by Centuries-old Practices

The Harmonious Blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Optimal Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with a history spanning over 2,000 years, is among the oldest healthcare systems still in practice today.

It continues to be used by Registered Acupuncturists, testament to its enduring relevance.

Good health is achieved when the body’s energy flows smoothly. However, when this energy flow is blocked or disrupted, it can lead to pain, injuries or illness.

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Experience Faster Recovery: How Acupuncture Balances Your Energy

Acupuncture Is One Popular Method Used to Restore Smooth Energy Flow and Promote Healing

The practice involves the insertion of sterile, single-use, hair-thin needles into specific acupuncture points on the body which are connected to the affected channels or meridians.

This painless stimulation helps to release the blockage and restore normal energy flow. Although acupuncture is often to relieve pain, it can also be used to treat a wide range of other conditions such as migraines, anxiety, fatigue, digestive issues, hormonal issues, etc.

Experience Relaxation and Healing Without Discomfort

Acupuncture Treatments Are Comfortable and Painless

Are you seeking a solution to unwind, boost your overall health, and manage emotional stress? Acupuncture could be just what you need! It’s common for patients to feel deeply relaxed and invigorated after each session, alongside a noticeable decrease in symptoms. Also, it’s worth noting that acupuncture is a safe and effective approach to pain management.

Booking Your Acupuncture Treatment Is Easy!

At our Burnaby Acupuncture clinic we provide services that can help with a variety of conditions including pain relief. Our experienced and licensed Registered Acupuncturist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. We also provide Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture!

Say goodbye to traditional pain meds! Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free option that’s proven effective in relieving pain. If you’re curious about our acupuncture services, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call or email our clinic today with any questions – we’d love to hear from you.

The Science of Acupuncture: How It Contributes to Healing and Wellness

Acupuncture Has Been Proven Effective for Physical and Emotional Healing, But How Does It Work?

Preclinical studies have demonstrated the effect of acupuncture. According to the National Institute of Health, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals such as hormones causing biochemical changes that help regulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being. While modern science is still trying to unravel the mysteries of this ancient practice – its effects on improving health cannot be denied!

Scientists Have Found that Acupuncture Works in Three Major Ways and It Is in This Way that It Can Treat Many Different Conditions:

1.) As analgesia, 2.) As a regulator of the physiological system, and 3.) As an enhancer of the immune system. Studies have shown that acupuncture can increase the release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers), and therefore increases the body’s threshold for pain perception. As a result, acupuncture is used for the treatment of acute and chronic pain without the use of drugs or surgery. For example, in the treatment of menstrual cramps stimulating an acupuncture point called “Spleen 6” will relieve the pain.

What Makes Acupuncture a Natural Treatment for Stress, Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia?

After an acupuncture session, patients often feel euphoric and calm thanks to the boost in serotonin levels. This increased circulation also makes acupuncture an excellent treatment for managing inflammatory conditions, especially in areas like frozen shoulder where blood flow might be blocked.

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Unlock the Power of Acupuncture:
From Chronic Pain Relief to Immune Regulation and Respiratory Wellness

Acupuncture Isn’t Just Good for Chronic Pain Relief, It Can Also Be Used to Help Regulate the Immune System!

Acupuncture boosts the immune system by stimulating natural killer cells, T-cells, and white blood cells which increases the body’s resistance to diseases. Certain puncture points can improve white cell count in immune deficient patients and increase immunoglobulin levels in healthy individuals. Additionally, it reduces antibody levels in certain diseases where the immune system is overactive.

Need Help with a Respiratory Illness? Acupuncture Might Be the Answer!

Acupuncture can improve respiratory movements and help with respiratory diseases by regulating gas exchange, exhalation rate, and the actions of airways. It can also regulate heart rate and blood pressure, which benefits patients with rapid heart rate and poor peripheral circulation, early-phase hypertension, and varicose veins.

Balance Your Body and Mind with Acupuncture:
Improve Digestion, Hormone Regulation, and Overall Health

Get Your Digestive System Back on Track with Acupuncture – Clinically Proven Results!

It does this by regulating gastrointestinal tract movements and digestive secretions. This makes acupuncture an ideal treatment for problems like gastritis, stomachache, stomach prolapse and ulcers, constipation and diarrhea. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and affects endocrine secretions.

Unlock the Hidden Power of Acupuncture to Improve Your Endocrine System!

Did you know that acupuncture can help with hormonal issues? By stimulating specific acupuncture points for example, cortisol levels in the blood can be affected which may reduce airway constriction and excessive secretion in asthmatic patients, normalize the stress response in those with anxiety, and lead to a more balanced metabolic activity which can help those with energy issues and other chronic concerns.

Unlock Better Health with Acupuncture and Mediate Neuro-Hormonal Activity Naturally!

Acupuncture helps shorten recovery time in patients after lumbar spinal anesthesia. For problems of the peripheral nervous system such as facial palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, sciatica and optical nerve atrophy, acupuncture helps to reduce inflammation, arrest pain, and promote regeneration of new nerve fibers

From Chronic Illnesses to Everyday Stress: The Extensive Healing Capabilities of Acupuncture

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture can be an effective therapy for many conditions. Many patients use acupuncture for effective pain management, however the following conditions can also be treated with Acupuncture:

Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Various joint pain problems and injuries such as: ankle, knee pain, back, wrist, shoulder pain, and neck pain, pelvic pain and sprain

  • Sports injuries

  • Sciatica, carpel tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Restless Leg Syndrome

Digestive Issues
  • Bloating, constipation, diarrhea

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and IBD

  • Acid reflux, gastritis

Emotional Imbalance
  • Depression, anxiety, bipolar, irritability, poor memory, worry, over-thinking

Sleep Imbalances
  • Depression, anxiety, bipolar, irritability, poor memory, worry, over-thinking

  • Insomnia, nightmares

Respiratory Issues
  • Asthma, common cold, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis

Female Gynecological Issues
  • PMS, period pain, irregular or heavy menstruation, discharges, menopausal symptoms, menstrual headache,

  • Pregnancy, post-partum fever, miscarriage prevention, breeched baby, labour induction, sciatica, post-partum abdominal and body pain, post-partum depression

  •  Infertility, IVF support

  • Fibrocystic breast disease, lactation issues, polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroid, and endometriosis.

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  • Hay fever

  • Allergic rhinitis

Other Imbalances
  • Migraine, headache, Bell’s Palsy, neuralgia, neuropathy

Even More Unexpected Benefits of Acupuncture

  • Dermatological diseases: Eczema, psoriasis, acne, itchiness, shingles, melasma

  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

  • Hair Loss

  • Chronic Cough

  • Dizziness, Raynaud’s, Night sweat, Organ prolapse, Ear infectionSlow the progression of glaucoma and retinal detachment

  • Slow the progression of glaucoma and retinal detachment

  • Overcoming addiction to drugs and/or tobacco and more…

  • Chronic Conditions

  • Injuries due to motor vehicle accidents

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Your Path to Wellness:

Services Included In Your Acupuncture Appointment:

ConsultationAcupunctureCuppingEar SeedsHerbal Medicine & Food Cure

Consultation

At our Burnaby naturopathic and acupuncture clinic, we are committed to providing personalized care for each patient. During your initial appointment you will benefit from an individualized treatment plan crafted with the utmost attention to detail and tailored entirely around addressing the specific needs associated with your condition or constitution. This may include an acupuncture session in addition to dietary advice or changes in lifestyle habits.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient practice used to treat a variety of ailments by using hair-thin sterilized needles to gently stimulate the body’s acupuncture points. By restoring energy flow and promoting healthy blood circulation, this traditional method helps bring balance and wellness back into your life.

Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with common cold, pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Cupping can benefit any painful congested area, in can stimulate all the internal organs to function better and can tonify the body’s energy and blood. It can also detoxify the body by clearing the excessive heat, and removing dampness and blood stagnation.

According to British Cupping Society cupping therapy can help to treat: Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia, Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, cervical spondylosis, low backache, sprains, shoulder tension, facial paralysis, fertility and gynecological disorders, skin problems such as eczema and acne, high blood pressure, migraines, anxiety and depression, bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma, and varicose veins.

Ear Seeds

Ear seeds provide a unique, non-invasive way to benefit from acupressure. These small black seeds are derived from the vaccaria plant and can be applied onto pressure points on the ear for up to several days at time with an adhesive tape – making them perfect for pediatric patients who might not feel comfortable receiving needle therapy. Ear seed treatment is often used in cases of congestion or cold symptoms, as well as insomnia and even pain such as toothaches or abdominal discomfort.

Herbal Medicine & Food Cure

Herbal formulas can be used to help the body correct and optimize its internal functions. If you are open to using herbal formulas, a diagnosis can be made so that a custom formula can be prescribed (custom herbal formulas are made within our dispensary and carry an additional cost).

Also, eating the right foods can be just as important for your health as exercise and proper rest. Dietary advice will be provided during your session based on Chinese medicine principles to help further enhance your treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens During the First and Follow-Up Acupuncture Treatment Sessions?

On your first visit to our Burnaby acupuncture clinic, you’ll fill out an intake form and have a complete conversation with the practitioner about your major health concerns, prior health history, and current state of health. This conversation aims to find the root cause of your complaint. During the intake, the Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist considers your mind and body as a whole.

The acupuncturist typically examines your tongue and pulses to diagnose the problem. Using this information and all other symptoms, the TCM acupuncturist determines the Traditional Medicine diagnosis which summarizes imbalances and their location. The body’s patterns change with treatment, so follow-up visits adjust the diagnosis and treatment plan based on changes that have occurred.

What is the Treatment Like?

In our Burnaby clinic the treatments include acupuncture. Depending on the diagnosis we may employ a combination of a few of the therapies (such as cupping, electronic point stimulation, Moxibustion, or herbal therapy).

Acupuncture needles are very thin and made of surgical grade steel. They are coated for comfortable insertion and are sterile, single-use needles. About 40 of these needles can fit into the opening of a hypodermic needle used for drawing blood.

During an acupuncture treatment, the patient lies down while 10-20 fine needles are inserted into specific points of the body based on the treatment plan. The acupuncturist checks for feedback to ensure comfort and adjusts the needles accordingly. Most patients do not feel discomfort after the insertion, but rather a comfortable sensation of warmth, pressure, or movement in the area. Patients may often feel relief from acute symptoms they had before the treatment, such as opening up nasal blockage or dissipating abdominal discomfort. Patients are usually surprised at how painless acupuncture is.

Before leaving, the acupuncturist checks for comfort and adjusts the needles as needed. The patient may or may not feel the needles at this point. The needles are left in place for 15-30 minutes, during which time the patient can relax by focusing on their breathing or sleeping. The room temperature is adjusted for optimal comfort and a table warmer or heat lamp may be used. A dim light and relaxing music enhance the treatment’s effects.

How Many Acupuncture Treatments Do I Need?

Our Burnaby acupuncture clinic emphasizes disease prevention and the power of acupuncture to reverse the body’s inflammatory process, which can cause rapid aging. We educate patients about integrating acupuncture into their healthy lifestyle. Regular acupuncture treatments boost the immune system, reduce stress, enhance mood, improve memory, regulate appetite, improve complexion, and overall health.

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Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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