Burnaby Acupuncture

Burnaby Acupuncture Treatments For Effective Chronic Illness And Pain Relief

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

For thousands of years, Chinese medicine and acupuncture have been used to effectively treat a wide range of conditions, from pain and illness to stress and anxiety.

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 help you achieve your health goals.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Burnaby Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back over 2,000 years and is one of the oldest medical systems still in use today.

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 or illness.

Burnaby Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
burnaby acupuncturist inserting needles into woman's back for pain relief

Burnaby 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 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 used 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.

Burnaby Acupuncture Treatments Are Comfortable and Painless

The deep relaxation feeling that acupuncture can induce is one of the main reasons why people choose to undergo this type of treatment. Patients often report feeling more relaxed and refreshed after each session and many find that their symptoms are greatly reduced. Burnaby Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to improve your health and it can be an incredibly relaxing experience.

Booking Your Burnaby 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 practitioner will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. We also provide Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture!

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in relieving pain and it is a safe and drug-free option for those who are looking for an alternative to traditional pain medication. If you are interested in learning more about our acupuncture services please contact our clinic today by phone or email. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.

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

Often times, patients will feel a sense of euphoria and overall sense of calmness and wellbeing following an acupuncture treatment due to the effect of acupuncture on increasing serotonin which allows patient to feel rested, relaxed, and happy. Acupuncture also helps to manage inflammatory conditions by increasing local circulation in areas where circulation may be low or blocked due to injury, scar tissue or muscle tension (e.g. a frozen shoulder).

woman gets acupuncture treatment for back pain at burnaby-acupuncture-clinic

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

It helps support the immune system by stimulating natural killer cells, T-cells, and white blood cells. Therefore, it increases the strength of the human body to resist diseases. Puncturing certain points have shown to improve the white cells count after three days of treatment in immune deficient patients. Also stimulating certain points can boost the immunoglobulin level in healthy individuals. Burnaby Acupuncture also helps to reduce the level of antibodies in certain diseases where immune system is overactive.

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

Acupuncture can alter respiratory movements and therefore can help with respiratory diseases. It does this by regulating the capacity of gas exchange, and rate of exhalation of the oxygen, as well as the contraction and secretion actions of the air ways. Burnaby Acupuncture can also regulate heart rate and blood pressure. It can be beneficial for those with rapid heart rate and poor peripheral circulation. Acupuncture is therefore beneficial for patients with early-phase hypertension and varicose veins.

Get Your Digestive System Back on Track with Burnaby 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. Burnaby Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and affects endocrine secretions.

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

Stimulating certain points can increase the cortisol content in the blood resulting in arresting the excessive secretion and contraction of the airways in asthmatic patients. Acupuncture can treat hyperthyroidism by regulating the function of the thyroid gland and reducing the synthesis of T3 and T4 as well as their secretions. In diabetic patients, puncturing certain points can regulate insulin secretion.

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

Burnaby 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

What Conditions Can Burnaby Acupuncture Treat?

The WHO (World Health Organization) has recognized Acupuncture to be effective for over 200 different conditions. The most common and effectively conditions treated with Acupuncture are:

Various joint pain problems such as: ankle, knee, back, wrist, shoulder, and neck pain and sprain
Sport injuries
Sciatica, carpel tunnel, tennis elbow
Restless Leg Syndrome
Bloating, constipation, diarrhea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and IBD
Acid reflux, gastritis
Depression, anxiety, bipolar, irritability, poor memory, worry, over-thinking
Depression, anxiety, bipolar, irritability, poor memory, worry, over-thinking
Insomnia, nightmares
Asthma, common cold, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis
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.
Hay fever
Allergic rhinitis

Migraine, headache, Bell’s Palsy, neuralgia, neuropathy

Acupuncture can also help with:

Dermatological diseases: Eczema, psoriasis, acne, itchiness, shingles, melasma
Facial Rejuvenation
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…

Services Included in Your Burnaby Acupuncture Session:


At our Burnaby naturopathic and acupuncture clinic, we are committed to providing personalized care for each patient. On your initial visit 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.

female patient asking questions about burnaby acupuncture treatments


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.

female receiving acupuncture treatment for back pain in burnaby clinic


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.

male laying facedown receiving Cupping therapy in burnaby acupuncture clinic

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.

female patient receives Ear seeds treatment at burnaby acupuncture clinic

Chinese Medicine Food Cure

Eating the right foods can be just as important for your health as exercise and proper rest. To achieve a balanced body, we recommend making use of food cure advice to ensure you’re consuming what’s best for your wellbeing.

burnaby acupuncture session also includes chinese medicine food cure

Frequently Asked Questions

On your first visit to our Burnaby acupuncture clinic, you will fill out the acupuncture intake form. The initial consultation is a complete question conversation with the practitioner and covers your major health concerns, the state of your health, and your previous health history. This conversation is done to find the root cause of your complaint. During the intake conversation the Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist will look at your mind and body as whole.

Then the acupuncturist will often look at your tongue and feel your pulses as part of the diagnosis. The TCM acupuncturist will interpret all the symptoms and the tongue and pulse to come up with the Traditional Medicine diagnoses. The diagnosis is the summary of the present imbalances and their location. As you get treatments and some of the issues get resolved the patterns will change in your body. In the follow-up visits the practitioner/acupuncturist will find out what changes have occurred and will adjust the diagnosis and treatment plan.

female patient asking questions about burnaby acupuncture treatments
woman receives acupuncture treatment for back pain at burnaby acupuncture clinic

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 filiform, ultra-fine needles that are often coated for even more comfortable insertion. They are sterile, single use needles that are made from surgical grade steel. The acupuncture needles are so thin the about 40 of them can fit in the opening of a hypodermic needle (the one used to draw blood).

The patient usually lays down while the practitioner inserts 10-20 fine acupuncture needles into the different acupuncture points that are prescribed based on the treatment plan. During the acupuncture treatment the practitioner/acupuncturist will check your feedback to ensure that you are comfortable and will adjust the needles to achieve a comfortable and effective treatment. The patients generally, do not feel discomfort after insertion of the needles. They may feel a comfortable sensation of warmth, pressure, or movement in the area and often relief of acute symptoms that they were experiencing prior to the treatment (e.g. nasal blockage may open up or abdominal discomfort may dissipate). Patients are usually surprised at how painless Burnaby Acupuncture is.

Before leaving the room, the practitioner/acupuncturist will check with you to ensure that you are comfortable and will adjust the needles accordingly. At this point patient may slightly feel the needles or may not feel them at all. Then the needles are left between 15 to 30 min. During this time, you can relax by focusing on your breathing or sleeping. The temperature in the room will be adjusted for your optimal comfort. Often a table warmer or a heat lamp is used to keep you warm during the treatment. A dim light and a relaxing music will help you relax to increase the effect of the treatment.

It is difficult to predict the number of acupuncture treatments a patient needs. Many factors play a role in how quickly your body will respond to acupuncture. This includes the duration of the health concern, your efforts in following the advice of the practitioner and your own health goals. Therefore, it is easier to estimate the number of required treatments after observing response of the patient’s body to the first couple of treatments.

If you have had the health concern for a longer time it will take longer to treat the condition than a more recent acute condition. Chronic and stubborn concerns will require longer courses of treatment. The patient’s state of health, lifestyle, compliance and age also affects the length of treatments.

female burnaby acupuncturist inserting needles into the hand of a female patient

The most important aspect emphasized in our Burnaby acupuncture clinic is prevention disease and power of acupuncture in reversing the inflammatory process in the body resulting in rapid aging. We educate our patients about the importance of integrating acupuncture treatments as part of their healthy lifestyle. Regular acupuncture treatments can enhance the immune system and reduce chances of getting sick, decrease stress and uplift the mood, improve memory and sharpen the mind, regulate appetite, bring radiance to the complexion and improve the overall health.

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