According to Dr. Chan, health and wellness is priority. He focuses on treating the individual patient as a person, not as a sickness, or as a collection of symptoms. His effective and compassionate approach is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) used for over 2,500 years, is a safe, natural, and drug-free way to help the body without side effects. T.C.M. views the body and mind as inter-related. A healthy person is well balanced physically, mentally and spiritually. However, this state of equilibrium can be disrupted by different causes, including internal (emotional), external (environmental), and overall lifestyle.
Dr. Chan views the human body as being operated within an electrical network, and functioning as a biological computer. He regards himself as a programmer, whose job is to reprogram and recharge this “body computer.”
What are meridians?
A subtle energy called Qi, which is the vital life force, circulates through channels called meridians to all parts of the body. Its balanced, unimpeded flow is critical to sound health. Jingmais form a highly complex, invisible network that transports and directs Qi to every part of the body.
Ancient Chinese sages discovered that good health depends on a balanced circulation of Qi throughout the meridians. Any misdirection, blockage, or other imbalance of flow of Qi may result in pain, dysfunction, and ill health.
Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical locations on the skin by a variety of techniques. The most studied mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin metallic needles, which are manually manipulated or electrically stimulated. Stimulation of these areas by moxibustion, pressure, magnets, heat and lasers are also used in acupuncture practice.
With acupuncture needles, or other means, the acupuncturist stimulates certain points along the course of the Jingmai. Such stimulation helps restore the normal balance and flow of Qi so that the organs and systems can work together in harmony as intended. This sets the stage for the body to repair itself and maintain its own health.
Dr. Chan views the human body as being operated within a bio-electrical network, and functioning as a biological computer. He regards himself as a programmer, whose job is to reprogram and recharge this “body computer.”
Does acupuncture hurt?
Mild pain may be felt with the initial pinprick, but usually settles after a few moments. This also varies with the condition of the patient and also with the region of the body being treated.
Do you use sterile, disposable needles?
All needles are sterile, disposable and only used once.
When can I expect to see results?
Improvement can be expected after the first 5 treatments,
although many patients experience relief immediately.
Further treatment will be determined based on the response
to the initial 5 treatments.