Acupuncture in Coquitlam & Port Moody
Cathy (Xiaohong) Cao, R.Ac. (Tu: 9am-1pm, Th: 6pm-9pm, Sun: 9am-3pm)
Cathy is a Registered Acupuncturist in British Columbia, Canada. She graduated from one of the top traditional Chinese medicine universities in Shanghai, China after a 5-year program and earned her Traditional Chinese Medicine doctorate in 1992. She has practiced acupuncture for 20 years in China and Canada. Cathy's acupuncture in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody can help you with the following:
She specialized in:
- Pain Management: neck pain, back pain, sciatica, knee pain, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, migraine headaches.
- Woman's Health: Female Hormone balancing: Menstrual Cramps, irregular menstruation, fertility, menopause syndrome, support IUI, IVF.
- Stress Management: Depression, stress, insomnia, chronic fatigue, panic attack, Irritable bowel syndrome, addiction.
- Body Tune Up
Ready to try acupuncture in Coquitlam? With her recent move to the tri-city area, Cathy is looking forward to helping those close to her in her new community.
Daniel Wang, R.Ac. (M: 3pm-9pm, F: 11am-9pm, Sat & Sun: 9am-9pm)
Daniel graduated from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2010 and was presented the Joe Koscak Memorial Award for exemplifying integrity, passion, perseverance, a passionate heart and a caring soul. If you need a weekend appointment for acupuncture, Coquitlam and Port Moody patients, Daniel is available here at Momentum Therapeutics.
To further expand his knowledge in health care, Daniel completed a 4-year Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctorate program in PCU College of Holistic Medicine in 2011. Thus, his knowledge encompasses not only trigger points in muscles, but also acupoints and meridian lines in the body.
Daniel is also a Registered Acupuncturist.
Daniel believes that massage and acupuncture complement each other exceptionally. So in his spare time he busies himself with increasing his knowledge of acupoints and reading TCM classics. Daniel believes that health care must incorporate a degree of art into its science to truly be effective for the individual.
Daniel will strive to relieve your pain and stress with his skillful hands and caring soul.
The Acupuncture Port Moody & Coquitlam Need
If new to the idea of acupuncture, Port Moody and Coquitlam residents may have a few questions. First and foremost - does it hurt? Believe it or not, acupuncture is not painful. The sterile needles we use at Momentum Therapeutics may have long handles, but the actual needle is too tiny to cause much pain because we insert them only millimeters (or less) into your skin, depending on your condition, constitution, size, etc.
Most of the time, you will not feel acupuncture needles being inserted. If we happen to strike a nerve, you may feel a bit of pain akin to a bee sting, but we will remove the needle immediately as soon as you report feeling pain. Any small discomfort you may feel during the insertion of the needles will be more than compensated by the benefits you'll experience from the treatment.
Of course, each needle comes in its own sterile packaging and is discarded in an appropriate container after each use. At Momentum Therapeutics, we never reuse needles!
Many patients say that acupuncture needles feel tingly upon being inserted. After your treatment, when the needles have been removed, you may feel euphoric. Many have also reported feeling increased relaxation or energy.
The Role of Acupuncture in Port Moody & Coquitlam
This ancient Chinese method of healing involves qi (pronounced chee), which is the flow of energy through pathways, called meridians, in your body. Sometimes these channels can become blocked, disrupting the flow of qi throughout your body. What causes these blockages? Strong emotions, poor diet, stress, heredity or trauma, usually. Through acupuncture, Port Moody and Coquitlam patients can open meridians and achieve the energy flow they need for optimal balance and health.
The body's 12 main meridians surface to skin-level 12 times throughout the body, allowing us to "reach" the channels with acupuncture needles. Each meridian corresponds to a certain internal organ. Stimulation of acupuncture points has been shown to trigger physiological reactions including the release of pain-relieving endorphins, lowering of blood pressure, increase of the immune system and more. Acupuncture's biggest benefit, however, is increasing the body's natural ability to heal.
When you enter Momentum Therapeutics, you will appreciate the relaxed, soothing environment. Our clean rooms are coloured in gentle, calming tones carefully chosen to relieve any stress you may be feeling, and we have chosen scenes of nature to adorn our walls to add to the soothing atmosphere. We keep the lighting indirect to add to the restful setting, and our comfortable beds are just waiting for you!
So why are you waiting? Make an appointment at Momentum Therapeutics today! Just look for our Book an Appointment button on this site to use our online scheduler to book your spot. We're easy to find; located here on the Westwood Plateau at Johnson and David in the Westwood Plateau Village shopping mall. You can find us just off the David connector - we're only 5 minutes from Coquitlam Centere Mall and Newport Village in Port Moody.