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it would be like pouring water into a container with a leak at the bottom" Giovanni Maciocia

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, a form of acupuncture that is based on the principles and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it's a holistic approach to diagnosis, seeking the root cause of a problem rather than the symptomatic approach of the western medicine.

Concepts such as Qi, Yin Yang, Zang Fu (complex function of the internal organs), five elements, meridians are unique to TCM and will help a TCM acupuncturist to identify patterns of disharmony in the body's energetic system.

A TCM acupuncturist will treat the whole person addressing the mind, body and spirit of the patient through one or more modalities during a course of treatment (i.e. acupuncture, electroacupuncture, auricular acupuncture, therapeutic massage, cupping, moxibustion, heat lamp therapy, diet, lifestyle changes etc).

According to TCM, the body has a network of pathways known as meridians, through which energy or "Qi" flows. When the flow of Qi is disturbed or blocked, it can lead to pain, illness, or other health challenges.

During TCM acupuncture, thin needles are inserted into specific points along meridians to stimulate the flow of Qi and restore balance to the body's energy system.

The selection of acupuncture points is based on the individual's symptoms, medical history and overall health.

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Symptoms we treat in clinic are: Fatigue, lethargy, brain fog, dizziness, vertigo, light-headedness, numbness and tingling, loose stools, constipation, acid reflux, migraines and headaches, aches and pains, pain in the lower and upper back, neck, insomnia, anxiety, depression, irregular periods, heavy and painful periods, cold symptoms, sports injuries, skin rash, wound/surgery healing, healing from broken bones, cravings, difficulty to lose weight etc Health challenges we see in clinic are: Autoimmune disease (IBS, chronic fatigue, lupus, fibromyalgia etc) Chronic pain Mental health (anxiety, depression, PTSD, bi-polar) Woman’s health (PMS, menopause and perimenopause, heavy periods etc) Insomnia Addiction Covid long term side effects Parkinson’s disease Plantar fasciitis

First Acupuncture consultation
Have you ever felt rushed and not listened to during a consultation?
At Liet clinic we dedicate 60-90 minutes to your first appointment.
Occasionally an appointment can extend beyond 90 minutes with patients presenting comorbidities. At Liet clinic we are taking the time to sit with you, be present and we invite you to tell us what you would like us to know about your situation. As practitioners we feel honoured to listen to you speak freely in a safe and non-judgemental environment. To understand further your main complaint and your desired outcome your acupuncturist may ask additional questions about your medical history, your presenting symptoms, lifestyle, and general wellbeing. Pulse and tongue examination are also an important element of diagnosis as well as body examination.

Treatment Once all information is gathered your acupuncturist will draw a pathology diagram and diagnosis based on your unique particularities, then purpose a course of treatment. When in agreement with the proposed treatment your acupuncturist will proceed to performing the treatment. You will be resting for 20-40 min depending on the purposed treatment, then needles are removed, and you are invited to take your time and get ready for the end of your first treatment. On completion of your treatment your acupuncturist will give you further advice and suggestions to contribute to your health and wellbeing away from the clinic. Follow up appointments Your follow up appointments are approximately 45-60 min. A short consultation takes place at the beginning of your appointment where your practitioner will listen to any news regarding your situation since previous treatment and you will be able to answer any questions you may have at the time. This information will allow the practitioner to decide on a course of treatment for the day that will be presented to you and then proceed to offering you the treatment.