Internal Medicine

Acupuncture is used to treat many common ailments and conditions including, depression, sleep disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), hypertension, atherosclerosis & hyperlipidemia, and more.

Common Treatable Conditions:

Digestive conditions

  • Acid reflux/GERD/Heartburn

  • Nausea/Vomit/Bloating

  • Gastritis

  • Constipation/Diarrhea

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Duodenal ulcers

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Cardio-cerebral vascular system conditions

  • Atherosclerosis

  • Coronary heart disease

  • Dizziness/Vertigo

  • Epilepsy/Seizures

  • Hypertension

  • Hypotension

  • Stroke/Paralysis

  • Varicose veins

  • Parkinson’s disease

Endocrine and metabolic system conditions

  • Diabetes

  • High cholesterol

  • Hormonal disorder

  • Hyperlipidemia

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Impotence

 Respiratory conditions:

  • Asthma

  • Cold/Flu/Cough

  • Bronchitis/Pneumonia

  • Allergic rhinitis

  • Sinusitis

 Psychological conditions

  • Depression/Bipolar disorder

  • Anxiety/Panic disorder

  • Sleep disorder

  • ADHD

  • Substance abuse

Depression

TCM has been used extensively as an effective treatment for depression, fatigue, and anxiety. By correcting energy blockages, acupuncture may activate natural painkillers in the brain and body. Numerous studies show that acupuncture is just as effective in reducing symptoms of depression as antidepressant drugs but without common side effects. By using Chinese herbs with or without regular acupuncture, improvements can be seen within one month. An extended treatment (2-3 months) can further improve the conditions and relieve suffering.

Sleep Disorder

TCM considers insomnia a symptom, not a disease. Sleep disorders are mainly caused by prolonged emotional stress, improper diet, lack of or excessive sexual activity, or a weak constitution following an extended illness. It can be described as the difficulty or inability to fall asleep during the night, restless and shallow sleep, waking in the early hours of the morning with the inability to fall back asleep, and dream-disturbed sleep.

Acupuncture promotes relaxation and natural sleeping patterns without the hangover effect that comes with most sleeping pills. It is recommended for those who have problems with sleep to try acupuncture before taking heavy-duty medications.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a collection of symptoms, commonly including chronic abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, and altered bowel habits. It is a functional disorder of the intestines which occurs in the absence of visible structural abnormality.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine’s benefits for IBS:

  • Pain relief

  • Motility of the digestive tract

  • Increased sensory threshold of the gut

  • Increased parasympathetic functions

Hypertension

In the U.S. alone, about a third of all people over the age of 20 years have hypertension. Mild to moderate hypertension may have no obvious symptoms, but symptoms of more accelerated hypertension include headaches, drowsiness, confusion, vision disturbances, nausea, and vomiting.

90% of patients’ blood pressure is reduced right away after acupuncture, but may still need continuous acupuncture and herbs to maintain the blood pressure.

Atherosclerosis & Hyperlipidemia

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside the arteries. Managing hyperlipidemia means controlling cholesterol and triglycerides. (See below) Our patented herb, Vessel Clean, is for patients suffering from high cholesterol and may be experiencing side effects from other medications.

Dr. Liu’s patented herb increases healthy cholesterol. We are very proud to say that this patent is the first herb formula specifically formulated for atherosclerosis and hyperlipidemia treatment in the world.

After using Vessel Cleaner for 1 to 2 months, good cholesterol will increase and bad cholesterol will decrease.  It will prevent atherogenic formation and reduce atherogenic plaques.

Lorraine Yamm, Neck Pain

“I came into the office unable to turn my neck or shoulder to the left without feeling shooting pain down my right side. I was so afraid I had pinched a nerve and would be immobile for months. Within 45 minutes, the pain was gone and I could move my neck and shoulder again. The acupuncture treatment was so effective!  Dr. Liu located an acupuncture spot in my right hand that was connecting to my neck, shoulders and back. It was like magic! He massaged the point on my right hand, and the remainder of the pain was released. Thank you Dr. Liu.”

Raisha Liriano, Back Pain

“I was suffering from the worst back pain ever! I couldn’t stand for long, I couldn’t sit for long. Even lying down was painful. I decided to try Acupuncture. I have to admit I was skeptical. How could this tiny needle make the pain go away?  But IT WORKS!  After the first treatment, I felt no pain.  With only three treatments I am PAIN-FREE.”

Michael De Leon, Shoulder Pain

“I came to Dr. Liu with left shoulder pain and numbness on my left index finger. Through his knowledge of Chinese medicine and acupuncture he took the time to explain to me where my injury was located. Within the completion of my first session of acupuncture, I felt results immediately. The pain was less and the numbness to my index finger had resolved and I have finally had a good night’s rest. I look forward to completing the rest of my acupuncture sessions as recommended. I would highly recommend Dr. Liu to anyone. He is a true professional and kind and gentle soul.”

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