What diseases does UTCM Clinic mainly treat?

Various acute and chronic pains: acute and chronic cervical spondylosis, low back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, stiff neck, sprain, migraine, stomach pain, hypochondriac pain, various degenerative and sports trauma pains, etc.

Medical diseases: depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, insomnia, palpitations, coronary heart disease; chronic diarrhea, constipation, vomiting; nocturia, impotence, infertility; stroke, primary and secondary hypertension, diabetes, high Blood lipids; allergic asthma

Gynecology: Infertility, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menopausal syndrome, cysts, fibroids and postpartum conditioning.

Otology: Allergic rhinitis, tinnitus, floaters, dry eye, retinal detachment. Skin diseases: allergic eczema, chronic urticaria, etc.

Cancer and intractable diseases: brain tumor, lung cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, etc. Chronic fatigue syndrome, vasculitis, varicose veins.

Other: Acupuncture for weight loss and beauty.

What Makes UTCM Different from Other Vancouver TCM Clinics?

One of the services that sets UTCM apart from other Vancouver clinics is Professor RG Li’s innovative acupuncture theories. Professor Li’s research has propelled a series of new theoretical developments to improve practical diagnosis and acupuncture technique. 

To increase the fluidity and effectiveness of acupuncture treatment plans, Professor Li prioritized the unification of the necessary protocols for a patient to achieve relief: diagnosis, syndrome analysis, treatment plans, acupoint prescriptions, and acupuncture methods. He is the inventor of over 30 types of "Tianyi Dialectical Acupuncture" to address unique issues associated with specific diseases. This set of principles hinges on different types of injections to treat unique health challenges most effectively. 

How Can I Prepare for My First Visit to UTCM?

  • Shower before the session
  • Dress in clean, loose clothing 
  • Avoid pantyhose and select two piece outfits if possible
  • Keep a calm mind
  • Arrive well rested, full, and well hydrated
  • Empty your bladder and bowels prior to treatment
  • Avoid alcohol in the days leading up to treatment 

Is it Normal to Feel Tired After Treatment?

Yes, it is normal to feel  fatigue and soreness after a session of acupuncture treatment. These symptoms are not a cause for concern.

How many times does acupuncture take to cure the disease?

The frequency of acupuncture varies from person to person. In clinical practice, it is not difficult to find that some patients only need one treatment to be effective for pain. However, for general chronic diseases, due to differences in the physique and condition of the patient, the patient needs three to five times of acupuncture and moxibustion to be effective. If combined with proper exercise and good posture, it can often promote and speed up recovery. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 604-565-7208.