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Life-Changing Result

Nayan’s Story:

I have had swelling in my right knee for about nine years and there was some pain while walking.My family doctor said that this was some form of arthritis and referred me to a specialist in rheumatology. The specialist confirmed the arthritis and put me on pain killers since there is no cure for arthritis. Every six months he would change my pain killers and this was worrying me about all the side effects. Eventually I stopped seeing the specialist and just lived with the pain. One of my co-workers asked me if I had ever tried acupuncture and I said no. He introduced me to Dr.Kuo and I started acupuncture treatments with him.I noticed that Dr.Kuo was very friendly and knowledgeable. He took his time treating me and after only about four sessions I started seeing results. The swelling in my knee went down and I could walk without pain.I am so happy that after nine years ,my knee looks and feels so much better. I am happy that this type of treatment has no side effects. I plan to see Dr.Kuo at least once a month to keep the swelling from coming back.

Patient testimonials:

Patient Miss Xie had a stroke and left her with limb hemiplegia, she was unable to move. She recovered completely after 3 months of careful treatment by Doctor at Bonalife.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal medicine utilizes natural substances either in their raw form or a processed granule form, to treat a variety of disorders based on Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and syndrome differentiation. Because TCM relies on a holistic approach to treatment, herbs and herbal formulas are usually prescribed on a case-by-case basis after our practitioners have had an opportunity to consult with the patient about their condition and overall health. Herbal medicine can treat digestive, gynecological disorders, or simply be taken for health maintenance.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is safe to take Chinese medicine as long as they are prescribed by trained practitioners who will advise patients on the time, dosage, and possible side effects they might experience.

In most cases, it is safe to take them at least 2 hours apart. However, caution is advised if patients are on medication such as blood thinners or those that affect the central nervous system, as some herbs have a synergistic effect.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment modalities, the earliest recorded use being at least 2,000 years ago.  Using fine needles inserted at specific points on the body, it is believed that the energy of the body, or Qi flow, can be adjusted accordingly and balance of body functions can be restored. TCM holds the belief that dysfunction of the body is due to impaired flow of Qi and thus the key to successful treatment is to restore and regulate qi flow of “meridians” or pathways along the body. Acupuncture can treat both mental and physical disorders, including insomnia, depression, arthritis, and musculoskeletal pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: There might be a slight stinging sensation comparable to a mosquito bite when the needle is being inserted, but in general the needling sensation has been described as warm, soreness, numbness, distention.

A: BC MSP covers up to 10 treatment sessions annually at $23 per visit for those receiving premium assistance. ICBC will cover up to 12 sessions at $88 per visit for eligible individuals. Extended health benefits may cover a varying amount depending on the patients’ own insurance policies.

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Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves burning Ai Ye or dried mugwort over certain acupuncture points on the body. It is a treatment designed to best treat disorders caused by cold, including digestive, gynecological, and pain conditions. This heat therapy improves the circulation of qi and blood throughout the body. Moxibustion can be either direct, by burning a moxa cone over the skin until blisters appear or very close to appearing; or indirect, by burning a moxa stick close to the skin surface.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Moxa can be done to boost the body’s immune system and help with insomnia, fatigue.

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Acupressure

Acupuncture is one of the oldest Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment modalities, the earliest recorded use being at least 2,000 years ago.  Using fine needles inserted at specific points on the body, it is believed that the energy of the body, or Qi flow, can be adjusted accordingly and balance of body functions can be restored. TCM holds the belief that dysfunction of the body is due to impaired flow of Qi and thus the key to successful treatment is to restore and regulate qi flow of “meridians” or pathways along the body. Acupuncture can treat both mental and physical disorders, including insomnia, depression, arthritis, and musculoskeletal pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tui na incorporates both anatomical structures and TCM meridian theory. Many acupuncture points overlap with the origin and insertion points of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, so by stimulating acupuncture points or along the meridians, tension release can be achieved.

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Tendon Ligament Adjustment

For cases involving the misalignment of muscles and bones, manifesting as pain or effectively being the root cause of many other health problems, tendons adjust shares the common belief with TCM in that blockage causes pain and dysfunction. Both also hold a holistic approach. Where TCM is about the flow of qi and blood, tendons adjust is about the proper alignment of body structures and circulation of body fluids.

Frequently Asked Questions

An osteopathic practitioner will first examine the whole body and not just the problem area. A patient may complain of lower back pain, the practitioner will then assess the lower back but also look for any compensations within the body that are a result or a cause of any dysfunction in the lower back.

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Registerd Massage

Our registered massage therapists (RMT) specialize in pain relief and treat a variety of conditions related to tension, overstrain, and mobility disorders.

Frequently Asked Questions

BC MSP will cover up to 10 sessions annually at $23 per visit for those receiving premium assistance. ICBC will cover up to 12 sessions at $80 per visit for eligible individuals. Extended health benefits may cover a varying amount depending on individual policies.

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Skin Scraping

Skin scraping (Gua Sha) is a treatment method that involves using a tool to scrape back and forth along an area of skin to expel toxins from the body. It can promote blood circulation as well as enhance immunity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Like the marks left after a cupping treatment, there might be light bruising after a gua sha treatment. A typical session will involve a therapist performing gua sha until red or purple spots called ‘sha’ appear on the skin, at which point the therapeutic effect will have been reached.

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Cupping

Cupping therapy has become almost as well known as acupuncture in the west. Athletes receive cupping treatment to relax their muscles or for pain relief during competitions. Fire cupping is commonly performed by holding a flame inside a glass cup to create a vacuum and immediately applying the cup to the skin surface. This enhances qi and blood flow to the local area. Plastic and silicone cups can also be used to create similar effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cupping marks usually begin to fade after 2-3 days. The time may be longer due to factors such as poor circulation or the strength of the suction during treatment.

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Microneedle Beauty

This innovative anti-aging therapy involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles to intentionally create small injuries on the skin surface. This encourages the production of collagen and elastin as part of the skin’s healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Micro needling can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars. It can also brighten the overall complexion.

The time between each session is approximately 4-6 weeks. Depending on the patients’ therapeutic goals the total number of sessions can vary.

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The concept of acupuncture and beauty carving

Acupuncture is one of the oldest Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment modalities, the earliest recorded use being at least 2,000 years ago.  Using fine needles inserted at specific points on the body, it is believed that the energy of the body, or Qi flow, can be adjusted accordingly and balance of body functions can be restored. TCM holds the belief that dysfunction of the body is due to impaired flow of Qi and thus the key to successful treatment is to restore and regulate qi flow of “meridians” or pathways along the body. Acupuncture can treat both mental and physical disorders, including insomnia, depression, arthritis, and musculoskeletal pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Evidence from archaeological studies shows that botanical medicine has been used by humans since the Paleolithic era, which was 60,000 years ago! Herbal medicine has been used in many societies and cultures throughout time and the traditional knowledge is still used today with scientific studies providing more and more evidence regarding how these plants work.

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CONTACT INFO

Richmond

110-8331 Lansdowne Rd

Richmond, BC V6X 0B3
(in T&T supermarket)

Tel: 604.284.0369

Burnaby

1A-4287 Kingsway

Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z5

Tel: 604.336.0369

Email

bonalifeclinic@gmail.com