Traditional Chinese Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine


What is Acupuncture?

Originating in China over 3,000 years ago, Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world. It is used by one-third of the world as a primary health care system and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization of the United Nation. This vital energy, Qi (pronounced chee) is what helps to keep us alive and functioning properly. It moves through the body in channels in ways similar to streams, rivers and oceans. When the Qi in the body is full and flowing smoothly, we experience well-being in body, mind and spirit; health is promoted. When the Qi becomes depleted or blocked, imbalances occur which eventually may result in illness. Symptoms are the body’s distress signals warning us that there is a problem that needs attention.

Dr. Tan Balance Method of Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Dr. Tan Balance Method of acupuncture is a revolutionary treatment for pain and illness that gets results! You will experience relief in your first session! No longer do you have to try 5 – 10 acupuncture sessions to see if your treatment is correct. You will know right away, often in less than 20 minutes. His Method of acupuncture boasts an 85{c7f6b36a16466eb13b4f5c7e59122346a25466828cc29c9d51ed9940ac31fe67} effectiveness rate. His Method uses fewer needles than traditional acupuncture. This means more comfort for you.

People say that Dr Tan Acupuncture is totally different than what you’ve tried before. That’s because it IS different! His Method understands the human body in a unique way, different from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Dr. Tan Acupuncture uses different meridians and points than standard TCM. It’s so fast and effective; we integrate Dr. Tan method into my practice.

With Dr. Tan Acupuncture method, needles are placed at specific points that are distant from your pain or dysfunction. This draws the blockage away from the site of pain and frees the flow of energy. Pain is relieved, symptoms are reduced, and freedom of movement is restored, usually during your first treatment. Sounds simple enough, right?

Dr. Tan explains this as being similar to turning on a ceiling light by flipping a switch on the wall. The switch is distant from the light bulb. The light receives electrical energy once the switch turns on the flow. In the same way we can use an acupuncture point on your hand to relieve pain in your low back.

By treating areas that are opposite and distant to the site of dysfunction, you effectively change how energy moves in the area of pain or illness. This is different from traditional acupuncture which treats the location of the pain. Dr. Tan Acupuncture pulls energy away from the location of pain by always treating far from the symptom. In this way, Dr. Tan Acupuncture views the entire body as one interconnected system, rather than isolated areas of pain or blockage.

Pain relief is just the beginning!

The Dr. Tan Balance Method of Acupuncture is very effective for restoring balance in people with chronic conditions and internal illness such as digestive disturbance, insomnia, menstrual issues, urinary difficulty, lung problems, PMS, fatigue, arthritis, auto-immune disease, and more. For these conditions, Dr. Tan’s acupuncture theory dives deeper into ancient theory, using what he calls the ‘12 Magic Points’. In this system, all 12 major meridians are balanced with one needle each. This effectively treats the entire body with the minimum number of needles.

Pain and illness get in the way of daily living. Our goal is to restore your health so that you live a pain free, healthy life. Get back to doing the things you love. Call for an appointment and start living a pain free life again.

Dr. Tan developed his 12 Magic Points and Acupuncture Balance Method based on his life long study of ancient principles encompassed by the I Ching (The Book of Changes) and the Ba Gua (eight trigrams used in Taoist cosmology). These texts describe relationships between the natural world and our human bodies. He described a system of dynamic balance of opposites and the continuous change that exists in the world and our bodies. Dr. Tan ingeniously utilizesd these concepts using acupuncture to re-balance and harmonize the human body so that it functions harmoniously and experiences changes gracefully

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

No – Acupuncture treatments are generally painless. In fact, many people find that acupuncture is relaxing and experience a unique sensation. The needles used are extremely thin; if you feel discomfort from the needles, the Acupuncturist can easily adjust the needles to fit your comfort yet still be effective.

If the real problem is not addressed, sooner or later something more serious is likely to occur. Traditional Acupuncture treats the deeper underlying cause in addition to alleviating the symptom.

The Acupuncturists at 101 OSTEOPATHIC CENTER are highly trained and intuitive therapists who are engaged in using their knowledge to help you to feel your best.

What Problems Can Acupuncture Help With?

People come to 101 OSTEOPATHIC CENTER  – for acupuncture for many reasons, including stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, migraines, aches and pains, sciatica and back pain, personal growth, freedom from old patterns, or just a feeling of being stuck in their lives. Acupuncture is one of the main treatments of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is a full system of medicine that understands the body and spirit as a whole interactive unit. All the pieces of your health are put together to understand and address the root imbalance behind it all.

Stress – is an inevitable aspect of life. However, we do have some control over how it affects us. Acupuncture is an effective and drug-free option for regaining and maintaining health; especially during stressful periods. Left untreated, stress will lead to a number of different ‘Qi Blocks’ which will lead to unpleasant symptoms. Common examples of these stress induced symptoms which Acupuncture can help you with are headaches, migraines, neck & shoulder pain, digestion and bowl problems, painful or lack of menstruation, back pain, chest pain, sleep problems, emotional imbalances such as irritability, anxiety, and depression. Our patients often report that they feel much calmer and at ease after their Acupuncture treatments.

Wellness – is a state of being that we all wish to embody on a regular basis, both physically and mentally. It is through our own life choices that we may find and maintain this state of being. Acupuncture is a very effective therapeutic form of treatment that works with the body’s vital energy to help regulate and release any imbalances or blockages. This releases endorphins and encourages the body’s own healing abilities, cultivating a more nourished, balanced and calm physical, mental and emotional state of being.

Injury – is something that we have all experienced at one time or another. Whether it was due to a sporting incident, car or work accident or simply slipping on ice, our bodies have been through trauma. We become stiff, our muscles sore and tense, and we have difficulty moving with ease. Acupuncture can help by opening the energy channels within the body to improve the circulation of vital energy and blood, thereby releasing painful areas of discomfort and limitation. The insertion of fine needles into stagnant areas stimulates a macrophage response, which helps your body to eliminate damaged tissue. This creates room for a speedier and more complete recovery.

Pain – happens where there is a block. There are many types of pain. Whether it is a headache, migraine, stomach pain, back pain or menstrual pain, the key factor behind all pain is retarded circulation. The translation from ancient Chinese medical texts is “where there is pain, there is no circulation”. Through inquiry and intake, Acupuncturists can determine where the blockages are and how to relieve your pain.

What can Acupuncture help with? | 101 Osteopathic Centre | GTA Healer

While acupuncture is widely known to relieve pain, the World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in treating a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Allergies and Immune Disorders
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • PMS
  • Reproductive Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Impotence
  • Asthma and Respiratory Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Menopause
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances
  • Addictions
  • Smoking Cessation


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