Balancing Yin & Yang




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John Asher, R.Ac

414 East Columbia St.
New Westminster, B.C.
Canada V3L 3W9
Tel: (604) 524-3145


Traditional & Modern Acupuncture
Over 25 Years in Practice
Extended Medical Coverage
ICBC Claims Accepted

Acupuncture & other Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies

Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese art of healing using fine disposable sterile needles to stimulate invisible lines of energy running beneath the surface of the skin, has become a new primary health care profession in B.C. last June 21, 1999.

Generally, people say that treatments are not painful or cause only minimal discomfort when needles, which are ultra fine, are first inserted. Slowly, but surely, it is being absorbed into the mainstream of modern allopathic medicine, even though its philosophy could be bewildering to the modern Western trained physician. It is simple, safe, effective and cost-effective.

Traditional acupuncture has become synonymous with Chinese medicine, but in fact is only a small part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The first evidence of this system goes back 5,000 years, and the first classic extant treatise on TCM and acupuncture dates back to 300 BC - the Huangdi Neijing or The Yellow Emperor's Classic on Internal Medicine. TCM which I practice is a superstructure of herbal therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion (application of heat from the burning of moxa wool over acupuncture points), acupressure, manipulation, diet, vital energy therapy, breathing exercises, psychotherapy and other approaches - all applied primarily in a preventative manner.