We've moved: Our new location is
1717 South 93rd Street (Halfway between Pacific and Center, near the cross street of Hickory).
Liu's Oriental Medical Center specializes in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Acupressure, and Herbs. Zhong Yang Linda Liu, L.Ac., M.Sc, is Board Certified and is experienced in Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis and treatments are combined with Linda’s western medical knowledge to provide the best treatments.
Chinese medicine and herbal medicines encompass a complete array of medical theory and rich practical experiences. The origins of traditional Chinese medicine can traced back over 4000 years. Western scientific theory believes that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system, by releasing natural painkillers and immune system cells into the body. Researchers also believe that it might slightly alter our brain chemistry, which then affects the part of our central nervous system related to the sensation of blood flow, and body temperature.Traditional Chinese medicine studies human physiology and pathology. It is concerned with theory and practice of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases.
What conditions are frequently treated with acupuncture?
Addictions, Allergies, Ankle Swelling, Arm and Shoulder Pain, Arthritis, Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Pain - Backache - Lower Back Pain, Bed Wetting (Enuresis), Blood Pressure - High or Low, Bronchial Conditions, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Circulation - Poor, Colds, Colitis, Colon - Spastic, Constipation, Cough - Chronic, Depression, Detox for Chemical Dependency, Diarrhea, Disc Problems, Diverticulitis, Dizziness (Vertigo), Emphysema, Fatigue - Chronic, Feet - Cold, Fibromyalgia, Flu, Gall Bladder Disorders, Gas, Gynecological Dysfunctions, Hay Fever, Headache, Heart Problems, Hemorrhoids, Hiccoughs, Hip Pain, Immune System Deficiency, Indigestion, Infertility, Injuries - Auto - Home - Sports - Work, Insomnia, Joint Pain, Kidney Problems, Knee Pain, Leg Pain - Cramps - Tingling - Numbness, Liver Problems, Neck - Stiff - Painful, Nervousness, Neuralgia, Pain, Pleurisy, Pre Menstrual Syndrome, Prostate Problems, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Shingles, Shoulder Pain, Sinus Trouble, Skin Problems, Sport Injuries, Stomach Problems, Throat - Sore, Thyroid Conditions, Stomach Ulcers, Urinary Problems, and Whiplash.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating filiform needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain or for other healing purposes. The filiform needles are solid, extremely fine (0.007 to 0.020 inches or 0.18 to 0.51 millimeters in diameter) stainless steel needles used in acupuncture. They are disposable, sterilized and far smaller then the needles used for hypodermic injections since they do not need to be hollow. The type, size, and insertion depth used by the acupuncturist depends on what style of acupuncture is being used. Because the acupuncture needles are fine, flexible, and no bigger than a human hair, they tend to produce little or no sensation at all when they are inserted. Typically between 5 to 20 needles are used in a typical treatment. Linda may sometimes gently move or twirl the needles after they've been placed. Yet another option is to apply heat or a mild electric pulses to the needles. Usually, the needles will remain in place for 15 to 30 minutes while you lie still and relax. There is usually no sensation or discomfort when the needles are removed.