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Acupuncture

Just A Painless Light Touch Produces Profound Outcome

Served in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Germantown and Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Acupuncture is one of the greatest gifts from the Chinese culture. The earliest document about  acupuncture dates back to around 5,000 years ago. "Emperor Nei-Jing" is the bible of Chinese medicine and acupuncture and was completed approximately  2,000 years ago. It records the twelve regular meridians that we use in Chinese medicine today and is still the most influential book in today's Chinese medicine society.

Since Nei-Jing, Chinese medicine believes that Jing-Essence, Qi-Energy and Shen-Spirit are integrated and operate together dynamically as a whole. This is one of the reasons why, using  Chinese medicine, we can treat illnesses in the lower body by using points in the head and treat right illnesses with points on the left side. By using the relationship of internal organs (Zang Fu), the dynamics of interior and exterior (Yin and Yang), and the layers of meridian systems, Chinese medicine has developed many approaches of diagnosis and treatment principles. Some of these techniques are meridian diagnosis, Zhang-Fu diagnosis, eight principle diagnosis, Shang-Hang lung and our unique Modern Chinese Medicine Theory. 

One of the greatest strengths of Chinese medicine is its allowance for diversity. Since each system has its strengths and weaknesses, using all the systems collectively make it much more complete than a single system approach. This is one of the reasons why we can treat many "incurable" illnesses. 

Acupuncture treatment employs the insertion of fine needles to stimulate the flow of the Qi of the body. The length of the acupuncture needles and the technique used to manipulate it can be used to adjust pathogen Qi and open up the good healthy Qi. From this, illness can be cured. Once the healthy Qi moves smoothly, the local blood circulation will be strong, hence, the body will be healthy. Acupuncturists also use needle retention and bleeding techniques to enhance effectiveness of the treatment. The duration of needle retention is normally about 15 minutes. Bleeding is effective for acute headaches, sore throats, fevers, etc.

One of the best features of our acupuncture services is that the needle insertion is just a light touch and is painless. Yet, the result of our acupuncture treatment is profound because the acupuncture point is located very precisely.

We always use sterilized, disposable needles for acupuncture treatments.

If you would like to know what our happy clients have to say, please visit our Testimonials page.

 

We specialize in chronic illnesses:
Holistic Weight Loss Weight gain, Obesity, Overeating, Food cravings, Water retention, Edema, Hypothyroidism, Diet Recommendation.
Infertility Conception difficulty, Cold lower abdomen, Cold hands and feet, Low libido.
Chronic Headaches Migraines, Frontal headaches, Temporal headache, Occipital headache, Dizziness.

Mental Disorders

Depression, Manic depression, Anxiety, Phobia, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Bipolar depression, Schizoaffective disorder, Moodiness.

Chronic Fatigue Drowsiness, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Menopause, Muscular pain/spasm, Shoulders/Neck/Back/Knee tightness, Low energy, Fatigue.
Respiratory Disorders Asthma, Shortness of breath, Chest tightness, Bronchitis, Stuffy nose, Sinus infection, Congestion, Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Digestive Disorders Low appetite, Heartburn, Bloating, Peptic ulcer, Hemorroide, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Chronic diarrhea, Food intolerance.
Skin Problems Moles, Shingles, Acne, Freckles, Dry skin, Itchy skin, Eczema, Lupus, Scleroderma.
Immune Disorders Allergies, Rheumatoid arthritis, Hay fever.
Cleansing Long-term medication, Radiation sequelae, Chemotherapy sequelae, Neuropathy.
Mobility Disorders Stroke sequelae, Sport injuries, Arthritis, TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Frozen Shoulders, Tennis elbow.
Blood Disorders Hypertension, Low blood pressure, Diabetes, Leukemia, Varicose vein, Palpitation.
Body Constitution Scoliosis, Lordsis, Peripheral edema, Cold extremities, Cold intolerance, Heat intolerance, Excessive sweating, Nighttime urination, Frequent urination, Raynaud's disease, Hiatal Hernia, Red face, Concussion.
Vision Weak vision, Double vision, Near-sighted, Far-sighted, Retinal detachment.

If you are interested in receiving our acupuncture treatment, visit our Patients Must Know web page. For clinic hours and fees, please visit Our Services page. For appointments, please call us at (301)519-2346.

Testimonials Summary
From Prevention to Intervention - The Best of both Worlds

Owen Liao, Ph.D. brings numerous Eastern perspectives to his 15+ years of practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist. This method of health care allows Dr. Liao to share insights and ideas with his clients on wellness so that they can obtain a deeper integrated understanding of their health as they go through the healing process. Although his academic training shows through his logical and systematic acupuncture treatments, it is his combined personal care for the people he treats that separates from other practitioners.

One more point must be made. Few areas like the present topic so vividly demonstrate the separateness and compartmentalization of Western approaches to the mind-body-spirit healing synergy and the contrast with Eastern unity. We Western take our philosophy in school, our spiritual needs in a house of worship, our physical exercise at the gym and our mental or meditative needs in classes. Working with Dr. Liao, the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of the human being are combined, not separated, integrated, and not divided.

 As a future client/student, you are invited to experience this rare integrated health/wellness opportunity.

 (Dr. Carl Brent Myers is a National Certified School Psychologist and student at Eastern Healing Center)

Carl Brent Myers, Ed.D.

National Certified School Psychologist

All Acupuncturists Are Not Created Equal ...I consider it a blessing to have found Master Liao in my search for healing and for the right acupuncturist. I find that he is knowledgeable, skillful, and provides quality care. He is excellent in accommodating all of my questions regarding my condition, the treatment process, or acupuncture in general. Master Liao is the third acupuncturist from whom I have received treatment for various conditions over the years, and he has treated the most serious of those conditions. Through this process, I have learned that all acupuncturists are not created equal. I can only reiterate that I consider it a blessing to have found Master Liao in my search for healing and for the right acupuncturist.
Concussion - Head Injury Where do I really begin to write to explain the effects that your energy and acupuncture treatments have had upon my healing. It is almost as if I don't want to say anything to disrupt the process and the effects that I feel.  ... I knew when SI 8 was needled, my Qi quickly moved. ... The most interesting and wonderful experience is as the flow of Qi has increased, I am feeling different and better and people in my life are noticing a positive change and complementing me (without even knowing that I have been treated by an acupuncturist). I am grateful to you.

 

Eastern Healing Center provides Qigong healing, Pi Gu healing, Holistic Weight Loss, Distance Healing, Acupuncture and Tai Chi in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, and Germantown in Montgomery county, Maryland, and the whole Washington DC area.

Eastern Healing Center is located near the Old Towne Gaithersburg. Our office is only about 1 mile north to Rockville; 12 miles north to Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton; 4 miles south to Germantwon and 6 miles east to Potomac. Gaithersburg is at the center of Montgomery county, Maryland. Montgomery County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland, north of Washington DC.

Gaithersburg is surrounded by Rockville, Takoma Park, Barnesville, Bethesda, Brookeville, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Germantown, Glen Echo, Kensington, Kentlands, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Potomac, Silver Spring, Wheaton, etc.

 

Additional Acupuncture resources available:

Resources Summary
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Program: Acupuncture

Promising results have emerged, for example, efficacy of acupuncture in adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in post-operative dental pain. There are other situations such as addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma where acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program. Further research is likely to uncover additional areas where acupuncture interventions will be useful.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
NCCAOM

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is a non-profit organization established in 1982. It currently operates under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue code. Its mission is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public.
Arthritis Today Acupuncture

Acupuncture has become one of the most popular - and accepted - unconventional therapies within the United States. An estimated 15 million Americans have tried this needle therapy. It's offered in many chronic pain clinics, and is covered by some insurers and managed heath organizations. The World Health Organization recommends it for more than 40 conditions as diverse as asthma and chronic pain. The Food and Drug Administration regulates acupuncture needles as medical devices, the same as it does surgical tools. And in 1997, a National Institutes of Health panel found acupuncture to be an acceptable treatment for many pain conditions, including fibromyalgia and general musculoskeletal pain. And, no, it usually doesn't hurt after an initial "pinch" or sting. So it's no surprise that some rheumatologists are suggesting acupuncture, along with more conventional treatments, to their arthritis patients - and a few even give acupuncture treatments themselves.

It's really almost mainstream now...

The W. H. O. Viewpoint On Acupuncture

 

The WHO Seminar concluded that educational programs for collecting and disseminating available knowledge and research data will be of great importance. It recommended that special programs might be organized to reverse the unfavorable attitudes of medical professionals and to educate the general public about the safety of the procedure, its indications and its limitations. It also recorded the need in many parts of the world for more careful formulation of policies concerning the regulation of acupuncture, and suggested that the established international agencies could play an important consultative role in such efforts.
Clinical Trials
Research by NIH
NIH recruiting patients for acupuncture clinical trials.
 

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