Clinic Reopening:

We are excited to announce that we have re-opened our clinic to returning patients. Currently, bookings by phone, email, and text messages are accepted. New patients and online bookings will be accepted starting Monday, June 8. Only one of our Registered Physiotherapists, Uma Acharekar, is taking new patients at the moment.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we require all patients to have a credit card on file, fill out a screening questionnaire and bring their own masks upon entering the clinic.

Registered Acupuncture in South Burnaby

Acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is a holistic treatment that believes all ailments are caused by energy imbalances within the body. To enhance the flow of energy (Qi), fine needles are inserted into various acupuncture points. This helps to treat pain and illness, while bringing balance back to the mind and body.

How can acupuncture help you?

Acupuncture is best known for alleviating pain. However, it can also be used to treat a variety of symptoms and illnesses including:

  • Digestive issues
  • Gynecological conditions
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Circulatory conditions
  • Emotional concerns (i.e. stress, anxiety, depression)
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sport injuries
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Immune system disorders
  • Postoperative pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Dental pain
  • Addiction
  • Asthma
  • Infertility
  • Postpartum recovery

Acupuncture for Female Health and Pregnancy

From menstruation to pregnancy to menopause, a woman’s body goes through many changes during the course of a lifetime. Unfortunately, these changes often bring discomfort and even pain. With acupuncture, women may achieve hormonal and emotional balance during any stage of their journey.

Menstruation

During menstruation, acupuncture can alleviate symptoms including cramps, breast tenderness, mood swings, and digestive issues. Acupuncture can also help you have regular periods without using birth control pills by regulating the hormones that control your period and improving ovarian and uterine blood flow.

Fertility

Acupuncture can benefit women who are trying to conceive as well. This Traditional Chinese Medicine method boosts fertility and promotes conception by enhancing blood flow to pelvic organs, regulating the follicle-stimulating hormone, balancing estrogen and progesterone levels, and strengthening the uterus lining. Acupuncture is also great for combatting stress, a major factor when it comes to infertility.­

Pregnancy

The benefits of acupuncture don’t stop when a woman becomes pregnant. Morning sickness, anxiety, insomnia, and gestational high blood pressure can all be treated. Starting at 32 to 36 weeks, acupuncture and moxibustion may naturally turn a breech baby in order to avoid a C-section. Between 36 and 37 weeks, weekly acupuncture treatments can help you prepare for labour by softening the cervix, increasing energy, easing lower back or pelvic pain, encouraging optimal fetal presentation for birth, and possibly reduce the need for medical intervention and induce shorter labour times. At over 40 weeks, a few sessions can help facilitate labor.

Postpartum

After you’ve welcomed your baby to the world, acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine can enhance milk production, treat postpartum depression, and replenish energy and blood after labour.

Menopause

Regular acupuncture treatments have shown to ease hot flashes, night sweats, sugar cravings, while relieving pain and emotional stress.

What do acupuncturists do?

During the initial discovery visit, your Registered Acupuncturist will assess you by asking questions about your health history, perform physical examinations according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, and discuss treatment options.

During treatment, fine needles will be gently placed into various areas of your body. Depending on the condition that is being treated, the needles will be kept in place for as little as 15 minutes or as long as 50 minutes.

Is acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture is not painful as the needles are smooth, rounded at the tip, and thinner than a human hair. Sensations felt can include tingling, achiness, warmth, distension, heaviness, or lightness. Many people find acupuncture relaxing and often fall asleep during treatment.

Don’t like needles? Our clinic provides non-needle acupuncture services too. Safe, painless, and effective, non-needle acupuncture uses an ion beam, electro infrared stone machine, and special aluminum pallets to stimulate acupuncture points.

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Cosmetic Acupuncture

What is cosmetic acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial rejuvenation acupuncture, is a safe, painless and effective treatment that rejuvenates the face and improves overall health. The stimulation of acupuncture points improves blood and lymph flow and increases skin elasticity and tone, which results in a more youthful look.

What are the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture?

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves acne caused by hormonal imbalances
  • Increases collagen production
  • Helps reduce puffiness under the eyes
  • Firms facial muscles and helps with sagging jowls
  • Tightens the pores
  • Brightens the skin and helps even out the tone
  • Improves skin moisture

What is the treatment protocol?

  1. Your session will start with acupuncture. Fine needles will be applied on multiple acupuncture points on the face and on areas of discoloration (either hyper or hypo-pigmentation).
  2. The next step involves a short lymphatic drainage of the face/neck areas and the application of small, rubber cups. The cupping procedure is absolutely painless. In some instances, minor skin reddening can happen, but will usually go away within a few hours.
  3. A serum and moisturizing cream are applied in the final step. The type of serum/cream used depends on the patient’s skin type and their known skin sensitivities. Many patients find the procedure very relaxing. For best results, eight to ten sessions are recommended, however, results will be noticeable after only three to four treatments.

Many patients find the procedure very relaxing. For best results, eight to ten sessions are recommended, however, results will be noticeable after only three to four treatments.

Why choose cosmetic acupuncture over other alternatives?

Cosmetic acupuncture is an excellent alternative to invasive procedures like fillers, and surgical face-lifts. Not only is it far less costly, it’s safe, painless, and effective too. Cosmetic acupuncture requires no recovery downtime and patients report little to no side effects. While it won’t produce as dramatic results as invasive procedures or change the shape of your facial features, cosmetic acupuncture will help you look younger and more radiant.

Following the initial course of treatment, monthly maintenance sessions can prolong the results for years to come. The benefits of a monthly maintenance program extend beyond the face, it helps improve overall health and vitality as well.

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Korean Elemental Therapy

Our Acupuncturist is one of the few in North America to offer Korean Elemental Therapy services.

What is Korean Elemental Therapy?

Dating back almost four centuries, this ancient therapy is the most popular acupuncture technique in South Korea. It relies on five element points (also known as shu points) and four needles to bring balance back to the body and mind.

How can Korean Elemental Therapy help me?

When used in conjunction with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Korean Elemental Therapy maximizes results when treating many medical conditions. It can also enhance weight loss efforts and prevent the signs of aging and hair loss.

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Trigger Point Injection Therapy

What is a trigger point?

Trigger points are knots of muscle that form when muscles can’t relax. They aggravate the nerves around them and often cause referred pain (pain experienced in another part of the body).

How can Trigger Point Injection Therapy help me?

Trigger Point Injection Therapy injects a small amount of anesthetic and steroid to the trigger point to soothe muscle pain, relieve headaches, and treat fibromyalgia. Side effects are rare and muscle function is not hindered after your treatment. Trigger point injections may be a good option for you if you’re still experiencing pain after trying pain medication and physiotherapy.

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Vitamin B12 Injections

How can vitamin B12 injections help me?

B12 VitaminVitamin B12 plays a vital role in your health as it helps produce energy, red blood cells, and DNA. Unfortunately, many people suffer from B-12 deficiencies and experience symptoms like fatigue, lethargy, decreased cognitive function, and depression. A vitamin B-12 injection is a safe, easy way to ensure you get enough of this important nutrient.

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Cupping

What is cupping?

Cupping is a therapeutic technique where small glasses or plastic cups are placed on the skin and used as suction devices. The suction pulls the skin and superficial muscles slightly into the cup to relax muscles, encourage blood and lymphatic flow, resolve deep scar tissue, speed up the healing of injuries, open up skin pores, and facilitate in the removal of toxins. As a result, cupping is used to treat a variety of conditions including stiff muscles, back and neck pain, headaches, migraines, rheumatic conditions, anxiety, insomnia, asthma, and the cold or flu.

Cupping will result in some skin reddening or bruising. The amount of bruising is determined by how much suction is in the cup, the duration of treatment, and level of stagnation in the muscle tissue. Most cupping marks will go away in a few days, but may last beyond a week in some rare cases. Please inform your practitioner if you are concerned about such marks in areas that could be visible.

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We are Open

We are excited to announce that we have re-opened our clinic to returning patients. Currently, bookings by phone, email, and text messages are accepted. New patients and online bookings will be accepted starting Monday, June 8. Only one of our Registered Physiotherapists, Uma Acharekar, is taking new patients at the moment.

Our focus is to keep you, and our RTT family of healthcare professionals and support staff, safe and healthy. In order to do this, we have made a number of very important changes to our usual way of doing business. Until the pandemic is over the following will be our “new normal”:

Certain practitioners will be back to work during this time and others will not be working in order to limit the amount of staff in the clinic. Please be patient if your therapist is not available right away. Please check our online booking platform to see when your favourite practitioner will be returning.

  • Verbal and written COVID-19 pre-screening questions will be done as a part of your appointment booking and at the time of your treatment.
  • Patients are asked to bring their own personal disposable mask or cloth face covering. Please wear them into the clinic and face-masks will be mandatory to get your treatments. All of our staff will be wearing them as well.
  • Patients are asked to come alone as our waiting rooms will have limited seating.
  • All patients will be required to wash their hands before and after treatment.
  • Please arrive a couple of minutes before your treatment time.
  • We have enhanced our sanitization/ disinfection protocols with COVID-19 rated cleaning products. All contact surfaces will be cleaned after use.
  • We will provide as much touch-less payment processing as possible. This will include direct billing to your insurers, tap card payments, or you can have your credit card automatically charged by setting it up on your secure account profile. This can be done on your on-line account profile or our administrative support team can assist you. NO CASH is being accepted.

Please know we are doing everything possible to provide you with a safe, relaxing, and problem-free experience. We look forward to seeing you soon.  If you have any questions, please email us at admin@royaltreatmenttherapeutics.com or by phone at 604-437-7777. You can also text us on your mobile by clicking the button below:

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