Address1:  1440 Ste-Catherine Street West Apt 301 Montreal, QC H3G                      1R8 (Metro Guy-Concordia/ Lucien L'Allier)
Address2:  4965 Avenue Queen-Mary Montreal, QC (1 min of Metro                          Snowdon)
Telephone: 438-877-7618
Monday - Friday: 10 AM to 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: (Urgent Appointments Only)
E-Mail:  zhailily@hotmail.com

Frequent Questions

What is traditional Chinese medicine?

 

What are the differences between Chinese medicine and Western medicine?

 

Is acupuncture safe?



Is acupuncture effective?



How many treatments are necessary?

 

How often do I need to receive acupuncture treatment?

 

How long will my first acupuncture session take?

 

How do I prepare for my consultation and my acupuncture treatment?

 

What can I expect during my first visit?

 

Can acupuncture help Infertility?

 

When should I seek acupuncture treatment?

 

Are there any treatments without needles?

 

What services do you offer?

 

Do you offer gift cards?

 

What is traditonal Chinese medicine?

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced in China for over five thousand years. Historically, it has played an important role in the prevention and treatment of diseased in China. Before the western medicine is transferred to China, for a long period of time, people used naturel ways--- TCM to heal patients, even completed, urgent problems. Acupuncture, herbal medicine and Tuina are important components of ancient natural medical system in the world. With a unique Yin & Yang theory, firm clinical foundation and significant therapeutic effects, most of the western nations have now realized the value of this ancient healing art. Back to Top

 

What are the differences between Chinese medicine and Western medicine?

 

Chinese medicine believes that living beings are compounds of energies, emotions and spirit, but Western medicine approach the human being by the anatomy and biochemistry. It assumes that the human being is made up of small independent cells. Both medicines have their strengths and limitations in deal with diseases .According to Chinese medicine, over 90% of our diseases come from overwork, stress of modern life and emotions. It is good to prevent disease, cure disorders and keep healthy, it is effective for chronic problems, muscle-skeletal pains and stress-related illnesses, depression, the immunities deficiencies, various allergies. On the other hand, the Western medicine is very powerful and necessary to treat serious diseases and health problems emergencies.  Back to Top

 
Is acupuncture safe?

 

Yes, and painless as well if performed by a qualified acupuncturist. The needles for each treatment are extremely fine and made of stainless steel, their length varies from half a few inches, (ALL NEEDLES ARE STERILIZED AND DISPOSABLE.) Most patients feel very minimum discomfort as the needles are inserted and some feel nothing at all. Back to Top

 
Is acupuncture effective?

 

Yes, it has been used by the Chinese for 4000 years and today is practiced around the world. Acupuncture offers a different conceptualization from Western medicine. It has been proven that acupuncture is remarkably effective even for serious illnesses.  Back to Top

 

How many treatments are necessary?

 

The period and treatment and frequency depend on the individual and the disease. For acute problems such as lumbar sprain, torticollis, in most cases, the great improvement from the 1st treatment.  Chronic problems, degenerative conditions and complicated cases may require treatment sessions over a longer period of time. In general, this number varies (between five and twelve) and can be evaluated from the first consultation. Back to Top

 

How often do I need to receive acupuncture treatment?

 

In severe, acute cases, closely scheduled appointments are necessary, daily treatment are preferable. For chronic illnesses, treatments are less frequent and are provided, two times every week is highly recommended until the patients’ health is stabilized. You may receive one acupuncture treatment per week to reinforce the results achieved. The reasons are: If the interval between each treatment is too long, the treatment results that have already accumulated from previous treatments may be reduced. That means that the overall recovery time will be longer. Therefore, treatments that are given twice per week for two consecutive weeks are better than treatments received once per week during four weeks. And also, early intervention is very important in order to prevent further development of the disease.  Back to Top

 

How long will my first acupuncture session take?

 

There must be at least an hour for the first treatment session, while the following session will generally much shorter.

 

How do I prepare for my consultation and my acupuncture treatment?

 

  • Please bring the copy of your related medical records and the list of your medication, if possible

  •  Please do not brush your tongue

  • Please do not come in with empty stomach

  • Please do not eat too much prior to your arrival

  • Please avoid drinking alcohol and avoid taking sedatives four hours before treatment

  • Please plan at least one hour for your first visit 

 

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What can I expect during my first visit?

 

During your first visit, you will fill your confidential medical form (include your medical history), I will ask all related questions, take your pulse, examining your tongue, and evaluate your energy according to Chinese traditional medicine. I will find the initial cause of the symptom of the imbalance, also determine your Qi and blood level, as well as the pattern of the disharmonies of Yin and Yan in your body. An individual treatment plan will be determined for you, based on your age, gender, overall health condition, the current season and weather condition, and many other factors. I will also give you some suggestions about your diet, beneficial exercises and other health recommendations. You will receive your first treatment right after the consultation. My goal is to help my patients attain that balance. I you promise you that I will do my best. Back to Top

 

Can acupuncture help infertility?

 

Yes. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help you and your husband. I have many success cases in my medicine clinic field.

Acupuncture can improve a woman’s chances of conception by regulating hormones, encouraging a balanced menstrual cycle, increasing the body’s basal temperature, thickening the lining of the uterus, and bringing on ovulation. Research and clinical observation have shown that acupuncture can improve the pregnancy success rate of IVF treatment;

Studies on male infertility show that acupuncture significantly improves the quality of sperm and reduces sexual dysfunction. Improve libido.

Help both (female and male):  Regulate hormones balance, reduce physical and emotional stress related to infertility, Improve individual constitution and immune system. Back to Top

 

When should I seek acupuncture treatment?

 

It is not necessary to wait until the disease appears to view. Periods of stress, changes, living conditions or season are appropriate times to receive preventive treatment. These will help to eliminate or reduce the imbalance various signals that organs email us. For IVF patients, acupuncture and herbs treatments before, during and after IVF treatments are necessary; For season allergies, preventive treatments should begin at least one month before the onset of allergy season; For  PMS, irregular menstruation, and cramps during menses, treatments should start one week before the patient’s next period. For general health maintenance and preventive care, acupuncture treatments are necessary from time to time, just like car tune-ups. Back to Top

 

Are there any treatments without needles?

 

Yes, in the case of adult patients for whom acupuncture is not suitable (afraid de needle, very sick, weak, nervous, etc.), and some children, we use Chinese massage Tuina, acupressure, cupping, moxibustion, Chinese herbs and other TCM methods to achieve the same clinical result. Back to Top

 

What services do you offer?
  • Acupuncture

  • Chinese massotheraphy (Tuina)

  • Chinese herbs: 100% naturel

  • Reflexology (Food Massage)

  • Meridian Facial Rejuvenation

  • Moxibustion

  • Cupping

  • Infra-red heat lamp

  • Electric stimulation

 

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Do you offer gift cards?

 

To enable you to better convey the health and happiness to someone dear to you, we offers gift cards for all amounts. Thus, you can easily give the required services to your loved ones. Back to Top

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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