Hong Liu is a Licensed TCM Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Hong Liu is a licensed acupuncturist in the province of Quebec. Her interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began at a very young age as she was exposed to acupuncture and herbal medicine through her grandfather, a famous Chinese herbalist, Liu Fu He. His herbal formulas have been included in many classic Chinese medicine books and are still used today in China.
While growing up, Hong repeatedly witnessed the benefits and transformations that people would experience in their health. It soon became clear to her that she wanted to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps and she decided to enrol in university to gain further knowledge and education. In 1998, Hong graduated from HuNan Traditional Chinese Medicine University, in China. In her five year program, she studied both Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as conventional western medical disciplines which included biochemistry and clinical medicine. For Hong, combining both types of medicines, encompassed the best of both worlds.
Hong went on to practice in a big general hospital in Beijing, China, for 10 years and had the chance to offer treatment for a variety of concerns, achieving exceptional success in rehabilitating her patients.
Hong Liu moved to Montreal in 2004, and is very happy to have the chance to offer her services to people here. Hong has experience in treating most health concerns and has a special interest in the treatment of endocrine (hormonal) disorders, especially fertility and gynaecological diseases, muscle pain, arthritis, migraine and other types of headaches, sciatica, She hopes that she can help them achieve better health.
Hong Liu offers the following acupuncture treatments at our West-Island, Montreal clinic:
Electro-acupuncture – needles are electrically stimulated by various frequencies and voltages by attachement to a battery-powered machine using wires with small clips on the ends. This is extremely effective for pain relief.
Acupressure – a technique involving pressure on acupoints using the thumbs or fingers, capable of giving relief of symptoms.
Moxibustion or Moxa: this technique applies heat to or near the handles of the needles.In traditional acupuncture this is used whent here is a ‘cold syndrome’ or for moving energy.
Cupping – in this treatment cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments and removes harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing. The skin’s appearance generally returns to normal within a few days as sometimes bruising may occur.
Gua Sha – an instrument-assisted method of decreasing fascial adhesions, thereby diminishing pain. This ancient method of promoting “qi” and blood circulation as well as the removal of toxic heat, stagnant blood and lymph fluid from the body is an extremely important method of improving one’s health.
* Hong Liu is a member of the Quebec Order of Acupuncturists, and the CAFC (Acupuncture Foundation of Canada).