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Just A Painless
Light Touch Produces Profound Outcome
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
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"
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
If you would like to know what our happy
clients have to say, please visit our Testimonials
specialize in chronic
gain, Obesity, Overeating,
difficulty, Cold lower
abdomen, Cold hands and feet, Low libido.
headaches, Temporal headache, Occipital headache, Dizziness.
Manic depression, Anxiety,
depression, Schizoaffective disorder,
Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Menopause,
Muscular pain/spasm, Shoulders/Neck/Back/Knee tightness, Low
Shortness of breath, Chest tightness, Bronchitis, Stuffy nose, Sinus
infection, Congestion, Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
||Low appetite, Heartburn,
Bloating, Peptic ulcer, Hemorroide,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Chronic diarrhea, Food intolerance.
Shingles, Acne, Freckles, Dry skin,
Itchy skin, Eczema, Lupus, Scleroderma.
Rheumatoid arthritis, Hay fever.
medication, Radiation sequelae, Chemotherapy sequelae, Neuropathy.
||Stroke sequelae, Sport injuries, Arthritis,
TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Frozen
Shoulders, Tennis elbow.
Low blood pressure, Diabetes, Leukemia, Varicose
||Scoliosis, Lordsis, Peripheral edema, Cold
extremities, Cold intolerance, Heat intolerance, Excessive
sweating, Nighttime urination, Frequent
urination, Raynaud's disease, Hiatal
Hernia, Red face,
||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.
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
As a future client/student,
you are invited to experience this rare integrated health/wellness
(Dr. Carl Brent Myers is a
National Certified School Psychologist and student at Eastern Healing
Brent Myers, Ed.D.
Certified School Psychologist
Acupuncturists Are Not Created Equal
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
||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
Pi Gu healing, Holistic Weight
Loss, Distance Healing, Acupuncture and
Chi in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, and Germantown in Montgomery county,
Maryland, and the whole Washington DC area.
Eastern Healing Center is located near the
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.
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:
|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
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
|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.
|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
The W. H. O. Viewpoint On
|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
Research by NIH
|NIH recruiting patients for
acupuncture clinical trials.