Acupuncture is a Chinese traditional treatment performed by professionals to treat pains in body.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long standing history in Eastern medicine and has been used for thousands of years by the community to treat many ailments of the body.

In the last 50 years, acupuncture started to rise in popularity in the Western world and in the last 20 years, it became a recognized health profession under the Health Professions Act.

Western doctors and other practitioners started to notice the effectiveness of using TCM and accupuncture principles for the treatment of certain ailments that were not responding favorably to the western approach.

In today’s world, acupuncture has become widely accepted as an alternative form of medicine that is drug free, low risk and very effective for treatment of many ailments of the body.

All registered acupuncturists have completed 1900 hours of studies and clinical practice training to obtain their license from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and are regulated according to their college bylaws.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that aims to stimulate the flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body.

In Chinese Medicine, it was believed that our body is like a highway (The Meridian) for the flow of energy and certain points (Acupoints) are like the gateways. Acupoints are important points that stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissues and by stimulating these points, we can help restore the flow of Qi to achieve perfect balance and boost the body’s natural pain inhibiting responses.

In acupuncture, extremely thin sterile and disposable needles are used to stimulate the acupoints determined during the assessment to be a problem. Due to the fineness of the needles, most patients only feel the initial light poke and after, they barely feel the presence of the needles on their body.

Acupuncturists also use other techniques such as cupping, bloodletting and when appropriate, can provide certain home care advice and lifestyle modification suggestions to help improve your overall health and support you in your healing journey.

Acupuncture Treatments Do NOT Require A Doctor’s Referral.

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Conditions Treated by Acupuncture

Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of both chronic pain as well as acute pain. Many patients who have just suffered an injury experience acute pain and swelling and acupuncture is very helpful to reduce overall systemic inflammation. In chronic pain management, the stimulation of acupoints for chronic pain management has had very good results, especially chronic pain that lingers after a car accident.

Acupuncture not only helps chronic pains but also can benefit your overall health.


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Farshid Khajehour is our registered acupuncturist providing acupuncture treatment for Fulcrum Therapy patients.

Farshid Khajehpour

Registered Acupuncturist

Farshid is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA). He received his diploma of acupuncture from Reeves College in 2019. Prior to that, Farshid practiced as a family physician in his home country for over 10 years. Farshid has many years of western medical background, he is able to effectively integrate western and eastern medicine in his daily practice.

What to Expect in an Acupuncture Session?

In an acupuncture session performed by Fulcrum Therapy acupuncturists, you can expect the following items:

  • A complete medical assessment, history and exam during your initial visit. The registered acupuncturist will check your pulse, tongue and ears to arrive at a diagnosis.
  • Based on the information obtained during the assessment, the acupuncturists will develop a customized and personalized treatment plan to address your unique individual needs and concerns. The treatment plan is designed to address the root cause of the issue and to help eliminate associated symptoms.
  • An acupuncture treatment can include the use of fine, sterile and disposable needles in certain specific acupoints and can remain in the body anywhere from 10-30 minutes based on the patient’s comfort level and needs. It is possible that the acupuncturist manipulates the needles by a gentle tug or twist and to also apply an electrical pulse to them. While the needles are in, you may feel a rush or flow of energy, this is the movement of Qi.

Why Choose Fulcrum Therapy Acupuncture Treatment?

At Fulcrum Coquitlam body wellness clinic, we have a full body wellness approach. We listen and focus on your primary issue but we don’t stop there. We believe every individual can reach their full health and wellness potential with an approach that is holistic and doesn’t just stop at working on “what hurts”.

Acupuncture is a perfect example of that treatment. Each visit is focused on your primary issue but we don’t just stop there. During each visit, we aim to provide a holistic approach, treating from head to toe and balancing your body’s nervous system which in turn, will also positively impact the main complaint area.

Our team works together and if our practitioner sees fit that you see another practitioner to complement your acupuncture care, they will gladly make the appropriate referral.

At Fulcrum Therapy, leave your care in our experts’ hands. Your health and speedy recovery is our number one priority.


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