If you are seeking relief from a chronic condition or an acute illness acupuncture can help. Acupuncture provides an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions which treat the body as a whole system. Further, side effects are quite rare with acupuncture, and when side effects do occur they are typically mild. The U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized acupuncture treatment as proven effective in treating nearly 30 different conditions with promising results shown in the treatment of over 60 more. The most common complaints for which Dr. Liu's patients seek treatment are pain (neck, back, and sciatic nerve), insomnia, emotional distress (depression, anxiety, and stress), infertility, digestive issues, and cancer therapy relief (side effects from chemotherapy and radiation), but she has also administered acupuncture treatments for a wide variety of conditions noted on our conditions treated page.
Why Sunshine Traditional Chinese Acupuncture?
Major health insurance accepted: HealthPartners, Medica, United Healthcare, and Preferred One (more soon!)
Self-pay patients are also welcome, paying Sunshine Traditional Chinese Acupuncture's competitive rates
Thanks to the River Falls Chamber of Commerce for helping us to get the word out about Sunshine Traditional Chinese Acupuncture with a short Facebook informational ad.
Acupuncture Energy Medicine (watch below)
A succinct explanation of traditional Chinese medical (TCM) theory from a Western perspective, and an attempt to understand its function from a Western scientific, medical framework. Video attributed to Purdue Pharma. (5 1/2 minutes)
Also, mentioned the documentary New York Times journalist James Reston's 1971 article "Now, About My Operation in Peking", which sparked interest in acupuncture in the United States.
The Science of Acupuncture (watch below)
In this documentary from the British news organization, the BBC, Professor Kathy Sykes, Professor of Sciences and Society at University of Bristol, investigates the uses of acupuncture in China and the U.K. from a skeptic's point of view. Dr. Sykes also examines scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture and scientific explanations and evidence for the processes by which acupuncture operates. (58 minutes)
Bill Moyer's Healing and the Mind: The Mystery of Chi [Qi] (watch below)
In this documentary from 1993 journalist Bill Moyers looks at traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in China and the concept of Qi with Harvard University's Dr. David Eisenberg, the first American medical exchange student to visit China after the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In his tour he looks at Chinese herbs, the use of Western medicine and TCM in combination, acupuncture treatment and tuina (massage), tai chi [taijiquan] practice exercise, the influence of daoist [taoist] philosophy, and qigong.
How Does Acupuncture Work? Traditional Chinese Medicine Knowledge Sharing (watch below)
Dr. Dennis Lee from Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine discusses the basics of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in relation to acupuncture, as well as how this theory may connect to scientific theories of quantum mechanics.
How Does Acupuncture Work? (watch below)
A simplified discussion of the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) concept of meridians used in acupuncture and their influence on overall health by Dr. Zhen Zheng, Program Coordinator for the Master of Applied Science in Acupuncture and Master of Applied Science in Chinese Herbal Medicine at RMIT University. Video by RMIT University, an Australian university with international campuses and facilities in Vietnam and Spain. (2 mintues)
New Acupuncture Business Opens Downtown (click link below to read)
An article in the River Falls Journal discussing Sunshine Traditional Chinese Acupuncture with a brief talk with Dr. Xiaoyan Liu, the clinic's acupuncturist, and Jim MacTavish, the clinic's business administrator. To read the full article click here: http://www.riverfallsjournal.com/news/business/4192511-new-acupuncture-business-opens-downtown
The Power of Herbs (watch below)
In this documentary from the British news organization, the BBC, Professor Kathy Sykes, Professor of Sciences and Society at University of Bristol, investigates the uses of herbal treatments throughout the world, including China, the UK, India, South Africa, and Germany. She also looks into the efficacy of herbs and scientific investigation into their uses, as well as highlighting some individual cases of herbal treatment. (59 minutes)
Complementary/Alternative Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine Lecture (watch below)
The University of California--San Francisco's Dr. Beverly Burns from the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine speaks about the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture. The lecture is part of UCSF's Mini Medical School for the Public series and was recorded in 2007. (58 minutes)