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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Surrey Residents

Traditional Chinese Medicine Services at Family Chiropractic

Surrey Acupuncture

Dr. Henry Dent

Dr. Dent holds a Bachelor of Health Science from Charles Sturt University. As a graduate of the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he attended advanced studies in acupuncture and herbal medicine at Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China) and is licensed as both a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM) and a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of British Columbia. Henry has completed training in the NADA protocol for the treatment of chemical dependency and taken the Master of Hypnosis program of The Cross Roads Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy. Dr. Dent is also a member of the World Association for Laser Therapy. For the past 25 years he has been an avid Tai Chi Chuan (Yang style) and Medical Qi Gong practitioner.

About Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture at our Surrey office.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest continually practiced professional medicine in the world. It is not folk medicine. It is estimated that over 30,000 books were written on TCM before 1900. Over the centuries some of the finest minds in China have endeavoured to understand physiology and pathology as related to the human condition.

The result is a complex system of holistic diagnosis and treatment. It takes into consideration not only the physical condition of the individual but emotional, environmental, and lifestyle factors as well. The objective of treatment is to balance ones internal functions and to balance the body with its environment. The four major treatment modalities of TCM are acupuncture/moxibustion, herbal medicine, massage, and remedial physical exercise.

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

  • Low Back pain
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Neck pain
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Sciatica
  • Tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Induction of labor
  • Sprains
  • Correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • Headache
  • Leucopenia
  • Dental pain
  • Adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • Morning sickness
  • Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Postoperative pain
  • Depression (including depression neurosis & following stroke)
  • Stroke
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Essential hypertension
  • Primary Dysmenorrhea
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Acute Epigastralgia
  • Renal/Biliary colic
  • Peptic ulcer

What our Surrey Acupuncture Patients saying about Traditional Chinese Medicine?

An Amazing Journey

I was diagnosed with Graves Disease recently (thyroid problems) and have suffered greatly since May of this year. I have a lot of the symptoms: severe joint pain, muscle aches (so bad that it hurt to sleep on my body, and I was in so much pain all day long), extreme fatigue, mood swings (my poor fiancé didn’t know what to say to me as I would end up crying no matter what he said), digestion problems, bladder, you name it I had it. One day I received an e-mail from Elke talking about Dr. Dent joining her practice, and she thought he might be able to help.

I had never done anything like Acupuncture before but I needed to give it a try as I wasn’t living anymore, just going through the steps of each day. I am not going to lie, I was nervous as I really don’t care for needles and just didn’t know what to expect.

Well let me tell you, today I have my life back!

Dr. Dent explained to me about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and we talked about all my symptoms and how bad I felt, and then he started with the needles. To my surprise there was no pain in putting them in. He was so gentle and he talks to you all the way through in a very calming voice. After my first treatment I felt like someone pushed the refresh button, I can’t even begin to tell you how good my body felt, it hasn’t felt like that in so long. I have now had a number of treatments and I totally feel like my old self again! I have so much energy, no pain in my body, I am once again happy all the time no more crying, and my bladder and digestion are so much better now.

What an amazing journey this has been, to have the life back the way it was I can’t even begin to put it into words. I owe Dr. Dent my life back. Wayne (my fiancé) can’t believe the change, he’s even going to go give it a try. He always says now he wants what I have…. my energy level is amazing and I now wake up each morning with no pain and I feel so awesome. I strongly encourage people to give this a try. You will never regret it and you could feel as wonderful as I do now.

From the bottom of my heart thank you Dr. Dent for all you have done for me, and thank you Elke for suggesting it.


Call our Surrey office today and find out how Traditional Chinese Medicine can have a positive impact on your life: (604) 594-7774

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