The Semiahmoo Wellness Centre would like to welcome Cindy Ma, an acupuncturist and TCM practitioner!
Coming from a family rooted in Acupuncture, Cindy has been developing her passion in TCM for over 10 years During this time, she has been extensively studying and practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbs in North America. Out of school she also received mentorship from worldwide experienced teachers. Cindy is currently registered as an active TCM Practitioner with CTCMA.
She treats women struggling with emotional issues from daily life. She also treats patients with injuries from sports and motor vehicle accidents. Cindy treats a variety of health concerns, as approved over 50 conditions by the World Health Organization.
Cindy is now accepting patients. To make an appointment with Cindy, call our office at 604-535-4003.
It wasn’t until I received an injury to my upper body playing hockey in 2017 that I really understood the role of fascia and how it could affect health and function in the body. Often when a person has an injury from a fall, from an impact playing a sport, or from a motor vehicle accident, the force of impact is absorbed by the dense tissues of the body (including fascia). The most dense material in the body is water. Water is so dense that it cannot be compressed. Fluid filled organs expand with impact, similar to a water balloon. These internal injuries are absorbed by the organs, as well as bone structures surrounding the pelvis, trunk and cranium, resulting in a variety of musculoskeletal and functional conditions.
The fascia is tissue that encompasses the entire body similar to your skin, such as a one piece pajama around your body, organs and muscles. Having an impact on one side of the body can create an expansion on the opposite side of the body. You may feel pain or restriction of function where the initial impact occurred, but the enlargement on the opposite side may be the cause of the pain and restricted mobility.
When bone encounters a forceful injury it enlarges. In 2005 a researcher at the University of California, Dr. Paul Hansma, verified this and found the molecular mechanism which causes the expansion. A common example is an enlarged head of a femur in the hip. The deformed bone does not fit or move properly in the joint, causing pain and degeneration.
Matrix Repatterning is a fascial therapy that helped me recover from my hockey injury. It was great at assessing where the impact had caused structural enlargement and fascia restrictions. Treatment helped to resolve my pain and restore mobility. I am excited to offer Matrix Repatterning at our clinic.
I just got back from a seminar in sunny Phoenix, Arizona with Dr. John Brimahall. Dr. John is retired from private practice but spends a lot of his time doing research with Cold Lasers and their applications with assisting the body with healing. He is now using low intensity lasers for brain integration. Here is a link to see our Bioflex Laser.
Yes the 21st century is upon us! We are definitely in the energy era. New energy technology is emerging every few months. The new kid on the block is Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low Intensity Laser Therapy. We have been using this type of therapy in our office for the past two and a half years with some pretty stunning results. Cold Laser uses photon energy applied to your tissues and cells to create biochemical energy to speed up healing. The applications of cold laser has rapidly expanded due to work of Dr. Fred Kahn M.D. who sees 800 patients a week out of his Toronto clinic. He uses the Bioflex Laser made by Medi-Tech which uses both red and infra-red laser and is one of the leaders in laser therapy. www.bioflexlaser.com.
We just had a patient in last month with a painful tendonitis of the shoulder and after a week of treatments she was able to resume playing the following week. I personally have fractured a rib playing summer ice hockey and should have been unable to work for 4-6 weeks. After daily laser treatments for a week I was able to resume work with some restrictions.
What I like about laser therapy is that it is quick at helping relieve pain, it is safe,it is drug free, and is on of the best modalities for treating soft tissue injuries. We have two cold lasers at our South Surrey clinic.