Vincent Wen-Hsien Liu, a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, treats the body as a cohesive system that contains an innate ability to restore its own balance or harmony. A postgraduate of the Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the University of Western Sydney, Vincent travelled to China for intensive clinical training at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital in 2008.
As a child, Vincent idolised his grandfather who practised Chinese herbalism in Taiwan. His love and respect for his grandfather guided him to begin his healing path as a Chinese medicine practitioner. Raised in a religious family, Vincent is a person who is kind and passionate about helping others and strives to be a provider of healing sourced from the heart.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient and holistic health treatment that has been developed over over thousands of years. The discipline is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body.
An acupuncturist uses their understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology (disease processes) to determine where to place these very fine, sterile needles at specific acupuncture points within the body. This may release tension and relieve pain, as well as help reduce stress and promote healing of certain conditions.
Generally acupuncture does not hurt. However, many patients may experience a dull, energy-spreading sensation when the needle gets into the right spot. This is called "De Qi" which means "the arrival of energy" and may be a good sign that the treatment is working.