Acupuncture is the most widely used form of alternative medicine in the world and has been in existence for over 2000 years. Acupuncture stimulates healing in the body by placing fine needles in various locations on the body to help to re-direct the flow of blood and energy, known as Qi. Pain and chronic disease occur in areas of the body where blood flow is stagnant and blocked. When acupuncture points are stimulated, it helps to unblock these areas to resolve pain, prevent disease, improve immune function, and restore the overall balance of the body.
An Acupuncture session will help to activate the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. This activation releases hormones to help alleviate pain and establish an overall sense of happiness and wellbeing. It also releases pressure on joint structures and nerves which allows better circulatory flow and an overall help for the body to heal and detoxify.
Acupuncture can effectively treat conditions such as:
Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy to use alone or in conjunction with other modalities you are currently using. A session is relaxing, gentle and pain free. Benefits of treatment may include:
Acupuncture is covered by most extended health plans. Make sure to check with your insurance provider.
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
During this exceptionally difficult time we have been monitoring closely what the public health officials have been sharing, and keeping that in mind, we are making important changes to the services we are offering at Polo Health.
While the pharmacy will remain open, with regular hours to help serve your prescription refill needs, all non-essential visits have now been moved to phone consults and telemedicine. Our front desk staff will still be available to help support you with supplement refills, and booking those new appointments for you. If you do wish to pick up supplements, we kindly ask that you call ahead so we can get them ready for your pickup. If you are on the Pound-a-Day program, we encourage you to come pick up your weekly B-12 shots so you can take them home and self-administer them, and Dr. Polo and Dr. Kassam will follow up weekly by phone during the duration of your program.
As the situation is changing rapidly, we want to make sure all of our patients are taken care of both physically and mentally. We will reassess and re-evaluate the situation, but as of right now, we are closed until April 1st. If that date needs to be changed, we will update you all. Call in to book phone consults, refill your prescriptions, and pick-up any supplements you may need.
We recognize this is a trying and stressful time, and we urge to focus on your mental well being through the chaos. Our team will still be actively checking social media, and we are here to chat if you need anything.
Dr. Allana Polo