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All businesses need a mission. At Peter Lok’s Las Vegas Acupuncture Clinic, ours is a simple one: To support the health and well-being of our community and promote the benefits of acupuncture. Dr. Lok has been living that mission since first receiving his education in Hong Kong more than four decades ago. After his training, Lok partnered with one of the most highly esteemed doctors of acupuncture (and Chinese medicine) in Hong (Kong), Professor Yee-Kung Lok. Yee-Kung Lok also happened to be Dr. Lok’s father. Professor Yee-Kung Lok was instrumental in helping Nevada become the first state in the U.S. to legally recognize acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a respected medical field in 1973.
The Need for Acupuncture in Las Vegas
Through his service in the greater Las Vegas area, Peter Lok has earned a reputation both as a caring and effecting doctor of acupuncture. At our clinic, we emphasize the need to improve and maintain good health, as a healthy body is more likely to avoid pain and illness. Staying healthy is easier than recovering from illness, and acupuncture is a powerful tool for maintaining wellness. Many people today are seeking acupuncture in Las Vegas because they recognize the benefits of complementary medical techniques.
Clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions including:
• Anxiety and depression
• Bell’s Palsy
• Headache and Migraine
• Hypertension and hypotension
• Menstrual pain and dysmenorrhea and PMS
• Nausea, including morning sickness
• Pain, chronic and acute
• Postoperative recovery
• Repetitive use injuries
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Sprain recovery
• Stomach ulcers
• Weight gain and obesity
When you understand that this is a limited list of the diseases and conditions that can be helped at the Las Vegas Acupuncture Clinic, you'll have a better understanding of why Dr. Lok has committed his professional life to the practice and promotion of acupuncture. Whether you’re healing from a major illness or simply trying to improve your overall health, Dr. Lok and his friendly staff are here to help.
Those who are still unfamiliar with the practice of acupuncture often wonder about the process and if it hurts. After a full evaluation, Dr. Lok will determine the best approach. Sterile, hair-thin needles will be placed along specific paths in the body to help create balance and improve the flow of chi, or natural energy. Most patients feel a slight warmth or tingling sensation when the needles are placed, but pain is rare. In fact, many people look forward to their acupuncture session as a time to relax and unwind. Some even take a nap during treatment!
Though it’s the most common one, needle insertion is not the only technique Dr. Lok uses. Cupping, electro-acupuncture, heat therapy and the use of natural herbal supplements are also important elements of acupuncture treatment.
Please contact Peter Lok Acupuncture in Las Vegas at 702-732-0178 for more information about our mission and how acupuncture can help improve your life.