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Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (TCM)


With a 3,000-year history, acupuncture and herbal medicine has successfully addresses chronic ailments and manages pain.

Acupuncture is a safe, painless alternative for:

-Pain: Arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain and carpal tunnel

-Allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems
-Gynecological problems like infertility and PMS,
-Balancing: depression, anxiety,  stress, insomnia and many more physical, emotional and neurological issues.

Initial Chinese Medicine Consultation including Treatment

 
This session starts with a 45 minute assessment checking the tongue, pulse, blood pressure, as well as a questionnaire to give the practitioner a better understanding of the patient’s constitution. After this has been completed, the patient is given an acupuncture treatment and/or prescribed herbal medicine.  Acupuncture is usually followed by a calming mini tuina massage. This initial consultation is required for all new patients.
 
Initial consult + treatment: 90 minutes
 

Follow up Treatment

Every patient and their condition is different and each treatment varies accordingly. A treatment usually takes up to 60 minutes and typically consists of a short follow-up assessment followed by acupuncture as well as other modalities and ending with a calming mini tuina massage. Based on the TCM diagnosis, a modified diet and Chinese medicine may be recommended.
Regular Acupuncture Follow up sessions: 60 minute
 
Fertility , Pregnancy & Inducing Labour Acupuncture Follow up: 45 minutes

Acupuncture for Pain Relief


Many people first discover acupuncture due to some kind of injury or chronic pain that they have not been able to Acupuncture is one of the quickest and most relaxing medical treatments available for relieving pain without any side effects. 
With each treatment the pain should be reduced to eventually being gone completely or else followups treatments may be required a few times a year or possibility monthly for very serious chronic conditions.
 

Common pain conditions treated with acupuncture

  • Acute pain or Chronic pain due to injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Lower Back/Sciatica
  • Upper back/Neck pain and tightness
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Menstrual Pain

Smoking Cessation Treatment


Traditional Chinese medicine is effective in making it easier to quit and remain smoke-free. While the treatment is not a magic cure for nicotine addiction, it will aid in the management of side effects and help relax and detoxify the body. If you are highly motivated and ready to quit, this treatment can empower you to take control and begin a smoke-free life. This 60 minute treatment involves a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui Na massage as well as lifestyle, dietary and exercise recommendations to restore imbalances found in the body.

    Fertility & Inducing Labour

     

    Acupuncture provides a safe, effective, & drug free treatment option during pregnancy
     
    Initial consult + treatment: 90 minutes
    Follow up sessions: 45 minutes
     

    Fertility Acupuncture

     

    Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed studies and concluded that acupuncture helps to:

     

    • increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall
    • reduce anxiety, stress, and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly     
    • decrease fertility
    • normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
     

    IVF and Acupuncture
    Acupuncture can be used to enhance the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. It is recommend to start regular acupuncture treatments at least 2 months prior to the beginning an IVF cycle and to continue for 1 to 2 times a week until the day of the transfer. Acupuncture IVF treatments can be continued if the IVF cycle is successful to prevent miscarriages and support a healthy pregnancy.

     
    In many case you will have to go through the following phases :
     
    • Prepare the body for IVF cycle
    • Ovarian stimulation and support
    • Embryo transfer
    • Post transfer
     
    Male Factor Infertility
    Fertility acupuncture and herbal medicine for men can help in increase sperm count, motility, and morphology of the spermatic cells. Acupuncture also improves cases of weak erections, enlarged prostate gland, and male urinary tract infections that can affect male fertility. In these cases, acupuncture treatments should be carried out for a period of 6 months. Often taking specific herbal compositions may help speed up this process.
     
    Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine During Pregnancy
    Regular balancing treatments throughout your pregnancy can enhance your health as well as your baby’s health, potentially preventing complications and positively influencing the development of your baby’s health.
     
    Many mothers-to-be find themselves facing many of the following symptoms as a result of the many demands being placed on their bodies:
     
    • fatigue
    • back pain and sciatica
    • heart burn
    • nausea/morning sickness
    • anxiety
    • constipation
    • edema
     
    Regular weekly or monthly treatments are recommended based on your unique symptoms and concerns.
     
    Acupuncture for Inducing Labour
    Pre-labour acupuncture can help prepare a woman both physically and mentally for the task of active labour.

     
     Acupuncture treatments can help to:
     
    • Prepare the pelvis and soften the cervix for labour
    • Reduce pre-labour anxiety, tension, and fatigue
    • Induce a more efficient active stage of labour
    • Reduce the risk of medical induction and cesarean section
    • Provide pain relief during labour
     
    Acupuncture for Post Delivery
    It is important to recover properly after childbirth.  Acupuncture can help you heal and regain your strength and vitality, re-balance your energy, boost your body’s defenses and
    and help address new health concerns.
     
    • postoperative healing
    • postpartum discharge
    • psychological problems
    • insufficient lactation
    • mastitis
    • hemorrhoids
    • postpartum back pain

    Cosmetic Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation

    Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

     

    Cosmetic Acupuncture is excellent for prevention and treatment of wrinkles around the eye, mouth and forehead and helps to eliminate fine lines.  It tightens sagging of the skin, brings colour to a pale complexion and reduces redness due to rosascea.   Cosmetic acupuncture is also good for acne,  puffiness and reduction of bags under the eyes and dark circles, reducing the appearance of a double chin and the beginning of jowls. It can also help your eyes to look brighter as well as generating a softer, more vibrant youthful looking skin.
     
    Other Health Benefits
    • treats imbalances inside the body first in order to obtain the best results.
    • hot flashes and/or night sweats go away
    • increases energy
    • mild depression had been reversed
    • mild anxiety has been resolved
    • improves digestion which directly effects the skin
    • reduces or complete absence of headaches
    Treatment Description

    This Unique 90 minute treatment consists of both Facial Acupuncture + a Facial Massage.  By ending each session with a facial massage this will maximize the overall benefits from each session to support facial rejuvenation and proper blood flow to the surface of the skin.  It is believed that with increased blood flow to the skin that the elasticity is strengthened and collagen production is increased.  To achieve this a series of treatments is required.  This treatment can be used as a preventative treatment with the best results seen with clients who already have signs of aging, wrinkles, dry skin, pale, uneven complexion, and sagging or loose skin.  Clients usually start to see results within 3-4 sessions.  Most clients will do a series of 10 treatments with one follow up maintenance every 3 or 4 months.

    First Treatment 120 minute session (Initial 45 minute consultation +75 minute treatment)

    Follow up Treatments 75 Minutes

    Recommendation for best results
    Do 1-2 treatments each week for 5-10 weeks
    Do a minimum of 10 treatments.
    One follow up treatment every 3-4 months

    Recommended Products used between treatments for frown and lips lines
    Frownies for between the forehead and between the eyes (frown lines)
    Frownies Gentle lifts (lip lines)

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    Commonly Asked Questions


    Does Chinese herbal medicine have side effects?

    No, not if the formula has been correctly chosen and written.  Most of the medicinals in the Chinese material medica have a very low toxicity compared to common, over-the-counter Western drugs. When they are prescribed according to a correct traditional Chinese medicine pattern diagnosis, they should have no side effects, only beneficial healing results.
     

    Does acupuncture hurt?

    Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a hair, and their insertion in the skin is practically painless. Because of the quality of the needles used in our clinic are high end and specially coated many people do not even know the needles are in place. In others, there may be some tingling, warmth, heaviness, or a feeling of the qi moving up and  down the channels. Most  people find acupuncture extremely relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment.
     

    Is acupuncture safe?

    When performed by a trained, licensed professional, acupuncture is extremely safe. All acupuncturists use individually packaged, sterile, disposable needles.

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