Acupuncture is an Ancient Chinese Medicine practice that has been around for over 3,500 years. An acupuncturist applies tiny needles, heat & gentle pressure to specific points all over the body.Read More
Cosmetic Acupuncture works by stimulating Acupuncture points along energy meridians in the face with tiny dermal needles. This process brings qi and blood to the skin to promote vitality and a radiant glow. Stimulation of nerves and cell tissue micro-traumas increase circulation, lymph drainage, and nutrients to the face while boosting the production of collagen and elastin to tighten skin. If you want to reduce wrinkles and improve the glow of your skin, this treatment is a must try!
Acupuncturists are keen observers of patterns, routines, and rhythms. We pay attention to extreme swings of yin and yang which can disrupt our body-mind-spirit's rhythms, for example overworking (yang), depletes yin, leading to exhaustion. We facilitate awareness and proactive action towards dynamic balance through Acupuncture, bodywork, and simple lifestyle + dietary suggestions.Read More
Auricular acupuncture became recognized in 1972 when a neurosurgeon discovered that acupuncture alleviated withdrawal symptoms in opiate dependent patients who were undergoing surgical analgesia. It is now used successfully in the treatment of addictions and behavioural health issues including stress and trauma.Read More
Cupping is an ancient Chinese medicine therapy that uses suction by means of heat and formed glass to pull muscle tissue upwards. A variety of sized cups may be applied on the back and/or moved along the affected meridian (channel pathway) to improve blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, detoxification, to expel colds, and to release fascia. If you have muscle tension, cupping is a must try!Read More
According to Chinese medicine, allergy symptoms such as sinus congestion, fatigue, hay fever, runny nose, and scratchy throat, arise due to imbalances within organ and meridian systems. Repeated exposure to allergy triggers perpetuate imbalance and may stem from a variety of sources such as environmental pollen and toxins, stress, constitutional deficiencies, and diet. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for managing seasonal allergies that is medication free. Click here to learn more.
When you are trying to start or expand your family, there is nothing more heart breaking then not achieving your intended goal. In Canada, 1 in 6 couples trying to conceive experience fertility challenges. Having said this, many people are turning to acupuncture to help achieve their family building goals. Acupuncture can be used to enhance your natural fertility, or can provide adjunctive support to assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF (in vitro fertilization) and IUI (intrauterine insemination). Here’s why I use acupuncture regularly in my clinical practice as part of a comprehensive fertility treatment plan (...)Read More
Acupuncture is a form of mindfulness meditation, as it allows the individual to engage in being and receiving as the needles guide the mind-body into a deep state of relaxation. Biomedically, acupuncture works with the brain by acting on the nervous system. This brain and nervous system communication regulates the parasympathetic nervous system, boosts mood through serotonin and dopamine release, and eases pain through relieving muscle tension and the release of endorphins (...)Read More
PCOS is more complex than the name presents as it often involves varying degrees of endocrine, cardiovascular, metabolic, and/or mental-emotional co-conditions. The following post focuses on PCOS awareness as a syndrome through a pathophysiology overview followed by the explanation of how acupuncture works as an effective treatment method (...)Read More
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy affects approximately three quarters of pregnant women in the first trimester. About half of all pregnant women experience both nausea and vomiting, one quarter experience nausea alone, and one quarter luck out all together (...)Read More
Cervical ripening occurs when the cervix softens and becomes more distensible which coaxes the baby into the best possible position for birth. Multiple studies have shown the benefits of acupuncture in preparing the body for birth, and assisting the cervix to ripen (...)Read More