Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Acupuncture is an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses needles to help restore the body back to a state of balance. Acupuncture can be used to treat acute and chronic health issues in addition to wellness and health optimization.
Acupuncture points are located all over the body and are carefully selected based on your TCM diagnosis. Acupuncture needles interact with your nervous system and will help your body “reset” by reducing pain and inflammation, improving blood and Qi circulation, regulating hormones and improving organ function.
Depending on your diagnosis, you may also receive electro-acupuncture. This treatment involves small electrodes being attached to the acupuncture needles to enhance the therapeutic effect. This works especially well for treating pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Fertility & Pregnancy Wellness
“Nourish the soil before planting the seed”
This analogy is commonly used in Chinese Medicine to stress the importance of pre-conception care. Preparing your body before trying to conceive ensures an optimal physiological environment for conception and implantation to take place. The healthier you are before trying to conceive the more likely you are to go on and have a healthy pregnancy and post-partum recovery period.
Exercise therapy is a prescribed at-home exercise program that is designed specifically for you. Exercises focus on rehabilitation, stretching and strengthening injured muscles or joints. This is important for post-operative recovery, tendonitis, disc herniations and repetitive strain injuries. Exercise therapy also plays a vital role in treating chronic disease such as diabetes, metabolic diseases, heart disease and lung issues.Read more →
Cupping, Moxibustion & Heat Therapy
Cupping is an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine that places glass or silicone cups on the skin to create a suction. This suction causes the skin, superficial muscles tissues and fascia to be drawn into the cup with negative pressure. The cups can be left on the skin for about 5-10 minutes or can be slowly slid across the skin in a technique called moving cupping.
Cupping is used to remove blockages in the acupuncture meridians, release toxins via the lymphatic system and restore balance in the body. It is especially useful for relieving muscles aches and pains, promoting blood flow to the skin, reducing inflammation and boosting cellular immunity.
Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselling
The phrase “you are what you eat” couldn’t be more true. The food and drink you consume every single day has a direct impact on your overall health. During your session we will discuss what foods you are eating, how you prepare your food, the time of day you are eating and learn which foods are best for you to eat based on your body constitution and TCM diagnosis. In TCM, there is an emphasis on eating local and seasonal foods to help align your body with the environment around you. There is a focus on eating whole foods, eliminating processed foods and reducing dairy and sugar.
Lifestyle counselling involves discussing your daily routine and encouraging consistent, healthy daily habits. This can include education on sleep hygiene, stress management, the importance of the mind-body connection and mindfulness training.