Acupuncture

A healing technique for more than 2,500 years.

Benefits: Improved overall wellness, improved sleep, increased relaxation, decreased stress, improved digestion, reduced headaches and pain

Acupuncture improves and promotes the body’s natural self-healing capabilities by stimulating specific anatomic sites, commonly referred to as acupuncture points.  Acupuncture is part of a larger body of medicine called Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM.

TCM is based on ancient philosophy that sees the body in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance there is health.  Energy or “Qi” (“chee”) flows along specific pathways or meridians throughout the body.  This constant flow of energy keeps yin and yang balanced.  However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture can release blocked Qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems.

Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.

Acupuncture can treat a full range of health issues including pain, mental or emotional imbalances, high blood pressure, stress, insomnia, respiratory problems, digestive disorders, and reproductive issues.

Acupuncture is also a great adjunct therapy for cancer care & can be used for natural labour induction after 40 weeks.

Specialized Acupuncture Treatments:

The Postpartum Treatment

available with Lailee Mussivand, Rac

The Postpartum Treatment is a very special healing session for women who have recently experienced pregnancy and/or childbirth.

Women are in need the utmost support following pregnancy and birth.  Their bodies, identities, roles in life and spirit have all undergone a massive shift and without proper attention to healing they can suffer from all kinds of mental and physical health problems.  Our society is very focused on women “getting back to normal” as fast as possible following pregnancy when this is a highly unrealistic goal —  there is an entirely “new normal” postpartum, and that is ok, and that needs to be supported.

This treatment is recommend it for women who are one month to two years postpartum, although really anyone who has experienced pregnancy/childbirth anytime in the past or could benefit from this deep healing session.

This 1.5 hour long treatment works to replenish Qi and blood and refresh the body, mind and spirit.  A series of 3-5 treatments over the course of 6 months would be ideal, but even just one session can have remarkable results.

 

Cosmetic Cupping, Gua Sha, and Acupuncture

available with Renee Osborne, RAc

Cupping and Gua Sha are ancient forms of health and body maintenance used for centuries throughout the world.

Initially, cupping and gua sha has been used to treat illness, injury and energetic imbalances. It has only been recently realized that these tools can also be used in the effort of maintaining good interstitial circulation, oxygenation of tissues and skin – therefore improving the quality of skin, tone and signs of aging.

When combining these modalities with traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture – these tools be even more effective.

This is all natural – beauty from the inside.

Facial energizing with cupping and gua sha:

This treatment brings oxygen rich blood to the face/skin, circulates fluid and lymph causing improved skin quality by bringing in oxygen and nutrients and carrying away toxins and any stagnation. Creating a similar feeling to that of a facial.

Cupping on the face also stimulates collagen and elastin resulting in firmer texture, erasure of fine lines and reduction of deeper lines. This treatment is combined with body acupuncture for better grounding, energy balancing and results.

One course of facial treatments is 10 sessions. Results can be seen quickly.

Body cupping for cellulite and body toning:

Also combined with acupuncture this treatment takes results to the next level, aiding in smoothing the skin and in weight loss.

Course of treatment is 8 – 10 times, twice a week.

 

Book an appointment with Renee or Lailee, or contact us regarding an acupuncture session.

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