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ACUPUNCTURE & TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Did you know that Acupuncture is part of a broad approach to wellness? Pain is only one tiny part of that picture. Acupuncture and the other tools that accompany it such as cupping, can be helpful in helping you with anxiety, insomnia, digestive ailments, women's health… the list is long. The key being, even when treating pain, we look at the whole person. This is one of the reasons why even the most robust research often falls short when testing the effectiveness of acupuncture.  There isn’t one point for pain, instead we look at you as an individual. If you have headaches due to stress and high blood pressure, the treatment would be very different than a headache due to fatigue and a weak constitution. It isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ medicine which is why results often vary in research as this crucial aspect is left at the way side. So if you’re looking for extra support for health and wellbeing acupuncture may be right up your alley.

What can Acupuncture Help With?
  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Digestive Ailments

  • Women's Health

  • Pain (Chronic & Acute)

  • General Wellness

About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) combines Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Food therapy amongst other therapies to support the body in the healing process. As opposed to focusing on presenting symptoms alone, TCM looks at the body and all of its systems as a whole. This way we can help identify a ‘syndrome pattern’ leading to the symptoms in questions.
The TCM Materia Medica includes thousands of individual herbs and formulas this allows us to put together a prescription that is catered specifically to you at the time of assessment.
TCM can help treat a vast array of ailments, it can also be used as a complementary or preventative medicine. Some areas commonly treated with TCM herbal & food therapies are: chronic pain, women’s health, digestive concerns, stress, insomnia etc… When you come in for an

assessment we will go over many areas of your general health and lifestyle as well as your primary concerns. We will come up with a TCM diagnosis and an herbal prescription and likely some nutritional guidance as well, since food is often a wonderful form of medicine. Generally, as a prescription, you can expect to use granules. They are herbs that have been decocted (boiled over a specific period of time) then dehydrated. This allows easy use. Though raw herbs are lovely to work with, it can be time consuming to prepare your own decoction at home. The granules dilute in warm water and can be taken on the go.

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