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 resolve. 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, and eventually resolve completely.
For very serious chronic conditions, follow up treatments may be required monthly to a few times a year.
Common pain conditions treated with acupuncture
- Acute pain or Chronic pain due to injury
- Knee pain
- Lower Back/Sciatica
- Upper back/Neck pain and tightness
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Menstrual Pain
Fertility & Inducing Labour
Acupuncture provides a safe, effective, & drug free treatment option during pregnancy
Initial consult + treatment: 90 minutes
Follow up sessions: 45 minutes
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
- Increase 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:
- Back pain and sciatica
- Heart burn
- Nausea/morning sickness
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 help address new health concerns.
- Postoperative healing
- Postpartum discharge
- Psychological problems
- Insufficient lactation
- 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
This unique 75 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
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.