Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Acupuncture and Moxibustion are part of the 4 pillars of Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture and Moxibustion are manual therapies that involves the insertion of thin and sterile needles or the use of burning burning dried mugwort (moxa) on specific acupoints to achieve different therapeutic results. Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of disorders including, but not limited to:
Bloating, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distention, constipation, diarrhea, Irritable bowel Syndrome, ulcerative colitis.
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, PTSD, Stress management.
Asthma, bronchitis, Covid-19 recovery, bommon colds and flu, Sore throat, allergies.
Injury recovery, back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, TMJ, muscular tension, chronic pain, sciatica.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), period pain and lack of periods, urinary tract infections, infertility, endometriosis, PCOS, tinnitus, menopause.
Wrinkles, pale complexion, acne, acne scars, rosacea, psoriasis.
How does it work?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that works to improve health and wellbeing by stimulating the body's natural healing response. Through the use of fine needles inserted into specific acupoints of the different meridians, acupuncture stimulates points that impact the physiological and biochemical conditions in the body as well as sensory receptors. It sends signal to the brain and helps ease pain, to regulates hormones, optimises digestion, relieves stress, and strengthen the immune system. It can also be used to address women's health issues including PMS, fertility, and menopause.
Each acupuncture appointment begins with a detailed health history intake questionnaire and physical examination, where the tongue, pulses, and palpations are conducted.
Needles are inserted according to the diagnosis made and based on Chinese Medicine. Needles are left from 20-40 minutes, while the patient relaxes and takes an “acu nap.” I might use moxibustion, cupping and electropuncture as a complementary therapy too.
A clear treatment plan is created for each patient based on their needs and goals, and I use a combination of acupuncture, herbs, lifestyle advice, and other modalities to ensure maximum results.
Eat a healthy meal.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
Follow any lifestyle recommandations presented during your session.
Ask me about any questins you might have.
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