Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
The main philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) is to bring the body back into balance. When we are in a state of balance, disease and symptoms of disease can be minimized or eradicated. With balance also comes prevention of disease. It’s not mandatory to come with a specific complaint, with a full assessment and TCM diagnosis, your practitioner will find an effective treatment plan to keep you in optimal health. All of our Naturopathic Doctors are trained in TCM and are certified by the BCNA to perform Acupuncture.
Traditional Chinese Medicine involves modalities such as:
Acupuncture uses the insertion of hair thin needles into specific points on the body to induce change and trigger the natural healing mechanisms of the body to occur.
- Traditional Chinese Herbs
Herbs come in powdered form that you mix in with warm water. Herbal formulas are custom blended to suit each patient individually.
The use of glass, plastic or silicone cups are used to create a negative pressure that suction on to the skins surface. Cupping will be used in cases of pain and inflammation, excess heat, immune deficiency and common colds to name a few. An individualized diagnosis is made to determine if cupping is appropriate.
- Gua Sha
Used to help with stagnant “qi” and blood in the body. Gua sha is often used on the face and body to help with anti-aging as well as pain.
- Tui Na
Chinese style massage is sometimes used in treatments to help prepare the body for acupuncture.