In-Person Treatments

Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic, Sidney B.C.

Acupuncture, prompting your body’s intelligence to restore balance.

As a board certified acupuncturist I determine each individual patient’s needs and then creates a customized plan, while being mindful of where Naturopathic Medicine would be useful as well.

Getting to the root of your symptoms

Each of the acupuncture points act as a gate—sending energetic information electromagnetically via the fascia deep into the body. Explore some of the ways acupuncture works below:

PROMOTES HEALING
Offering a small electrical prompt to the body to restore homeostasis & balance.
RELEASES BLOCKAGE
Releasing areas of blocked Qi which stimulates organ function & promotes health.
IMPROVES CIRCULATION
Promoting circulation in the body improves function where needed.
DECREASES PAIN
Acting as a natural analgesic, acupuncture interrupts pain signaling.
BALANCES BODY CHEMISTRY
Influencing the body’s biochemical responses via the nervous system.
REDUCES INFLAMMATION
Reducing proinflammatory markers, or proteins, in the body

The Science Behind Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China around 3,500 years ago and remains one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. These days, science can explain its effectiveness.

Connective tissue winds around the needles, increasing electrical conductivity

Doppler ultrasound shows that acupuncture increases blood flow and circulation.

MRI readings demonstrate that acupuncture prompts observable changes in the brain.

Thermal imaging reveals that acupuncture reduces inflammation.

Chinese medicine is energy medicine

The term energy medicine refers to the wide range of healing modalities used to diagnose and treat illness by manipulating the energy—the vital life force referred to as “qi” in traditional Chinese medicine—that pulses through the cells of our bodies. 

The Acupuncture Ecosystem

Acupuncture

Acupuncture points are chosen according to your specific diagnosis. Once the needles are in, most of our patients feel a sense of deep relaxation & even sleepiness!

Cupping

Cupping feels like massage (only, in reverse!). By gently pulling the muscles and fascia upwards, it draws toxins to the surface of the skin where the immune system is better able to eliminate them.

Moxa

Ai Ye is an herb used to warm and stimulate acupuncture points through a process called moxibustion. It improves circulation to relieve pain, boosts energy, and is used to warm the uterus to treat some types of infertility. We even use it to encourage breech babies to turn.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha improves local circulation and breaks up scar tissue or adhesions in the muscles and connective tissue. It is also a great adjunctive technique for treating respiratory conditions.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture for Digestive Problems

Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years to treat chronic digestive issues such as acid reflux, bloating, gas, constipation and loose stools. Modern research has found that it works by normalizing peristalsis and reducing inflammation in the digestive tract.

  • GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION
  • CONSTIPATION
  • NAUSEA
  • FLATULENCE

Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and nutrition are proven methods to enhance fertility and support ART/IVF/IUI. I aim to optimize your ability to conceive either naturally or by working in conjunction with your doctor.

  • IVF SUPPORT
  • IUI SUPPORT
  • NUTRITION
  • DIET
  • ENDOMETRIOSIS
  • PCOS
  • UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY

Acupuncture for Hormonal Imbalance

Hormone imbalances can cause symptoms such as anxiety & depression, insomnia, irregular menses, weight gain, acne, hot flashes, menstrual cramps, PMS, fatigue, low libido and infertility. Chinese medicine can bring your hormones back into balance.

  • PMS
  • BOOK: SEX AGAIN
  • MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
  • AMENORRHEA
  • MENOPAUSE
  • UTERINE FIBROIDS

Acupuncture for Aches & Pains

Acting as a natural analgesic, acupuncture interrupts pain signaling, relieves spasms and reduces inflammation making it an effective way to manage pain.

  • HEADACHES
  • PAINFUL SEX
  • LOWER BACK PAIN
  • POST SURGERY
  • MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
  • IMPROVED CIRCULATION

Acupuncture for Mental Health

Studies have shown that acupuncture can alter brain chemistry, increasing the production of serotonin and endorphins. Stimulating specific acupuncture points has also been shown to promote relaxation by reducing our sensitivity to pain and stress.

  • ANXIETY
  • DEPRESSION
  • ADDICTION
  • BULLYING
  • POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
  • INSOMNIA

Acupuncture for Pregnancy Complaints

Acupuncture is a safe & gentle way to optimize your health during your pregnancy. From preventing some types of miscarriage to relieving pain, nausea, constipation, and preparing you for labor and delivery, our skilled practitioners will safely help you through any stage of your pregnancy.

  • ITCHINESS
  • VARICOSE VEINS
  • PAIN AND DISCOMFORT
  • MORNING SICKNESS
  • PREGNANCY FATIGUE
  • PREVENTING MISCARRIAGE
  • BREECH BABIES
  • PLACENTA PREVIA

Acupuncture for Postpartum Health

For new Moms we offer gentle herbal formulas to increase milk supply, specialized postnatal massage for pain relief and acupuncture treatments to relieve stress and anxiety.

  • MOM POSTURE
  • BREAST FEEDING
  • C-SECTION RECOVERY
  • POSTPARTUM ANXIETY

Acupuncture for Allergies & Respiratory Health

We use acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat upper respiratory tract infections, chronic coughs, sinusitis, shortness of breath, seasonal allergies and asthma.

  • SEASONAL ALLERGIES
  • IMMUNITY SUPPORT
  • COLDS AND FLU

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