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Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic, Sidney B.C.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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