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3 Benefits of Facial Acupuncture

By |2021-10-18T18:37:01+00:00October 15, 2021|Acupuncture, Blog, Facial Rejuvenation|

Facial acupuncture is so much more than having tiny needles inserted into your face! Many patients find facial acupuncture particularly beneficial because it positively impacts not only the facial tissues, but treats their entire being - mind, body, and soul. What is Facial Acupuncture? Even though facial acupuncture is a “facial” treatment, it is part of a whole-body experience that can restore balance, treat symptoms, and address any underlying conditions that may be contributing to stress, anxiety, insomnia, poor digestion, and headaches. Typically, after a full-body acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will also perform acupuncture techniques specifically on your face. It Read more ...

5 Things You Need to Know About Gua Sha

By |2021-10-18T19:12:32+00:00September 28, 2021|Blog, Facial Rejuvenation, Gua Sha, Massage|

Dating back as far as the Paleolithic Age, Gua Sha was first used to reduce the side effects and symptoms of many illnesses by use of hands and stones to massage parts of the body. Nowadays, Gua Sha is a treatment that involves using a flat jade or rose quartz stone to “scrape” the skin in upward strokes. The “scraping” is actually a smooth movement with gentle to moderate pressure that relaxes stiff muscles and promotes tissue drainage. This treatment is traditionally used in East Asian and Chinese medicine but is becoming increasingly popular in other cultures to improve the Read more ...

Acupuncture for Depression: Does It Work?

By |2021-09-13T19:57:04+00:00August 30, 2021|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, Mental Wellness|

Is Acupuncture Effective for Depression? If so, how?   Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have utilized acupuncture to treat various medical issues for more than 3,000 years. With more than 10 million acupuncture sessions performed each year, acupuncture has grown in popularity in North America in recent decades.   Acupuncture is even being used to treat mental health disorders, such as depression, by some practitioners. Acupuncture is an effective complementary treatment for those who have not improved with traditional treatment methods. Here’s all you need to know about acupuncture as a treatment for depression.   Signs of Depression Depression is more Read more ...

Deep Tissue Massage vs Cupping for Pain in Edmonton

By |2021-09-13T19:56:03+00:00August 12, 2021|Blog, Massage, Pain Management, Wellness|

    Both deep tissue massage and cupping are effective therapies for healing the body and alleviating pain. They can either be utilized separately on their own or be combined together to achieve the desired results.   Deep Tissue Massage For Pain   Deep tissue massage involves using slow, deep strokes to knead and compress the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. The pressure applied can be quite strong and can on occasion leave some light bruising, depending on your body. This form of massage is used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It Read more ...

Acupuncture for Inducing Labour Naturally in Edmonton

By |2021-09-13T19:55:26+00:00August 11, 2021|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, Reproductive Health, Women's Health|

    There are many cases where inducing labour is recommended for the safety and wellbeing of the baby, mother, or both. It is important to know what that means, and what your options are. That way, the best decision for you and your baby can be made. Here's what you need to know...   What is labour induction?   Labour Induction is a medical term that describes a procedure which stimulates uterine contractions to bring on vaginal birth and delivery. There are a few Western medical ways to do this, which include scrapping the membrane or administering hormones; all Read more ...

Acupuncture for Miscarriage Prevention & Healthy Pregnancy in Edmonton

By |2021-09-13T19:55:04+00:00July 30, 2021|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, Women's Health|

For many women, acupuncture is not only a way to relieve stress when you’re trying to conceive, but it can also increase fertility, support a healthy pregnancy, prevent miscarriage, and prepare the body for labour.   There are many factors that can affect whether a pregnancy is carried to term. Genetics, nutrition, environment, immunity, and mental health all play a role in a woman’s ability to experience a healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture is used to create harmony in the body and mind which promotes overall wellness and lessens the risk of possible miscarriage.   How it works and what you can Read more ...

Acupuncture For Pre and Post Surgery Care in Edmonton

By |2021-09-13T19:53:34+00:00July 20, 2021|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, Pain Management, Wellness|

  As so many of us have experienced, often the pain that comes after surgery can linger for long periods of time and become unbearable. Medications are then usually encouraged through Western medicine to help with the pain. However, they are taxing on the body and can be addictive. And on top of that, medications can also have some undesirable side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sedation, and decreased gut motility, which can delay recovery. A Better Way Surgeries are significant health events that happen to have both physical and emotional effects, but what if surgery could be LESS Read more ...

Healing Injuries with Acupuncture in Edmonton

By |2021-09-13T19:52:52+00:00July 16, 2021|Acupuncture, Blog, Pain Management|

Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine – a system of internal medicine that has been successfully treating many different aliments for thousands of years. It is recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization as an effective and safe therapy for healing injuries. A flaw in Western medicine is its inability to effectively treat disease and injuries, but rather treats the symptoms presented from disease and injury. Additionally, pharmaceuticals can often mask the root issue and surgery can sometimes be more damaging than beneficial. However, we do recognize the need for Western medical Read more ...

Visceral Massage

By |2021-07-16T16:44:52+00:00July 13, 2021|Blog, Massage|

What is a Visceral Massage?“Viscera” refers to the organs in the body. A visceral massage, otherwise known as an organ massage, is a massage therapy technique that addresses the health of the organs in your body’s systems to create a sense of complete wellbeing. It encourages the normal mobility, tone, and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues.Why is organ motility important?Did you know that our organs and surrounding tissues have actual ranges of motion and motility? They do, and when things aren’t moving as they should, it has a direct effect on our health, and the ability Read more ...

Pediatric Acupuncture Edmonton

By |2021-09-13T19:51:53+00:00July 12, 2021|Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton|

Looking for a safe, natural treatment that addresses your child as a whole in order to get to the root cause of what is ailing them? Pediatric acupuncture may be for you! What does acupuncture do for kids? Acupuncture offers a safe and effective approach to pediatric care. It is a gentle and supportive way to regulate the nervous system in order to address many issues that children are experiencing, many of which can be related to the effects of stress. Acupuncture is also an effective treatment for restoring balance in the body, stimulating its own natural abilities to Read more ...

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