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compassionate,

personalized,

empowering

medicine.

holistic health

care services

Your body is intelligent. When you experience 
symptoms, they are the external manifestation of
an internal imbalance. Using acupuncture, herbs,
and other modalities, we address the root cause 
of your symptoms to bring your body back to its
healthy, dynamic equilibrium.

your body is a living process, not an object

comprehensive
care

Acupuncture is best known for pain relief, but traditional medicine is a complete medical system that can treat diseases of every system in the body, mind and spirit, and we work in conjunction with western modalities. 

We have a broad toolbox of modalities and techniques at our disposal to effectively meet the particulars of your constitution and concerns, including:
Acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, lifestyle consultation, and manual therapies such as cupping therapy, gua sha, infared therapy, electrical stimulation, energy work, and tui na (medical massage).

We help you set clear health goals, and together create a wellness plan to help you attain them. 

We see people of all genders and ages for a variety of reasons including:

digestive issues

headaches

women's health

fertility

allergies

acute+chronic illnesses

stress+anxiety

digestive issues

emotional balance

pain management

sports injuries

athletic performance

what can

acupuncture treat?

According to the World Health Organization, Acupuncture can effectively treat:

Cardiovascular Disorders

hypertension, hypotension, fluid retention, chest pain, angina, poor circulation, cold limbs, and muscle cramps.

Digestive Disorders

toothache, mouth ulcers, hiccough, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastritis, heartburn, flatulence, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, weight control, nausea, vomiting.

Eye Conditions

​visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis

Gynecological Conditions

premenstrual tension, painful, heavy, irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception, malposition of fetus, morning sickness.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

sciatica, knee pain, low back pain, tennis elbow, post operative pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow.

 

Neurological Conditions

headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension stroke, facial and inter-costal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, some forms of paralysis, peripheral neuropathy, tinnitus, dizziness.

 

Psychological Conditions

​depression, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness, and addictions such as smoking. 

 

Respiratory Conditions

bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza, common cold.

Skin Conditions

acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, herpes zoster, and scar tissue.

 

Sports Injuries

sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, torn ligaments, bruises.

 

Urogenital Disorders

cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual ​vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis.

Contact us to see how acupuncture and holistic care can benefit your specific concerns.

we also offer:

Facial Rejuvenation

cosmetic acupuncture can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boost collagen and elastic production, lift, tone and define the face, improve the complexion and restore a youthful glow. 

what to expect

Your first visit begins with a thorough consultation. We talk through all your current health concerns, past health history, and perform a chinese medicine diagnostic exam to assess your constitution and all body systems. 

Based on our findings, we offer a customized treatment protocol using a combination of the modalities listed above. Your session ends with an overview of a tailor-made treatment plan to empower you with the practical tools to become your own healer.

You leave feeling relaxed and centered - a little more like yourself. 
 

Follow up visits include a re-assessment to determine how you are progressing, and treat holistically according to your current presentation. 

our modalities + services

acupuncture

acupuncture

acupuncture

custom herbal medicine

cupping therapy

aka myofacial decompression

facial rejuvenation acupuncture

somatic movement therapy + classes

nutrition + lifestyle

counselling

What you call your body is a living, breathing extension of billions of years of an incredible life process. 

Every cell in your body has an innate bio-intelligence. Just like your embryo didn't need an instruction manual to grow into you, your body knows how to heal itself.

 

But in this modern world, your innate vitality isn't something you're taught to follow. In fact, often our lifestyles hamper its flow. We're all over-worked, under-cared for, feeling sick, and ​conventional routes of treatment have left us feeling frustrated or hopeless.

 

We're here to help you re-align with your innate vitality. We guide you in unravelling the years of cultural conditioning and personal history that stand between you and your vibrancy.