Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles to specific depths. The needles, as thin as a human hair, are inserted strategically in selected points to address areas of imbalance.
It is used for a very wide variety of issues ranging from pain, or scar tissue, to accelerate healing after an injury, to balance digestive disturbances, fertility difficulties, insomnia, headaches, to arthritis and even depression.
It should also be noted that acupuncture is one vital component of traditional Chinese Medicine yet is often accompanied by herbal and diet therapy and massage.
About Your Acupuncturist
Heather has been trained for 3 and 1/2 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, studying in both Victoria and Calgary colleges and graduated in June of 2017. College training of Acupuncturists in Canada includes almost 1000 clinic hours.
About Your Treatment
Both traditional needle acupuncture, aromatherapy point therapy and a newer tens-electrical stimulation of acu-points are the choices of treatment available at Flourishing Health clinic.
Select essential oils have a warming, cooling, stimulating or penetrating actions, and when applied to the points commonly used topically, can induce a healing response in the body.
The tens is a regulated very small electrical current on a stylus. It does not enter the skin but slides along the top of it locating areas of tenderness and stimulates the movement of Qi (energy) and blood in this area. This gentle electrical stimulation is a way of giving a treatment without puncturing the skin utilizing the same points that would be used in acupuncture to reduce pain or address a health challenge you may be experiencing. Heather also uses acupressure during some massages.
The World Health Association suggests acupuncture in the treatment of 143 disorders, so please inquire, and we will do our best to address your specific health challenge.
Services & Prices
- Initial assessment & plan – 75 minutes, $125
- 60 minute session $80 (only after initial appointment)
- 90 minutes massage & acupuncture $130