Acupuncture & TCM
Acupuncture and TCM in Ottawa
Acupuncture is a safe, natural, effective therapy where thin sterilized, single use and disposable needles are inserted into the skin. Acupuncture has been used for many illnesses both chronic and acute as well as for illnesses that are a result of a weakened immune system or an overstrained nervous system.
Acupuncture is rooted in ancient Chinese traditions and the theory is based on energetic pathways in the body called channels or meridians where qi and blood flow. The qi and blood are carried through the channels to protect, prevent, heal, and nourish the body, mind, spirit, and emotions.
Acupuncture works to restore the flow of qi and blood by removing the stagnation and by strengthening them to provide energy and nourishment to the tissues and organs restoring balance known as homeostasis.
Our Registered Acupunturist is a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. We integrate a whole-person approach in the plan of care to better correct any dysfunctions or imbalances you may have in order to relieve pain.
Acupuncture can help with:
- Musculoskeletal pain (back pain, neck pain, and others)
- Autoimmune conditions
- Inflammatory bowel diseases
- Digestive disorders
- Headaches and migraines
- Anxiety & depression
- Stress, fatigue & insomnia
- Women’s health
- Reproductive issues
- Thyroid issues
- Many other ailments
Other therapies offered during your session:
Cupping is a method of relieving local pain or congestion by applying a partial vacuum created in a glass or silicone cup. It is an excellent treatment process for reducing pain and inflammation, improving blood flow and overall well-being as well as inducing relaxation. Cupping can help with the management of both acute and chronic conditions.
Electro-acupuncture uses two acupuncture needles, allowing a mild electric current to pass between the needles. This allows stimulation of the active acupuncture and motor points. This treatment is ideal for conditions such as arthritis, sports injuries, chronic pain management, and so much more.
Tui Na is a form of massage that originated in ancient China. Tui Na promotes the balance and harmony within the body while using the same principles of acupuncture. The Acupuncturist uses their hands instead of needles to apply pressure to stimulate specific points and meridians. Tui Na can be used in combination with acupuncture therapy.
Gua Sha is an ancient technique from Chinese medicine to help release tension and pain. Gua Sha can be used to reduce inflammation and improve circulation. The practitioner uses a hand held tool to press down onto the skin and creates a scraping movement on the different areas of the body.
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatments
Acupuncture Consultation and Treatment - 75 Min.
Must select this option for First Visit. The Registered Acupuncturist conducts a thorough health history, discusses current health complaints, determines a treatment plan and conducts treatment.
Acupuncture Follw Up Treatment - 60 Min.
For patients who have been in before, but haven’t had treatment in awhile. The Registered Acupuncturist will go over your intake and address current concerns.
Acupuncture Follow Up Treatment - 45 Min.
For patients who have been in recently for a treatment and have a current treatment plan.
Please note that this is a medical service and is HST exempt.
Our Registered Acupuncturist is a Medavie Blue Cross and DVA provider: direct billing is available for Acupuncture appointments.
Coverage may be available with your private insurance company. A receipt with the Registered Acupuncturist’s license # will be provided. This service can be put towards your income taxes as a medical expense.