I practice a fusion of TCM, KMS and Japanese Meridian Therapy acupuncture techniques. The gauge of needle and depth of insertion is generally smaller and shallower to provide a gentle and pain free experience. I emphasize meridian, neck and abdominal palpation diagnosis, as well as tongue and pulse readings, to help me listen to the body and asses the internal organs. The goal of every treatment is to use as few needles as possible to calm the nervous system and ensure the bodies natural healing processes are functioning optimally. When this is achieved the body will heal itself.
Classical acupuncture is a complete system of medicine that works on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. It can treat a wide range of illness including:
-Mental health: anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, addictions & withdrawal management
-Women's health: menstrual irregularities, menopausal symptoms, conception, fertility, maternity care and labour induction, post partum support
-Digestive: Crohn's/Colitis, SIBO, candida, IBS, diarrhea, constipation
-Endocrine: hormonal issues, PCOS, Hashimotos, thyroid disorders, gender transitioning.
-Immune: auto immune, colds & flu, chronic bronchitis, asthma, Cancer
-Musculo-skeletal: pain, sports injuries, surgery recovery, whiplash, arthritis, gout, Raynaud's, muscle aches & sprains, broken bones.
FREQUENCY OF TREATMENT
While one or two treatments is often enough to see remarkable changes, it is recommended that acupuncture is received consistently until the ailment is fully resolved. In East Asia, where this medicine originates, patients in the hospital receive an initial prescription for acupuncture once a day for 10 days and reassess from there. Undoubtedly that is not accessible for most of us. So instead my recommendation is:
-Once or twice a week until symptoms are under control.
-Then every two weeks until symptoms are fully resolved.
-Then once a month or seasonally for maintenance.
Our bodies will heal in their own time with patience and compassion. Its important to acknowledge our bodies are doing the best they can with what they have. Trusting your bodies wisdom will help you trust the process of healing.