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    Jun 22 2021

    ​What is Qi?

    You can think of Qi as your bodies life force, it can take many different forms and has many functions. The Nei Jing –The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (c.500BC) says “There is no place that Qi is...


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    May 10 2021

    ​What can TCM be used for?​

    TCM treatments can be extremely effective for things such as pain relief and management but, as we always seek to find the root cause of any ailment, TCM can essentially be used to treat any kind of condition or...


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    Mar 28 2021

    What is TCM? Is it more than just Acupuncture?

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM) is a system of diagnostic techniques and treatments that have evolved over the last 3000 years. In this system, the practitioner is taking into account the WHOLE person, not just a symptom in order to determine...


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    Oct 29 2020

    QI Boosting with Breath

    Let\'s talk about becoming centered...In Qi Gong terms, it signifies having energy in the center of the body (aka the Dan Tian). Think of the Dan Tian as a reservoir and a place of inner strength....


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    pregnancy and acupuncture
    Sep 02 2019

    What are the uses of Acupuncture in Pregnancy

    Acupuncture can be used to assist with a range of pregnancy related conditions, offering women an alternative to taking medication. Acupuncture may also be used for the discomfort often regarded as part of a \'normal\' pregnancy that just has to be...


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    Wellness
    Jul 23 2019

    Can acupuncture help postpartum? What should I expect?

    Yes, Acupuncture can benefit new mothers through their post-partum period. One specific treatment given to new mothers is called Mother Warming. It is a useful one time treatment given around day 4 or 5 post-birth to help energize the mother and...


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    Kitchener
    Jan 26 2016

    How do I know if cupping will help or acupuncture?

    In my practice, acupuncture and cupping are often done together as adjunct therapies. Cupping is used primarily to treat certain types of pain. It can be used to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and congestion, as well as...


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    Krista George
    Jan 21 2016

    What is a Tui-Na Micro-System Massage?

    Firstly, Tui Na itself is a form of Asian Healthy Bodywork that most closely resembles a conventional western massage. Despite the similarities, the intent of Tui Na is specifically therapeutic rather than the simple relaxation of a Swedish-style...


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    Krista George
    Dec 29 2015

    Can changing my diet help along with my acupuncture treatment?

    Western nutritional theory focuses more on the concept of a balanced diet based on the 4 food groups, the food pyramid as well as the material food components such as carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and trace...


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    Wellness
    Dec 16 2015

    What is Moxibustion? And how can it help me?

    Moxibustion (Moxa) is a form of heat treatment that stimulates specific acupuncture points of the Healthy Body. The most common form of Moxa, is indirect where the practitioner lights a Moxa stick (roughly the shape and size of a cigar) and holds it...


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