It is an ancient Chinese therapy, which consists of the application of needles in specific points of the body to treat diseases and promote physical and emotional health. It is indicated in the treatment of respiratory, ophthalmic, neurological, gastrointestinal, and orthopedic diseases, sleep disorders, and in the various stages of pregnancy.
It includes variations such as Motor Point Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture, and Auriculotherapy.
This ancient Chinese technique uses cups to produce a vacuum when contracted on the skin. The vacuum created by the suction cup on the skin releases the muscle tissue and improves blood circulation. It is indicated to relax muscles and eliminate muscle tension, stimulate acupuncture points, improve tissue oxygenation, regulate PH, and bring the feeling of well-being and relaxation to the patient.
Originating in Ancient China, acupressure uses the same points mapped to acupuncture, but instead of needles, it uses the pressure of the thumbs. Widely used to relieve the symptoms of the various stages of pregnancy, it helps to control stress, improves nausea, cramps, constipation, fatigue, headaches, and back pain.
Chinese herbal treatments have been widely used for millennia in ancient China to treat some common and treatable problems, including digestive disorders, menstrual problems, colds, emotional stress, addiction, muscle pain, post-surgical pain and swelling; and also the side effects of medications, including treatments for HIV and cancer, hypertension and cholesterol.
Diagnostics will take into account your overall health and a thorough assessment to identify any imbalances or blocks of qi.
Chinese Dietary Therapy
Diet therapy is the food therapy that constitutes one of the most important pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is used both in a preventive aspect and for the treatment of diseases, using the concepts of Yin-yang. Its objectives are: to tone the organs, balance the Qi (flow of energy that circulates through the body), and promote health and nutrition through healthy and natural food.
Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner in Vancouver, BC.
JEN HAS BEEN GETTING HER KICKS BY STICKING NEEDLES INTO PEOPLE SINCE 2001. SHE SPENT THE LAST DECADE AT JOY PRE AND POSTNATAL, HONING HER SKILLS IN PERINATAL CARE WHILE CONTINUING TO BUILD HER GENERAL PRACTICE. PRIOR TO ENTERING THE FASCINATING WORLD OF TCM, SHE WORKED AS A CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT AND STILL DOES ONE DAY A WEEK. SHE IS ALWAYS HAPPY TO ANSWER YOUR DENTAL QUESTIONS!
JEN’S APPROACH WORKS BEST FOR PEOPLE IN ACUTE OR CHRONIC, PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL OR MENTAL PAIN, PERINATAL SUPPORT, DIGESTIVE ISSUES, OR WEARY LIFE TRAVELERS SEEKING A SOFT PLACE TO LAND AND A STRONG HAND GETTING BACK UP AND ON TRACK.
My most important job is to help and support you by giving you a clear picture of what’s going on in your body and mind. I’m here to provide the information, tools, and confidence you need to restore your own healing energy.