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Most Effective Treatments for Neck and Shoulder Pain

Out of the areas of the body I treat – neck and shoulder pain is the most common complaint. The base of the skull where the occiput meets the trapezius muscle,  the top of the shoulder or in between the shoulder blades these three areas are generally the tightest and...

What Do Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) and Acupuncture Have in Common

Acupuncture, like Shinrin-Yoku, helps regulate the body. It provides a path for excess energy stored in the form of emotions to leave our body. Helping us to feel calm, regulated and grounded.

How Does Acupuncture Help Heal Trauma?

I never intended to treat trauma when I started practising acupuncture. In fact, this was not one of the over 300 illness we studied at TCM school. And yet here I am now into my 7th year, and it’s become one of my practice specialities. The Longer the Trauma Lasts,...

Healing from Trauma

Why are Love and Compassion Are Critical to Healing Trauma As humans we not only track another person’s movements but also their emotional state and intentions. When we are in sync with each other we mirror each other:  our voices, our stance, our facial expressions...

Why Feeling Safe Is So Important to Your Health

  Why Feeling Safe Is So Important to Your Health Imagine living in a state of constant anxiety. The crippling kind that wraps around you so tight you are unable to sleep at night.  Your digestion is shot, and you find it difficult to concentrate and remember...

Healing Trauma in the Body

I did not set out to treat trauma when I started practising Chinese Medicine. The majority of my early cases involved using acupuncture to relieve neck and shoulder pain. But every now and again young female patients would arrive at the clinic complaining of multiple...

Coping with Emotional Wounds

When it comes to dealing with stress three seems to be the magic number.  If two bad things happen in a row people can handle it but if that number suddenly becomes three, then the body shuts down; we become emotional and have difficulty regulating ourselves. In...

Remote Acupuncture and Healing Touch

On March 16th when Covid 19 closed the doors of my clinic I wasn’t sure how I could continue to care for and treat patients. As a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine my work was all hands on – especially when in addition to acupuncture, I also performed healing...

Time For A Reset

Time for a Reset If it feels like you’re going through a transition right now you are. With all the yang energy of summer we run on a natural high, but as light and heat of summer gives way to fall’s cooler temperatures and diminishing daylight your body goes through...

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture utilizes the healing and balancing wisdom of Chinese Medicine with micro needling to help you look younger and feel healthy. The micro needles stimulate the body’s collagen production by generating a wound healing response.  It also improves...

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