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Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are a complete and integrative healthcare system that supports the body and overall wellness. This type of treatment is an effective, evidence-based and personalized system of healthcare originating over 2000 years ago in East Asia.  Our Registered Acupuncturists utilizes various modalities within the Traditional Chinese Medicine framework including acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, cupping, tuina massage, shiatsu, and TCM dietary advice to address a wide range of health concerns.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles (similar diameter as a hair) inserted at various strategic points of your body. Many people describe the insertion as painless, whereas some people may experience a mild tingling sensation.

Tuina / Acupressure

Chinese medicine based massage technique that works on specific pressure points and meridians to improve blood flow, relieve pain, tension or imbalance within the body.  Often used in conjunction with your acupuncture treatment or on its own for people who may have a fear of needles.

Gua Sha

Technique using a special massage tool. Gentle rubbing in long strokes is applied to the skin. Gua sha increases blood flow, benefits the immune system, reduces inflammation, loosens congestion in the lungs, relieves pain and muscle tension, and relaxes muscles and connective tissue. 

ElectroAcupuncture

Little electrode clips are attached to specific acupuncture needles where a low grade electrical impulse is sent through the needle.  It generates a moderate, consistent stimulation on the acupuncture points and enhances the outcome of treatments.  This technique treats a variety of conditions ranging from muscle pain and tension, neurological conditions, and Reproductive Health. 

Cupping

Plastic or silicon cups are placed on certain areas of the body creating suction. The cups may be left stationary, or used with movement. Cupping releases myofascial tension and inflammation, improves blood flow and circulation, breaks up congestion and relaxes the nervous system.  

Conditions Commonly Treated

  • muscle and joint pain
  • headaches and migraines
  • musculoskeletal injuries
  • neurological conditions and digestive conditions
  • cardiovascular and respiratory conditions
  • skin conditions – eczema, psoriasis, urticaria, rosacea, etc.
  • emotional conditions and stress
  • insomnia and sleep issues
  • hormone imbalances
  • auto-immune conditions
  • gynaecological and reproductive conditions
  • fertility and pregnancy and maternal health
Jen Dickey, acupuncturist

Meet Jen Dickey, R.Ac

Jen is passionate about helping people using Acupuncture. After graduating from the three year program at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine she has had the opportunity of working at a number of clinics through out Toronto. She is clinically experienced in Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture techniques. Her practice is diverse seeing a number of health conditions with a unique special interest in men’s and women’s reproductive health, especially supporting those in their fertility journey.

Oksana Kolibaba

Meet Oksana Kolibaba, R.Ac, RTCMP

Oksana is dual trained as both a Registered Acupuncturist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. She enjoys using a combination of acupuncture and herbal formulas to treat a variety of health conditions. She has studied Natural Dermatology extensively and enjoys helping those recover from chronic skin conditions using TCM.

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