Acupuncture has a growing interest and curiosity to the general public today than every before. This ancient healing therapy is extremely effective in a majority of conditions and is used alone or in combination with other therapies.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a centuries old healing therapy that has been practiced throughout Asia for thousands of years. It is the practice of moving Qi (pronounced Chee) also known as energy in the human body in order to create homeostasis.
Does Acupuncture Work?
Yes! Acupuncture has been an integral medical therapy for thousands of years. It is used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. It is used for acute and chronic conditions, relieves pain, and strengthens the immune system.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
One of the greatest advantages of acupuncture is the absence of serious side effects.
Are the Needles Sterile?
Yes! We use only pre-sterilized package disposable needles in our centre.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
This is such a common question. The majority of people who have had acupuncture say it is not what they expected. They feel no undue discomfort. Most people find they can relax or even fall asleep once all the needles are placed.
Is My Acupuncture Treatment Covered by Extended Health Plans?
Acupuncture can be reimbursed by many extended health plans. Please check your plan to see if it is covered. If you don’t have extended health insurance please talk to us.
What does Acupuncture treat?
Everyone knows that Acupuncture is good for pain but what most people don’t know is that Acupuncture is part of an entire system of medicine know as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM treats a wide spectrum of health issues such as:
- Post-Operation Pain
- Stroke Residuals
- Facial Pain
Pain and Weakness in:
- Neck, Shoulder, Arms, Hands, Fingers, Knees, Legs and Feet
- Backache or Pain
- Muscle Cramping
- Localized Traumatic Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries Due to Auto & Work Related Injuries
- Abdominal Pain
- Chronic Diarrhea
EYE, EAR, NOSE & DENTAL
- Poor Vision
- Tired Eyes
- Nervous Deafness
- Post Extraction Pain
- Gum Problems
- Common Cold
- Allergy (hay fever)
- Menopause Syndrome
- Increases Vitality and Energy
- Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Weight Control
- Alcohol, Drug & Other Addictions
- Pain Control
- Enhanced Athletic & Physical Function
- Strengthens the Immune System
Acupuncturists at Elements Wellness Centre
Kelli Taylor R.Ac., RNCP, NAET Certified is a six-time winner of the Georgia Straight “Best Acupuncturist” Category and a graduate of the five year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the International College of TCM in Vancouver.
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Kiran Manhas R.Ac. is a graduate of the three year Acupuncturist program at the International College of TCM in Vancouver.
Briana Peddle, BSc., ND is a Naturopathic family physician and a board certified Acupuncturist