What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture treatments are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, which comes from 3000 years of wisdom, knowledge and experience. Acupuncture points are situated along energy pathways that flow deep within and superficially throughout the body, interconnecting with the organ systems and the anatomical body structures where pain, discomfort and illness are found. The needles are placed at specific points to open the channels being affected, in order to assist the body’s natural healing process to take place.
Reasons to seek out a Registered Acupuncturist ?
As the seasons change, our work and home environments evolve and we embark on new challenges; it can be difficult for our bodies to adhere to these changes positively. Regular Acupuncture treatments open the body’s energy channels, improve circulation of blood, water and Qi (energy) to bring the body back into balance so the body can make adjustments and heal.
Registered Acupuncturists attend up to 4 years or 1900 hours of focused education to learn Chinese Medicine Theory and the practical skills required. Upon completion, write and perform competency board exams to earn a license to practice. The College of traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia is the regulatory body. Each year, licensed Acupuncturists are required to perform continuing education credits to keep skills and knowledge current.
Services provided by Clarissa Low, TCMP
Acupuncture – if you are experiencing pain, low energy, sleeping difficulties, or suffer from a specific illness, the body may be out of balance. Seasonal allergies, increased frequency of common colds, joint pain and headaches can all be indication of low or high immune response.
Ear Acupuncture – recognized to be effective in reducing the frequency of:
depression or emotional distress
pain (chronic or acute)
migraines and headaches
irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
post traumatic stress disorder
assists people who are dealing with addictions
Cupping Therapy – removes deep tissue blockages by stimulating the flow of blood and Qi. Special glass cups are placed on the body by using a vacuum technique. It is used to relieve sciatica, sore muscles, neck and shoulder pain, and mobilize the immune system. Cupping therapy treatments are also helpful to open up and disperse upper body congestion during common colds.
MeiZen Cosmetic Acupuncture Systems – while providing cosmetic results, these protocols have been designed to improve whole body balance through systemic changes. Some patients have reported lowered blood pressure, diminished episodes of depression, reduced or eliminated seasonal allergies, a calmer disposition, and improved quality and quantity of sleep.
MeiZen Facial Protocol – is a non-invasive set of Acupuncture treatments to help you look and feel younger. You can expect a reduction in fine lines, skin will become softer and more vibrant, age spots will fade, and a tightening of the skin on the décolleté.
MeiZen Abdominal Toning – a non-invasive set of treatments to assist with abdominal toning.
MeiZen Abdominal Fertility – a non-invasive set of treatments to facilitate fertility.
Bio-Energy Healing – a non-invasive set of treatments to unblock and open up the body’s energy systems to relieve pain, promote healing and center the mind.