What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the placement of thin needles at specific points on the body. Acupuncture treatments are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, which is based on 3000 years of wisdom, knowledge and experience. The body has 14 regular and 8 extra-ordinary energy pathways that flow in and out of the body. Acupuncture points are situated along these channels to interconnect them with the internal organ systems and the anatomical body structures where pain, discomfort, and illness are found. The human body is an amazing organic in that it is always seeking health. 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 ?
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 heal. As the seasons change, our working environments adjust in temperature and airflow; it can be difficult for our bodies to adhere to these changes positively.
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 Julianne Petersen, R, Ac.
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 indications of a low or high immune response.
Ear Acupuncture- recognized to be effective in reducing the frequency of:
depression or emotional distress
migraines and headaches
high blood pressure
irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
assist people who are dealing with addictions
post traumatic stress disorder
Cupping- 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 may relieve sciatica, sore muscles, neck and shoulder pain, and mobilize the immune system. Cupping 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 thru 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.
Facial Cosmetic 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 tightening of skin on the décolleté.
Abdominal Toning- a non-invasive set of treatments to assist with abdominal toning.
Abdominal Fertility- a non-invasive set of acupuncture treatments to facilitate fertility.