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Acupuncture | The gift that keeps on giving

It’s the season of being social, and we’re all about keeping the balance for fast recoveries & feeling fresh while still enjoying the festivities! How does acupuncture feed into that? Whether you’re in need of a moment to keep the self-care rolling for you and your friends/family, or simply gift something AWESOME for after the […]

The Most Important Part of Your Day

Good sleep feels like a superpower, and there are also so many avenues to choose from when looking to improve sleep quality. Different practises will each have valuable approaches; whether it be getting out of a racing mind, regulating hormones and chemicals so that they switch on/off when they need to, facilitating optimal circadian rhythms […]

Acupuncture For Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is often susceptible to irritation in two places: 1.     At the nerve roots that exit the spine in the lower back before they bundle together to form the sciatic nerve, and 2.     In the hip region where the sciatic nerve passes through a key structural balance point. Inflammation can result from deep […]

Acupuncture For Inflammation/Swelling

DID YOU KNOW? Acupuncture can address inflammation and swelling both directly and indirectly: Local needling at the inflammation site engages the inflammatory agents directly via histamine released in the tissue. Over a period of a few days, the cascade of triggered chemical reactions plays itself out & an anti-inflammatory response occurs. Frequently, this is accompanied […]

Acupuncture For Headaches and Migraines

DID YOU KNOW? Regardless of the type of headache or migraine experienced, they all have a neuromuscular trigger as a common component. Acupuncture treatment deactivates reactive trigger points and muscle tension whilst regulating the nervous system by interrupting the trigger and cascade of symptoms that follows in the initial phase. Follow up sessions with extended […]

Acupuncture For Bursitis

A bursa is a soft tissue sac filled with fluid that your body uses to reduce friction between moveable structural components. It’s common for bursae to exist between tendons or between tendons and bone. Bursitis, occurs when this sac becomes inflamed. This can occur due to irritation of local structures. & often causes pain near […]

Acupuncture & Arthritis

Acupuncture helps with pain, stiffness & swelling, so it naturally suits those managing arthritic conditions. Osteoarthritis is a chronic inflammation and degeneration of the articular cartilage & most commonly found in major weight bearing joints, as well as the joints of the hands and fingers. The cartilage breakdown and inflammation produces spurring in and around […]

Acupuncture For Tendonitis

Tendonitis generally develops when the stresses on a tendon overwhelm the body’s repair mechanisms. This may through over training, a lack of conditioning before a task, poor body mechanics or insufficient rest time between activities. Any of these can place stress on a structurally weak link—often a tendon. Acupuncture can help manage the pain while […]

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