Article Category: acupuncture

Spring: the season of renewal and growth.

 Spring according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and the five element theory The flow of qi and balance of yin and yang can be described in five distinct stages. And each stage is associated with its own time of year, element, organ system, colour, emotion, and…

Treating Insomnia with Acupuncture

While acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of conditions, each acupuncturist tends to have an individual style and an area of particular focus. I am most interested in alleviating psychoemotional conditions such as depression and insomnia.   Psychological and emotional conditions are difficult…

A therapist’s guide of Integrated Therapies

Have you ever asked yourself which therapist is most appropriate for your current needs? Here are brief descriptions of the qualities that we see in some of our team members that will help you choose the right therapist for each visit.   Frank is one…

Hypothyroidism and Acupuncture by Peter Lee R.Ac

Introduction   While it is well known that acupuncture effectively treats musculoskeletal issues, acupuncture can also treat many other disorders. Controlled clinical trials carried out by the World Health Organization lists numerous disorders including neurological, respiratory, digestive, blood-related, urogenital, gynecological, obstetric, cardiovascular, psychiatric, and pediatric…

The power of suction cup therapy with massage

by Frank Lai, RMT I have been aware of suction cup therapy since I was a child in Taiwan. My father is a doctor of Chinese medicine and he uses this ancient technique every day in his practice. I am a great believer in its…

Acupuncture and massage for pain

Did you know that pain does not necessarily come from where you feel it? Pain experienced in the lower back or neck and shoulder may in fact have its origin in the spine. All muscles in the body are innervated by spinal nerves – so…

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