japanese acupuncture victoria

Acupuncture Inside and Out

Yesterday a young man booked his first acupuncture session, looking for relief for an aching upper back muscle. Over half way into the treatment, he mentions the point I just used, the eighth in the session, is the first that’s actually felt like a needle (the previous points didn’t bring on a needle-like sensation). This […]

6 Reasons To Get Acupuncture After Surgery (Even if it was a long time ago)

1. Speed up healing time – Acupuncture focuses on optimizing your nervous system’s autonomic responses to stress. When the nervous system is in balance, we can reduce systemic inflammation and ensure your immune responses are switched on and targeting the correct tissues. Treating local areas affected by surgery – usually with heat rather than needles […]

You’ve Had Acupuncture, Now What?

Five Easy Things To (not) Do Post Acupuncture Session As a general rule – we don’t give patients a lot of home care or advice in between sessions. This is because we feel we live in a society that is doing too much, all of the time. We would rather you rest than add another thing […]

General Nutrition Advice for the Changing Seasons

Traditional medicine practices, from which acupuncture was formed, comprises not only needle work but lifestyle, herbs and diet. As such it is important, when considering wholistic wellness, to take some nutritional precautions along with your prescribed acupuncture protocol. Below are the basic principals as a general guideline. If you wish to have a tailored nutritional […]

Resilience is Fertile: This is Your Liver on Acupuncture

We all want better habits, more flexibility, and perhaps broader perspectives. As it turns out, our bodies innately do this. Though sometimes it can be a struggle. Fortunately acupuncture can help us keep calm, and help our liver carry on. Our Inner Resiliency The liver is part of over 500 functions all over our bodies. […]

To Heal Better (from Injuries) and Stay Healthier (Post Surgery), Look Back (Part one)

In Victoria, BC, where people are relying on walk-in clinics, often with a one-concern-per-visit policy, acupuncture offers a different take on recovering from injuries and surgeries. Because while it may seem like that sore back or strained knee just came out of nowhere, your temple wasn’t built in a day. A Registered Acupuncturist will gather […]