Entries by J A Victoria

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. […]

Acupuncture that Doesn’t Hurt, and is Affordable

     If you choose to live in Victoria it’s often because of a decision on quality of life. And so now that you’re here there’s the challenge of balancing better health and our financial health. Fortunately Premium Assistance is one such program offered to BC residents that not only reduces monthly premiums, but also partially subsidizes acupuncture sessions.If your […]

Age Better with Acupuncture

It’s not news, Victoria, B.C. is home to the newly wed and nearly dead. If you’re on the later end of that spectrum, acupuncture can help you continue cycling the Galloping Goose or running along Dallas Road. Research has shown that physical and mental fitness go hand in hand. Observations showed that physically fit older […]

Autoimmune disorders and acupuncture, part two

Acupuncture and Walls Connections are everywhere, which makes boundaries even more significant. For autoimmune disorders such as celiac and Type 1 diabetes this means the small intestine wall. The purpose of the intestinal wall is to distinguish between what should be absorbed and what should be excreted. To do this well also requires adapting. These […]

Autoimmune disorders and acupuncture, part one

It affects more women than men. Some professionals act on it but the problem persists. On an individual scale this refers to autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune disorders happen when one’s immune system hurts the ones it’s closest to (much more than the poke of an acupuncture needle). It’s often undiagnosed. And sometimes test results are inconclusive. […]

How acupuncture checks your second brain

In Japanese-style acupuncture (Chinese Medicine comes in all shapes and styles here in Victoria B.C.) understanding what’s behind any health concern requires feeling your abdomen, also known as your second brain. This is the enteric nervous system (ENS) in medical terminology. And because form follows function, how your gut brain responds to stress can relate to […]