Entries by J A Victoria

Central Sensitivity Syndromes and KMS Acupuncture

It is interesting to note that in TCM disease is a cultural concept influenced by ones environment, climate and most importantly emotional state of health. To me, the increase in centralized sensitivity syndromes is a good example of how our culture of stress, unprocessed trauma and environmental disregard is showing up in the body as […]

Acupuncture in Action, for Back Pain: A Case For Adaptation & Pain

If you wonder what a Kiiko Matsumoto japanese-style acupuncture treatment given by Carmelle LeMaistre can be like, read on. Alix Jean also shares her insights, and a photo from Kat Ao because, hey that’s what collectives do. Introduction: The problem to solve is not the pain itself. CL: I recently gave an acupuncture treatment to […]

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. […]