Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the main modalities used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM  is over 2500 years old and originates from China. Small needles are placed in specific areas of the body to help balance the body's energy (qi) and heal itself. This energy helps your body function on all levels and is located in meridians/channels. When the energy  and your physical form is balanced then disease, injury and illness can be treated and prevented.

Traditional Chinese Medicine also works to balance your body using the concepts of the 5 elements of nature (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood). Each element corresponds with a different organ system along with other factors like your emotions and time of year. Balancing the 5 elements in your body is a key concept in TCM to help  you to move forward in life with more freedom.

Assessing your tongue and pulse at each visit will also assist in diagnosing your condition properly and creating a individualized treatment plan for you. A uniquely designed treatment plan helps to support the benefits of sessions through your journey of healing, maintenance and prevention of illness/injury.

Other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine that Bir Kaur may offer to use in your session can include....

*Cupping therapy
*Moxibustion therapy
*Guasha
*Tuina
*Acupressure
*Dietary/Lifestyle Suggestions
*Qi Gong

Bir Kaur is recognized as a Registered Acupuncturist in Ontario which includes 2400 hours of specialized training in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

More and more research studies are being performed internationally to prove the positive benefits of acupuncture.  Here are just a few sources to start with...

Acupuncture: review and analysis of controlled clinical trials, The World Health Organization

Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture. Extract from Acupuncture: review and analysis of controlled clinical trial. Chapter three. The World Health Organization

Auricular Acupuncture to Relieve Health Care Workers’ Stress and Anxiety

As a white acupuncturist, Bir Kaur acknowledges the roots, Asian descendants and practitioners of this ancient medicine from the past, present and future. She commits to the life long study of developing more awareness and knowledge of the roots of TCM, subconscious biases of being a white practitioner of TCM while educating and acting against all forms of racism.

To learn more about the many different aspects of Acupuncture and TCM check out Bir Kaur's blog and social media platforms (IG and FB).

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Acupuncture Can Help With

Depression

Anxiety and Stress

Memory Loss

Insomnia

Life Transitions

Trauma Recovery

Shoulder Pain

Back Pain

Neck Pain

Hip Pain

Sciatica

Neuropathies

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Bloating

Acid Reflux

Constipation

Heartburn

Painful Periods

Irregular Menstruation

Low Libido

Low Immune System

Hearing Issues

Menopause Symptoms

Vision Issues

 

High Blood Pressure

Dizziness

Headaches

Stroke Recovery

Chronic Fatigue

AND MORE....

 

How Does Acupuncture Work?

What are the 5 Elements?

What is Yin and Yang?