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....
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
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.