Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture 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
*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). She also completed an additional 2 year post graduate course focusing 5 Element acupuncture. It was taught by world recognized Chinese Medicine practitioner and teacher, Lonny Jarrett.

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.

Acupuncture evidence summary as a treatment for anxiety


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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Private or Community Acupuncture?

You Choose!

Bir Kaur offers acupuncture in two different settings.. You will get a full TCM diagnosis and treatment along with one or more of the modalities described above depending on what is required for the treatment that day. You will also receive regular dietary and lifestyle suggestions to get the most out of your acupuncture session. Private sessions are typically 90min for a initial intake and 60 minutes for a follow up treatment.

In alignment with Warrior Spirit Healing Art's mission to offer accessible healthcare to the community, Bir Kaur  offers Community Acupuncture. (Please see the Book an Appointment page for details).  This is an opportunity for the public to receive acupuncture if they cannot afford a private treatment. Sessions are offered on a sliding scale basis and are 30min in length. You will still get a full TCM diagnosis and treatment. Patients lay on a massage table or reclining chair fully clothed in the same space as other patients. Acupuncture needle placement is limited to the limbs, head and sometimes the abdomen. No additional modalities are offered in this setting (see above). It's a great way to receive care while napping in the calm vibes of others.


Acupuncture Can Help With

  • Depression
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Back Pain
  • Bloating
  • Low Libido
  • Dizziness
  • Memory Loss
  • Neck Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Low Immune System
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Hip Pain
  • Constipation
  • Hearing Issues
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Life Transitions
  • Sciatica
  • Heartburn
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Neuropathies
  • Painful Periods
  • Vision Issues
  • AND MORE...

How Does Acupuncture Work?

What are the 5 Elements?

What is Yin and Yang?