I hold board certification in Acupuncture and have completed furthered her training to encompass the use of acupuncture for physical wellness, trauma, emotion focused practices and acupuncture for mental health. I have also trained in TBM, NMT, Reiki and Mind-Body medicine.
Bodywork sessions with me involve a fusion of massage, cupping (silicone cups used to lift the skin up and create space and circulatory flow to the area), heat, essential oils and acupuncture. This combination creates a powerful shift from fight or flight sympathetic dominance to rest/digest parasympathetic activation. Healing requires this shift, and the body is able to release tensions, traumas and pains. I recommend this session for
recovery from disordered eating
acute stress and chronic stress
emotional freedom support
Acupuncture is a dated and developed Chinese branch of medicine, involving the use of small needles along selected points on the body to stimulate the restoration of balance in the body. Each point has an indicated use within the paradigm of Traditional Chinese Medicine and combined patterns can be used to alleviate symptoms and restore balance,
The World Health Organization has published a meta-study of controlled trials showing effective treatment outcomes with acupuncture.
Some of these conditions include: Depression and Mood Imbalances, Digestive Conditions, Headache, High Blood Pressure, Labour Induction, Low Back Pain, Nausea & Vomiting, Menstrual Irregularities, Morning Sickness, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Sprains
After learning the foundational practices, I went on to study acupuncture for mental health and protocols for depression, anxiety, emotional release work, and trauma healing acupuncture.
Many extended health plans cover naturopathic services, including acupuncture sessions.