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Acupuncture Care

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points are focal areas of spasm and inflammation in skeletal muscle. The rhomboid and trapezius back muscles, located in the upper back and behind the shoulder areas, are a common site of trigger points. Trigger points in these areas can cause neck pain, shoulder pain, and headache. In addition to the upper spine, trigger…

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

In TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), all natural-based medicines are referred to as herbs, even when they don’t come from a plant source. There are some 10,000 herbs in the Chinese medical pharmacopeia which include everything from flowers to bugs and rocks, or which are categorized by their properties and disharmonies that they are helpful with.…

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How Acupuncture Affects the Body

Acupuncture Effects

Clinical studies presented by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy, as well as for dental pain after surgery. The NIH has also found that acupuncture is useful by itself, or in combination with conventional therapies, to treat addiction,…

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3 Reasons to get Acupuncture During Pregnancy

  “A pregnant woman carries with her the finest piece of jade. She should enjoy all things, look at fine pictures and be attended by handsome servants”.   – Advice from an ancient Chinese classic   3 Great Reasons to Get Acupuncture during Pregnancy 1.       It cures what ails you From nausea, to mild aches or…

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Staying Warm all Winter Long with Moxabustion

by Jennifer Ramos, R.Ac Baby, its cold outside… and it will be for the next 4 months or so! While most of us here in Squamish love to play outside in the snowy mountains this time of year, the COLD factor can sometimes get overwhelming. Trips to Mexico and sunny destinations are a nice way…

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