Does acupuncture work for back pain? In this article I will explain how acupuncture works for back pain, along with pain symptoms in general. I have been practicing acupuncture for years and years. In this time I always get asked "does acupuncture work for back pain?" Patients will commonly say that it is magic that when I place an acupuncture point on the hand, it helps move pain away from the upper back. Even stranger is when I treat a patient face up to help back pain. I commonly get asked questions like "acupuncture might help back pain, but can it [...]
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Acupressure Points for Neck Pain I have written this article to help you learn acupressure points for neck pain! There are so many of us who suffer from neck pain due to stress, accidents, sitting at a desk, sleeping in an uncomfortable position, among many other reasons. It is one of the most common concerns I see in clinic. An interesting facial renewal fact is that if you do have a tight neck, you can see concerns on the face such as forehead lines as well as sagging through the front of the neck. I thought it would be helpful to [...]
Age Powerfully and Embrace Deep Beauty with the Three Treasures of Facial Renewal. Today I wanted to write about the theme of my upcoming book trilogy. This focuses on embracing deep beauty to age powerfully. The idea behind this is changing our mindset when it comes to how we age. Changing it from a place of fear around aging. Becoming "less than" as we age, and that focuses on outer beauty as society tells us. By choosing to focus on surface aging, we ignore the deeper layers of ourselves. This can create blockage and stagnation within our bodies. In Chinese Medicine [...]
Stick it out and learn to diagnose root imbalances using the techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This week I thought it might be fun to focus on the tongue. Sometimes when patients come to see me they can be a bit confused. They want to know why I ask them to stick out their tongue. It might seem a bit strange if you're in for a sore back and the first thing you're asked is "stick out your tongue!" It’s an ancient technique in Chinese Medicine and it's still one of the main ways we can [...]
What happens when you sleep ? You spend around a third of your life asleep! Before we get to Delta Waves lets take a quick look at how sleep should work. After all you spend around a third of your life asleep! Sleep is composed of several different stages and phases. These stages can be differentiated from one another by the patterns of brain wave activity that occur during each stage. There are 5 of these stages and 2 phases of sleep. The phases consist of both rapid eye movement (REM) and Non-REM or NREM sleep. We cycle through these [...]
Microneedling Pre and Post Care Tips Get the most out of your treatments with these tips! To find out more about the benefits of microneedling, click HERE Microneedling is an incredible treatment utilizing the ancient secrets of Acupuncture with the modern technology used by Dermatologists, which is why it is important to have education on microneedling pre and post care tips. I recommend having your course of treatment in conjunction with Facial Renewal Acupuncture (click HERE to read more) to lift and balance facial muscles and soften facial lines. In order to get the best result from your microneedling treatments, it [...]
Happy Lunar New Year 2021 The Year of the Metal OX!! It’s time once again to celebrate the transition between Chinese zodiac signs. That’s right, the Lunar New Year is here! Many of us in North America often associate Lunar New Year with Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival. It's the most important celebration in China. The festival signals the beginning of spring, and the start of a new year. It's called the Lunar New Year because it marks the first new moon of the luni-solar calendars. This year, China’s New Year will fall on Friday February 12th, 2021. [...]
What is Medical Microneedling? Medical Microneedling is an incredible treatment. It utilizes the ancient secrets of Acupuncture with the modern technology used by Dermatologists. Microneedling is a natural, safe, minimally invasive treatment. It triggers the production of collagen and elastin. Medical Microneedling is an innovative cosmetic procedure. It uses a device covered with tiny, shallow needles to cause a ‘micro-injury’. This prompts the skin to stimulate collagen production. The INNOpen™ device stimulates the replacement of surface skin cells, revealing younger, glowing skin underneath. It is a non surgical, non chemical treatment that is Health Canada approved. Microneedling also works with [...]
Goddess Protocol Acupressure points - a sneak peak into the upcoming book Goddess Protocol Acupressure points will help you learn acupressure that helps with your longevity and essence as an individual. I am so excited about the upcoming trilogy I am writing on educating patients and the public on ageless beauty that will be out in the Fall! I wanted to write this blog on Goddess Protocol Acupressure points to help with longevity and bringing out your 'full' Goddess. You can massage all these points on yourself or your loved ones. When you do acupressure, use deep, firm pressure to [...]
Acupressure points for insomnia and anxiety I have written this article to help you learn acupressure points for insomnia and anxiety. They are helpful if you lay in bed at night with a racing mind, or wake up during the night and have difficulty falling back to sleep, or if you have generalized anxiety. I thought it would be helpful to share with you some common acupuncture points you can massage on yourself or your loved ones. When you do acupressure, use deep, firm pressure to massage and stimulate each point. When massaging acupoints, try to relax in a comfortable position, [...]