TCM and Seasonal Affective Disorder


Traditional Chinese Medicine and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people all throughout the world. Most commonly experienced during fall and winter months, the symptoms of SAD include depression, hypersomnia, lethargy, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts and decreased social interaction. Higher levels of anxiety are experienced at the end of the summer season as those who suffer from this ailment start to anticipate the coming months of less sunshine and increased symptomatology.  continue reading »

Break the Cycle – Quit Smoking Now


Many people ring in the New Year with the hope to quit smoking for good. However, chances are they will be making the same resolution next New Years. Why? They are unable to endure their body’s reactions associated with nicotine withdrawal. Acupuncture treatments can help by minimizing your physical and emotional discomfort during this time.

Smokers who go without a cigarette will often have many strong physical and emotional reactions to nicotine deprivation, some of which can be treated with acupuncture. These include…

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Poor Sleep
  • Increase in Craving and Appetite
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

What are your options ?

Our acupuncture program is designed to overcome these powerful “side effects” of nicotine withdrawal by stimulating greater relaxation, increased energy, and a balanced regulatory system using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, ultimately increasing your resolve to forgo tobacco.

The program has a very good success rate. Most smokers become ex-smokers with 2 acupuncture treatments weekly over a 2 -3 month period. Determination is key, of course, but the right help can be the determining factor.

Acupuncture not only reduces the craving for cigarettes, but it minimizes the anxiety, stress and discomfort of nicotine withdrawal.

The multitude of health risks to smokers and to those around them is well documented. There are proven claims that smoking is responsible for more than 400,000 + deaths each year, resulting in cancer and a huge list of lung illnesses.

Despite these deadly consequences, every smoker can attest to the great challenge in overcoming nicotine withdrawal. In Canada, millions will try to quit smoking this year, many will fail.

Help is just a phone call away, alternatively you can book online with our scheduling system.

Distance Bodytalk and Reiki healing is available for those living outside of Regina, please contact me and we can set up a time.

Will acupuncture help you?


Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an effective therapy for more than forty diseases.  Most schools of TCM and acupuncture include treatments for the elderly, children, sports injuries, pregnancy and women’s health, such as:

  • sciatica
  • shoulder pain
  • depression
  • facial pain, Bell’s palsy
  • knee pain, low back pain
  • neck pain, elbow pain
  • skin conditions
  • painful menstruation
  • menopause
  • colds and flu
  • constipation and diarrhea
  • insomnia
  • infertility
  • chronic fatigue
  • allergies
  • anxiety
  • migraines
  • carpal tunnel
  • arthritis
  • grinding teeth/clenching jaw
  • and much more!

* Non Needle treatments are available at the clinic, such as Bodytalk, Reiki and tuning fork sound therapy, and distance healing is available utilizing Bodytalk and Reiki- please contact the clinic to set up a time.