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 »

The Shen Mind Connection


Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen. continue reading »

Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Reduce Stress


Stress is a word many people are familiar with. The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. The definition is this, “stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.” And while most people think of stress as being detrimental, it truly does have a function in our bodies. Stress is the body’s way of signaling for help or a break in the routine. If we don’t listen to these signals, we can develop imbalances in our bodies, which can then lead to illnesses. continue reading »

Break the Cycle & Quit Smoking Forever


Are you ready to quit?  We can help!  Our quit smoking acupuncture program will help you endure your body’s reactions associated with nicotine withdrawal.  Acupuncture treatments can help by minimizing your physical and emotional discomfort during this time and stop your cravings.  Acupuncture intercepts messages sent by the brain to the body that demand more nicotine, thereby disrupting the addictive process.

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

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Poor Sleep
  • Cravings
  • Appetite
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Night Sweats

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 and improving your health.

The program has a very good success rate. Most smokers become ex-smokers with 1 – 2 acupuncture treatments weekly over a 1 – 3 month period. Determination is key, of course, but the right help can be the determining factor.  Direct billing is available for select insurance plans.

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine not only reduces the craving for cigarettes, but it minimizes the anxiety, stress and discomfort of nicotine withdrawal while improving your lung function.

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.

PrePaid STOP smoking packages available for purchase for extra savings.



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
  • stop smoking
  • 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 as well, utilizing Bodytalk and Reiki- please contact the clinic to set up a time.