Conditions

Chronic Pain and Injury

Chronic pain can range from mild to severe, be constant or intermittent and range from feeling like a dull, stiff ache to throbbing burning, stinging and shooting pain.

Insomnia

There are a number of types of insomnia ranging from the inability to sleep to disturbed sleep including: waking in the middle of the night and being unable to go back to sleep, waking in the very early morning, and being unable to return to sleep.

Chemotherapy-induced Nausea

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting is one of the most feared and severe side effects of cancer treatment and can severely impact a patient’s quality of life.

Migraines and Headaches

Headache and migraine pain can be debilitating with classic symptoms that range from throbbing, pulsating pain, light and sound sensitivity, nausea with and without vomiting, fatigue and weakness, to numbness and difficulty in concentration.

Neurological Conditions

Neurological disorders, like Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and stroke can be severely debilitating. Acupuncture and herbal medicine demonstrated significant patient improvement in a variety of complex neurological conditions.

Teen Health

We enjoy working with teens and young adults. There is no better time to start setting the ground work for future healthy life style, and their bodies respond very quickly.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Everyone has some stress in their lives – we all do and it’s normal. Some stress can be good, it can be a challenge that keeps us alert and motivated but too much stress can make you sick and it can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases. 

Allergies

Allergies are among the most chronic conditions worldwide with symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears and lining of stomach or on the skin that can range from making you miserable to putting you at risk for life-threatening conditions.

Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Other

We see a lot of patients with tough issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar - metabolic trifecta. These conditions are often a direct result of our stressful and busy life-styles.

 

Chronic Pain and Injury

  • Chronic pain can range from mild to severe, be constant or intermittent and range from feeling like a dull, stiff ache to throbbing burning, stinging and shooting pain.

  • Sometimes chronic pain can begin without any obvious cause but for most people it starts after an injury or because of a health condition.  

  • Some of the leading causes are: pre- and post-operative pain, past injuries or surgeries, back problems, arthritis, nerve damage, infections or fibromyalgia.

  • Chronic pain can interfere with your daily life, impact your sleep cycles and raise your stress. Lack of sleep and more stress often can make the pain feel even stronger. 

  • If you have chronic pain and traditional approaches have not been effective, our practice may be able to help you find relief.

  • Acupuncture has been proven to be safe and cost-effective treatment of all types of pain including: acute and chronic pain, ambulatory anesthesia, headache and migraine, neck pain, and osteoarthritis.

  • We specialize in diagnosing your condition and developing a non-pharmaceutical and cost-effective pain treatment and management plan to help you feel better and live better.

    • We will provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan that may include acupuncture, nutritional and herbal remedies.

    • Acupuncture can produce lasting modulation of the nervous system to produce pain relief that lasts up to 12 months or more after the last treatment.

    • Depending on your case, for lasting results, we may recommend 12-16  treatments and concentrated treatments at least twice weekly.

 

Migraines and Headaches

  • Headache and migraine pain can be debilitating with classic symptoms that range from throbbing, pulsating pain, light and sound sensitivity, nausea with and without vomiting, fatigue and weakness, to numbness and difficulty in concentration.

  • While the exact cause is not clearly understood, experts believe they are caused by a combination of the expansion of blood vessels and the release of certain chemicals (including dopamine and serotonin) that cause inflammation and pain.

  • Various risks and triggers can bring about headache and migraines including certain foods (examples include chocolate, cheese, nuts, alcohol, caffeine) stress and tension, sugar and hormonal levels. Headaches and migraines are often caused by a variety of internal imbalances.

  • If you have chronic migraines or classical headache symptoms and traditional approaches have not been effective, our practice may be able to help you find relief.

  • Acupuncture has been proven to be safe, non-pharmaceutical and cost-effective treatment of all types of headaches (chronic and tension) and migraines (common and classic).  Recommended by NICE and ANZCAFPM, it is a key treatment for pain relief and management. 

  • We specialize in diagnosing your condition and developing a non-pharmaceutical and cost-effective pain treatment and management plan to help you feel better and live better.

    • We will provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan that may include acupuncture, nutritional and herbal remedies.

    • Acupuncture can produce lasting modulation of the nervous system to produce pain relief that lasts up to 12 months or more after the last treatment.

    • Depending on your case, for lasting results, we may recommend 12-16  treatments and concentrated treatments at least twice weekly. 

    • We also provide pre-seasonal “tune up” and “in-season” treatments, combined with herbal treatments.

 

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

  • Everyone has some stress in their lives – we all do and it’s normal. Some stress can be good, it can be a challenge that keeps us alert and motivated but too much stress can make you sick and it can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases. 

  • If you’re under constant stress, you can have symptoms such as headaches, stomach issues, high blood pressure, chest pain, panic attacks, and have problems with sleep and sex. You may also feel very fatigued, depressed and even anxious.

  • If you have chronic stress and traditional approaches have not been effective, our practice may be able to help you find relief.

  • Acupuncture has been proven to be safe and cost-effective treatment of all types of stress related symptoms and is a proven treatment for depression and major depressive disorders. 

  • We specialize in diagnosing your condition and developing a non-pharmaceutical and cost-effective stress treatment and management plan to help you feel better and live better.

    • We will provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan that may include acupuncture, nutritional and herbal remedies.

    • Depending on your case, for lasting results, we may recommend 12-16  treatments and concentrated treatments at least twice weekly, then regular (at least once weekly) treatment, combined with life-style modifications and Qi Gong exercises.

  • In our experience, properly selected herbal medicine in addition to the acupuncture treatment creates faster and more lasting improvements in your condition.

  • We are happy and recommend that we collaborate with your current therapist or psychiatric specialist. 

 

Insomnia

  • There are a number of types of insomnia ranging from the inability to sleep to disturbed sleep including: waking in the middle of the night and being unable to go back to sleep, waking in the very early morning and being unable to return to sleep, and sleeping with vivid or disruptive dreaming. 

  • Problems can occur when poor sleep and shortened sleep become a chronic pattern which goes on for more than a week or two and health starts to decline.  Studies on sleep deprivation have linked it to depression, weight gain, malaise, lack of emotional perspective and even shorten life expectancy.  

  • Sleep disturbances can be caused by a variety of underlying root-causes such as illness, stress, anxiety, food, stimulants such as coffee and alcohol and environmental factors.

  • Acupuncture treatments have been proven to be a safe, non-pharmaceutical and cost-effective treatment for insomnia. Acupuncture works by altering brain chemistry, it affects the production of neurotransmitters, it increases melatonin production and deactivates the analytical part of our brains which cause restlessness and poor sleep.  It actually makes our bodies and brains work more normally so that we can get to sleep.  In addition it enhances the quality of sleep by increasing the levels of relaxation and feel good chemicals so that we sleep well waking refreshed and happier.

  • If you have chronic insomnia symptoms and traditional approaches have not been effective, our practice may be able to help you find relief.

  • We specialize in providing you an extensive evaluation of your health, identify the cause of imbalance and provide a comprehensive treatment with acupuncture, herbs and qi gong exercises to help you feel better and live better. 

  • Depending on your case, we may recommend weekly treatments, at least 1 per week, ideally twice weekly for the first 3-4 weeks. 

 

Neurological conditions

  • Anya has been deep-diving into treatment of neurological disorders, like Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke sequela as part of her doctorate studies. Just recently, she completed extensive internship at Ontario School of Chinese Medicine with an amazing teacher Suzanne Robidoux. As acupuncture and herbal medicine demonstrated fast and significant patient improvement in a variety of complex neurological cases, Anya will continue to grow this part of her practice to bring relief to more patients. 

 

Allergies

  • Allergies are among the most chronic conditions worldwide with symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears and lining of stomach or on the skin that can range from making you miserable to putting you at risk for life-threatening conditions. For some, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma and anaphylaxis can occur.

  • A number of allergens are often responsible for allergic reactions including: pollen, dust, food, insect bites, animal danger, mold, latex or medications.

  • If you have chronic perennial and/or seasonal allergy symptoms and traditional approaches have not been effective, our practice may be able to help you find relief.

  • Acupuncture treatments have been proven to be a safe and cost-effective treatment of Allergic Rhinitis in multiple research studies and is recommended by The OHNSF (Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Foundation) as a treatment for allergic rhinitis

  • We specialize in diagnosing your condition and developing a non-pharmaceutical and cost-effective allergy treatment and management plan to help you feel better and live better.

    • Depending on your case, for lasting results, we may recommend 12-16 treatments with concentrated treatments at least twice weekly.

    • We also provide pre-seasonal “tune up” and “in-season” treatments, combined with herbal treatments to improve quality of life. 

 

Chemotherapy-induced Nausea

  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting is one of the most feared and severe side effects of cancer treatment and can severely impact a patient’s quality of life.

  • For the past twenty years, multiple studies have supported the use of acupuncture as a complimentary therapy to manage chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

  • Acupuncture has been proven to be safe and cost-effective treatment for chemo-induced nausea and vomiting due to it’s antiemetic effects.

  • It has been proven as a strong component in an integrative oncology care as well as for treatment of cancer-related psychological symptoms.

  • It has also been proven to reduce post-operative nausea, inflammation and pain.

  • We specialize in providing soothing and comforting quality care for our patients and recommend at least weekly treatments on a regular basis, as well as pre- and post- chemo treatments.

Teen Health

  • We enjoy working with teens and young adults. There is no better time to start setting the ground work for future healthy life style, and their bodies respond very quickly.

  • At the same time - this is a stressful time in their lives,  with many challenging changes. A lot of kids get depressed, get side-tracked into a life of bad habits. We recommend working with a good therapist, specializing in working with teens. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary adjustments and meditation are great ways to compliment this work. 

  • We have observed many teens becoming over-medicated in the recent years - non-pharmacological solutions we provide are a great alternative. 

  • Many of our teen patients are active in sports, which is great, but overuse does take a toll on a young, growing body. We treat athletic injury and overuse, but also teach kids healthy way of managing their bodies before and after their practices through exercises, stretching, conscientious use of their body and creating mind/body balance. 

  • Breathing and qi gong exercises, as well as guided meditation practices are proven very effective in treatment of depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

 

Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Other

  • We see a lot of patients with tough issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar - metabolic trifecta. These conditions are often a direct result of our stressful and busy life-styles. Chinese Medicine is extremely effective in addressing these conditions. Acupuncture sessions can instantly lower Blood Sugar by ~ 20 points! Acupuncture lowers blood pressure too (this is one of the reasons why we tell our patients to always eat something before they come for treatment). 

  • We have a lot of success treating metabolic syndrome in our patients, often they are able to reduce or stop taking their medications. Not like with muscular-skeletal conditions, where we can achieve results in 6-10 treatments, working with patients with these conditions requires consistency and multi-pronged approach. We combine acupuncture, herbal medicine (its a must!), dietary changes and life-style modification coaching extensively to achieve our patients’ wellness goals. 

  • Weight loss is often part of these goals, and working together we can achieve very good results. However, it is health, balance and wellness that we are after here, weight loss comes as an additional benefit and outcome of our partnership with the patient.

  • We often see patients with a variety of auto-immune conditions, thyroid dysfunction and broad inflammation. Same approach is taken to treating these conditions, as they definitely are addressed well by acupuncture and herbal medicine. We discuss our approach with the patients and agree on the plan to address it. We are honest and forthcoming in telling what to expect and how much we can do. 

  • Lyme Disease has been on the rise, and it is notoriously tough to diagnose and treat. Luckily there are protocols (herbal and acupuncture) that have been developed by Chinese medicine practitioners, over hundreds of years, and these protocols help reduce symptoms of Lyme disease, and over an extended period of treatment provide support to patients towards the remission. Lyme flare ups can be debilitating. Chinese medicine is very effective in reducing the discomfort they cause, and reducing the frequency and severity of these episodes. 

  • We would partner with your GP or specialists like hemotologist or endocrinologist to work as part of your health-care team. 

 

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