What Are 3 Injuries That Can Be Treated Using Acupuncture?

I posted a blog earlier this month called 3 Injuries You Never Thought Acupuncture Could Treat. If you’ve recently injured yourself and you’re wondering what to do next, check out this article. Maybe you can add acupuncture to your list of treatment options.

Late Summer – How Our Bodies Respond To New Seasons

Late summer, a time when the breeze changes, yellow and brown begins to appear in the foliage, and we anticipate the fall to come.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this time of year pertains to the element of earth, a time of transition and bounty.  Along with late summer, the earth element is also associated Read More…

Using Acupuncture to Treat Residual Pain After an Injury

I get this question time and time again – How does an acupuncture needle help get rid of my pain from an old injury? When patients ask this question they are not looking for the Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation, they are looking for some scientific proof.  A recent article written by Helene M. Langevin provides Read More…

I Have Pain In My Shoulder – What’s Wrong?

Often I see patients in my clinic at Qi Integrated Health who have suffered from debilitating shoulder pain that has been ignored or inappropriately treated. Desperate for results, some of these people have progressed to the point where something as simple as getting a mug out of an overhead cupboard, or putting on a jacket, Read More…

Quick tips pre lower extremity joint replacement:

It has been some time since my last entry. After being exposed to many post operative joint replacements, there are a few tips that have become quite evident. If you are awaiting a lower extremity joint replacement there are many things you can do to facilitate your recovery. It is often overlooked that arm strength Read More…

Transitioning from prevention to acute care:

Understanding what my role is as an Acupuncturist, within an acute medicine context has been a difficult endeavor. I am currently on my second placement this time on the acute internal medicine ward. It has only been a week but it has felt like several months of learning. When we work from a preventative standpoint Read More…

Utilization Of Cupping In The Treatment of Pain

Vancouver Cupping Treatments: It’s so Simple, Why is it so Effective at Relieving Pain? In my practice at Qi Integrated Health, I use cupping primarily in the treatment of pain and muscle tightness. This modality of treatment has many other uses, including clearing phlegm from the lungs and scar reduction. Today, we will look at Read More…

Acupuncture for Treating Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (or Lateral Epicondylitis) is a common injury caused by overuse of the muscles that allow us to extend or “bend back” our wrist. Playing tennis is usually the main cause, but any activity involving repetitive use of these muscles can be the culprit. Tennis elbow is often described as soreness or pain on Read More…

Dodging Grass Pollen Allergies

Vancouver Acupuncture Treatment For Allergies The arrival of July brings with it a host of new summer allergens, the most common of which are grass pollens.  The smell of freshly cut grass has me chomping at the bit to get outside and exercise.  For some, this same fresh smell heralds the beginning of yet another Read More…

Pregnancy Related Conditions Effectively Treated With Acupuncture

Acupuncture is good for treating many conditions and uncomfortable issues associated with being pregnant. Prevent miscarriage. Treatments 1-2 times per week help prevent miscarriage or early pregnancy loss by reducing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, reducing stress, and encouraging blood flow to the developing embryo. Nausea or morning sickness. Depending on the severity Read More…