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During your initial consultation, you can expect to complete a detailed health history and discuss your treatment goals. This is necessary to determine the treatment approach best suited for you. Once the required information has been gathered, Blair will develop an individualized treatment strategy. Treatment may involve a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, diet recommendations and certain lifestyle recommendations.
Treatments will last about 30-45 minutes and involve the insertion of ultra-thin sterile, disposable needles. Blair will treat your symptoms and treatments are aimed to rectify the root of the disharmony. Acupuncture is a relaxing process, and most people experience feelings of calm and well-being post-treatment. Please eat sensibly and avoid caffeine a few hours before your appointment.
During the acupuncture treatment, moxabustion is often used to stimulate the acupuncture points with heat in the form of a combustible herb known as Mugwort Root. This will gently warm the points and will compliment the acupuncture treatment in its balancing and tonifying effect.
- Herbal Medicine
Blair only uses high quality herbs that are thoroughly tested for your safety. Herbs can be used alone or in combination with Acupuncture and is a very safe and effective form of treatment. Each customized formula will contain anywhere from 3-15 herbs either in pill, powder or tincture form. Herbs are prescribed for a duration of 3-4 weeks and may be modified or re-prescribed as needed.
Digital Meridian Imaging will be used during the initial consultation and between treatments to give a clear picture of your bodies balance and treatment progress. The meridians of acupuncture are measured with a probe gently pressed to the skin and data will be analysed to create a graph of your body's energy. These graphs are useful in educating you about your body's initial condition as well as in tracking the healing progression.
- Tongue and Dynamic Pulse diagnosis
Special attention is focused on observating the shape, color and coating on your tongue to gather information about your health. Feeling the pulse in both the radial arteries for certain qualities and movement will also reveal information about your health and treatment needs.
Is the use of glass or plastic suction cups that relax and stretch tight muscles and "open up" areas of congestion to draw out toxins and pathogens.
- Tui Na
Chinese acupressure and massage that will involve pressing and palpating certain pressure points along the body before the insertion of needles. This technique may be used on its own without needling.
- Diet and lifestyle
Blair will recommend certain foods to incorporate into your diet and certain foods and substances to avoid. This will be dictated according to the season and your body's conditon. These adjustments to your diet will compliment your treatments and have a positive effect on your health and well-being.
- Qi Gong
Focused breathing exercises called Qi Gong can dramatically increase the speed at which you heal. It is a form of meditation used for stress relief, detoxification and prevention. These simple exercises are easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
Contact us today at 250.328.8328 to book your appointment or free 15 minute consultation and learn how this extraordinary health modality can help you!