Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin.
Patricia literally has a toolkit of specific instruments that allow her to customize your treatment.
From silicone and fire cups to balms, moxabustion, tuning forks and ear seeds, she has you covered!
Just ask her in your next visit to tell tell you all about What’s in her Toolkit!
90 minute assessment: $195
60 minute treatment: $150
Cupping is a very effective and rapid method to relieve muscle tension. This method is especially helpful when cupping is applied to the neck and shoulder areas. Long hours on the computer is a common cause of neck and back pain and cupping is a great method to provide immediate relaxation and relief. As one of the primary methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), cupping dates back to the 4th century, when the famous herbal master Ge Hong described a form of cupping in “A Handbook of Prescriptions”. Later writings from the Tang and Qing dynasties described cupping methods in further detail and elaborated on a type of cupping that could stop headaches, dizziness and abdominal discomfort.
Today, most acupuncturists use cups made of thick glass or plastic. Glass cups are the preferred method of delivery, because they do not break as easily and they allow the acupuncturist to see the skin and evaluate the effects of treatment. The two basic fire cupping methods used are stationary and sliding (with oil).
Is cupping safe? Does it hurt?
Cupping is considered very safe, however it does produce light bruising on the skin. As the skin under a cup is drawn up, the blood vessels at the surface of the skin expand – This may result in small, circular bruises on the areas where the cups were applied. These bruises are painless and generally disappear within a few days of treatment.
I am a proud graduate of the Macewan University Acupuncture program. I was born and raised in Edmonton and when I am not working, I like to go for long walks with my dog, enjoy yoga and spending time with my family.
I am passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine and my focus is on holistic healing: mind, body and spirit. Not just treating symptoms but the root of disharmony and disease and getting you better. My goal each treatment is to have you leave feeling better than when you came in and working with you to improve your overall health and well-being.
I have a special interest in women’s health issues. For example, many women suffer unnecessarily from such problems as painful periods, symptoms of menopause, and postpartum difficulties. Traditional Chinese Medicine can be very successful in helping alleviate any discomfort you are experiencing with these issues as well as many others.
I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you to help you feel better!
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