What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi energy that in Traditional Chinese Medicine is considered essential to health. When the body is healthy, Qi (pronounced chee), flows smoothly through the meridians that make up a conceptual network of pathways throughout the entire body. When the balance or flow of Qi is deficient or obstructed it may be diseased or susceptible to illness. Acupuncture treats both the symptoms and the root causes of the patient’s illness.
In North America acupuncture is often used when western medicine has failed. In western medicine the yin/yang balance it achieves is known as homeostasis.
How does it work?
Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective alternative to medication and, in some cases, surgery. It stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing.
Therapeutic effects include:
· Pain relief
· Increased energy
· Improved mood
· Improved body function
· boosting immunity
· gynaecological conditions
· mental health
· sleep disorders
Catlin Austin Smith
Catlin first became interested in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (tcm) when he began receiving acupuncture treatments as a last resort for a lingering injury. The injury went away after a few treatments and Catlin was hooked on acupuncture. After having such a positive experience with acupuncture and tcm, Catlin began asking his acupuncturist questions about Chinese medicine. His acupuncturists only advice to him was to go and study it for himself…
Catlin went on to study at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine (CCATCM) in Bedford NS, where he focused on the theory, principals and techniques related to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Catlin is eager to continue learning and developing as a practitioner of acupuncture and is committed to his patients well-being. He strongly believes in the efficacy of Chinese medicine and acupuncture and looks forward to assisting you on your own wellness journey.
When he is not spending time working, he can be found reading Chinese Medicine books, walking his dogs, playing music or ensuring he does not hurt himself on his skateboard.
Initial treatment (90 minutes) = $105
Follow up Treatment (60 minutes) = $85