We accept ICBC, WCB, MSP and extended benefits. We do direct billing, too. Acupuncture
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture (from Latin, acus (needle) and punctura (to puncture)) is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional (TCM) involving thin needles being inserted into the body. TCM theory and practice are not based upon scientific knowledge, and acupuncture is commonly described as pseudoscience. There is a diverse range of acupuncture theories, involving different philosophies. Techniques vary depending on the country. The method used in TCM is likely the most widespread in the US. It is most often used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions. It is generally only used in combination with other forms of treatment.
How does it work?
Acupuncture is used as a method to prevent disease as it re-balances energy within body. The Qi (ch-ee), a life-giving energy, flows to every cell, tissue, muscle and organ through meridian pathways mapped within the body. An obstruction in your meridian system can be caused by an injury or trauma, lack of movement, dietary intake to over indulgencies.
Acupuncture is generally safe when done by an appropriately trained practitioner using clean needle technique and single-use needles. When properly delivered, it has a low rate of mostly minor adverse effects.
Massage/ Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)
What is Massage(RMT) therapy?
Massage(RMT) involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids.
How does it work?
Massage(RMT) can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device. Depending on the application and technique used, massage(RMT) is used to promote relaxation and well-being, and is beneficial in treating sports injuries and other problems affecting the musculature of the body such as postural misalignment and many painful conditions.
What is Cupping?
Cupping involves the application of glass cups, which suck on the body by the use of heat. You do not feel the heat, but you will feel the cup on the skin. The cups are used over certain points and/or over areas of pain. The idea is that stagnation by lack of circulation in the muscles and body tissues will lead to pain and other illnesses. Cupping improves the circulation in these areas.
What is Foot Reflexology?
Foot Reflexology is a therapy in which pressure is applied to reflex points on the hands, feet, ears. It is based on the principle that these reflex points are related to the internal organs and glands, and are laid out in the same arrangement s that in the physical body in the form of a “map” or microcosm.
This treatment helps stimulate the normal function of the organ involved and thus aids self-healing, bring about physical and mental well-being.
How does it work?
Foot reflexology is the practice of stimulating areas of the feet that correspond to parts of the body with specific hand thumb and finger techniques.
This stimulation is believed to have a positive effect on a person’s health. Reflexology can help relieving stress and tension, emotional healing, increasing blood circulation and aiding in the removal of toxic wastes.
What is Chiropractic/Kinesiology?
Is a form of alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of unverified mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Proponents believe that such disorders affect general health via the nervous system The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), manipulations of other joints and soft tissues Its foundation is at odds with mainstream medicine.
Registered Kinesiologists are experts in preventing and managing injury and chronic disease and helping to reach peak physical performance. In addition, Kinesiologist are the human movement professionals. Some of the services we offer are the following:
- Motor Vehicle Accident (ICBC)
- Musculoskeletal Assessment
- Postural Evaluation and Education
- Rehabilitative and Functional Re – training Exercise
- Fitness Conditioning for Weight loss, Cardiovascular Training and Muscular Development
- Functional Ability Evaluation
- Gait Assessment
Traditional Chinese Medicine
What is TCM?
Consisting of acupuncture, herbs and bodywork (Tuina massage, Guasha, Cupping) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used effectively for over 4000 years. Many people have found Traditional Chinese methods of healing to be excellent tools for maintaining optimum health and preventing illness. The healing arts of TCM are designed to integrate into daily life helping the body to heal itself naturally.