Choosing Your Acupuncturist
With 5,000 years of history, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest health disciplines in the world. In Western cultures, Acupuncture and TCM has surged in popularity over the past decade, creating excellent opportunities for graduates of this unique diploma program.
As a complete health care system, TCM includes acupuncture, Chinese herbology, diet therapy, tuina and specific exercises such as qigong (Chi-gong) and tai chi.
Acupuncturists view diseases and health disorders as an imbalance in the body’s energy, which flows along well-defined pathways called meridians. By inserting very thin acupuncture needles at specific points along these meridians, a well-trained acupuncturist can normalize the flow of energy and prevent or treat illness by initiating the body’s own healing mechanisms.
Modern scientific study has confirmed that acupuncture induces biochemical changes in the body that have beneficial effects and can reduce recovery times by up to 50% compared to conventional Western approaches. (Grant MacEwan College)
Auricular acupressure does not require the use of needles and therefore is non-invasive. The practitioner may apply pressure with the use of a specialized tool. In addition, tiny seeds are put on a small adhesive (band-aid type) square less than a centimeter wide.
These are then applied to acupuncture points on the ear. Auricular acupressure is effective for chronic fatigue, anxiety, headaches, weight loss, quitting smoking, and more.
Conditions recommended for Acupuncture by the World Health Organization:
Types of Traditional Chinese Medicine available:
Auricular acupressure does not require the use of needles and therefore is non-invasive. The practitioner may apply pressure with the use of a specialized tool. In addition, tiny seeds are put on a small adhesive (band-aid type) square less than a centimetre wide. These are then applied to acupuncture points on the ear.
Auricular acupressure is effective for Chronic Fatigue, Anxiety, Headaches, Weight Loss, Quitting Smoking, and more.
After an auricular acupressure treatment, it is recommended that you keep the adhesive squares in position for 2 – 4 days. Clients are advised to gently massage the squares with their finger tips approximately five (5) times per day to stimulate the points and enhance the treatment.
Occasionally, clients may experience some ear tenderness or pain and rarely, uncomfortable sensations such as palpitations and nausea. Should these side effects occur, simply remove the adhesive squares from the ear and the unpleasant feelings will stop.