Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient and vital holistic system of health and healing. It is based on principles of harmony and seeks to restore or maintain balance in every individual.
Commonly referred to as Eastern Medicine, TCM is a perfect complement to modern therapies. It offers an individualized approach based on one’s unique constitution, specific symptoms, and lifestyle. The beauty of TCM is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, and that each solution is uniquely tailored to the individual. No two patients will see the same treatment.
TCM employs the ideas of moderation and prevention to work through personal challenges in an empowering, long-lasting way. Treatment may be used to moderate and relieve specific ailments such as acute pain or injuries. It may also be used as a preventative measure, and patients who receive regular sessions report experiencing a reduction in pain or inflammation, increased relaxation, and a heightened sense of well-being.
The beauty of Eastern Medicine is that treatment options are individually tailored to suit the unique needs of each person. Kelly offers a variety of methods and practices to design a holistic, overarching plan to help you relieve pain and improve your sense of well-being..
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very thin filiform needles into the different tissues of the body, to help the body in its natural healing process. Acupuncture works in many different ways which we will discuss endlessly during your session.
Herbal formulas can help in many ways. Kelly uses Classic Chinese herbal formulas, western herbal recommendations, and Ayurvedic herbal recommendations.
TUINA, CUPPING, & GUASHA
These are physical forms working on the surface of the body to help change blood flow into regions of the body to promote healing. Tuina is a Chinese Medicine form of body work. Cupping uses different forms of cups creating mild suction on the surface of the body helping to create better blood flow to a region. Guasha uses scraping and brushing of the skin to promote healing.
LIFESTYLE HEALTH COACHING
Kelly can also help with lifestyle protocols from Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic lifestyle protocols, weight loss, and exercise goals.
Mindful Self-Compassion is the practice of learning to be kind to ourselves when we are struggling or suffering in some way from the daily traumas of life. Kelly offers six-week short courses on how to incorporate these practices into your life. Learn more
ACUPUNCTURE & TRIGGER-POINT INJECTIONS
Acu-Point and Trigger Point Injection Therapy involves injection of sterile solutions into traditional acupuncture points. Traditionally, the use of Chinese Herbs were used for this type of therapy to enhance the overall effectiveness of the acupuncture treatment. Today, with the difficulty of getting FDA- approved herbal injectables, we use mostly sterile FDA- approved homeopathic solutions like arnica, traumeel, zeel, and others. The benefit of this therapy includes stronger stimulation to the acupoint with longer lasting results of up to 48 hours as the solution gets absorbed.
ADVANCED DRY NEEDLING
Trigger-point dry needling is an invasive procedure where a fine needle or acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle. It is aimed at myofascial trigger points (MTrP) which are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band. Trigger point dry needling can be carried out at superficial or deep tissue level.
WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE & EASTERN MEDICINE HELP WITH?
- Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
- Biliary colic
- Dysentery, acute bacillary
- Dysmenorrhoea, primary
- Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
- Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- Hypertension, essential
- Hypotension, primary
- Induction of labor
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Malposition of fetus, correction
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck pain
- Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
- Periarthritis of shoulder
- Postoperative pain
- Renal colic
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tennis elbow
- Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
- Acne vulgaris
- Alcohol dependence and detoxification
- Bell’s palsy
- Bronchial asthma
- Cancer pain
- Cardiac neurosis
- Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
- Competition stress syndrome
- Craniocerebral injury, closed
- Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
- Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
- Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
- Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
- Female infertility
- Facial spasm
- Female urethral syndrome
- Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
- Gastrokinetic disturbance
- Gouty arthritis
- Hepatitis B virus carrier status
- Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
- InsomniaLabour pain
- Lactation, deficiency
- Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
- Ménière disease
- Neuralgia, post-herpetic
- Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
- Pain due to endoscopic examination
- Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)
- Post-extubation in children
- Postoperative convalescence
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Prostatitis, chronic
- Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
- Raynaud syndrome, primary
- Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Retention of urine, traumatic
- Sialism, drug-induced (excessive salivation)
- Sjögren syndrome
- Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
- Spine pain, acute
- Stiff neck
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Tietze syndrome
- Tobacco dependence
- Tourette syndrome
- Ulcerative colitis, chronic
- Vascular dementia
- Whooping cough (pertussis)