Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture stimulates peripheral nerves in the skin, which relay messages to the brain, creating a cascade of physiological effects such as the blocking of pain receptors (the gate control theory of pain) and the increased release of neurotransmitters such as beta-endorphins, met-enkephalin and seratonin, all of which are effective in blocking pain. Recently, researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey used functional MRI to prove that acupuncture lowered pain perception in a study of volunteers.

Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago and uses the careful insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points of the body that control the flow of “Qi” energy. Relatively painless, the experience often results in sensations of heaviness, tingling, or warmth in the area of insertion as the flow of Qi increases. Increased balance in Qi flow throughout the body can help relieve symptoms including pain, reproductive and aging challenges, mind-body imbalances and immune system disorders.

What Acupuncture treats

Acupuncture helps encourage a natural healing response from the body as such acupuncture has been proven to be effective in treating stress, muscle tension, chronic pain, headaches, and menstrual irregularities. Acupuncture can treat more complicated issues like digestive disorders, infertility, and skin problems.

Availability

Tuesdays: 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Or contact our front desk to book:

+1 (250) 591-9950

ICBC Coverage

If you were involved in a MVA, and are covered by ICBC, you could be entitled to certain benefits.

STEPHANIE FUNK

R.Ac

Stephanie is a Registered Acupuncturist certified by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). She entered the field of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014 and has been loving every minute of it.

She practices root cause medicine meaning she discovers the underlying cause of your issue to treat you.

​Stephanie practices using acupuncture, cupping (Myofascial Release), Gua Sha (Scrapping therapy), Tui Na (Chinese therapeutic massage) as well nutritional counselling.

  • Pacific Rim College – Victoria, BC
  • Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine -Calgary, AB​
  • Huron University College – London, ON
  • Acupuncture
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Cupping (Myofascial Release)
  • Electronic Stimulation (E-Stim)
  • Soft Tissue Microcirculation (Gua Sha)
  • Massage
  • Diet Therapy

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Seeing a Registered Acupuncturist will help get you back to work and play.

Or contact our front desk to book:

+1 (250) 591-9950