Rooted in ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is the practice of using fine needles at points on the body, to re-balance energy known as “qi.” Once inserted into the acupuncture points, the needles promote better circulation, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance one’s immune system and strengthen the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Acupuncture can support the treatment of illnesses, pain, anxiety, depression, addiction, reproductive health, pre/post natal needs, oncology, hypertension, digestive disorders, fatigue syndromes, allergies, insomnia, and more. We also offer electro-acupuncture which is particularly good for treating chronic pain, muscle spasms, removing blood stasis, balancing nerve activity, and neurological issues. Holistic sports medicine commonly uses electro-acupuncture for injuries. Acupuncture supports the general flow, and wellbeing of the body and mind, healing you from the inside out.
Chiropractic treatment is an alternative medicine approach to diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Misalignment in the skeletal system can create an impingement at the nerve root, which leads to localized pain with stiffness, as well as tension headaches, digestive issues and can radiate abnormal sensations into the upper and lower limbs. Our Licensed professionals use manual therapy, stretching and spinal manipulation, to restore your body’s ability to heal itself.
Recently made popular in the USA by Olympic Athletes showing off their cupping spots, this ancient therapy promotes blood circulation to ease pain and facilitate healing. Cupping helps relieve sore muscles, break up scar tissue, smooth connective tissue, reduce swelling and inflammation, reduce muscle knots, remove toxins from the body and promote relaxation. Like a deep tissue massage, cupping can even aid in the relief of fevers, colds and coughs!
Chinese Herbal Medicine
For thousands of years, Chinese herbal remedies have been used to treat a wide range of disorders and diseases, through balancing the body’s natural ability to heal the effects of injury, improper lifestyle, stress and environmental toxins. Chinese herbs can be taken in tablets, capsules, powders, raw herbs, salves, ointments, and tea. Safe, effective, and free from side-effects, Chinese Herbal Medicines is a natural, and time-tested resource for optimal health and wellbeing.
Physical therapy is often used to treat an injury, disability or illness through holistic care from evaluation to treatment. We help determine the root causes of the trauma, counsel patients, and work with them to create a plan for rehabilitation, which consists of specialized movements, stretches and exercises. Our physical therapists are dedicated to helping patients improve their mobility, restore function, and manage their pain through every stage of recovery.
Therapeutic massage has been used since the 1930s as a system of physiotherapy for general health, detoxification, treating diseases and rehabilitating injuries. Massages are known to improve blood and lymph circulation, promote relaxation, and release tissue in spasm. Massage therapy increases the body’s white blood cells that work to combat viruses. Regular lymph detoxification can benefit overall energy, decrease levels of cortisol and increase immunity. We even have specialized massages for pre and post natal needs.
Therapeutic exercise refers to a range of physical activities that help restore and build strength, flexibility and stability. Our movement specialists aim to get patients to a pain-free and fully functioning state, with muscle strength that supports their lifestyle. Our licensed practitioners offer a variety of tailored techniques which incorporate yoga, pilates and personal training.
Yoga is a mind and body practice with a 5,000 year history in ancient Indian philosophy, who’s fundamental purpose is to foster harmony in the body, mind, and environment. Yoga combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. There are several different types of yoga and many disciplines within the practice which vary in their function, and can be used for stretching, increasing muscular mobility, improving posture and body strengthening, as well as overcoming anxiety, stress and increasing your focus and clarity.
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, as well as muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates moves tend to target the core, although the exercises work other areas of your body as well. You can do Pilates with or without equipment but no matter what, expect the moves to involve slow, precise and controlled movements which incorporate breath control in a method called “Contrology”.
We offer nutrition services and coaching tailored to your needs and wellness journey. By using the study of nutrients in food, how the body processes these nutrients and lifestyle factors, our coaches aim to optimize your health and vitality. Whether you’re interested in disease prevention, weight loss or need help reaching your wellbeing goals, our registered dietitians and integrative nutrition coaches are committed to your health.
Energy Healing is a holistic practice that activates the body’s energy system and removes blocks. Energy therapy aims to balance Chakras and ultimately stimulate the body to awaken joy, and heal from the inside out. A variety of channeled techniques are used such as visualization and chanting, to center clients, and promote a state of grounding and flow, allowing great invigoration of the mind and soul.
Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation to put you in a deeply relaxed state and hypnotic trance, where the mind becomes highly focused and suggestibility increases. During this time positive suggestions and guided imagery are used to help you overcome a variety of concerns and issues, so that you can accomplish your goals. Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine and can be used to counter nausea, anxiety, pain, fear, phobias, traumas, anger management, addictions and other issues.
Mind Body Psychotherapy
We work with individuals and couples using a holistic range of modalities including psychodynamic theory, somatic psychology, existential and transpersonal psychology, systems and attachment theory, client-centered therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, and mindfulness. Our approach is compassionate and non-judgemental. We aim to help each client address their issues at a core level, encompassing all their elements, including mental, emotional, transpersonal, and relational dimensions.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a form of alternative therapy that uses gentle touch to palpate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium to relieve compression in the head, neck, and back. This can soothe pain and release both emotional and physical stress and tension. It can also help restore cranial mobility and ease restrictions of the head, neck, and nerves, removing “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal. It is helpful for TMJ, vertigo, headaches, scoliosis and post-concussion syndrome as well as other disorders.
Osteopathic medicine emphasizes the interrelated unity of all systems in the body, working together to heal in times of illness. This drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy, manipulates and massages the joints, muscles, and spine. Osteopathic intervention can help treat arthritis, back pain, headaches, tennis elbow, digestive issues, and postural problems. Treatment can also assist with sleep cycles and the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic symptoms.