Woman’s Health & Fertility According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (Free Talk)

Sunday, September 8th ’19 (11am)

Talk by: Holly Deng

Holly Deng, R.Ac will be giving a free talk about how Traditional Chinese Medicine is a safe alternative to treat Gynaecology and Infertility. She will be introducing and discussing how an ancient medicine uses simple solutions such as herbs and acupuncture to naturally correct woman’s issues and underlining imbalances.

To learn more, come join us at our Community Acupuncture drop-in day.

 

 

 

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CEU Class: Acupuncture of the Posterior and Lateral Neck

Sunday, September 22nd ’19 (9am-2pm)

Instructor: Brandy Buchanan R.Ac – Registered Acupuncturist 

An exploration in the treatment of the neck, often many points of the neck are misunderstood or not used because of fear or lack of understanding of the structures of the neck. Learn safe techniques for releasing muscles of the posterior and lateral neck with both Acupuncture and Acupressure. Learn to safely and better use the TCM points on the posterior neck. We will likely also include points into the scalp and upper back.

 

Click to register: https://bodydevotion.janeapp.com/#/discipline/8/treatment/225

 

 

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CEU Class: Acupuncture of the Anterior and Lateral Neck

Saturday, September 21st ’19 (3pm-8pm)

Instructor: Brandy Buchanan R. Ac – Registered Acupuncturist

An exploration in the treatment of the neck, often many points of the neck are misunderstood or not used because of fear or lack of understanding of the structures of the neck. Learn safe techniques for releasing muscles of the neck and jaw, with both Acupuncture and Acupressure. Learn to safely and better use the TCM points on the anterior and lateral neck. We will likely also include points on the jaw, and décolletage.

 

 

Click now to register: https://bodydevotion.janeapp.com/#/discipline/8/treatment/224

 

 

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Therapeutic Cupping Certification Course: Fall 2019 (12 CEUs)

Saturday, October 19th ’19 (3-8pm) & Sunday, October 20th ’19 (9-4pm)

Instructor: Brandy Buchanan, R.Ac – Registered Acupuncturist

Day #1 is designed to teach you all the basics required to safely add cupping to your practice. It is designed specifically for Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Physiotherapists and students. You will learn why cupping works, which kind of conditions it works for, as well as some techniques such as slide cupping, myofascial stretching and release with cups.

Day #2  is an extension to our basic cupping course (day #1), it is designed to add Advanced Cupping Techniques. This course is specific for Acupuncturists and Physiotherapists as well as Massage Therapists with some previous cupping education. Prerequisites for day #2 are to have taken this course or a minimum of 6hrs. of previous cupping training.

We will focus on special techniques which include:

·      Facial lines

·      Facial cupping and stretching

·      Myofascial release

·      Face cupping for smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles

·      Cupping for cellulite.

 

Click now to register:  https://bodydevotion.janeapp.com/#/discipline/8/treatment/232

 

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Can Massage and Acupuncture Help You Get Better Sleep?

 

Along with other healthy sleep habits, such as an effective wind-down routine, meditation, and exercise, there are two forms of wellness therapy that may help you to finally get some well-deserved shut-eye: massage and acupuncture. Here are some of the health benefits of these two practices as well as how they can help you get better sleep at night.

 

Benefits of Massage

 

Along with the more commonly known reasons for getting a massage, like relaxation and relieving stress, here are some other lesser known benefits.

 

  • Increased Immunity

Massage therapy boosts your white blood cell count, protecting you from disease.

 

  • Relief from Migraines

A study from the University of Auckland revealed that after several weeks of massage therapy, those suffering from migraines had fewer headaches and got more restful sleep.

 

  • A More Youthful Look

According to skin care expert Kimara Ahnert from Women’s Health, massage increases blood flow and “adds vitality to a dull complexion.”

 

Benefits of Acupuncture

 

Although the idea of needles may turn some away from acupuncture, here are some of its many health benefits.

 

  • Enhanced Mental Clarity

Along with improved mental clarity, patients report higher energy levels.

 

  • Increased Immunity

Acupuncture also boosts your immune system and can reduce the duration of colds and relieve their symptoms.

 

  • Reduced Stress

Stress is the number one reason people seek acupuncture treatment, which lowers cortisol and stabilizes mood.

 

Common Reasons for Poor Sleep

 

On average, adults should be getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep at night, but according to the CDC, many people aren’t getting enough sleep. Some of the reasons for this include eating too close to bedtime, exercising to close to bedtime, drinking caffeine in the evening, and consuming too much alcohol. Mental health issues can also lead to poor sleep, as can using technology too close to bedtime. Finally, issues like sleep apnea and other diagnosed sleep disorders can lead to poor sleep.

How Massage and Acupuncture Can Benefit Sleep

 

Both massage and acupuncture help you to relax as they alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with certain illnesses that may keep you up at night. As mentioned, massage can help to relieve migraines and acupuncture is also used to treat tough headaches. Massage relieves sore muscles due to exercise, as well as relieving pain due to fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other illnesses.

 

Acupuncture is an excellent treatment for pain that can affect your sleep because of how the needles stimulate the body’s pain relief responses and increase circulation. This is done by stimulating muscles, tissue, and nerves at specific pressure points. Other illnesses and health issues that massage and acupuncture treat to relieve symptoms that can contribute to insomnia include:

 

  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Digestive disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sciatica
  • Stroke recovery
  • Among others

 

Massage therapy and acupuncture work naturally with your body to relieve the symptoms of injury and illness that can keep you up at night, making them effective long-term solutions for insomnia.

 

 

Article written by Amanda Lasater – Writer and Sleep Researcher of Mattress Advisor

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