Info & Treatments

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To book an appointment or inquire how Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can help you, call:

613-832-0658


or send an e-mail to alice@harmonyrevival.com

Clinic Hours

Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun: Closed

Supplementary TCM Treatments

 
Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a procedure that involves burning an herb called mugwort over specific points on the body, helping to improve the circulation of blood and Qi. It is often used as an adjunct to acupuncture but can also be used as a standalone treatment. Moxibustion is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, arthritic pain being one common example.

Cupping

Cupping is a therapy used mostly to stimulate the circulation of blood, Qi and body fluids and also to expel pathogenic factors. A negative pressure (vacuum) is created in a special glass cup when placed on the surface of the skin, drawing (or suctioning) the skin into the cup where blood and fluids are brought just below the surface. Either one cup can be moved around to stimulate target areas, or several cups can be placed and left on the surface of the skin for 20 minutes or so.

Tuina Massage

Tuina, a traditional Chinese massage, is used to stimulate acupuncture points along the channels of the body. The principles of Tuina include: regulating internal organs, balancing Yin & Yang, dredging meridians, relaxing muscles, promoting Qi circulation, and to dissolving adhesions.

Electroacupuncture

Electroacupuncture is now a widely-used therapy among acupuncturists. A low-intensity current is passed from the electroacupuncture device to the acupuncture needles inserted into the skin. The main advantage of electroacupuncture is to substitute hand manipulation of the needles and to strengthen and produce a continuous level of stimulation. It can be used for a broad variety of disorders, especially in conditions with pain.

Ear Seeds

Used in ear acupuncture, tiny Vaccaria seeds are affixed to the ear with clear tape or plasters to provide continuous stimulation on ear acupuncture points for an extended period of time. They continue stimulating the acupuncture point long after leaving the practitioner’s office and thus are beneficial, to provide a few examples, for smoking cessation, appetite suppression, anxiety, and depression.