TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE & ACUPUNCTURE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of medicine that has been practised in China for thousands of years. It is based on the concept of the flow of "qi" (pronounced 'chee') or inner energy that travels through the body in channels, called "meridians". Each meridian corresponds to a particular organ.
The experience is often different than visits to most other healthcare practitioners. Initially, Dr. Wiens will take your pulse with three of her fingers on each of your wrists and she will ask to look at your tongue. She might palpate your abdomen and other points and pathways on your body . Diagnosis is based on the overall constitution of an individual, rather than the Western medical approach which focuses on the malfunction of a specific anatomical organ.
Acupuncture treatment has been proven to be beneficial in treating a variety of conditions including joint pain & sports injuries, digestive difficulties, insomnia, stress, anxiety, circulation issues, addiction, menstrual irregularities and emotional issues.
Initially, most people looking into acupuncture have two questions: "Are the needles re-used?" and "Will it hurt?" Acupuncture is rarely uncomfortable, in fact it's often quite relaxing. And in regards to the needles, we always use stainless steel wires that are very thin, pre-sterilized and disposable. Some people are apprehensive during their first acupuncture treatment because of past experiences with much larger hypodermic needles. But there's no need to worry; after one or two acupuncture treatments, most patients begin to feel a profound sense of relaxation.
In addition to acupuncture,
Dr. Wiens also uses moxibustion, cupping, nutrition plans, and chinese herbal formulas as part of the Traditional Chinese Medical approach. If your interest is acupuncture, a treatment will be done within the initial visit. Follow up acupuncture is 45 minutes and generally booked within 2 weeks of the initial session.