Acupuncture is a gentle and comfortable treatment that stimulates nerve-rich areas of the skin to encourage natural healing.  Working both physically and energetically through the insertion of tiny needles (so thin they are virtually painless), Acupuncture is a natural alternative option to medication and surgery to address many health conditions for all ages. Acupuncture promotes energy through the body by alerting the immune system through the stimulation caused by the insertion of needles. That stimulation releases endorphins which the body uses to relieve pain naturally.  Acupuncture is safe and effective for short term situations like sports injuries, cold/flu, pain or for more chronic conditions.  Acupuncture affects the functioning of the hormonal system, promotes a decrease in inflammation, increases circulation and relief from pain. 


Rebecca Goodfellow, TCM

We all know sleep is an essential piece of nurturing wellness. Sleep is so important and matters in enhancing your health! There is nothing worse than knowing you need rest, wanting to sleep, but not being able to sleep. Insomnia is a disorder affecting the quality and the duration of sleep. It might manifest as difficulty falling asleep, frequently waking during the night, waking up too early in the morning or as a sleepless night.

A disruption of regular energy cycles may be the cause of different sleep problems, so Acupuncture can be an effective option to lessen anxiety, stimulate melatonin production, induce sleep onset, and reduce sleep disruption and arousal during the night. By applying needles to the part of your nervous system that encourages your body to rest, Acupuncture can alleviate symptoms of insomnia, sleep apnea, and feelings of stress that might be interfering with your sleep. 


Rebecca Goodfellow, TCM

If you are someone who often gets headaches or migraines, you understand how seriously they can impact your quality of life. It is difficult to think about "living your best life" when you can't think beyond the pounding in your head! When a headache strikes, finding something that brings relief becomes a top priority. Acupuncture is an excellent alternative for headache and migraine pain.


Rebecca, our acupuncturist, will place needles at specific pressure points, over a series of appointments, usually along a person's back or neck, where they can slow pain transmission. Sometimes, a gentle head massage accompanies the placement of the needles. Reducing and minimizing head pain is a beautiful step toward more abundant living. 


Rebecca Goodfellow, TCM

Anyone dealing with chronic pain knows it can be physically and also emotionally challenging. Treating chronic pain from a holistic perspective means focusing on the whole person, not just the symptoms. Acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system and then release chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.


Your whole health matters to us, and Our Acupuncturist addresses the body, mind and emotions with an individualized care approach.  Each acupuncture treatment includes a cupping technique that relieves pain deep in the muscle. Although many patients do experience relief after one treatment, we generally see improvement after 4-6 visits. 


Rebecca Goodfellow, TCM

You deserve and need to discover and make time for relaxation and Self-care. Pure relaxation doesn't come naturally or easily to many of us. It's hard not to get consumed with worry during our fast-paced, time-crunched days, due to work deadlines, financial concerns, or feeling like we don't have enough quality time for family, friends or even ourselves.


Nurturing your mind and body by carving out time in your busy schedule to create space to relax is very important. Acupuncture not only creates self-care space, but it also works on a deeper level to maximize relaxation and decrease the effects of stress. Acupuncture is very calming to the body and is an incredible way of relaxing. Many patients fall asleep during the treatment! 


Rebecca Goodfellow, TCM

The widespread use of acupuncture for weight loss is the result of recent research developments showing that this approach can be successful. As reported by Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, recent studies have shown that when acupuncture is combined with traditional methods of weight loss, patients lose more weight. 


Acupuncture can help with weight loss by regulating hormone production, improving the metabolism, optimizing digestion, reducing inflammation, suppressing the appetite, lessening water retention and optimizing other bodily functions that are related to obesity and weight loss.  As with any weight-loss strategy, a single change in your lifestyle or behaviour is not likely to deliver the results you want. Even though acupuncture can effectively alter your metabolic and hormone levels, and address numerous issues related to weight loss, you should still complement this treatment with the proper diet and regular exercise.


To achieve the desired results, we recommend booking one treatment per week for min. of 8 weeks. We do have weight loss packages available.