Auricular acupuncture is the locating and treatment of active points on the ear.
Of all parts of the body, the ear holds the greatest number of acupuncture points. The intent of these treatments is to remove the burden that is preventing a return to homeostasis and optimal functioning. This type of stressor on the system can occur in the form of scar tissue, chronic inflammation, maladaptive patterns, psychological blockages, hidden dental issues, or a reaction to a medical implant (dental, surgical).
Auricular acupuncture is suitable for a range of conditions. It is widely used to help manage or eliminate chronic and acute pain conditions. It can also assist with emotional issues, sleep regulation, allergies, skin conditions, hormone balancing, headache, migraine, hormonal migraine, body pain, Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, smoking cessation, hot flashes and night sweats.
LASER THERAPY (NEEDLE FREE ACUPUNCTURE)
Our registered acupuncturist, Stephanie, is integrating low intensity laser therapy into her practice. If you’re feeling apprehensive or fearful of the idea of being needled, Stephanie is able to offer needle free auricular acupuncture treatments.
Cold lasers can help decrease pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and invigorate cellular activity. Advantages: suitable for those uncomfortable / fearful of needles, pain free, non invasive, no risk of bleeding or infection.
With 20 years of experience working in healthcare, both as a registered acupuncturist and a registered nurse, Stephanie is dedicated to supporting others on the path to greater wellbeing.
Stephanie has specialty training and a focus in Auricular Acupuncture. Of all the body parts, the ear holds the greatest number of acupuncture points. It is a microsystem projection of the brain. The entire physical, neurological and emotional body is precisely mapped out and can be accessed via acupuncture points on the ear. Acupuncture sends a corrective message to help promote the body’s innate ability to find balance and heal. It can soothe the nervous system which helps calm the mind and regulate emotions. It can also stimulate an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect by interrupting pain pathways and improving circulation.
After completing her studies at the Canadian College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Victoria, BC in 2010 Stephanie went on to advance herself with an internship at Heart & Hands Community Acupuncture. Her studies have continued with a variety of health and wellness related seminars and courses including Jin Shin Do Facial Acupressure , Tui Na Massage, TCM Diet Therapy, Ohm Therapeutics Sound Healing and German Auricular Medicine.