Central Okanagan Massage and Acupuncture

Acupuncture West Kelowna

Natural Way For Healing

Our Acupuncturist

Years of Experience, Most Effective

Tricia Miller

Registered Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist

Who is Tricia?

Tricia is a Registered Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist who studied at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton and a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.

Tricia’s & Acupuncture & West Kelowna

Tricia passionately believe in what acupuncture can do for people from all walks of life.

Not only does it have the power to reduce our aches, pains and all other symptoms we have on the surface of our bodies but it also has the ability to balance what is happening on the inside of our bodies and mind.

Tricia’s Experience

Through years of yoga practice and acupuncture treatments she believes that she can help solve the root of the issue of why certain ailments keep happening to us.

When she isn’t helping patients in clinic and teaching yoga she is busy being a hockey mom and is out embracing all things Okanagan from walks on the beach to picking organic produce with friends.

Acupuncture Works!

History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years but only in the past 40 years has it really spread to the Western world.

Acupuncture works

The fact that it has been around for such a long time speaks to how effective it can be.

It encourages the body to promote it’s own natural healing abilities and improve it’s functioning.

Effectiveness of Acupuncture

Most scientific studies done on acupuncture show its effectiveness in decreasing pain (both chronic and acute). In terms of the Western view, acupuncture works due to a variety of scientific reasons, including:

  • stimulating the release of pain-relieving endorphins,
  • influencing the release of neurotransmitters,
  • influencing the nervous system and stimulating circulation.
  • Therefore many patients seek acupuncture care for cases of: post-operative recovery,
  • muscle/tendon/ligament injuries,
  • low back or neck pain,
  • endometriosis and arthritis.

More about Acupuncture

Not only does acupuncture help to reduce the pain, it also aids in a speedier recovery process.

In terms of its effects on the sympathetic nervous systems, patients seek out treatment to aid in quitting addictions, aid stress reduction and management of anxiety disorders.

Is Acupuncture safe for pregnant women?

Acupuncture is also commonly used by pregnant women to induce labour safely and naturally.

Acupuncture Session

Acupuncture sessions generally last one hour. The first session may last a little longer as the acupuncturist reviews your health history form with you.

Patients may be treated laying face down or face up, depending on the course of action the acupuncturist decides upon.

Along with acupuncture needles, patients will also be treated using various Traditional Chinese methods including cupping, massage techniques, ear seeds, intradermal needles, moxibustion and infrared heat.

The additional methods will depend on patients current symptoms and may vary session to session and are included at no additional charge.


Why Acupuncture Works?

Acupuncture is useful in the conditions of arthritis, acute injuries, chronic pain and illness, and emotional issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. It can also help ease the symptoms of chemotherapy and cancer side effects.

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