Central Okanagan Massage and Acupuncture

Acupuncture West Kelowna

Natural Way For Healing

Central Okanagan Massage and Acupuncture

Our Acupuncturist

Years of Experience, Most Effective

May Li

Registered Acupuncturist

Central Okanagan Massage and Acupuncture

West Kelowna Acupuncture

Registered Acupuncturist

A registered Acupuncturist (RAc) in British Columbia is a health professional regulated by CTCMA under BC’s Health Professions Act.

Like all regulated health professionals, RAcs practice within their professional scope of practice. For RAcs, this means providing primarily manual, treatment and assessment in accordance with the definition of “Acupuncture Treatment” in the Acupuncture Regulation.

Many modalities and treatments that may be considered acceptable in other jurisdictions are outside the scope of practice of College of TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS + ACUPUNCTURISTS of British Columbia

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Central Okanagan Massage located at 3535 Old Okanagan Hwy, West Kelowna, behind Real Canadian Superstore.
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Acupuncture

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.

College of TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS + ACUPUNCTURISTS of British Columbia

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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