Acupuncture to Reduce Pain, Anxiety and Stress
Recovering from injury? Suffering from anxiety or stress? Perhaps along with constant worrying you experience chronic pain that further perpetuates the cycle? Regular acupuncture treatments at Embodied Wellbeing in Vancouver can be a highly effective way to prevent and treat symptoms of pain, stress and anxiety.
"Aleksandra is AMAZING!!!! My spine was feeling like a tight painful bow string. When she was done and for the next several days there was no pain at all. What a relief. I highly recommend her acupuncture treatment." – Pete
"I was training for a half marathon which caused some intense pain in my left foot (plantar fasciitis pain). After one session with Aleksandra I was pain free almost immediately and able to complete my training and run the half marathon without issue." – Client
"The results are amazing: I have had ongoing issues with tight calves and hips, and referring pain in my feet and back. Nearly all pain is gone and my mobility is completely restored. I am an avid hiker and this has made me look forward to moving my body again!" – Suzy
How Does Acupuncture Work?
As a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, I place fine, one-time use sterile needles in specific points throughout the body to stimulate it to return to its normal, healthy function. These needles communicate with your body’s nervous system and endocrine system. In a very gentle and effective way your body is being instructed to do its own healing.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is widely recognized in the treatment of various ailments. The World Health Organization has published its recognition of acupuncture in the treatment of many medical concerns including but not limited to:
- Breathing & Immune System: asthma, allergies, colds, ear-nose & throat disorders
- Gynecological: PMS, genital herpes, infertility, decreased sexual desire
- Pain & Nervous System: joint pain, sciatica, jaw pain, numbness, headaches
- Mental & Emotional: anxiety, depression, stress,
- Urological: bladder problems, kidney problems, impotence,
- Digestion: constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux
- Heart Conditions: heart palpitations, poor circulation
- Skin: eczema, acne
- Other: dizziness, low energy, insomnia, weight, addiction
Acupuncture Fees and Packages
|Initial Acupuncture Treatment (1.5 hours)
|Return Acupuncture Treatment (1 hour)
|Return Acupuncture Treatment (1.5 hour)
|Package of 6 Treatments (1 hour each)
For group acupuncture sessions please contact me.
More Information About AcupunctureIs Acupuncture Painful?
Everyone’s needling experience is different. Most patients can feel the initial insertion of the needles with minimal sensation and some do not feel anything at all. Once the needles are in, there should be no pain. If you feel hesitant in trying acupuncture, we can explore ear seeds, dermal needles, cupping and gua sha.
I may invite you to try a needle and see for yourself how gentle they can be. I take great care in being sensitive to the discomfort a patient may have around particular areas being treated and in following through on an approach that works for you.
Are Acupuncture Needles Reused?
What Does an Acupuncture Treatment Involve?
What is The Difference Between Acupuncture and IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation)?
How Often Should I Receive Treatment?
Acupuncture treatments work best as a succession of several treatments. Acute issues may be resolved in 1-3 treatments. More chronic conditions may take a few months to treat. If we are focused on a particular concern, one treatment a week may be optimal. Some patients come in for health maintenance once to twice a month.
For chronic conditions, I invite you to consider how long it took for your illness to develop. Sometimes it has been months or years. This length of time may be reflected in how long it will take to resolve your issue. The earlier you begin treatment, the more likely you are to prevent a short-term issue from turning into a long-term issue.