Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system that looks at how and why your body is not functioning its best and then coaxes it toward better functioning.

Acupuncture stimulates sensitive areas of the body to create an effect in your muscles as well as your brain and internal organs.

It is a safe, drug-free treatment that can be used to relieve pain, stress, and illness alone or in combination with other health modalities. 

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN IT TREAT?

Acupuncture is part of a whole-body medicine.  When your body is already trying to fight off invaders or repair tissue damage, acupuncture is one way to shorten the amount of time you are sick or sore.

Acupuncture can reduce inflammation and thereby help the conditions ending in ‘-itis’ or ‘-osis’:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis (ankles, elbows, knees…)
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Colitis, Gastritis
  • Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever, cats, dogs, dust…)
  • TMJ disorder (Temporomandibular junction – your jaw by the ear)
  • Endometriosis
  • Sinusitis

 

Acupuncture can help regulate:

  • circulation (tight muscles)
  • acute and chronic pain (migraines & other headaches)
  • post-surgical healing (especially knees as cartilage has poor blood flow and heals more slowly than skin and muscle)

 

Acupuncture helps regulate the immune system:

  • auto-immune disorders (rhuematoid  arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Sjogren syndrome)
  • helping to fend off dysentery, the common cold, and other microbes

 

Acupuncture helps regulate the nervous system, both the larger picture of your fight and flight responses and ‘small’ local nerve irritations:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • sciatica
  • nausea (related to pregnancy and/or medicine)
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • shingles
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • dizziness and tinnitus
  • fibromyalgia

 

Acupuncture can help balance hormones:

  • PMS
  • menopausal symptoms
  • irregularities (including Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS)
  • fertility issues for both men and women

 

For more information on studies please check here: https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position/

The World Health Organization has broken conditions into categories by the strength of research supporting each.

 

For more information see FAQ (https://cardinalpointhealth.com/faq/acupuncture-faq/)

 

About Our Acupuncturist

Sabrina Lundquist, B.SC., RAC

Sabrina is a Registered Acupuncturist with a passion for providing her clients with deeply relaxing treatments. While acupuncture and relaxation might seem like an odd pairing, what could be more relaxing than having that nervous stomach or muscle knot unwind? Suffering nauseating migraines frequently as a child, Sabrina is particularly excited about how well and how fast acupuncture treats most headaches.

Sabrina Graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy’s Spa Practitioner Program and provided massages at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe for over 10 years. A Regisiterd Acupuncturist since 2015, Sabrina incorporates Massage (Tui Na) in her hands on assessments and treatments.

Always curious about how things work and why, Sabrina earned a Diploma of Acupuncture from Pacific Rim College and a BSc. in Biology from the University of Victoria. She interviews each client, looking at current challenges, from a Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view and a biomedical perspective.

Sabrina loves dance and movement therapies from Foxtrot and Pilates to Poi Spinning and Tai Chi lessons. When not dancing Sabrina is often reading, playing board games or trying out new massages. Clients are offered useful advice for reducing pain and stress but not pressured to adopt habits that don’t fit their lives. She offers 20 minute free consultations in person or by phone to anyone feeling curious or nervous.

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