Acupuncture

Posted on September 6, 2017
Rating
5.0
Traditional Chinese Medicine Price
60min Initial Acupuncture $85.00
45min follow-up Acupuncture $70.00
60min Acupuncture+TuiNa/Cupping $85.00
30min Cupping/TuiNa massage $60.00
30min Pediatric TuiNa massage $60.00
90min Cosmetic Acupuncture $125
TCM diagnosis $45

JACLYN CLARK

Jaclyn is a Registered Acupuncturist, in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO), and holds a diploma of Acupuncture from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology from McMasterUniversity.

Jaclyn takes a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of pain and wellness, in order to optimize the benefits her patients receive. Her focus is on providing her patients with thorough, individualized, and comprehensive care, treating a variety of specific conditions and symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine has a strong focus on prevention and is beneficial in the maintenance of good health despite the many demands and challenges of a busy lifestyle. She is very committed to helping people feel their best and really enjoys her work.

Jaclyn is a certified Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture specialist trained under Dr. Martha Lucas. Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective method of reducing the signs of ageing. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Mei Zen protocol utilises ancient needling techniques to stimulate energy pathways throughout the face. This deeply relaxing treatment promotes the production of collagen and elastin in the face, helping to diminish and eliminate deep wrinkles and fine lines. Points are used to relax tight muscles, improve the tone of weak muscles, and restore an overall healthy complexion. Mei Zen is a holistic treatment that works to harmonise the internal function of the body in order to reduce stress, promote healing from within and overall wellbeing. Mei Zen Acupuncture is an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery, chemical peels, and injections. It is a much safer and more natural alternative with no side effects. Unlike surgery, there is no risk of disfigurement, trauma, swelling or discolouration.

Services

  • Acupuncture
  • Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy
  • TuiNa and Acupressure Massage
  • Gua Sha (Scraping) Therapy

Longping(Lucy) Cui, R.TCMP & R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
2016&2017Hamilton Community News Readers’ Choice Diamond Award (Best Acupuncturist) Winner
2014-2018 Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Platinum Award (Best Acupuncturist) Winner

Longping Cui had studied Acupuncture & TCM in China for 8 years and received her Bachelor and Master Degrees of Acupuncture & TCM from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. She was a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor at ShanghaiPulmonaryHospital in China. Longping has over 20 years of clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) & Acupuncture in China, North Europe and Canada. She is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). She utilizes different modalities including acupuncture, cupping, acupressure/TuiNa massage, Gua Sha(Scraping), herbs, etc. based on the client’s condition to let the client get the best benefit from her treatment.

Maybe you ask “How do I know if I am a good candidate for TCM/acupuncture treatment?” Ask yourself the following questions: Are you feeling limited by pain? Is stress taking over life limiting the joys you had before? Are fertility issues stopping your family becoming wholesome? Are you looking for answers that western medications just aren’t providing? If you answer “yes” to any of the above questions, you are a good candidate for TCM/acupuncture treatment. Longping’s goal is to help clients improve their quality of life. She is looking forward to helping you on your wellness path.

MON 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a collection of procedures involving penetration of the skin with tiny, hair-thin disposable needles to stimulate certain points in the body to trigger the body’s natural healing response. It is a traditional Chinese medical technique which has been practised in China for more than 4000 years. The operating philosophy of traditional acupuncture is that disease is caused by interrupted energy (Qi) flow at specific points on the body’s surface. Acupuncture thus involves the insertion of a needle(s) at the affected point(s) in order to stimulate Qi flow,harmonize energy flow and correct imbalances in the flow of Qi in the body .Qi is somewhat equivalent to the western idea of vitality or life-force which is believed to flow through the body along 14 main pathways called meridians.When disease or dysfunction occurs, acupuncturists know which points to manipulate to restore the natural flow of energy(Qi) and to restore balance to the body’s systems. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, reducing inflammation, and promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Are There Any Adverse Effects To Treatment?

One of the most striking aspects of acupuncture is the almost complete absence of adverse effects and complications from its use as long as it is performed by experienced acupuncturists. Most patients feel that acupuncture treatment is very relaxing and causes minimal discomfort. In our clinic only sterile one-time-use disposable needles are to be used, preventing any risk of infection. In particular, there is no risk of transmission of AIDS or hepatitis viruses when sterile disposable needles are used.

Does It Hurt?

Most patients with acupuncture treatment feel only minimal discomfort as the tiny, hair-thin needles are inserted; some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there should be no significant discomfort.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

The number of treatments varies with each individual and the conditions being treated. For acute problems, only a few treatments may be required. In some cases, one treatment is sufficient.
For chronic complicated conditions, a “course” of 10-12 treatments is suggested consisting of one or two treatments a week for several weeks. As improvement occurs, less frequent treatment may be recommended. Treatment sessions usually last about 60 minutes. Relief may be immediate or occur within a few hours, or after a few days.

What conditions can be treated by acupuncture?

Neurological & muscular: Back pain, sciatica, neck stiffness/pain, TMJ, frozen shoulder,Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendonitis, sprains, neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, Parkinson’s, fibromyaligia, Complications of Stroke(i.e. paralysis, speech problems, swallowing difficulties, cognitive impairment, numbness, pain and mood changes).

Respiratory: Common colds and flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergy/seasonal allergy .

Internal & gastrointestinal: Complications from Diabetes (i.e. poor circulation, numbness), irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids .

Genitourinary,menstrual&reproductive: PMS,painful periods,irregular cycle,infertility,menopause,nocturnal enuresis/bedwetting,cystitis, incontinence

Mental & emotional: Anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, addiction etc.

Eyes, ears, nose & throat: Headache/Migraine, Dizziness/vertigo, ear aches,ear ringing/Tinnitus, sinus,rhinitis,hay fever, sore throat, toothache

Side-effects of Chemo-Radio-Therapy for Cancers Fatigue/ low energy, weight control, facial rejuvenation

TuiNa Massage

TuiNa Massage is one of the four main branches of traditional Chinese medicine; its sister therapies are herbal medicine, acupuncture/cupping and Qigong. TuiNa is relatively new to the West but its roots in China are ancient. Archaeological studies have dated TuiNa massage back to around 2700 BC, making it the forefather of all forms of massage and body work that exist today from shiatsu to osteopathy. Throughout its history, TuiNa massage has been developed, refined and systematized by doctors in the universities and hospitals of traditional Chinese medicine all over China. TuiNa is a very popular form of treatment with the people in China and it is not at all unusual to see people queuing up in long lines outside the hospitals waiting for the TuiNa department to open. It is also the first choice of treatment for infants and children.

Pediatric TuiNa Massage or infant TuiNa massage

Pediatric TuiNa Massage or infant TuiNa massage is a massage branched out from Traditional Chinese Medicine over a thousand years ago.  It has been extensively practised in China for at least 700 years and experience has revealed unique ways and means of affecting the energy flow in the bodies of young children.

Just as a baby and toddler’s nervous system and circulatory system are not fully mature, neither is their energetic system/meridian systems.  Thus, special techniques have been developed to tap into their immature energetic system thereby simultaneously treating the symptoms of illness and restoring the body to balance. Pediatric TuiNa massage uses a whole system of points and pathways that often do not correspond with any of the adult ones. TuiNa massage for babies is powerful medicine and when performed correctly, its effects are profound.

It is during the first 5-6 years of a child’s life that the most important physical, neurological and behavioural developments take place. This is the time when disturbances to the flow and diffusion of vital Qi and its balance between the organs can have the most seriously harmful and lasting effects. These include retarded brain development, weakened immune response and slow development of the musculo-skeletal system.

Benefits of Pediatric TuiNa Massage

Pediatric TuiNa is found very effective for infants & children between 6 months to 6 years old. Illnesses of all kinds are the result of some disturbance to the normal flow of Qi. Therapists & parents can help restore this flow to treat most of the common health issue in babies & children:
ADHD/ADD
Asthma
Colds
Colic
Constipation/Diarrhea

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; It is believed cupping can help to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of Qi, breaks up obstructions, and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body.Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps).

In a typical cupping session, glass cups are warmed using a cotton ball or other flammable substance, which is soaked in alcohol, let, then placed inside the cup. Burning a substance inside the cup removes all the oxygen, which creates a vacuum. In addition to the traditional form of cupping described above, which is known as “dry” cupping, some practitioners also use what is called “wet” or “air” cupping. In “air” cupping, instead of using a flame to heat the cup, the cup is applied to the skin, and a suction pump is attached to the rounded end of the jar. The pump is then used to create the vacuum. In “wet” cupping, the skin is punctured before treatment. When the cup is applied and the skin is drawn up, a small amount of blood may flow from the puncture site, which are believed to help remove harmful substances and toxins from the body.

Depending on the condition being treated, the cups will be left in place from 5 to 10 minutes. Several cups may be placed on a patient’s body at the same time.

While cupping is considered very safe when it is applied by experienced acupuncturists , it may cause small, circular bruises on the areas where the cups were applied. These bruises are usually painless, and will disappear within a few days of treatment.

Cupping is used primarily to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, common cold, pneumonia, asthma and congestion; arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders; and certain types of pain. Some practitioners also use cupping to treat depression, high blood pressure and other conditions.

Gua Sha(scraping)

Gua Sha(scraping) s a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. It’s a healing technique used in China in both the clinical setting and in homes, but little known in the West. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument; that results in the appearance of small red petechiae called ‘sha’, that will fade in 2 to 4 days. Raising Sha removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, and promotes normal circulation and metabolic processes. It is also believed Gua Sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.

The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, nausea, and so on. Gua Sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many other acute or chronic disorders.

04 Reviews

  • 4 Ratings
  1. 5
    Tina DiDomenico Submission Apr 09, 2019

    Tina DiDomenico

    I strongly recommend Amanda Walton; she is a great RMT. I have been getting massages from her for over 1 year and am thoroughly pleased. ‘Hands that Heal’ is a lovely office that offers a wide array of services. I am pleased with the service of all the staff I’ve dealt with

  2. 5
    Cat M. Submission Apr 09, 2019

    Cat M.

    Amazing Acupuncture services and cupping therapy by Longping. She is absolutely a gem and has helped me tremendously with my back pain and muscle spasms. Thank goodness I found her. The ladies at the front desk are always so nice and welcoming. It is always a pleasure going there for my health & wellness.

  3. 5
    Heather McTaggart Submission Apr 09, 2019

    Heather McTaggart

    The staff are skilled, helpful, and so friendly. It was my first time trying acupuncture and the only successful type of treatment in relieving my migraines. Now, I'm a regular!

  4. 5
    Christin Kocznur Submission Apr 09, 2019

    Christin Kocznur

    I wasn't very impressed with this place. The building is old and doesn't make you feel very comfortable. Staff were gossiping about another employee at the front desk while I filled out my paperwork. The massage itself was okay. I've definitely had better. And it wasn't any cheaper than other places either. I wouldn't recommend this place when there are so many better options (like Massage Addict).

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