Experience a session with me
“Treatments with Monita helped me a great deal and I’m intensely grateful.” – Naomi Klein (Author and filmmaker).
Price: $85/ Per 60 min treatment -(covered by extended medical)
Having health problems is not an ideal way to live your life. The whole point of my practice is to assist in helping you heal so you can live the life you want without the interference of health problems. My sessions are unique and go above and beyond the standard acupuncture session you would receive anywhere else. My approach to healing addresses the whole person to determine the underlying cause of your health issue rather than simply treating the symptoms. Each session is crafted to suit the individual and I will often combine acupuncture with different healing modalities (holistic nutrition, massage etc) to help you achieve your health goals faster.
“I do not provide bandaid solutions.”
When you receive your acupuncture treatments from me, I will provide you with the best benefits that acupuncture has to offer. I am a registered professional in British Columbia and maintain a good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC, CTCMA. Sessions are done in my beautiful home office space where you will feel comfortable, relaxed and right at home.
The WHO (World Health Organization) has recognized Acupuncture to be effective for over 50 different conditions. The most common and effectively treated with Acupuncture are:
• headaches and migraines
• depression and anxiety
• muscle tension
• digestive issues (constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating)
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• painful menses (dysmenorrhea)
• irregular menses
• carpal tunnel syndrome
• nausea and vomiting (e.g. in pregnancy or chemotherapy)
I look forward to getting to know you and helping you reach your full health potential.
Want to know more? Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation
778-989-1401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IS ACUPUNCTURE COVERED?
Acupuncture is covered by most extended health care providers. For individuals that are low income, you can receive $23 off each session, up to 10 sessions in a calendar year.
I provide discounts for individuals with a low income and anyone over the age of 65.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Acupuncture is the simple art of piercing the skin with a fine stainless steel needle to stimulate every major system of the body.
Everything the body needs to heal is in the blood, including oxygen, nutrients we absorb from food, immune substances, hormones, analgesics (painkillers) and anti-inflammatories. By inserting a needle into the skin it creates a micro-trauma that in turn stimulates the activity of immune cells that control inflammation. Piercing the skin with a needle also stimulates blood flow. Restoring proper blood flow is vital to promoting and maintaining health. Acupuncture also helps to manage inflammatory conditions and areas of inflammation by increasing local circulation in areas where circulation may be diminished (e.g. diabetic neuropathy in the feet) or where circulation is blocked due to injury, scar tissue or muscle tension (e.g. a sprained ankle).
Acupuncture has also been demonstrated to be an effective immune-modulator-helping to support the immune system in those who are immune-compromised by stimulating natural killer cells, and also in those with over-reactive immune responses such as those who suffer from allergic conditions like hayfever, asthma, and hives.
By placing acupuncture needles on certain parts of the body it also sends a signal through the nervous system to the brain. Chemicals such as endorphins, norepinephrine and enkephalin are then released. Some of these substances are 10-200 times more potent than morphine!
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?
No, the acupuncture needles are tiny and do not inflict any pain. I also use special silicone coated needles to prevent any uncomfortable feeling that a needle may produce. After my sessions, most patients report an overall feeling of wellbeing and relaxation..
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER A SESSION?
-Disease treatment/ prevention
-Increased energy levels
-Improved skin tone and texture
-Strengthened immune system
-Balanced blood sugar levels
-Reduced cholesterol and blood pressure levels
IS ACUPUNCTURE AND IMS THE SAME?
IMS stands for Intra-Muscular Stimulation. IMS and acupuncture both improve circulation and are effective treatments. Acupuncture is a more gentle therapy while IMS therapy tends to be extremely painful. IMS involves the insertion of thick needles into muscles who’ve shortened or contracted. Creating a “wound” in the muscle encourages blood and healing materials into the area of the overly tight muscle. While tight, it doesn’t heal properly which leads to the chronicity of the condition. The muscle being needled “grabs” onto the needle and after a while, relaxes. This continues for some time after the needling is complete. By “twiddling” the needle, you break up scar tissue and help promote circulation. I do a combination of acupuncture and IMS therapy. I call it trigger point acupuncture, I just don’t do it as aggressive as your standard IMS therapy you would receive from a physiotherapist.