The main philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) is to bring the body back into balance. When we are in a state of balance, disease and symptoms of disease can be minimized or eradicated. With balance also comes prevention of disease. It’s not mandatory to come with a specific complaint, with a full assessment and TCM diagnosis, your practitioner will find an effective treatment plan to keep you in optimal health.
Acupuncture uses the insertion of hair thin needles into specific points on the body to induce change and trigger the natural healing mechanisms of the body to occur.
* For birth prep we recommend booking two treatments per week from week thirty six until birth.
* for IVF treatments we recommend beginning weekly treatments at least three months before your stimulation phase. During stimulation one to two treatments per week is recommended. Following with weekly treatments until at least eight weeks pregnant. After eight weeks, discuss your treatment plan with your practitioner.
*For embryo transfer it's recommended to have treatment immediately before and after transfer.
For all other treatments please book your initial appointment with two follow up appointments for the next consecutive weeks (ie three appointments in three weeks) to ensure continuity of care. After the initial treatment your practitioner will provide you with a more detailed treatment plan.
Some acupuncture treatments also involve small electrodes that are attached to the acupuncture points. This can be used for pain, mental and emotional health, stroke recovery, neuropathy and birth preparation and induction.
Our herbs typically come in powdered form that you mix in with warm water. Herbal formulas are custom blended to suit each patient individually
The use of glass, plastic or silicone cups are used to create a negative pressure that suction onto the skin’s surface. Cupping will be used in cases of pain and inflammation, excess heat, immune system imbalance and common colds. An individualized diagnosis is made to determine if cupping is appropriate.
Used to help with stagnant qi and blood in the body. Gua sha is often used on the face and body to help with anti-aging as well as pain.
This luxurious treatment specifically focuses on decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, healing acne, lightening hyper pigmentation and have specific anti aging benefits. Specialized techniques and needles are used to help tighten and define specific parts of the face. The tools we use include, acupuncture, gua sha, jade rolling and micro needling. For an extra fee you can also include LED light therapy.
For the strongest results we recommend booking 5-8 treatments within 8-10 weeks. Ideally one treatment per week for a series of 5-8 treatments. If you want a pick me up here and there you can book one treatment every 6-8 weeks.
Biologique Recherche Custom Facials
Biologique Research facials are luxurious, highly personalized treatments based on your specific skin Instant TM and goals. Signature techniques are used to lift and sculpt the jaw and cheekbones and brighten, tone and retexturize the skin on the face, neck and chest. You will leave with soft glowing skin from world renowned BR products and techniques.
As a holistic treatment, we always need to treat from the inside out. Body acupuncture points are included but this facial does NOT include facial points, gua sha or cupping.
BR facials can be claimed under extended medical plans. tax included and we do not accept gratuity.
Sculptural Face lifting Buccal Massage
A lifting, toning, and tension melting treatment involving both external and intra-oral sculpting massage which improves elasticity and circulation, while reducing swelling and blockages and restoring the natural posture of the face.
Benefits also include:
• Treatment of TMJ pain
• Rehabilitation after sinusitis, trigeminal nerve damage and stroke
• Improvement of deep wrinkles, and areas lacking tone
• Prevention of “double chin”
• Lymphatic drainage
Treatment includes Constitutional body Acupuncture, LED light therapy and the use of high quality skin care products.
For best results we recommend a course of 8-10 treatments at one a week.
*All of these cosmetic treatments are covered under extended medical plans under acupuncture. Please check with your particular provider for the details of your particular coverage. Tax is included and gratuity is not accepted.
Personalized nutrition is the foundation of good health, but eating well has never been more confusing. There is no perfect diet for everyone - your nutritional needs depend on your genetics, your digestion, your lifestyle, and of course your taste preferences! Dr. Joanna will help find the perfect diet for you, to enhance digestion, optimize energy and achieve your ideal weight.
Our regular habits greatly influence our overall health. Lifestyle medicine focuses on stress management, sleep, and exercise as being fundamental to achieving lasting health. Dr. Joanna will help you prioritize some of these lifestyle changes in a way that feels manageable for you.
Herbs can be a great way to help restore balance within the body. Current medical literature supports the use of herbs to help with pain, mood, sleep and hormone balance. Naturopathic Doctors ensure that these herbs are used safely, without potential for interaction with other supplements or medications.
Functional Lab Testing
Sometimes testing may be indicated to help understand your case. This can either be testing done at your local Lifelabs location, or a functional test that would explore hormones, digestive health or food sensitivities. Check with your insurance provider to see if testing with a Naturopathic Doctor is included in your plan.
In certain cases, optimizing hormones may involve using hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Joanna is licensed to prescribe and monitor hormone replacement.