Stimulating the acupuncture needles with electricity feels like a mild tingling sensation and can help improve blood flow, circulation and range of motion as well as decrease pain and muscle tension. Good for knee pain, back pain, tennis elbow and other conditions.
Acupuncturist Lana Marconi inserts needles into her face so as to briefly demonstrate cosmetic acupuncture and later she shows us an example of facial cupping.
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In this video I talk about TCM patterns for the Western Cold and I show you how we match herbal formulas with various TCM patterns. These are good herbs to have and keep in your medicine cabinet for when the Cold strikes. To book a herbal consultation please contact me.
In the video below, I show you an example of a herbal formula for acne. TCM herbs and formulas can help many skin conditions. For a herbal consultation please make an appointment.
One of my favourite TCM herbal formulas that even I drink and have been using since the start of Covid is called YU PING FENG SAN – 玉屏風散 – JADE WINDSCREEN. It supports immune health and helps to prevent colds and respiratory infections. It also helps with allergies and sinus issues among other benefits. If you’re thinking about herbs for yourself and / or even for your kids you can book a herb consultation on my clinic’s website.
In this video, Lana explains the various types of cups used in TCM cupping therapy, such as plastic cups with a pump gun, silicone cups for facial cupping and glass cups for fire cupping.
In this video, Registered TCM Acupuncturist Lana Marconi explains how Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture can help people achieve their health goals and live a more fulfilled life.
If you are interested in experiencing the wellness benefits of TCM Acupuncture and its associated therapies you can book your appointment using our online system or by calling the clinic. If you have questions feel free to email.
In this video Lana Marconi, R.Ac., shows us what needling can look like and she highlights acupuncture point Stomach-36. ST-36 can be used for epigastric pain, spleen issues, tonifying qi (energy) and blood, calming the mind, and building immunity.
The mechanisms of how and why acupuncture works are profound and varied. When you have an injury or ill-health condition, here’s what can happen from a Western Medical Perspective:
1. Circulatory Explanation: Acupuncture stimulates the body’s innate ability to heal, for example bringing blood and Qi to a distressed area. Blood and Qi are filled with nutrients to help heal damaged tissue.
Example: when you are experiencing inflammation of a tendon or a slight strain of a muscle, the Acupuncturist may insert a needle at or near the site of injury. The stimulation increases microcirculation in the area, thus increasing blood to the tissues that are injured.
2. Neurological Explanation: Acupuncture stimulates the brain: Prefrontal Cortex, Limbic Cortex and Sensory Cortex. The Acupuncture Stimulus (AS) travels to the brain and releases neuro-chemicals: Beta Endorphins and Enkephalin (suppresses pain / the body’s natural pain killers).
3. Musculoskeletal Explanation: Some acupuncture points are located at trigger points in the muscles. These often painful areas get relief when they are massaged, or in acupuncture’s case, needled. Some of the important points are at motor points, which is where the nerve innervates the muscle. These sites would point to the effectiveness of acupuncture being mediated through the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
4. Immune System Explanation: Research shows acupuncture can help to increase white blood cells. It can also help cleanse the lymphatic system through detoxification.
5. Nervous System Balance: Acupuncture effects the relaxation of the fight/flight response, Sympathetic Nervous System, and promotes the restorative Parasympathetic Nervous System.