Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture

TCM is an ancient system which combines acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, nutrition, herbology, exercises like Tai Chi, yoga, Qi Gong, meditation, and feng shui to treat the person’s body, mind, and spirit. It has been around for over 2000 years. In TCM pain is caused by blockages of qi (energy) and blood in the body.


Global Physiotherapy – Sherwood Park
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture
Charlotte Dowhaniuk – Medical Acupuncture Certified
780-467-9098
8+ years experience
one-to-one treatment
Unit 148, 2693 Broadmoor Blvd., Sherwood Park
Global Physiotherapy – Contact Form


How does TCM Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is the use of very thin, disposable needles that are inserted into specific acupuncture points on the skin to balance the flow of Qi. Injuries and diseases cause imbalances in the body’s blood and energy flow and acupuncture can be used to harmonize the qi in your body. This allows the body to heal itself. Acupuncture is a safe technique used for pain relief and to treat many conditions. There is a very low risk of adverse effects.

Why choose cupping for treatment?

Cupping is a technique that uses a heat source (flame) that is inserted quickly into a jar and it is then placed on the skin surface. Cupping creates local congestion and removes heat and toxins in the body. When you have an injury, the blood and qi to that area are affected. Fresh oxygen and blood are needed to heal the affected region. Cupping forces oxygen to the damaged area via the blood. Nothing moves qi and blood faster than cupping. Cupping is used on various soft tissue injuries, acute sprains, chronic strains, localized edema, skin conditions, and internal heat caused by emotions such as stress, worry, frustration, or sadness.

What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is the burning of the herb mugwort over acupuncture points to stimulate the tissue and qi. It is based on the principle that when you have a painful area, the first thing a person does is rub it. This causes heat and the area feels better. Moxibustion gets blood and qi moving by warming the area removing cold and dampness, which helps with joint stiffness and soreness. A moxa cigar is placed 1 cm above the acupuncture point on the skin until heat and/or redness appears.

References:

Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture by Steven K.H. Aung and William P.D. Chen, 2007

Cupping Therapy and Why it Should be a Part of your Treatment Arsenal, Ilkay Chirali, 2011

Why choose Charlotte Dowhaniuk for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture?

Charlotte has been using TCM with acupuncture for over 8 years. Dr. Steven K Aung in Edmonton trained her. In addition, Charlotte has her level 5 manual therapy coursed from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. At Global Physiotherapy in Sherwood Park, she offers a comprehensive assessment to get to the root causes of your persistent pain and limited motion. Her follow-up treatments will often include a combination of Western and Eastern medicine strategies to achieve the goal of overall wellness.

Charlotte has excellent success treating chronic conditions like migraine headaches, whiplash, and multiple sites of pain. She also offers a unique approach developed by Dr. Aung to treat concussion symptoms.


Global Physiotherapy – Sherwood Park
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture
Charlotte Dowhaniuk – Medical Acupuncture Certified
780-467-9098
8+ years experience
one-to-one treatment
Unit 148, 2693 Broadmoor Blvd., Sherwood Park
Global Physiotherapy – Contact Form


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