Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners use eastern healing modalities to provide holistic care. This may involve Chinese herbs, acupuncture for energy healing, or other treatments.

Chinese Medicine Practitioners

VICTORIA, BC

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Yoga Twin Cedars Holistic Health

Twin Cedars Holistic Health

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Yoga

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Twin Cedars Holistic Health is a collaboration between Gavin and Agni Larsen; a husband-wife team who are passionate about healing through acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, with a focus on creating lasting health. We offer the highest standard of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medical care, in a comfortable and professional environment. Our setting allows people of all kinds to have access to simple, down-to-earth guidance and expertise in a full range of Chinese medicine skills. These include acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, herbal medicine, postural assessment and yoga, as well as dietary and lifestyle recommendations. We listen, relate, and work closely with each patient and actively advance ourselves as practitioners through reflective practice, continuing education, and a firm eye on up-and-coming publications and research. We have a special interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation, pain and trauma, anxiety and depression, allergies, addictions, eating disorders, pregnancy, digestive and autoimmune conditions, dermatology, and nutrition. Twin Cedars Holistic Health addresses growing health care needs and offers an affordable, effective and natural approach to health. Our clients come from all age, gender, culture and religious associations. We provide an inclusive space where health care needs are listened to and create collaborative, personalized treatment plans to help individuals achieve their health goals.

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VICTORIA, BC

Medical Herbalist Kristen Funk Medical Herbalist

Kristen Funk Medical Herbalist

Medical Herbalist

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What is Phytotherapy? Phytotherapy is the practice of using medicinal herbs to treat a variety of ailments and to bring the body back to a state of health and balance. It can be used complementary to other treatments or on its own. With an array of remedies from gentle to potent it is effective at treating long-standing chronic conditions as well as the acute, such as facilitating post-surgery healing or the common cold. The advantage in herbal medicine lies in its complexity. In each plant there are hundreds, if not thousands of compounds present that affect the body in a symbiotic manor. In even the most widely studied medicinal herbs, there are only a handful of compounds considered "active", meaning that it has a desired effect in the body. However, it is often the case that the plant with or without it's proposed active part will still exhibit this effect. It is because of the array of constituents pieced together in each plant in the perfect complimentary patterns that only nature can provide, that each herb has such a wide scope of medicinal properties. "Phytotherapy" vs "Herbal Medicine" Herbal medicine, or medical herbalism, is our oldest form of medicine and it is still used today by over 80% of the world's population. Western herbal medicine today draws on extensive traditional knowledge reaching back over 2000 years, as well as scientifically proven treatments (the two often overlapping). ​ Phytotherapy is a term that emerged relatively more recently with the resurgence of herbal medicine in the UK. Literally meaning plant-therapy, it was coined by medical herbalists as they moved toward a more a scientific approach, separating them somewhat from the eclectics; a movement born in the 19th Century United States. Because this field is an unregulated profession, there is no official separation between the terms 'phytotherapist', 'herbalist', 'herbologist', 'natural therapist', and so forth, therefore the terms are often used interchangeably.

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