Bickford Acupuncture

Chemainus Traditional Chinese Medicine

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5 Stars

Diana trained in the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in Victoria BC. She is a Registered Acupuncturist, has the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) designation. This designation means that she can practice acupuncture as well as design and prescribe raw herb formulas.Diana is very interested in vibrational medicines, and has studied Quatum Touch and Colour Energy treatments, as well as Phytobiophysics which is based on homeopathy principles. Included in her practice is the use of micro-current and colour energy for both pain control and facial rejuvenation therapies.Previous to training in Chinese Medicine Diana worked as a social worker, in the field of addictions and community health. She began her career as a youth worker, specializing in working at an alternative school for 13 to 18 year olds.Diana has long demonstrated a commitment to helping individuals resolve their difficulties on an emotional, spiritual or physical level. This is very nicely embodied in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine which seeks to establish a balance in life.Diana is accepting new patients and welcomes you to explore the world of Traditonal Chinese Medicine.Resolving PainTraditional Chinese Medicine regards pain as stagnation of energy, and blood.  Whenever there is a blockage, there will be pain.  The goal of pain reduction techniques therefore, is to move energy and move blood.Usually when an acupuncturist is addressing pain, she will use local points in the area of the pain, and distal point that are the command points for either the area affected, or command points for moving Qi and Blood.Needling, though it sounds painful to the Westerner, involves very little pain.  The needles which are hair fine, and solid stainless steel  are used only once and then disposed.  Needling sensation is a slight prick, then either a feeling of heaviness in the area or a ‘busy’ feeling of energy moving.  Needles are retained for usually 20 to 30 minutes.  Many people actually fall asleep during this phase, as the pain is relieved and the endorphins naturally relax one’s body. Acupuncture is an effective form of pain control in chronic conditions, and can alleviate pain quite quickly in many circumstancesI use a gentle insertion technique, and good quality needles to reduce discomfort.Other techniques which can be used are micro-current treatments for chronic pain, cupping massage for strained back muscles, moxibustion for cold stiff and sore muscles.  Herbal formulas can increase circulation and warm channels thereby alleviating body pain.  Each patient has a different and optimum treatment plan depending on the TCM diagnosis.Why not turn back the clock?  Energy Light Facial Rejuvenation  is a safe, healthy way to reveal your natural good looks.How does it work?  Energy/Light Facial Rejuvenation {ELR} works in two ways simultaneously.  Firstly a gentle micro-current is used to stimulate acupuncture points and facial muscle groups to tone and turn on  healing factors. At the same time it encourages your cells to produce more elastin, collagen and to detoxify at a deep level.  Using acupuncture points as  anchor points in the treatment provides stimulation to your internal organs. In turn this effect is reflected in your face, through clearer finer looking skin which glows with a youthful radiance. At the same time, colour energy is flooding into your skin, feeding cellular processes and helping to tone and lift your facial muscles.What does an energy light treatment feel like? The ELR treatment is applied with probes equipped with moistened soft cotton q-tips. The colour energy floods over the skin, as the microcurrent washes into the skin surface activating and energizing your healing processes. All you feel is a gentle swab brushing across your face.What can I expect for results?  Glowing skin, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, increased muscle tone , improved skin tone especially under the eyes.   Colour/ energy therapy is gentle, painless, and non-toxic.   Men and women benefit from ELR.  You will notice a change in both muscle tone and skin tone, fewer deep lines, a cleaner chin line, and improvements in the skin texture of her neck.   Energy/Light Facials provide healing over every facet of your face.  The treatment relaxes and soothes the individual, and this is evident in the results.On average 10-12 treatments are needed to effect change and restore a youthful glow.  It is evident, usually, after the second treatment that changes are taking place.  Puffiness under the chin and around the eyes responds quickly to micro -current.The experience:  Patients find the treatment relaxing and refreshing.  They are surprised at the emotional impact of seeing their refreshed and more youthful face.  Often this prompts other lifestyle changes such as better self-care routines and more enthusiasm for projects long deferred.  Micro-current facial rejuvenation will require some maintainence, a session about every two months helps the treatment hold. This acts as a gentle support to help you maintain your good health and youthful appearance achieved through the initial series.Advantages of Micro-current-This process is non-surgical therefore there is no risk of infection, scarring or disfigurement.-The treatments are booked at your convenience, usually twice weekly for 2 or 3 weeks, then weekly.-This method of facial rejuvenation benefits your general health, as well as, your face.-There is no down time – you leave the treatment looking great!-Instead of freezing your facial muscles, like Botox, it tones them so that you have full control over your facial expressions.-Facial rejuvenation treatments are a fraction of the cost of surgical facelifts and other procedures..

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