Originating in China, Acupuncture is part of an ancient medical philosophy that has been refined over thousands of years to become one of the most widely accepted complementary treatment modalities today. It is based on the fundamental Traditional Chinese Medicine theory of yin and yang which focus on opposing forces within the body. These energies depend on each other to create a harmonious balance. When the body is healthy these two energies are in balance. However, when the body is unhealthy, acupuncture can help to restore the internal homeostasis so vital to our daily health. Through the method of utilizing key points on the skin, acupuncture uses thin needles to stimulate the release of natural painkillers thereby reducing the intensity and perception of pain, decreasing inflammation and promoting proper blood flow throughout the body. Shortened muscles can be relaxed and emotional stresses reduced through regulation of the nervous system.
If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of acupuncture , or would like to see if Acupuncture may be right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a treatment or book in for a free 15-minute consultation.
Maddie Robson, R.Ac View Availability
Her passion for holistic medicine began over 10 years ago when, as part of her undergraduate program, Maddie was introduced to the complexity and potency of the traditional medicines of worldwide indigenous cultures. This introduction to different healing approaches encouraged her to combine coursework in the biomedical field while exploring the wisdom of ancient forms of healing. In 2014 she graduated from a comprehensive 3-year diploma program in Chinese medicine, completing over 2,000 hours of course-based learning and clinical practice.
In her practice, Maddie blends traditional Chinese medical wisdom with modern anatomical acupuncture techniques. She has a strong interest in the treatment of acute and chronic pain related to myofascial restrictions, arthritic conditions, sports injuries, pelvic misalignment, disc bulge or herniation, sciatica, and pre/post surgical rehabilitation.
In addition to acupuncture, Maddie utilizes manual Tui-na massage therapies, and adjunctive modalities of cupping, electrical stimulation, auricular acupuncture, and nutritional guidance to help the body heal faster and move better. Her intention is to provide effective relief for her patients, as well as to give them the confidence and tools to empower themselves to take control over their own healing path.
Maddie is dedicated to the practice of Chinese medicine and maintains the best quality of care by keeping current with on-going research and participating in specialized courses. She has pursued training in distal treatment methods, has received certification in Sports Medicine Acupuncture, and is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). In addition, she was motivated to expand her knowledge of botanical medicine by completing a 10-month long herbal apprenticeship program.
Maddie is an avid athlete herself, having participated in competitive sports throughout her life. In her spare time she enjoys running, swimming, surfing, skiing, canoeing, and hiking, and has a strong passion for living an active lifestyle in the outdoors.
Dong Wei Li, R.Ac View Availability
Since 1991, Dong began the journey of self-healing by practicing QiGong (Zhong Gong) every day in China. In 2012, he moved to Victoria, BC and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at Oshio College of Acupuncture & Herbology and registered as TCM. Practitioner in 2017.
For more than three years Dong practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine, Needling Techniques, Cupping Therapy, Gua Sha, Auricular Therapy and Yang Shen ( health preservation). He seeks to help patients find relief from headaches, insomnia, dizziness, both acute and chronic pain, depression, a variety of systemic organ disorders. As well Dong has a special interest in the emotional and mental health of his patients.
Approaching his practice from the Buddhist perspective with an open heart Dong has come to realize that our body problems can be deeply rooted in our mind patterns which guide our thoughts, actions and words.
When not in practice Dong can be found enjoying the elements of Yoga, Meditation, Spiritual Writing, Chinese Calligraphy and photography.
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