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Acupuncture as an important part of Chinese medicine, originated in China over 2500 years ago, is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care and is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
For a typical session, in our our first meeting, the first 15 to 30 minutes is dedicated to a thorough discussion and assessment of the 5 points of your body – the places where the Qi of channels is exchanged. In traditional Chinese practice, it is important to ask about your overall health; to look at the interconnectedness of all the organs, muscles, tendons, and provide a holistic solution. For example, we will check the tongue, pulse, complexion, and eyesight. Based on our discussion and my expertise in syndrome differentiation, I will begin to treat the underlying problem in our initial treatment. The first treatment is usually lighter and some people respond better to light treatment. Each treatment plan is individually tailored to each client’s unique conditions. I am always present during the whole treatment to do shiatsu and tuina in areas that are not currently being treated by needles. Depending on a client’s situation and preference, I also provide some advice about how to improve their overall health and lifestyle such as with the help with supplements or Chinese herbal medicine. I would recommend clients try out a minimum of 3 to 5 sessions up to 10 to see and feel a noticeable difference.
Cosmetic acupuncture is an ancient practice adapted for contemporary condition. Cosmetic acupuncture is a nonsurgical method of reducing the signs of the aging . It increases circulation and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer skin, lifting around eyes, and the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. Cosmetic acupuncture can erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face. As your face and skin are a reflection of the health of your entire body, it is important to do a holistic assessment and treatment plan. Many people may have a fear of needles, but these tiny needles are made specifically for the delicate structure of the skin. The needle treatment is very relaxing on the face and cosmetic acupuncture has more natural lifting effect. After the acupuncture treatment, I provide clients a facial massage and herbal collagen facial mask for lifting and rejuvenating the skin. Restore a youthful glow!
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been used as a form of treatment for a multitude of ailments ranging from acute infections to chronic fatigue. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine consists of some 6,000 substances derived from plant, animal and mineral sources, each with its own unique property and specific effect on the body. Herbs are viewed in terms of their properties (cold, cool, warm, hot, or neutral), flavours (pungent, sweet, sour, bitter, or salty) and the respective organs they affect (eg liver, spleen, and kidney).
Today, practitioners of Chinese medicine continue to prescribe herbal formulas because they are a powerful therapeutic method. The prescribing of Chinese herbal medicine is based upon individual pattern differentiation using “four techniques diagnosis” including pulse and tongue.
In order to create the most effective formula, the herbs are used in different quantities and for different purposes. This allows the herbalist to create a formula aimed at addressing individual needs, offering specific synergistic actions and effects upon body and mind.
In our clinic, the herbal prescription is based upon individual pattern differentiation and specific herbs are chosen to form a complex herbal formula which has been testified to be effective in the long history of TCM practice. The herbal prescription in our clinic are available in the form of: raw herbs, granules extracts, tablets/capsules, tinctures, or lotions/creams.
What conditions does Chinese herbal medicine treat?
In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese herbal medicine may also be used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted.
A snapshot of conditions typically treated with Chinese herbal medicine includes:
Insomnia and fatigue, Loss of appetite and common digestive disorders, Constipation and diarrhea, Irritable bowel syndrome, Common cold and influenza, Chronic headaches, Skin disorders, Fluid retention, Anxiety, depression and stress, Allergies, Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation, Excessive menstruation, Infertility, Impotence and prostate disorders, Disorders associated with menopause.
Maria Lee Sheng Sun, R.Ac, R.TCMP
Maria Lee Sheng Sun is a licensed professional in the fields of Acupuncture, Tao/Zen Shiatsu Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, and has been in private practice since 1993. She received diplomas in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, followed by hospital training at Shangdong University of T.C.M. and a certificate in Cosmetic Acupuncture/Herbal Medicine at the Beijing Institute of Acupuncture. In addition, she has graduate qualifications in both Zen Shiatsu and Tao Shiatsu in Canada and Japan as well as training in Japanese-style Reiki.
•INITIAL CONSULTATION & TREATMENT (75 MINUTES) $115
•FOLLOW-UP TREATMENTS (60 MINUTES) $95
•SINGLE SESSION (90 MINUTES) $130
•5 SESSION PACKAGE $620
•10 SESSION PACKAGE $1200
•15 SESSION PACKAGE $1700
Traditional Chinese Medicine (Herbal)
•INITIAL CONSULTATION & TREATMENT (75 MINUTES) $110
•FOLLOW-UP TREATMENTs (60 MINUTES) $95
Acupuncture may be covered by your employee health insurance plan. Your health insurance plan may also cover other wellness services available at Yoga Star. Consult your company's insurance provider for more details.