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Acupuncture for Downtown Edmonton

Acupuncture needles When one is looking for whole body healing, Acupuncture is a viable solution. With over 3000 years of history behind it, Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is a great way to integrate mind, body and spirit into a cohesive whole to initiate the healing process.

Experience The Ancient Difference

TCM looks at the body in a different way than Conventional Western Medicine. Where as Western Medicine focuses in on a certain mechanism and uses pharmaceuticals to correct the problem, TCM looks at the body as a singular system; knowing that if one part begins to malfunction, that it will carry down the chain.

As a practitioner, we still address the concern, but our focus is always to find the root of the cause and heal it, so that the problem goes away and stays away.

The Energy System Of Your Body

Our bodies have streams of energy (also known as Qi), circulating around it, much like our cardiovascular system, called meridians. These Meridians are like rivers. When they are flowing freely, there is no problem, there is no pain. When there is a blockage in the stream, this is when friction begins to build and problems (or pain), occurs.

When you come in for a visit, I’ll ask you to fill out an extensive form. The reason it’s so long is so that we can see the ‘Big Picture’ of what’s going on inside. From there, I’ll use diagnostic methods such as Pulse and Tongue diagnosis to determine the cause of the disharmony and create a treatment plan to correct the issue. We can manage the symptoms as well as heal the root through different techniques such as, but not limited to:

  • acupuncture
  • cupping
  • gua sha
  • tui na massage
  • moxabustion

Typical questions that are asked are:

Does it hurt?

Generally, no. Sometimes other sensations are felt, like that of a dull ache, a warmth, an electric zap like a static shock, or sometimes nothing at all.

How long is a treatment and how many sessions will I need?

The first session will always be booked for one and a half hours, although it will not always go that long. The reasoning is so I can spend time learning about the client and their needs, make an accurate diagnosis and still get a full treatment in. After that, consequent visits are booked for an hour. As for the amount of treatments, that really depends on the case. Generally within 3-4 treatments, we should begin to see improvement. From there it can take up to 10 treatments to get back to 100%. Sometimes though, 10 treatments are not enough and we may need to extend. I will always use my best judgement and refer out if I feel Acupuncture is not the right course of action for you.

What is involved in a treatment?

Once we have gone over the intake and I have made my diagnosis and treatment plan, I use a modality, usually acupuncture, and then I let you relax in a warm and comfortable environment and allow the healing to begin. I check-in from time to time to make sure that you are doing okay still.

What will I feel after a treatment?

Again, everyone is different, sometimes you will feel instant relief, other times you will feel your symptoms get worse for a couple of days and then feel better; for the most part I see people come out of a treatment feeling calm and relaxed.

Getting To Know Nigel Bauer

Downtown Edmonton Acupuncturist Nigel Bauer

The path to wellness is a journey that begins like any other, taking that first step. Nigel will be your guide through this journey and support you through the process. With special interests in stress & anxiety, and in acne & anti aging treatments; Nigel will use his knowledge and skills to harness your body’s own healing potential and create positive change.

Todays society is so busy that we hardly find the time to focus on our own health and wellbeing. We have bills to pay, mouths to feed, and the odd time, things that need repairing. Don’t forget that your body is the greatest investment of all; and as such, deserves the utmost care and respect. Fixing your engine in your car is easy, and you can always get a new car, but you only get one body, and some of its parts aren’t so easy to fix. Acupuncture is a great tool to use for internal pathologies, but best used as a preventative modality to keep the body healthy and avoid disease altogether.

Our body usually isn’t the only thing in need of healing, our mental and emotional selves usually suffer along with our physical pain, and can even create physical ailments. Chinese medicine acts on all levels, healing body, mind and spirit; and creating harmonious balance that ripples out and enriches our daily lives.

It’s not all about needling either; there are other techniques that can be used to facilitate healing. Not only that, but we can take a look at diet & nutrition, lifestyle, sleep patterns, and other areas of your life that may be attributing to the underlying pathology.

When Nigel is not busy at the clinic helping patients, he is spending time with his significant other and their dog Nero; he’s spending time with friends; enjoying movies; practicing Kung Fu; running; and writing fiction.

Take the opportunity to sit down and discuss the healing power of acupuncture. Contact us today!

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Acunpucture in Downtown Edmonton and Oliver
360° Wellness – Jasper Ave | (780) 761-3606