Audrey Ste-Marie, NCCAOM

Audrey Ste-Marie, NCCAOM

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Audrey Ste-Marie, NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.   

Acupuncture is one of the oldest form of medicine on the planet dating over 3000 years old.  It is based on the concept of Yin and Yang and the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water.  The goal of the Acupuncturist is to rebalance the whole body through the use of Acupuncture-needling trigger point
Cupping- suction cups meant to relieve pain and pressure, open up the lungs.
Tui Na-a form of Chinese massage using Acupressure
Chinese herbal medicine- herbal formula meant to rebalance the whole body
Electro stimulation-good for chronic pain

The first visit will begin with an in-depth assessment of the client’s condition.  Chinese Medicine treats the whole body, not just one isolated symptom.  The myriad of symptoms a person is experiencing reveal patterns of disharmony.

Yin refers to dark, night, heavy, moist, slow, cold, interior, old, sleeping, winter
Yang refers to bright, day, light, dry, fast, hot, exterior, young, awake, summer

Is the person too hot or too cold, too moist or too dry…  Once an imbalance is noticed, different techniques stated above are used to bring back harmony in the body.

The first visit is 90 minute

-Assessment of condition
-Cupping
– Acupuncture-needles are retained for about 20 minute
-Acupressure

As part of the first visit, a proposed course of treatment will be discussed.  In general, acute conditions may only require 2 or 3 treatments.  Chronic conditions usually require more treatments to achieve sustained results.  Most people begin to experience results within the first two treatments.

The follow up visit can be 60-90 minutes, depending on the person’s condition.  90 minutes visit include Acupuncture on the front and back and more in dept body work.