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THERAPY
Pain Relief
 

Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system, whether from a pinched nerve, bulging discs, herniated discs, sciatica, arthritis or other conditions can be very frustrating for the sufferer. Sometimes, pain alerts us to injuries and illnesses that need attention. Although pain usually goes away once the underlying problem is addressed, it can last for weeks, months, or even years. Chronic pain may be due to an ongoing condition (such as arthritis) or to abnormal activity in pain-sensing regions of the brain, or the cause may not be known.

To relieve their pain, many people take over-the-counter medications-either acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs....

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Infertility & IVF Support
 

Do you have difficulty getting pregnant?
-we can help


As a TCM practitioner with extensive and successful experience in treating infertility, Cathy understands a great deal about her patients' desires, aspirations, and frustrations. Our goal is not just for you to get pregnant but to help you have a healthy baby and a healthy life.

Infertility
Infertility is the inability to conceive a child. A couple may be considered infertile if, after two years of regular sexual intercourse, without contraception....

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Tinnitus & Hearing Loss
 

Natural and Alternative Tinnitus\ Hearing Loss Treatment Options

Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound. Tinnitus is a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes: neurological damage (multiple sclerosis), ear infections, hearing Loss, etc. Several factors can affect a person's hearing including trauma, aging, hereditary predisposition, certain medications or long exposure to loud sounds.

Although hearing loss and tinnitus are common, there are basically few methods that conventional medicine has found to correct or reverse these conditions...

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Arthritis
 

Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.

The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain. Pain is often a constant and may be localized to the joint affected...

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Stress & Anxiety
 

Stress

Modern life is stressful. The demands of family, career, and the ever-increasing complexities of daily life can cause harmful stress and related conditions. While many seek to cope with these difficulties through the use of prescription medications and/or expensive and time-consuming Western psychological techniques, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine offer genuine relief for many.

Acupuncture and TCM techniques often provide immediate relief, helping people through the physical and emotional symptoms of stress...

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Women Health
 

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine help women at all stages and ages!

Medical research and clinic evidence show that most women's health issues can be overcome solely or primarily by the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

For women in early life, acupuncture and herbal medicine greatly enhance vitality and prevent and/or eliminate stagnation of energy, which is one of major causes of menstrual cramps, fibroid tumors, PMS, endometriosis, etc....
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Allergies
 

Allergies are generally induced by wind-born tree, grass, or weed pollen during specific parts of the year (especially spring and fall). Western medicine views seasonal allergies as a form of immediate hypersensitivity reaction which occurs when anti-bodies produced by lymphocytes interact with airborne particles such as pollen. On the other side of the world, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) views seasonal allergies as related to the Element of Wind, which are caused by an imbalance in the flow of "qi" in the body.

Western medicine only treats the symptoms of seasonal allergies and do nothing to improve the overall health nor prevent future allergies...

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Smoking Cessation
 

Acupuncture is successful with smoking cessation
and has turned a growing number of cigarette
smokers into permanent ex-smokers.


Acupuncture take all of your symptoms into account and aim at balancing the energy within the body to optimize health.

Some smokers have tried using the nicotine patch to stop smoking, they are often unsuccessful. The reason is that the patch puts nicotine back into your body...

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Cancer Support Therapy
 

Can acupuncture help cancer patients?

Yes. Dr. Ding spent over three years on cancer treatment research by using Traditional Chinese Medicine and had 4 papers published by some core TCM journals. She has successfully improved the quality of life and lengthened lifetime of thousands of patients with cancer.

Cancer is one of the most difficult diseases to be treated. It requires a combination of many therapies, which may help...
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Fibromyalgia
 

Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a chronic condition causing muscle and joint pain and tenderness in the head, neck, shoulders, upper back, abdomen and thighs. It is often accompanied with fatigue, poor memory and headaches, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression.

Doctors don't yet know what causes Fibromyalgia, and it has a wide range of symptoms making it hard to precisely diagnose as a condition. Although not all areas may be involved simultaneously, pain may occur in the back of the head, neck, shoulders, thoracic and lumbar spine...
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Cosmetic Acupuncture
 

Cosmetic, Facial Rejuvenation or, Facial Acupuncture, has caught the attention of increasing numbers of women who want to slow signs of aging, but don't want to undergo surgery or to inject chemicals. Cosmetic acupuncture treatments not only focus on points on the face, but also on points on the arms and legs to help balance any internal disharmonies that may have an effect on the face and complexion.

The cosmetic acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles...
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Facial Gua Sha Massage Therapy
 

- a new, effective and safe medical cosmetology

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) massage therapy using a jade board scrape on the body to promote blood circulation and remove toxic heat, blood and lymph. From TCM point of view, our body needs a constant and vigorous movement of energy ("Qi") to keep us healthy and alive. But if there is a presence of toxins, "Sha" will be formed and caused congestion in the circulation. In Chines...e, "Gua" means scrape or rub over the skin, and "Gua Sha" means toxins are being brought to the surface by the rubbing (thus it restores and rebalances "Qi" circulation in the body)....
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Weight Control
 

Traditional Chinese Medicine - a better solution for weight loss

During the recent decades obesity has become an increasing area of concern in Canada. Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and a variety of other ailments such as joint problems. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002, obesity itself is recognized as a disease.

Basically, obesity occurs when a person takes in more calories than... he/she burns. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this intangible energy...
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