acupunture · cupping · gua sha · TCM dietary & lifestyle therapy
Meg is a fully licensed acupuncturist in ontario, she was born and raised in the Halton region and is very excited to have returned to the area to work!
She has a strong passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine and its ability to treat pain related conditions as well as many other health concerns. She is particularly interested in treating pain, stress, sleep, digestion & gynecology.
Along with acupuncture, she is trained in cupping (fire, silicone and plastic pump cups), Gua Sha (dermal friction), and TCM dietary & lifestyle therapy.
what is acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that looks at nature, and specifically the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are imbalanced, it results in illness and when balance is restored, the body is healthy.
Throughout the body there are pathways called meridians, in which energy, called “qi” (pronounced “chee”) flows. When the energy is flowing smoothly, the yin and yang forces are balanced. When there is a blockage in the flow of energy, similar to water being blocked by a dam, it results in illness, pain or lack of function in the body.
When there is blocked qi in the body, acupuncture can be used to release the blockage and improve function, which stimulates a healing response in many different physiological systems. Acupuncture has been found to have an effect on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. This results in a decrease in pain, improved sleep, reduced stress, improved gynecological and digestive function, as well as a general improvement in your overall well-being.
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific acupuncture points throughout the body. This is done by inserting fine, sterile needles, and can be complimented with modalities such as cupping, Gua Sha (dermal friction) and dietary & lifestyle therapy.
Acupuncture should not be a painful experience! As you can see, acupuncture needles are 0.25mm thick. Only ¼ the size of a sewing needle. In fact, you can fit 25 acupuncture needles INSIDE one hypodermic needle!
what can acupuncture treat?
Pain (including arthritis, muscle aches, sprains and spasms, injuries, joint pain & stiffness)
Headaches & migraines, TMJ, dizziness, problems with your eyes or ears
Insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression (muscle tension as well as emotional support)
Allergies, asthma, cold & flu symptoms (cough, sinus congestion, sore throat)
Digestion & gut problems (IBS, bloating, distension, gas, acid reflux, nausea, belching)
Diarrhea & constipation, problems with urination
Circulatory problems, high or low blood pressure
Irregular period, PMS & menopause symptoms, fertility concerns
And so much more!
What is Cupping?
A form of healing therapy in which cups (glass, silicone or plastic) are suctioned to an area of the body that is tense or sore. The cups can be stationary or moving, based on the area of the body.
What is Gua Sha?
A healing technique in which a stone tool is pressed along a lubricated area of the body that is tense or sore.
Both techniques help to reduce inflammation, improve blood flow and provide relaxation to sore, tense muscles!
And although the marks they leave can look a little scary, there should actually not be any pain experienced during treatment!
Initial intake & treatment · $100
Follow up acupuncture with cupping/gua sha · $80
follow up acupuncture · $50
Cash, cheque, debit or credit (visa/mc) accepted.
to schedule your appointment please contact Be Yoga & Wellness' reception at 905.634.5852
Cancellation Policy: The cancellation of an appointment requires 24 hour notice; if for any reason, you give less than 24 hours notice or miss your appointment, you will still be charged the amount of the treatment. Thank you kindly for your understanding.