During your initial consultation, you can expect to complete a detailed health history and discuss your treatment goals. This is necessary to determine the treatment approach best suited for you. Once the required information has been gathered, Blair will develop an individualized treatment strategy. Treatment may involve a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, diet recommendations, essential oils and certain lifestyle
Treatments will last about 30-45 minutes and involve the insertion of ultra-thin sterile, disposable needles. Blair will treat your symptoms and treatments are aimed to rectify the root of the disharmony. Acupuncture is a relaxing process, and most people experience feelings of calm and well-being post-treatment. Please eat sensibly and avoid caffeine a few hours before your appointment
Dr. Blair only uses high quality herbs that are thoroughly tested for your safety. Herbs can be used alone or in combination with Acupuncture and is a very safe and effective form of treatment. Each customized formula will contain anywhere from 3-15 herbs either in pill, powder or tincture form. Herbs are prescribed for a duration of 3-4 weeks and may be modified or re-prescribed as needed.
Tongue and Dynamic Pulse diagnosis
Special attention is focused on observating the shape, color and coating on your tongue to gather information about your health. Feeling the pulse in both the radial arteries for certain qualities and movement will also reveal information about your health and treatment needs.
Essential oils can be used in topical blends on the meridians in conjunction with the Acupuncture.
The essential oils are absorbed into the body and ingested through the respiratory system to provide balance and wellness.
Focused breathing exercises called Qi Gong can dramatically increase the speed at which you heal. It is a form of meditation used for stress relief, detoxification and prevention. These simple exercises are easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
During the acupuncture treatment, moxabustion is often used to stimulate the acupuncture points with heat in the form of a combustible herb known as Mugwort Root. This will gently warm the points and will compliment the acupuncture treatment in its balancing and tonifying effect.
Digital Meridian Imaging will be used during the initial consultation and between treatments to give a clear picture of your bodies balance and treatment progress. The meridians of acupuncture are measured with a probe gently pressed to the skin and data will be analysed to create a graph of your body’s energy. These graphs are useful in educating you about your body’s initial condition as well as in tracking the healing progression.
Diet and lifestyle
Blair will recommend certain foods to incorporate into your diet and certain foods and substances to avoid. This will be dictated according to the season and your body’s conditon. These adjustments to your diet will compliment your treatments and have a positive effect on your health and well-being.
Organic Chinese Herbs
Organic herbs are grown without chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Spring Wind is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and all their organic products are compliant with the USDA NOP (National Organic Program). Their organic herbs also go through an independent pesticide screening. We whole-heartedly support organic farming not only for the purity of the herbs but for the benefit it provides for the people doing the farming and for the environment in general. We feel the holistic approach to healing that characterizes Chinese medicine begins with an attitude that treats the earth with respect and the realization that the health of the environment and the health of the body are not separate. organicchineseherbs.ca
Experience the natural healing of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at Penticton Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic
We offer Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Essential oils and Nutrition to help you achieve optimal health. From our personalized care in a relaxed, safe and professional setting to helping you empower positive lifestyle changes, we can help you achieve renewal, balance, harmony and longevity.
Serving the communities of the South Okanagan, Penticton, Summerland, Okanagan Falls, and Osoyoos.
587 Penticton Avenue
Penticton, British Columbia