Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Jessica Whitley R. TCM. P
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Registered Chinese Herbalist
Retired RMT ( Registered Massage Therapist )
Jessica is a graduate of the four year 3,400 hour Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCM) program, from the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson B.C. Prior to her TCM career path Jessica also completed the three year 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy program at the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy where she then practiced as an RMT in B.C., and in her home town of Castlegar.
Jessica has now retired as an RMT and has shifted her focus to acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine. She continues to bring her soft tissue diagnostic skills to her treatments when assessing and treating pain syndromes and uses acupuncture to release trigger points during her treatments. Since graduating from her TCM program Jessica has taken extra classes in woman's health, autoimmune and digestive disorders and more.
Jessica has completed seven years of study in human sciences and is excited to now have the ability to provide services that help with internal medicine as well as pain relief.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are ancient healing modalities that have been used for thousands of years. Together they form a complete holistic healthcare system that can be helpful with such things as enhancing our immune system, supporting our physical and emotional well being and in the treatment and prevention of many illnesses.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine provide a whole body approach to healing. Fine sterile needles are placed in various acupuncture points on the body, stimulating it's endocrine and nervous systems, bringing about our body's natural healing abilities and regulating homeostasis.
From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective acupuncture points activate Qi, the vital energy that flows throughout the body, providing nourishment to all of it's parts and protecting it from illness. From a Western medicine perspective an example of Qi would be our bodies natural metabolic processes that occur on a daily basis, such as assimilating food and air into nutrients, blood and oxygen for our body to use.
Qi moves through pathways in the body called meridians. These meridians flow like a river providing health and nutrition to our body's organs, glands and tissues. If there is a blockage or disruption of the flow of Qi in these pathways, we may not be receiving the necessary nutrients our bodies need to function effectively, and health issues may begin to occur. Some factors in life that may block the healthy flow of Qi can include things such as physical or emotional trauma, stress, accidents, poor diet, lack of exercise or even overexertion.
Many other modalities can be used to stimulate the flow of Qi during Chinese Medicine treatments. Some of these modalities include herbal remedies, electro-acupuncture, gua sha, cupping and tui na massage.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
QI BEAUTY FACIAL REJUVENATION
Fine sterile needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate Qi and the body's innate healing response.
Treatments include health history, tongue and pulse diagnosis, treatment plan.
Herbal formulas may be given if determined and discussed.
Initial consult 1hr 40m $105.00
Return visit 1hr 15 m $81.00
Chinese & Japanese acupuncture points are used within a static magnetic field to stimulate the organic healing of skin.
QI BEAUTY PACKAGES
5 facials & home kit $590
SEASONAL REFRESH / START UP PACKAGE
3 facials & home kit $395
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Jessica D. Whitley R.TCM.P
2325-6th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C.
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