Bowness Acupuncture

Bowness Acupuncture Registered Acupuncturist (RAc)
Trauma-informed, community-minded care

Join me for pay what you want community acupuncture on June 17th  . 💜 I’ll be at the  with so many other great pay what ...
06/09/2023

Join me for pay what you want community acupuncture on June 17th . 💜 I’ll be at the with so many other great pay what you want health services including fitness, CPR training blood pressure testing, naloxone training, yoga and music therapy!

This acu session will help relax you, by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest mode), and lowering pain signals and cortisol (the stress hormone). Let me know in the intake form if there’s any other areas you want to address.

Acupressure is a simple tool that anyone can use to support their health. It's also  accessible and affordable (aka free...
03/06/2023

Acupressure is a simple tool that anyone can use to support their health. It's also accessible and affordable (aka free) - all you need is your hands, and a little basic guidance to use it safely and effectively. I teach this tool to my clients so much that I finally just made a how-to guide!

Acupressure can relieve tension and stress, improve circulation, and stimulate acupuncture points that are used to treat a variety of health concerns (i.e. headaches, insomnia, digestive dysfunction, menstrual pain and more).

If you'd like to learn the basic steps and precautions for self acupressure, as well as some handy points for stress and sleep you can do basically anywhere, check it out! Link to download in my bio. And please share with anyone who could use it!

PS: this guide is free and signing up for it will add you to my newsletter list, which you can unsubscribe from at any time.

I plan to make more guides in the future for other common concerns. Let me know in the comments if there's a topic you'd like to see!

Registration is open and we still have a few spots left for Health Collective sessions! Here is the full schedule for th...
02/23/2023

Registration is open and we still have a few spots left for Health Collective sessions! Here is the full schedule for the day. Tap the link in my bio or search “Health Collective February 2023” on Eventbrite. There will be light refreshments available. Masks are optional but highly recommended at this event. Please share!

If you would like a digital copy of the event poster with the registration QR Code and link, please DM or email us.

Thank you for being our event partner.

Sign-up for a 45 min community acupuncture session with me! Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine is known to be ...
02/19/2023

Sign-up for a 45 min community acupuncture session with me! Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine is known to be an effective treatment or adjunct therapy for a range of health issues. Tap the link in my bio or search “health collective February 2023” on Eventbrite.

🔹What to expect? You'll be seated in a group and needles will be placed in your ears. You’ll sit with the needles in for 30-40 min, enjoying their calming effects. Once they're removed, get up slowly and take this relaxation with you.

🔹Does it hurt? Some people don’t feel it at all, others may feel a slight pinching sensation - this disappears in a few seconds.

🔹What if I’m afraid of needles? That’s normal and we’ll make sure you’re comfortable! If you don’t want needles, you can have ear seeds (small beads that stick on with medical tape) for a similar effect.

🔹Can anyone get acupuncture? Yes, everyone is welcome! You'll complete an intake form so we know what treatment is right for you.

SAVE THE DATE 💜 Very excited to participate in another Health Collective YYC event on Feb 25 from 11-4 at the Sunalta Co...
02/07/2023

SAVE THE DATE 💜 Very excited to participate in another Health Collective YYC event on Feb 25 from 11-4 at the Sunalta Community Hall. Sign up for classes, get a health screening, access health services and more! Event entry is FREE and classes/services are pay-what-you-want or a low fee. Please share!

Community acupuncture coming to Bowness! Come try out this simple stress-relieving, body balancing pay-what-you-want tre...
09/29/2022

Community acupuncture coming to Bowness! Come try out this simple stress-relieving, body balancing pay-what-you-want treatment at .marketplace. Stay to enjoy delicious local food and drinks, and ask all your acu questions! Sign-up in bio.

Oh hi, it’s been a minute (or half a summer 😎) but I’m still here needling away, and have a few announcements!My last da...
08/06/2022

Oh hi, it’s been a minute (or half a summer 😎) but I’m still here needling away, and have a few announcements!

My last day at the lovely .massagetherapy space is this Tuesday (you can still DM me to book a last spot). I’m leaving to focus on my Bowness practice - now appropriately renamed Bowness Acupuncture - as well as more community-based initiatives.

On that note, I’m offering free or pay what you want community acu with at the on Aug 20. See story and stay tuned for more details!

Soothe your stress, balance your body - affordably! We still have a few spots left for Community Acupuncture at Spectrum...
04/21/2022

Soothe your stress, balance your body - affordably! We still have a few spots left for Community Acupuncture at Spectrum Massage Therapy & Acupuncture tomorrow between 4:00-6:30, $15 per person. Book your 40 minute session and start your weekend off with some calm. We also have stick-on ear seeds available if you’re not sure about needles. Sign-up here: https://spectrummassagetherapy.janeapp.com/ #/discipline/2/treatment/47

🌱Spring is the season of the wood element in TCM, a time of renewal and expansion. It’s also a time to attend to the Liv...
03/29/2022

🌱Spring is the season of the wood element in TCM, a time of renewal and expansion. It’s also a time to attend to the Liver + Gallbladder - and their related tissues and functions. 

In clinic, liver/gallbladder issues we treat include: 
👿 the emotional aspects of anger, frustration, impatience - and their repression which can manifest as depression, mood swings, and frequent sighing
🍃 wind conditions - allergies, spasms, dizziness, tinnitus, migraines, high blood pressure
💪 the “tendons”: tight muscles, rigid joints, inflamed tissues, neck and shoulder tension
👁 the eyes: dry, red or itchy eyes, seeing spots/floaters
🩸blood regulation: irregular menstruation, PMS, breast tenderness and distention
🥒chest or side pain, bitter taste in the mouth, IBS

At home, you can support the wood element with brisk walks, light and fast cooking methods, using pungent, expansive herbs such as basil, fennel, marjoram, caraway and dill, and sweet starchy vegetables like young beets, carrots and greens. 🦖🪴🥬

02/10/2022

Top 4 Benefits of Community Acupuncture

1. It's gentle - it involves a simple treatment - placing 5 needles on each ear for 30-45 minutes while you sit and relax.

2. It's a cost effective way to chill out. The calming state from the treatment is similar to what you experience in a yoga or meditation class but costs less than the usual drop-in fee. And the physical and mental benefits continue even after the needles are removed.

3. It's a low pressure way to try acupuncture. This is a low-key and no judgment atmosphere, and we'll walk you through any concerns or fears. We always have non-needle options if you change your mind!

4. It's a safer way to connect in tough times. Whether you come alone or with friends or family, the vibe is one of support and quiet, well-distanced connection. In order to run this service and minimize risk, we enforce mask wearing at all times, and follow strict pre-screening and sanitization protocols.

Register today! Wednesday Feb 23rd.
6:30-8:00 pm
$15/person
Bring a friend and save $5 with coupon code COMMUNITY
👭👬👩‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Be sure to share and spread the word!

Did you know?? Community Acupuncture returns .massagetherapy this month! Swipe through to learn more.🌱Community Acupunct...
02/02/2022

Did you know?? Community Acupuncture returns .massagetherapy this month!

Swipe through to learn more.
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Community Acupuncture uses the NADA protocol.
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This treatment can be used on almost anyone to
⬇️reduce inflammation
⬇️stress
⬇️pain
⬇️cravings & addictions
⬆️overall well-being
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NADA protocol consists of 5 needles in each ear for 30-45 mins.
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Wednesday Feb 23 6:30-8pm
Pre-register through our website or DM us!
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$15 per person.
Bring a friend and use COMMUNITY to receive $5 off.
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Migraines can be so disruptive, and recent   events have been particularly triggering for some of us! 💨 Acupuncture is a...
12/10/2021

Migraines can be so disruptive, and recent events have been particularly triggering for some of us! 💨 Acupuncture is an effective and evidence based therapy for this complex condition, offering both short-term relief and lasting prevention.

With winter pressure changes bringing the topic up a lot, I’ve wanted to write a post about how I’ve been working with migraines in my practice, but it turned into a whole blog! It covers:
✨evidence for acupuncture as a migraine therapy
✨what to expect when you come in for treatment
✨FAQs: including number of visits, whether it’s safe with your existing treatments, etc.

Link in bio.

Here are some FAQ's I put together for community acupuncture this Saturday Spectrum Massage Therapy & Acupuncture. Let m...
11/03/2021

Here are some FAQ's I put together for community acupuncture this Saturday Spectrum Massage Therapy & Acupuncture. Let me know if you have any other questions in the comments!

Very excited to be offering Community Acupuncture treatments  in Nov 13! These are 30 min pay-what-you-can sessions aime...
11/01/2021

Very excited to be offering Community Acupuncture treatments in Nov 13! These are 30 min pay-what-you-can sessions aimed at stress relief and overall relaxation. Links to sign-up and more info in bio.

Come unwind, regulate your nervous system and balance your body with us! I’m excited to offer another (highly socially-d...
10/25/2021

Come unwind, regulate your nervous system and balance your body with us! I’m excited to offer another (highly socially-distanced) community acupuncture session .massagetherapy on Saturday, Nov 6th! Sign up link and more info in bio!

10/22/2021

Just acupuncture treating chronic sinus congestion, allergies, and supporting your immune system… while you relax! PS: I’m on tiktok now 😉

Acupuncture and TCM have been used for thousands of years to strengthen the immune system, and prevent and treat illness...
10/15/2021

Acupuncture and TCM have been used for thousands of years to strengthen the immune system, and prevent and treat illness. The holistic understanding of the body in TCM is one key to its worldwide and enduring use as a preventative medicine. And in recent decades, medical research has uncovered some of the incredible science behinds it’s effectiveness.

Check out the link in my bio for the full blog. And stay tuned, I’ll be talking more with .massagetherapy in the coming months about using acupuncture to help your immune system, as cold and flu season sets in.

Fall relates to the metal element in TCM, and is the season of the lungs and large intestine. It’s also associated with:...
10/02/2021

Fall relates to the metal element in TCM, and is the season of the lungs and large intestine. It’s also associated with:
🍂 the immune system
🍃 respiratory health, sinuses
🎃 skin
💧lower digestion and water metabolism 🌬 the emotional aspects of grief, sadness, and letting go

If you’re feeling like you need a little extra support in these areas, it’s normal this time of year, and it’s what acupuncture is for!

💀 And, I’m still offering guasha facials as an add on to my acu treatments .massagetherapy . Show your skin some extra metal season love! It’s covered by your benefits. One booking spot still open this afternoon, link in bio 👻

Soothing guasha facials still available as an acupuncture add on .massagetherapy. These facials are covered by your bene...
10/01/2021

Soothing guasha facials still available as an acupuncture add on .massagetherapy. These facials are covered by your benefits! And I have 2 appointments still open for tomorrow, link in bio.

Fall is the season of the metal element in TCM, so it’s a good time to focus on the skin, as well as the other systems influenced by the metal element:
- immune system
- the lungs, respiratory health, sinuses
- large intestine, digestion
- dryness
- grief, sadness, and letting go
- and much more…

We can work on supporting all of these aspects in your treatment. So come see me, or DM me with questions!

This is today at noon MDT! Grab your lunch and hang out with me and .massagetherapy as we answer all your burning acupun...
09/23/2021

This is today at noon MDT! Grab your lunch and hang out with me and .massagetherapy as we answer all your burning acupuncture questions!

Also check out the teaser video in my stories where I answer a super common FAQ: “I’ve heard great thing about acupuncture but I HATE needles. Will it hurt?”.

09/21/2021

I'm going live on instagram Thursday at noon - talking about all things acupuncture and TCM: benefits, what to expect and community acupuncture! Join me and Spectrum Massage Therapy & Acupuncture, and comment below or DM me with any questions you want me to cover!

09/17/2021
Interested in acupuncture but not sure what to expect? It can be a little intimidating going to your first appointment; ...
09/16/2021

Interested in acupuncture but not sure what to expect? It can be a little intimidating going to your first appointment; the idea of needles, the etiquette... I've broken down some basics, plus answered the most common question I get: will it hurt?

Interested in acupuncture but not sure what to expect? It can be a little intimidating going to your first appointment; the idea of needles, the etiquette, not knowing how it will feel... but I've broken down what to know for before, during and after the appointment, to help demystify it all! What t...

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