Welcome to Eastern Tides Acupuncture
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are a time tested, holistic approach to obtaining whole-body wellness, addressing your health concerns, and preventing disease. Your practitioner will take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and discuss the relationship between lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, and your overall health. Eating well, staying active, cultivating emotional well being, and getting proper sleep, are key factors in preventing disease, and addressing the imbalances that create disease.
A thorough inspection of the tongue and pulse are diagnostic tools that are unique to Traditional Chine Medicine. With this information, your practitioner will provide you with detailed diagnosis and treatment plan. Furthermore, your practitioner will discuss the types of treatments and therapies you will receive, the underlying causes of the imbalances, and a time line of care.
The initial consultation and acupuncture treatment can take as long as 90 minutes. Follow up treatments can take between 30-60 minutes. Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your practitioner.
THE THERAPIES AND TOOLS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
- Herbal remedies
- Tui na massage
- Heat therapy
- Nutritional and dietary advice
- Exercise and stretching strategies
LIFESTYLE FOR OVERALL WELL BEING
- Eat natural whole foods that have a high nutritional value and contain the key ingredients to sustain life
- Exercise and stretch regularly, at least 3-5 times each week
- Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night
- Cultivate vitality and emotional well being
Utilizing the therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine, focusing on your health, and committing to a healthy lifestyle can heal imbalances, reduce pain, strengthen your immune system, increase energy levels, and prevent disease.
Millions of people around the world utilize these ancient practices. The World Health Organization has deemed Traditional Chinese Medicine effective in treating over 300 known diseases. Traditional Chinese medicine is the fastest growing field of health care in the industrialized world, and more and more doctors are recommending it to their patients. Many modern medical studies have been conducted at universities and medical clinics here in North America and around the world, and there findings are conclusive…Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine works!
If you have any questions please call us or come in for a consultation to see if Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you address your concerns an achieve your goals.
Due to the popularity and effectiveness of acupuncture throughout Canada, many private insurance companies now offer coverage for acupuncture. If you are a teacher, a government employee, or affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce, you most likely have partial or complete coverage. Many private businesses throughout Nova Scotia have insurance carriers that provide some form of coverage as well. Give your insurance company a call to see if you have any coverage for acupuncture.
Jennifer Blacklock is a registered acupuncturist with the Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists.