Alleviate Pain and Treat Various Physical, Mental and Emotional Conditions.
Acupuncture in Hamilton
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years and is known for its ability to stimulate specific points on the body to restore balance and harmony.
At Durand Health, we offer two types of acupuncture services to meet your unique needs.
Our first type of professional is a Registered Acupuncturist (R. AC) who is regulated by the CTCMPAO in Ontario. They practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture using TCM techniques. During your acupuncture treatment, thin metal needles will be inserted into specific points along your meridians, which will help to harmonize and replenish the flow of Qi (energy) and blood throughout your body. The needles are then manipulated by hand or electrical stimulation, called electroacupuncture, to help restore balance and promote health in both the mind and body. This approach is ideal for those looking to restore their natural equilibrium and balance the yin and yang.
Our second type of acupuncture is practiced by other healthcare professionals, such as registered massage therapists, chiropractors, physiotherapist, and others. This approach is based strictly on body anatomy and involves inserting thin metal needles into specific muscle trigger points or pain points. Gentle stimulation is then applied to release tension and alleviate pain. This approach is particularly effective for those who are dealing with muscle tension or specific pain points.
Whether you are seeking Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture or an anatomy-based approach, we have the expertise to help you achieve your wellness goals. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing you with a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
What To Expect
Once you are comfortable, the practitioner will begin by inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points on your body. As the needles are inserted, you may feel a slight tingling or mild pressure, but this sensation typically fades within a minute. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, our practitioners are trained to adjust the treatment according to your individual tolerance. Once the needles are in place, you will have the opportunity to relax.
Once your treatment is complete, the practitioner will gently remove the needle, and you will have a chance to gather your thoughts and slowly get up before leaving the treatment room.
Who Provides Acupuncture at Durand Health?
Spring Shen, Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac) & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R. TCMP)
Sophia Bolos, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) & Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac)
Acupuncture services are billed according to each practitioner’s respective discipline. Please check your benefits plan to see how we can best serve you or call us with inquiries.
ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP WITH:
Practitioners Offering Acupuncture
Chun Hui (Spring) Shen
Registered Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practioner
SPRING’S AREAS OF FOCUS:
✅ Digestive Discomfort
Chun Hui (Spring) Shen is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP). Spring received her education at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine (AIM) Academy and the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM). Her practice places a great emphasis on the treatment of disharmony in the mind, emotions and spirit. Spring’s nature is one of kindness and compassion, and she has a deep commitment to helping people restore their health, improve their well-being and pursue health in mind/body/spirit as a whole. Spring is known to be very attentive and has a calming and empathetic approach to her patients.
“A chronic disease with a very long history can still be cured, and those who think otherwise have not really mastered the art of acupuncture.” – Nei Jing
Registered Massage Therapist & Registered Acupuncturist
SOPHIA’S AREAS OF FOCUS:
✅ Tension Release
✅ Low Back & Neck Pain
✅ Joint Pain
✅ Digestive Discomfort
✅ Sinus Clearing
Tapping into her years of experience as a Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Acupuncturist, Sophia supports her clients with a holistic approach when working with them toward their health and wellness goals. She tailors her treatments to the individual’s needs and preferences using a variety of techniques such as deep tissue massage, cupping, Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture, and acupressure. Whether you seek treatment for a specific issue or a more general, relaxing massage, Sophia can match therapeutic techniques to meet you where you are on your health journey and promote your body’s ability to heal.
“It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.” – Thich Hat Hanh