Lisa’s Blog

Reduce Painful Periods with Acupucture!

Many women come to my office with PMS thinking that this is normal.  PMS is common which means that it is experienced by many women, but it is not normal.  PMS indicates that there is an underlying condition that should be treated. "The term PMS or pre-menstrual syndorme describes both the emotional and physical symptoms … Continue reading Reduce Painful Periods with Acupucture!


What is Ménière’s disease?

What is Ménière’s disease? Ménière’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes severe dizziness (vertigo), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness or congestion in the ear. Ménière’s disease usually affects only one ear. Attacks of dizziness may come on suddenly or after a short period of … Continue reading What is Ménière’s disease?

Acupuncture Specials through September 2018

New to Acupuncture? Initial Consult and Mini Treatment $85.00 Summer de-stress. Auricular (Ear) treatment $45.00 Tune-up Special $65.00


The commonality between these three conditions is a dysfunction of the Liver according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Liver's positive attributes are to lend vitality to the body encouraging the function of all the other organs. But following the social norm of overachievement and a reluctance to reset our bodies and minds we recycle an … Continue reading ALLERGIES, MIGRAINES AND STRESS


The main characteristic of Traditional Chinese Medicine is its ability to piece together various symptoms that a person presents with and treat from this totality. Looking at the TCM model we understand that stress affects many aspects of the body.  According to TCM the Liver is the main organ that controls and is affected by … Continue reading STRESS LEADS TO CHRONIC INFLAMMATION

Back Pain Simplified: Notes from a Senior Acupuncturist

There are numerous ways to treat back pain using acupuncture needles.  In the ancient texts, distal points were first chosen and then if necessary local points were added.  In my experience, it is best to use distal points, points away from the area of pain and limit the number of needles possible to get the … Continue reading Back Pain Simplified: Notes from a Senior Acupuncturist

Daylight Savings Time and Acupuncture

Recently I been wondering why I’ve been going to bed earlier.  Turns out that some people just naturally adjust to daylight savings time. But others may not be so fortunate and may suffer quite a bit during the switch to Daylight Saving Time. Did you know that there are increased cases of heart attacks during … Continue reading Daylight Savings Time and Acupuncture

Acupuncture Instead of Opioids

Six acupuncture organizations have released an extensively referenced 20-page white paper that outlines the profession's value as an alternative to opioid medication for pain relief. "Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management" is the product of a Joint … Continue reading Acupuncture Instead of Opioids

Letter of Gratitude January 03, 2018

Dear Lisa, I can not fully express my gratitude to you for inserting the “ear sed” while we were at the Castlegar airport as I began my journey to Toronto for Christmas. I have been a most reluctant flier since the first time I stepped onto a plane at Castlegar on Sept 11, 1966 when … Continue reading Letter of Gratitude January 03, 2018

Healthy Holiday Options To Reduce Stress

Stress is the hottest topic this time of the year.  One of the best things I have done, when the stress is quite high is to take a break and refocus my mind.  How, when there is so much to do?  so many parties to attend?  and the endless shopping for that one last gift? … Continue reading Healthy Holiday Options To Reduce Stress