Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Hi, I'm Abbey! I'm a Registered Acupuncturist.
You can find me at Arbutus Therapeutic Collective, a multidisciplinary healthcare clinic in downtown Courtenay.
My goal as a healthcare practitioner is to hold a safe space for healing to help women optimize their health.
Read on to learn more!
Hi, I'm Abbey!
I'm a registered Acupuncturist practicing in downtown Courtenay.
The focus of my practice is women's health, from before menarche to after menopause. My goal is to create a safe and empowering healing environment to guide women on their health journey.
As an acupuncturist, my work is to determine the root cause of disease and to work with the body's innate ability to heal itself. This can help to resolve symptoms and to prevent the progression into a more serious disease.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, single-use needles into specific acupuncture points on the body.
Cupping involves creating a vacuum like suction within glass cups on the skin. This draws the skin and fascia up, which promotes circulation of blood and fluids within the outer layer of the body..
Gua Sha involves pressing and rubbing the skin and muscles with a smooth-edged tool, such as a jade stone. This helps to increase circulation, break up stagnation, reduce inflammation and more!
Moxibustion, or moxa, is the burning of Mugwort on or over the skin to warm and stimulate the body and acupuncture points in a unique way.