ACUPUNCTURE

Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on the body as whole, instead of simply treating the symptoms.  By incorporating acupuncture, acupressure, supplements, cupping and dietary recommendations, Dr. Robin is able to diagnose and treat the entire family from a different approach than your typical Western Medicine doctor.

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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE & ACUPUNCTURE


An acupuncture appointment at Same Stars Wellness includes a customized treatment plan, based on the individual’s clinical findings and patient needs. 


Initial appointments are 1 hour in length and include a thorough health history and assessment to ensure you are being treated in the most effective manner.


Follow up appointments are 45 minutes, and can include treatments such as acupuncture, cupping and other modalities.  Dr. Robin will review your progress at each appointment and adjust the treatment plan when needed.


Acupuncture FAQs

Does Acupuncture hurt?

The acupuncture needles are very thin, and most people feel little to no pain.  Some patients report that they feel a slight prick when the needles enter the skin while others report feeling nothing.

How Does Acupuncture work? 

Acupuncture has been developed over 2500 years and looks at the entire body to determine where a person’s symptoms are coming from. It has been proven that acupoints are strong nervous system centers, and when a needle is inserted, the nervous system is encouraged to heal itself.

Is Acupuncture Safe for Kids?

Absolutely! Dr. Robin makes sure every patient feels comfortable and safe during an appointment - no matter what their age! Traditional acupuncture can be replaced with acupressure (needless acupuncture) to ease children into treatment. Making acupuncture pain free, relaxing and effective for all ages!

Can Acupuncture help PTSD?

Research has shown that acupuncture can help relieve symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder. It can improve sleep, reduce anxiety symptoms, and help the body to move out of fight or flight and into a more relaxed state.

How Does acupuncture work for anxiety?

Acupuncture eases anxiety by helping to regulate the autonomic nervous system and bringing it back into balance.

Does acupuncture work for fertility?

Studies have shown that acupuncture can help to balance hormones, reducing stress and bringing blood flow to the reproductive organs.

Acupuncture for Sports Medicine

Acupuncture can help speed recovery times for your muscles, improve healing for injuries and reduce stress so the body can heal quicker.

Does Acupuncture Reduce Stress?

Use acupuncture to help reduce all the background noise and extra stress that is going on in the world. Acupuncture can help reset your nervous system and reduce the levels of stress hormones in your body.

Can Acupuncture Help those with Chronic Pain? 

Acupuncture has been long recognized as an effective treatment for chronic pain.  It is one of the most common conditions people seek out acupuncture for. 

What Else Can Acupuncture Treat?

 This is just a few of the things The World Health Organization recognizes that Acupuncture can be helpful for:

  • Acne

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Acid Reflux

  • Arthritis

  • Chemotherapy induced nausea 

  • Anxiety

  • Concussions

  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

  • Constipation

  • Depression

  • Eczema

  • Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gout

  • Headaches

  • Hormone fluctuations

  • Infertility (male/female)

  • Insomnia

  • Induction of labour

  • IBS

  • Menopause, hot flashes

  • Musculoskeletal Pain

  • PMS

  • PTSD

  • PCOS

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Shingles

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Sprains

  • TMJ disorders

  • Weight loss