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Acupuncture

Acupuncture uses thin needles to stimulate points all over the body. Each point falls on a meridian that corresponds to a specific organ in the body. By stimulating these points acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions. 


At EASTND in Charlottetown, we use a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine methods combined with research based protocols and bio-resonance technology.

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relaxation acupuncture

REST+RELAX

  • Stress Relief 
  • Anxiety Relief
  • Pain Relief
  • Sleep Better
  • Headache Relief
  • Release Muscle Tension 
  • Reduce IBS Symptoms
hormones and pregnancy acupuncture
HORMONES+PREGNANCY
  • Improve Fertility
  • Relieve PMS
  • Regulate Periods
  • Relieve Hot Flashes
  • Prevent Miscarriage
  • Turn Breech Babe
  • Labour Preparation
cosmetic acupuncture

COSMETIC+SKIN

  • Brighten Complexion
  • Reduce Acne
  • Reduce Scarring
  • Prevent Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Prevent Atopic Rashes (Eczema, Psoriasis, etc)
  • Maintain microneedling results

Acupuncture - Client Favourite Treatment

Acupuncture is our most sought after treatment at our Charlottetown clinic, and for good reason! Acupuncture is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles. It treats a wide variety of conditions bringing a deep sense of healing and wellbeing to the majority of our clients. 

In Chinese Medicine, the body is studied through examination of meridians. Meridians are electromagnetic paths that run over the body's surface. Each meridian corresponds to different organs or systems within the body. Acupuncture points are found along these meridians and then stimulated by either needling or applying pressure to exert the desired effect. For example, the Heart meridian runs down the arm and wrist. In Chinese Medicine, the heart is thought to govern the mind. When stimulating specific acupuncture points near the wrist, the mind can be calmed.

During your initial consultation, your ND/Acupuncturist will determine which points to use for your individual treatment plan. These points require stimulation on a weekly basis for best results. While the terms used to describe acupuncture and Chinese Medicine do not translate well to our everyday Western language, there have and continue to be emerging literature to support the existence of these meridians along our bodies and how they can change and manipulate cellular DNA and bio-molecular activity within the body. 

At EASTND we combine research based protocols with more traditional tongue and pulse assessments and newer advanced bio-resonance technology to create the best treatment plan for you.

Acupuncture with Celine

This session is for patients who have had an initial consultation with our Naturopathic Doctor, Celine. This treatment is based on your individual needs, assessed in your first appointment

This session is 45 minutes in length. It is held in a private space where you have the option to listen to relaxing music or a meditation.

$85

Acupuncture for IUI and IVF

Pre & post transfer acupuncture. Otherwise known as the Paulus Protocol. These two sessions do not require an initial consultation, but are limited to these two treatments.

 The Paulus protocol is done before and after an embryo transfer or an IUI. These sessions use the researched Paulus protocol, shown to improve pregnancy outcomes.

$85

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FERTILITY CLIENTS

RECOMMENDED CONSULTATION STRUCTURE IF TTC NATURALLY OR WITHN 3-6 MONTH WAITLIST FOR IUI/IVF CYCLE AT FERTILITY CLINIC

 

Naturopathic Preconception Consultation (1 hour)

3-6 Months Prior To Trying To Conceive

This consultation includes an in-depth review of your fertility journey and a review of your current and past medical history. With this information, our ND's Jodie & Celine, will determine the best therapies to better your success while trying to conceive (ie. nutrient & vitamin supplementation, specific dietary & lifestyle advice, and acupuncture sessions). If you have any recent blood-work please bring a copy to your appointment. The use of preconception care for at least 3 months prior to procedures like IUI & IVF can increase success rates by as much as 47%.

 

Follow Up Consultations (30-45 minutes)

Every 4-6 weeks while trying to conceive

 Follow up consultations allow for appropriate changes and reassessment of your individualized treatment plan, and ongoing accountability to successfully implement dietary and lifestyle changes needed to conceive.

 

Preconception Acupuncture Sessions (45 minutes)

Weekly or biweekly for 1-3 months 

In addition to your preconception plan we always consider adding acupuncture sessions on a regular basis to improve and manage symptoms of high stress, low mood and anxiety, PMS, PCOS, and pain management of endometriosis.

 

Pregnancy, Pre-Labour Consultations & Acupuncture Sessions

Details discussed during previous consultations.

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RECOMMENDED CONSULTATION STRUCTURE IF TTC WITHIN 1 MONTH OF IUI/IVF CYCLE AT FERTILITY CLINIC

 

Pre-IUI & IVF Consultation (1 hour)

Within the month leading up to IUI & IVF

This consultation is ideal for those who have not committed to the prenatal consultations and acupuncture sessions. It allows us a short window to implement positive change and better your chances of maintaining pregnancy after conception. We always recommend starting sooner than later, but it is never too late to optimize your chances of conceiving.

 

IUI & IVF Acupuncture Sessions (45 minutes)

1 session day before transfer & 1 session day of transfer

 These research based acupuncture sessions are ideal for anyone who has missed the preconception consultations but is still looking to improve IUI & IVF success rates. These two sessions alone can increase your success by 5-6%.

 

Post-Conception Acupuncture Sessions

Weekly from the time of conception to week 12 of pregnancy.

Especially helpful for high risk patients including those who have experienced a previous miscarriage.

 

Pregnancy, Pre-Labour Consultations & Acupuncture Sessions

Details discussed during previous consultations.

 

 

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