Acupuncture2024-03-08T15:44:53-07:00

Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help shift our bodies out of this overdrive mode into a restorative and healing state. Our modern day lifestyle of high stress, demanding schedules and lack of quality rest keeps us stuck in constant “Fight or Flight” mode. This overdrive mode releases compounds, like cortisol and adrenaline, preventing our bodies from repairing.

“There is incredible wisdom in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I personally follow its guiding principles to help energize, clean and repair my body everyday. I used to be overweight and chronically tired all the time, so I really understand what my patients are going through. It wasn’t until I began studying and understanding the interconnectedness of the body and treating the body as a whole system, rather than isolated parts, that I began addressing the root cause of my own issues. Deep rest and healing can only happen when our bodies are in balance. Acupuncture has helped me rebalance my own physical, mental and emotional health.” Dr. Lee

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, practiced and perfected over centuries. Fine needles are placed in strategic points throughout the body to balance the flow of energy or life force. This leads to improved mood, increased vitality and pain relief. Modern research supports the amazing benefits of acupuncture.

What Conditions are Treated with Acupuncture?

By increasing blood flow, relaxing muscle tension and releasing natural pain-reducing compounds, Acupuncture is a great solution for treating pain and a number of other health problems. Dr. Lee primarily uses acupuncture to treat the following conditions in his practice

  • 1

    Pain & Injuries: Chronic pain, Sport Injuries, Headaches.

  • 2

    Mental Emotional Issues: Stress, Anxiety, Depression.

  • 3

    Sleep Problems: Insomnia, Fatigue, Hot Flashes.

  • 4

    Digestive Issues: Nausea, Bloating, Digestive Pain.

  • 5

    Immune Related Issues: Allergies, Weak Immunity, Inflammation.

What Does an Acupuncture Treatment at Brio Health Look Like?

Step 1: Assessment

  • Medical history reviewed and physical examination performed
  • Questions are answered and a custom treatment plan created

Step 2: Treatments

  • Treatments are done in a comfortable private room while seated or lying down
  • Patients are monitored and assessed during the 45 min. treatment
  • Most patients find treatments incredibly relaxing.

Step 3: Aftercare

  • Aftercare recommendations are given on an individual basis (rest, stretch, hydration, etc.)
  • A series of treatments ranging from 3 to 6 treatments is scheduled for best results

Why Choose Brio Health for Acupuncture?

Dr. Lee has been practicing Acupuncture for over 18 years and has helped thousands of patients relieve pain, improve sleep and reduce stress. Being one of the few double-licensed Naturopathic Physician & Acupuncturists in BC, Dr. Lee integrates a variety of different methods to bring about relief. He particularly enjoys combining his research of functional neurology with the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine to bring lasting change in the body.

Acupuncture treatments are safe, effective and shift your nervous system back into a healing state.

FAQ’s

I am new to Brio, what should I expect at my first Acupuncture Assessment?2024-03-11T20:15:44-07:00

All new patients will meet with Dr. Lee virtually for a 30 minute initial consultation, where a thorough evaluation will be conducted and a treatment plan created. After this evaluation, you will be able to schedule your acupuncture treatments.

I have done acupuncture before, why do I need this initial consultation?2024-03-11T20:18:49-07:00

Patient safety is a priority, therefore beginning any treatments a thorough medical history is taken. Patient outcomes are always better when a careful assessment is done in the beginning.

Does Acupuncture hurt?2024-03-11T20:21:00-07:00

During an Acupuncture treatment, fine needles are inserted into specific locations on the body. Some people may feel a light pin prick on the skin with each needle insertion, while others barely feel anything. At Brio Health we use high-quality needles which significantly minimize pain and discomfort.

How many Acupuncture treatments are typically required?2024-03-11T20:23:14-07:00

The number of treatments will depend on the conditions presented.  Generally, Dr. Lee encourages patients to start with a series of 3 to 6 treatments.

Does Acupuncture have any side effects?2024-03-11T20:26:48-07:00

Potential side effects of Acupuncture can include temporary pain, bleeding or bruising at the site of needle insertion. Most patients experience a deep sense of relaxation, which may lead to some lightheadedness or short term fatigue after the treatment.

How should I prepare for a visit?2024-03-11T20:29:13-07:00

3 things to consider to best prepare for an Acupuncture visit:

      Wear loose clothing, so your sleeves and pant legs can be rolled up.
      Ensure you have eaten something light and are well hydrated.
      Avoid rushing to your appointment. Prepare your mind to have a restful, relaxing treatment.
How long will each session last?2024-03-11T20:31:21-07:00

Treatments are between 30 to 45 minutes.

I have tried a number of different treatments and nothing has helped me, how is your approach different?2024-03-11T20:36:14-07:00

Healing the body is complex.The nervous system can keep the body stuck in pain patterns. Dr.Lee has trained with world renowned doctors in the field of Acupuncture and Functional Neurology. His approach is to unlock these stuck patterns by balancing the nervous system, improving circulation and building energy in the body.

What is the cost of an Acupuncture Treatment at Brio Health?2024-03-11T20:38:45-07:00
      The Initial Acupuncture Assessment is 30 minutes and done virtually: $150
      Acupuncture Treatment : $100

Acupuncture at Brio Health

Deep rest and healing can only happen when your nervous system is in balance. Our modern lifestyle of high stress, demanding schedules and inadequate rest puts us at risk for constant exhaustion, chronic pain and mood problems.

Don’t let your symptoms compound into bigger problems.

How Can Acupuncture Help Me?

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. The benefits of acupuncture include:

  1. Reduction of stress & mood issues by shifting your body from “Fight or Flight” to “Rest & Digest.”
  2. Heals pain & injuries by releasing tension and improving blood flow.
  3. Builds energy & vitality by improving sleep and digestive function.

Why Choose Brio Health For Acupuncture?

Dr. Lee is both experienced and knowledgeable with over 18 years of clinical experience. He cares about his patients and inspires them to make simple changes that make a big impact on their health.

Acupuncture treatments are safe, effective and shifts your body back into a healing state.

Give Brio Health a call today to book in your Acupuncture visit.

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