Practitioner inserting needles for treatment of a patient.

Acupuncture is used to affect the movement of blood and Qi along the meridian pathways of the body.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific locations in order to assist physiological, emotional and psychological balance in the mind and body. Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine works from the premise that a person’s health is influenced by the flow of qi and blood in their body. When this flow is insufficient, imbalanced or interrupted, pain and disease can occur.

Acupuncture works to restore this flow and thereby relieve pain and disease and is generally very safe. We utilize single- use disposable, sterile, stainless steel filiform needles.

Restore Balance offers patients the security and benefit of Meredith’s five years of formal Traditional Chinese Medicine education (over 3100 hours),  2  current board licenses with the province of BC,  and a diploma of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Meredith was  in private practice for ten years in Victoria, assisted in instruction of the NADA course, and provided acupuncture services to the Vancouver Island Health Authority for 4 years. She is registered with MARA (Maritime Association of Registered Acupnucturists)

The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges and endorses acupuncture’s use for effective treatment and prevention for many health problems including but not limited to:

  • Addiction (Alcohol, drug, smoking)
  • Anxiety
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Common Cold
  • Depression
  • Eye Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Knee Pain
  • Lack of Focus or Concentration
  • Low Back Pain
  • Moodiness
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Poor Memory
  • Sciatica
  • SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sore Throat
  • Stress
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tooth Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Vomiting
  • Wrist Pain
  • Many more

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