Therapeutic Effects Include:
- Pain Management: including but not limited to muscle pain, migraines, headaches, arthritis, facial pain, sprains, bursitis, knee or elbow pain, torticollis, neck pain
- Digestive issues: Loss of appetite Diarrhea, constipation, IBS, bloating, gallbladder, and liver disorders Hiccups, difficulty swallowing
- Mental Health: Nervousness, anxiety, phobias, depression
- Improve Sleep: Insomnia, nightmares
- Weight loss
- General Fatigue
- Common Cold
- Fertility and gynecology support: Painful heavy, Irregular periods, Amenorrhea, Menopause, PMS symptoms, Issues related to pregnancy, Genital problems
- Circulatory system: Numbness, Cold limbs, Swelling
- Hypertension, hypotension
- Substance dependence
- Cosmetic Skin tightening, Scar tissues Acne, eczema, psoriasis
- Post-chemo therapy
This above list is just a small measure of what acupuncture is capable of doing. The scientific community is continuously releasing knowledge on how effective acupuncture can be. Moreover, thanks to modern technology we have even been able to physically see the positive effects treatments can have on the body and the brain.
What is acupuncture?
An age-old form of medicine that prompts your own body’s ability to restore its natural balance. Originated in China, acupuncture has been safely used for over 2,500 years; it remains as one the most widely trusted alternative therapy, and its effectiveness is continuously being proven by modern science.
The intention of acupuncture is to stimulate the qi (body’s energy) movement, to remove any stagnation, to support and restore the body’s natural balanced physiology. The therapeutic effect is attained by inserting fine filiform needles into specific points on the body, which stimulate the body’s healing mechanism and influence the body’s biochemical responses. This non-chemical treatment releases natural analgesics, restorative hormones, improves circulation, stimulates organ function, reduces inflammation, and restores harmony within the central nervous system.
Meet The Team
Jessica Bugra, R. Ac.
Our bodies have the power to naturally heal themselves as long as we follow the
laws of nature. As your healer, I am here to support that healing by holding the
space for you and realigning all the elements of your body so your body can heal
Inspired by my personal experiences and by my education at the University of Fraser Valley in Kinesiology, Human Anatomy and Biology, I became passionate about researching advancing, well-researched and tested alternative therapies, which is what inspired me to pursue a career as a holistic practitioner and continue my education in Traditional Chinese Medicine at PCU College of Holistic Medicine.
As your certified acupuncturist, I will be using the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to get to the root of your symptoms, diagnosis and customize a healing plan based solely on your individual needs all while being mindful of where Western medicine would be useful. The treatment plans will include acupuncture, cupping, nutritional support and when necessary referrals to other practitioners. I will work closely with you to achieve your primary health concerns and then help you create a plan to maintain a healthy, holistically balanced living.
I intend to inspire you to live a more mindful, well-balanced life, and to support
Please feel free to contact us or visit my site
www.jessicabugra.com or @jessicabugra_ on Instagram for more information on
how Acupuncture could be beneficial for you.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest continually practiced professional medicine in the world. It is not folk medicine. It is estimated that over 30,000 books were written on TCM before 1900. Over the centuries some of the finest minds in China have endeavoured to understand physiology and pathology as related to the human condition.
The result is a complex system of holistic diagnosis and treatment. It takes into consideration not only the physical condition of the individual but emotional, environmental, and lifestyle factors as well. The objective of treatment is to balance ones internal functions and to balance the body with its environment.
The eastern philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses a holistic and complimentary approach to treating the body. Acupuncture is one of many components of this age-old practice.
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of ailments including: arthritis, migraines, sinusitis, PMS, tennis elbow, injuries, chronic back pain, and low energy.
I began to study oriental medicine in 1994 in Korea. I came to Canada and attended schooling in Vancouver from 2009 – 2012. I currently hold my registration as a ICCAOM/ International Certification Commission For Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
During this time period I also worked in practicum and internship placements and gained a lot of experience in acupuncture and other adjust services. I treat many clients with acupuncture and ultrasound. The effects of acupuncture are felt almost immediately.
Acupuncture is a better alternative than surgery or pharmaceuticals and can assist you in re-establishing your body’s healthy equilibrium and functions. You are treated according to your needs and as your acupuncturist I will spend time with you in order to offer you personalized patient centered care.
Acupuncture is a great tool in “preventive” medicine and not simply just a solution and is a great addition to the rest of your health and wellness practices. Acupuncture has been used for centuries, and it works to help alleviate pain, discomfort, illnesses, immune systems and much much more.
Acupuncture can help alleviate some of the stresses of life, most people leave sessions with a deep sense of relaxation.
Five reasons to give acupuncture a try.
We live in the age of anxiety, and between reading the news and managing our hectic lives, who doesn’t feel stressed on a daily basis? In fact, anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million Americans, but less than half of those suffering actually receive treatment. Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for stress and a variety of other disorders caused by our hectic modern lives. Here are five conditions that acupuncture might be able to help with:
- Mental well-being.
Acupuncture sessions offer the pause in our day we all need to restore our psyche and hit the refresh button. Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for anxiety. Results may even be felt after the first session, and with regular treatments, many people even consider it to be a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals. Stress plays a role in almost every disease out there, and regular acupuncture treatments can be a great way to combat the negative effects of chronic stress.
Many women have found relief from PMS symptoms through acupuncture. But you don’t have to wait until you’re curled up in a ball in pain or fighting with your partner. Come before PMS symptoms start so you can lessen symptoms beforehand.
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- Text neck and headaches.
Too much screen time can cause your neck to hurt and trigger headaches. Acupuncture can relax tight, overworked muscles and help reduce pain. Acupuncture works with the fascial network of the body to help release your body’s natural opiates.
Regular acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic insomnia. Acupuncture can relax the mind and body to help you drift off at night. Many people report a great night’s sleep after the very first session.
- Skin health.
You drink green juice, take spin classes, and use an app for meditation. So why wouldn’t your facial cosmetic regime also be natural? Acupuncture enthusiasts report that facial rejuvenation can relax wrinkles, activate sagging facial muscles, and boost collagen levels. In addition, many facial rejuvenation treatments include points to benefit overall wellness.
If you’re not quite ready for the acupuncture table, here’s an acupressure routine (no needles required) that will help you get a blissful night’s sleep.
As an Acupuncturist I offer the following services
- Acute/Chronic Pain
- Women’s Health Concerns
- Emotional Challenges
- Musculo-skeletal Pain
- Cardiovascular Health
- Urological Health
- Neurological Health
- Lifestyle- Diet and Nutrition
- Eyes and Ears
- Wellness and Prevention
- Gastrointestinal Health