Harmonizing body and mind through deep, meaningful and spontaneous connection.
Welcome to my Acupuncture Kelowna Clinic.
If you are looking for acupuncture treatment in Kelowna, you are invited to visit my new website at DrPaulaWoodward.com which shares more about my acupuncture practice, acupuncture treatments and Chinese Medicine courses in Kelowna and online. If you are new to my work please read more about my treatment style before booking.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is the insertion of tiny needles to send subtle, yet effective, messages to the body to shift itself into a more balanced state.
What Is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Chinese herbal medicine is hailed as the oldest and most extensive use of herbs and plant medicines in recorded history. We look at herbs differently than western herbalism. In Chinese Herbal Medicine we understand their effect in the body by understanding their flavours and thermodynamics. Herbal formulas are used to support physiology being brought into right relationship. We open what is blocked and support or nourish what is deficient. The result? You experience more flow physically, mentally and emotionally.
What can Traditional Chinese Medicine treat?
Historically Traditional Chinese Medicine was 80% herbal medicine and 20% acupuncture. It is a complete system that can treat most of what ails us. View a list of ailments I have personal experience treating at my Acupuncture Kelowna clinic. A few of the common conditions that arise in the clinic are:
Are you experiencing irregular cycles? PMS? Painful menstrual cycles? Perhaps you are going through menopause and the hot flashes and insomnia are too much to handle. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help. I’ve personally worked with hundreds of women going through all sorts of hormonal imbalances. It’s amazing to see the difference in how a woman feels about herself and her life once they start to balance out. Through regular acupuncture treatments and a Chinese formula that supports your diagnosis, as well as any necessary dietary or lifestyle changes, we are able to balance out your hormones and many of the side effects such as insomnia, fatigue, digestive discomfort that you also might be experiencing.
If you experience regular digestive discomfort such as gas, bloating, nausea, constipation, diarrhea or pain in your abdomen related to digestion, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine may be a good option for you. Acupuncture helps to open up the flow of the digestive tract so that what you take in can be digested and metabolised with more ease. The benefits on top of smoothing out your digestion are often, increased energy, better sleep and more emotional ease in your life.
Do you ever feel anxious in social situations, or when you are confronted by something that makes you uncomfortable? Perhaps you experience anxiety when thinking about the future or the past, maybe the anxiety you experience feels like it comes out of nowhere? Anxiety cripples some people and for others, they are able to live with a low level of it. Anxiety is often due to a fear or worry of something we feel like we can’t control. Our internal energy flow gets blocked up and that blocked energy is what is giving rise to our symptoms. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are excellent at opening up the flow and helping shift your bodies physiological response to stressors. It can’t take life’s stress away, but it can certainly help how your body deals with it.
Are you suffering from debilitating pain on some level, chronic or acute? Whether its back, neck, muscle or joint pain, acupuncture is highly effective and helps relieve all types of pain in the body. Pain is seen to be a disruption in the flow of blood and energy within the body. Through a proper assessment and diagnosis, I will use acupuncture and often times fire cupping to open up the flow in certain areas of your body. We also use Chinese Herbal therapy and diet changes on a case by case basis.
Do you feel stuck in life, either mentally, emotionally or physically? Are you wondering if there is a way to get yourself unstuck? I specialize in marrying the mental/emotional and physical body as a means to help people move forward in their lives. I believe that we are all here to grow ourselves but that sometimes we get bogged down and inundated by all the options that life has to offer. We can get stuck in analysis paralysis or feel like there is nothing we can do because too many people are relying on us to maintain the status quo. Life is meant to be dynamic and when we don’t move with it, we know it on some level. Often this lack of movement can turn into physical ailments. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine help to open up pathways in your body and mind, so that you can see new pathways in your life. This doesn’t mean that you will suddenly be free of all your responsibilities, but it will help open up new perspectives on how you can view your current situation.
Are you ready to work with Dr. Paula?
I am passionate about the complex nature of body, mind and spirit, how we connect to the universe are a reflection of it and it us. Our bodies are the road map. They let us know when something is out of harmony. By tending its arisings and connecting body and mind, we become more engaged with life.