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What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture has been developed to assist your body in achieving a Yin/Yang balance. It restores that harmony by assisting the vital organs in one of their most important functions, detoxifying the body and the main balance we strive to achieve between Yin/Yang. The original meaning of yin and yang are simple, mainly referring to facing towards (yang) and away from the sunshine (yin). Yang means warmth, day, upper, right, outer and activeness. Yin is the opposite cold, night, lower, left, inner and rest. Yin/Yang are opposites but they can not exist without each other. 


What can be included in a treatment?


Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture


Fire Cupping

Gua Sha


Why Acupuncture? 

Acupuncture is effective by targeting the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. With stimulating  of local or distal acupuncture points that relate to various body systems. Treatments can help to relieving pain, and improve sleep quality, digestive function, and over all health.

How does it work?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. Interruption of our natural healing properties and energy flow within our systems can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is known to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health. History with practicing Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Doctors have shown that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions. 



Moxibustion treats and prevents diseases by applying heat to points or certain locations of the human body. The material used is mainly "Moxa-wool" in the form of a cone or stick. For centuries, moxibustion and acupuncture have been combined in clinical practice, thus they are usually termed together in Chinese medicine. 

Function of moxibustion; to warm meridians and expel cold, to induce the smooth flow of qi and blood, to strengthen yang from collapse and to prevent disease and promoting healthy. 

Gua sha 

Gua Sha is a traditional Eastern practice that translates in english to “scraping the pain away”. This practice has been adapted from a full body vigorously detoxifying treatment to a beauty rejuvenation for the face and neck.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture 

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is the very gentle insertion of tiny needles on the face and body to promotes radiant and renewed skin. It increases blood circulation to the area while stimulating the production of collagen to improve facial muscle and skin tone.

Facial Cupping 

Facial cupping is meant to increase blood circulation and stimulate the facial tissue that are responsible for collagen production. In turn, this can brighten your skin, minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and tone your chin, jawline, and neck by decreasing puffiness. 


Fire Cupping 

Cupping method is a therapeutic approach by attaching small jars which a vacuum is created. Useful for fighting against many diseases or complaints by activating the our self-healing properties. The essential effect of cupping is the retuning and therefore also the regulation of disturbed body function, as well as the alleviation of pain. Improvement in blood circulation and inhibition inflammation. Cupping, sometimes used in combination with acupuncture treatment. 

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Where did Lindsay study Acupuncture?

The Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (CCATCM) is the only educational institution in Atlantic Canada where you can learn to become an Acupuncturist and open the door to a rewarding medical career. 


At CCATCM you can take either a Two-Year Intensive Acupuncture Diploma or Three-Year Acupuncture Diploma Program.  CCATCMS's Acupuncture Diploma Program is a streamlined version of a four -year Acupuncture program being taught at TCM universities in China.The College has world-class instructors and core faculty has been in clinical practice and instructing in this field of medicine for more than 30 years. 


CCATCM is  registered as a Private Career College by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.  Also, it is accredited by numerous provincial, national and international organizations including the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC), Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Colleges of Canada, World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies, and various Natural Nutrition Associations in Canada. 

What you will learn within the program?

  • Acupuncture

  • Acu-massage therapy

  • Ear (auricular) acupuncture

  • Fire cupping therapy

  • Traditional Chinese medicine theories and diagnosis

  • Herbs and nutrition

  • Health counselling

  • Tui na massage therapy

  • Guasha therapy

  • Tai Chi

  • Guasha therapy

  • Chi Gong




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