Traditional Chinese & Herbal Medicine

Solaris Health, a holistic health centre, has been created for you to provide you with services to enhance your health, wellbeing and your lifestyle. From Chronic Pain Relief to traditional Chinese medicine to Herbal Medicine and Fertility treatment, we can enhance your quality of life. .

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a healing system developed in China more than 2,000 years ago, incorporating therapies that are in some cases millennia older. TCM focuses on strengthening the body’s defenses and enhancing its capacity to heal.

TCM encompasses how the human body interacts with all aspects of life and the environment, including seasons, weather, time of day, our diet and emotional state. It sees the key to health as the harmonious and balanced functioning of body, mind and spirit, and holds that the balance of health depends on the unobstructed flow of QI (pronounced chee) or “life energy” through the body, along pathways known as meridians. TCM practitioners see disease as the result of disruptions in the circulation of QI.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture effectively treats a wide variety of conditions, specializing in acute or difficult health issues that have not been relieved by everyday Western Medicine. The focus of our private practice is Stress & Pain Relief, Sinus Allergies, Digestion Disorders, Women’s Health and Integrative Acupuncture for Chronic Conditions.

This is the practice of placing very thin needles through the skin in specific locations of the body for the purpose of healing and providing relief from symptoms. It is several thousand years old and is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As practiced today it is often combined with other interventions, such as sending a small current of electricity through the needles or burning herbs on the acupressure points.

Needles are always sterilized and only ever used once. Your body is an amazing machine that has the innate ability to heal itself under the right conditions. Some of those conditions include getting adequate nutrition and enjoying a balanced flow of energy. Recent research and computer imaging of the brain during the treatment revealed dynamic activity occurring in many structures and regions within the brain.

Your body is an amazing machine that has the innate ability to heal itself under the right conditions. Some of those conditions include getting adequate nutrition and enjoying a balanced flow of energy.

Acupuncture for Improved Fertility

When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, it increases conception rate by 26%. A recent study from Tel Aviv University reports, “When combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy.”

Therefore, for the many couples experiencing infertility each year, it might just help. It can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research.

Among many other benefits, this treatment can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, creating a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term. It consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable sterile needles at strategic points near the surface of the body. Over 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 14 major pathways, called meridians. Other research does suggest that acupuncture is effective in reducing stress. Since stress has been shown to interfere with getting pregnant, it makes sense that reducing your stress through this practice could theoretically improve your odds of conceiving. Some women find it helpful to cope with the stress they feel about trying to conceive. It may also help male infertility. A few studies have shown that regular treatments significantly improve sperm counts and motility (the strength with which the sperm swim)