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Glow Acupuncture and Wellness Center Therapies
Glow Acupuncture

Glow Acupuncture and Wellness Center Therapies

Acupuncture & Cupping
Glow Acupuncture and Wellness Center Therapies

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture®

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture® is an ancient system of medicine which addresses all of the Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. These elements exist in every living thing in the universe, including ourselves. Each element influences specific organs of the body and their corresponding emotions. For one to truly be healthy and well, all the Five Elements must be balanced and working harmoniously together.

Each one of us has one element which, from early childhood, tends to predominate within us and is known as the Causative Factor of disease. During the course of our demanding and stressful lives, this predominant element can become over- or under-active, causing our corresponding organs and emotions to become imbalanced. This imbalance creates disharmony in the Five Element cycle, and symptoms of ill health begin to appear at any or all levels of the body/mind/spirit. Classical Five Element Acupuncture stands apart from other types of acupuncture in this fundamental recognition of a Causative Factor, or root imbalance, and the diagnosis and treatment of all parts of a person.

Involves the use of tiny needles inserted in various points on the face. This has the effect of stimulating the points, clearing energy blockages and increasing blood flow to the face and collagen production. Effective in getting rid of facial lines and preventing new ones from forming. Traditional Chinese Medicine is also beneficial in getting rid of baggy eyelids, dark circles around or underneath the eyes, dark skin patches, scars, flaccid muscles and other problem issues. The treatment brings oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, thereby helping to plump up the skin, smooth away wrinkles and dissolve lines of tension. At the cellular level this helps the skin to remove toxic waste effectively and thus maintain efficient rejuvenation of the cells.

Extremely effective for the treatment of addictions and pain, auricular acupuncture re-balances the body by stimulating areas of the ear that correspond to different parts of the body. This treatment can also enhance and prolong a regular acupuncture treatment when treating chronic conditions.

Musculo-skeletal pain is tackled effectively and holistically. We use a combination of methods including acupuncture, massage, heat therapy, electro-stimulation, stretching and nutritional support to relieve pain and restore mobility.

Electroacupuncture is the term used to refer to the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles, or even without needles, to acupuncture points on the body. The current is usually 40-80 volts, however no current is actually transmitted through the body— there is only enough stimulation for the patient to feel a slight pulsating sensation. While electro-acupuncture may be used as a component of almost all acupuncture treatments, it is has garnered especially good results regarding the treatment of neurological diseases, chronic pain, spasms, and paralysis. Also, holistic sports medicine commonly uses electro-acupuncture for injuries. When combined with acupressure (the stimulation of acupuncture points with the use of the practitioner’s hands and gentle massage, instead of needles), electro-acupuncture has been proven to promote the flow of qi and blood, relieve pain, and warm the muscles, removing blood stasis (a blockage, or poor circulation).
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine with its own forms of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and therapies. Chinese medicine views the body as an energetic system in dynamic balance. Unlike allopathic medicine which focuses on symptoms and separates the disease from the person, Chinese medicine emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the mind, body, and spirit as one entity.

Qi, which can be translated as energy or life force, flows in a regular pattern through a system of channels — or meridians — to all parts of the body. When the flow of Qi is unimpeded there is harmony, balance, and good health. When there are Qi blockages, too much or too little Qi, there is an imbalance, which can lead to disharmony and disease.

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Traditional Chinese herbal remedies are part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and have been used in China for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese herbal remedies are a large part of TCM. They can be given as pills, teas, powders, liquid extracts or syrups. Hundreds of different types of herbs are used in TCM, and TCM practitioners often use combinations of herbs rather than a single herb.

Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine often use herbal remedies along with other therapies, such as acupuncture, cupping, and Tuina.

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbal therapy works in conjunction with acupuncture by providing support for the energetic rebalancing effect of acupuncture. Chinese herbs are classified according to their energetic qualities and functions. They are defined with terms such as warming, cooling, tonifying, or detoxifying, which describe the overall energetic make-up of the herb.The healing qualities of an herb depend on many things: cultivation, harvesting, storage, selection, discernment of quality, and the different processing methods used.Chinese herbs are often taken in formulas rather than singly. By combining herbs, synergies have been discovered which vastly increase their effects. Also, by blending herbs, one may neutralize unwanted side effects.
Therapeutic massage is used to encourage relaxation and improve circulation. At Glow, we offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal/Postnatal, Shiatsu, Lymphatic drainage, Aromatherapy, and Hot Stone Massage.
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Osteopathy is a hands-on practice that reminds us that our body is a self-healing unit. Osteopathic techniques enable the body to recover itself in a natural way utilizing the correlation between structure and function. It offers the potential to reach an optimal range of motion, while enjoying a pain-free life.

Every day, our bodies try to adapt to the hundreds of physical stressors we encounter. Through this process, the body may lose its natural alignment. An Osteopath with vast knowledge about human anatomy and bio-mechanics aims to bring the body back to its natural positioning through gentle adjustments. When it’s in the correct, unique alignment, the body can access its innate healing processes. Osteopathy focuses on mindfully adjusting the body out of dis-ease to restore its natural healthy status.

Osteopathy contributes positive lifestyle effects on all age demographics. From Athletes to seniors, Osteopathy offers techniques for almost all parts of the body from Cranial bones to phalangeal joints and internal organs. Adjustments assist range of motion, performance, prevent injuries, increase stamina and vitality. Craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulations, help patients with varying conditions ranging from headaches to gastrointestinal problems. Manual Osteopathic Practitioners discern areas in need, tension, and stress and use a variety of hands-on techniques to release stress and strain in your body. Valuing the interrelationships between all the systems of the body and aim to restore balance within and between the muscles, joints, bones, nerves, vessels, connective tissues, and internal organs.


BodyTalk is a safe and effective system of integrative health care. BodyTalk helps synchronize the body’s natural functions – to achieve and maintain healing and growth on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

BodyTalk System™ takes an integrative approach to health care by supporting our body’s own natural healing mechanisms. A BodyTalk practitioner’s role is to restore communication systems within the body/mind. Our body’s response is to supply holistic, non-invasive ways to end physical, mental and emotion pain, relieve stress and attain optimum health.

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Each system, cell and atom in the body is in continuous communication. Everyday stresses often disrupt these lines of communication or overload the energy circuits. The BodyTalk System is simple and effective; it re-synchronizes and re-aligns. This allows the body to return to its natural healthy function, effectively responding to injury and illness – as nature intended. The BodyTalk System works by identifying the weakened or damaged internal energy circuits. The practitioner relies on the client’s inherent knowledge to locate the energy links needing repair. A form of biofeedback, a subtle muscle-reflex technique, offers this essential information along with the proper order in which the changes should be made.


Doula Services

A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. The doula’s purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience. Here at Glow, our doulas are also trained in other modalities to support our expecting mothers. These modalities include but are not limited to acupuncture, psychosomatic therapy, massage, reiki, and herbal medicine.

A postpartum doula provides evidence-based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation.

The practitioner scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. These strokes are made with a smooth-edged instrument known as a gua massage tool. The practitioner applies liniment to the skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape in a downward motion.

Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy in the body that practitioners believe is responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

Gua sha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, arms, and legs. A gentle version of it is even used on the face as a facial technique.


Acupressure is a technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of Qi, or life energy, which flows through channels in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.
The Acupressure practitioner uses fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to apply pressure to acupuncture points. You are fully clothed during the session.

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Other Therapies

The inhalation and bodily application of essential oils from aromatic plants to relax, balance, rejuvenate, restore and enhance body, mind and spirit.

Clinical hypnosis brings patients into a deep relaxation state and into theta or light gamma brainwaves. This process allows the critical thinking mind to step aside to give the patient’s conscious mind access to the subconscious mind (which is 90% of the mind and stores every memory and belief). Hypnotherapy may be used to address issues such as addiction, eating disorders, weight gain, body dysmorphia, chronic pain, trauma, phobias, and destructive thought and behaviour patterns. It can also be used for general self-study and improvement. It is a client-led process in which the practitioner holds space for the client to feel safe and find their own answers and path to healing.

Here at Glow, we offer a variety of counseling options for mind, body, and spirit. Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, lifestyle counseling, dietary and exercise counseling and spiritual counseling are some of therapies we provide.

A gentle, noninvasive, hands-on manipulative technique based on observing and restoring balance in the rhythmic flow of spinal fluid through the skull and spine. Cranial Sacral Therapy may help many conditions as it can affect all aspects of the body by enhancing general health, reducing stress and improving brain and spinal cord function. It is commonly used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, scoliosis, coordination problems, post-operative care, sports injuries, depression, birth trauma, hyperactivity and hormonal imbalances

Cupping involves the application of glass cups to specific areas of the body; this is achieved by holding a small flame inside the cup to create a vacuum. This causes the skin to be sucked up into the cup encouraging the flow of Qi and blood and clearing local stagnation. Cupping therapy stimulates the sensory nerves in the skin. It is a particularly useful therapy for the treatment of muscular aches and pains such as back ache, frozen shoulder and so on. It is also useful when one is attempting to ward off a cold.
A combination of dietary therapy, acupuncture, massage, herbal and or nutritional supplements are recommended when one is ready to make lifestyle changes. This kind of support is necessary as when the body begins to release its load of stored toxins, one may experience many distressing symptoms. The program is individually tailored to best suit each client’s unique needs.
Dietary therapy is a safe, gentle approach based on scientific research and knowledge and has been used successfully to alleviate imbalances in hormones, headaches, chronic fatigue, mood swings, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, weight gain or loss and skin conditions. Here at Glow, we offer Chinese and Western dietary therapy to support wellbeing through all of the seasons.
Remedies derived from mineral, plants, and animal sources stimulate the body's own healing mechanism. It is an effective system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. It recognizes that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the patient who needs treatment not the disease.
Works directly with the subtle energies of the body. The practitioner works with the body’s own tones and frequencies with hands both on and off the body. It addresses and rebalances the energetic patterns that affect physical and emotional health.

There are many, many tools available for personal and professional growth. Life coaching is one of the most powerful tools available because it is entirely personalized to your needs, your pace, and your goals.

Coaching will help you address the immediate challenges facing you. But it is so much more than that! Good coaching is about equipping you with a set of tools and skills you will be able to use long after your coaching is completed to continue to expand.

Simply put, coaching is a beautiful gift to give yourself. It’s an investment in your growth and your soul will love you for it.

A superficial massage technique that can produce positive results with edema, cystic mastitis and many skin problems.
Concentrated herbs are burned above or on the skin to open and warm the channels.
Nutritional Counselling involves assessing an individual’s symptoms and lifestyle and then making a customized plan using diet, exercise and nutritional supplements. Eating nutrient-rich food is key to improving energy levels, sleep habits, maintaining a healthy weight and following a consistent exercise regime. Healthy hormone balance, proper digestion and elimination are all signs that the body is working optimally.
Orthomolecular medicine is the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with appropriate amounts of vitamins and other nutritional supplements which are required by the body to function optimally.
We offer a wide array of beneficial services to our expecting mothers: acupuncture, massage, hypnotherapy, nutritional counseling, reflexology, and aromatherapy. We also make specialized programs for women who are planning to conceive and for new mothers.
Young Living’s proprietary Raindrop Therapy combines unique, targeted massage and energy approaches with pure essential oils for a deeply harmonizing, rejuvenating, and relaxing experience. The technique, developed by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young, provides a revolutionary means of nurturing harmony—physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Reiki is a gentle yet powerful method that fine-tunes and balances the body, mind and spirit. It addresses and rebalances the energetic patterns that affect physical and emotional health. The practitioner works with the body’s own tones and frequencies with hands both on and off the body.

Acupuncture is given in conjunction with herbs and supplements in order to provide the support needed to give up smoking. Often used in conjunction with hypnotherapy and breath work.

Can acupuncture and herbs help me stop smoking?

Yes. Acupuncture and herbs can be an effective form of treatment for stop smoking. Acupuncture and herbology can significantly reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, sleeping disorders, irritability, agitation, anxiety and other common side effects associated with stopping drug use.

Tibetan foot soak therapy consists of boiling Tibetan herbal medicine while the clients have their feet in a basin. Steam from the medicine permeates the whole body. The therapy acts on the blood vessels of the feet, and then circulates throughout the entire body, improving blood circulation, dredging meridians, balancing Qi and blood, helping rid the body of toxins, moving blood stasis, clearing the skin and brightening the complexion.
Based on Traditional Chinese Medical meridian and point theories, Tui-Na is a manual therapy that aims to regulate the functions of internal organs, harmonize the circulation of Qi and blood, and facilitate the recovery of musculo-skeletal injuries.

We customize programs for optimal, healthy weight loss, using acupuncture, massage, hypnotherapy, herbal medicine, nutritional and lifestyle counseling.

Can acupuncture and herbs help me lose weight?

Yes. Acupuncture and herbs can be effective in weight loss. Acupuncture and herbs can increase metabolism and the elimination of toxins and waste through urination and bowel movements. It can also help with cravings and curbing the appetite. Acupuncture and herbs are effective in helping people lose weight safely and naturally.

We offer treatments for many issues that women may have: PMS, endometriosis, infertility issues, menopause, hot flashes, fibrocystic breast disease, etc. Please inquire so that we may tailor a program that is right for you.