Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, natural and drug-free health care system that can provide immediate relief and long lasting benefits.
Acupuncture is safe and effective for people of all ages regardless of their stage of life.
For children, acupressure is often used but acupuncture itself may be used to quickly resolve symptoms such as high fever, sore throat and digestive disorders. Either acupuncture or acupressure may be used for pain, digestive issues, poor sleep, poor physical and/ or mental development and much more. Kids respond very well to treatment and the needling is done quickly.
The World Health Organization (WHO) lists 40 conditions that may benefit from acupuncture. These conditions include:
Digestive: Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Hyperacidity, Indigestion, Poor absorption
Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat: Cataracts, Gingivitis, Poor vision, Tinnitis, Toothache, Cough, Throat pain, Rhinitis
Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Back pain, Muscle cramping, Muscle pain and weakness, Neck pain, Sciatica
Respiratory: Asthma, Bronchitis, Common cold, Sinusitis, Smoking cessation, Tonsillitis
Psychoemotional: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Nervousness, Neurosis
Gynecological: Pregnancy and postpartum issues, Infertility, Menopausal symptoms, Premenstrual and menstrual irregularities
Neurological: Headaches, Migraines, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, Postoperative pain, Stroke
Miscellaneous: Addiction control, Athletic performance, Blood pressure regulation
Chinese herbal medicine aims to eliminate the root of a disease rather than just its symptoms, thus achieving a state that is truly disease free. Chinese medicinals help stimulate the body’s and mind’s natural healing potential and balances the body’s systems for lasting wellness. The herbs are successfully used to treat a very wide range of conditions which include:
Gastrointestinal disorders, skin diseases, Gynecological conditions, fatigue, rheumatological and pain conditions, respiratory conditions, psychological conditions, allergies and more.
Used correctly, herbs are safe for children, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, before and after surgery, for the young and old.
Chiropractic care is an effective method of restoring mobility to joints, decreasing pain and reducing tension in the surrounding muscles. ICBC and WCB claims accepted with direct billing available.
In conjunction with joint manipulations, Dr. Slama incorporates soft tissue therapy, stretching, and corrective exercises into her treatments to resolve the following conditions:
Head: Headaches, Migraines, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
Neck: Arthritis, Burners/Stingers, Cervical Disc Herniation, Mechanical Neck Pain, Whiplash
Shoulder: Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder), Bicipital Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rotator Cuff
Tendinopathy, Shoulder AC Joint Separation, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Impingement
Forearm: Intersection Syndrome, Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow),Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s
Elbow),Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Wrist/Hand: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Sprain/Strain, Thoracic Outlet
Syndrome, Trigger Finger
Mid Back: Mechanical Back Pain, Rib Sprain/Strain, Scoliosis, Thoracic Sprain/Strain
Lower Back: Arthritis, Back pain during pregnancy, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Sprain/Strain,
Mechanical Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis
Hips: Bursitis, Piriformis Syndrome, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Knee/Thigh: Arthritis, Bursitis, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Knee Ligament Sprain, Meniscus Injury,
Patellar Tendonitis, Patellofemoral Syndrome
Lower Leg/Ankle/Foot: Achilles Tendonitis, Ankle Sprain, Hyperpronation (Flat Foot), Plantar Fasciitis,
Shin Splints, Turf Toe
Registered Massage Therapy
Registered massage therapists work with illness, injury and disability in diverse and broad patient populations. They focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal and related systems.
Modalities may include: massage therapy, manual therapy, joint manipulation, hydrotherapy, manual lymph drainage, rehabilitative exercises.
Conditions treated include:
Rheumatic disorders, bursa, muscle and tendon disorders, joint disorders, neck and back pain, hand and foot problems, headaches, psychological disorders, cancer care, pediatrics, neurological disorders, respiratory care
Clinical mental health counsellors are highly-skilled professionals who provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy. They combine traditional psychotherapy with a practical, problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution.
Who benefits from counselling?
People who experience anxiety, depression, are in conflicted relationships (eg. as a couple, with parents and children, with extended family), face life-changing transitions (such as loss of job, loved one, divorce, marriage and re-coupling, birth of child or adoption) or feel stuck in any domain of their life (sometimes as related to earlier adversarial or traumatic experiences).
What can I expect from counselling?
Respect, safety, confidentiality (some exceptions apply such as the potential to do harm to oneself, another or the possibility of harm done to a child), a collaborative approach where conversations are guided by your goals and a balance between listening to, being witnessed and supported, and gently exploring change and the possibilities of getting unstuck.
Occasional review of goals, keeping track and focus on your needs.
Accountability from the counsellor towards you such as punctuality, professionalism, transparency and operating within a tight code of ethics (such as the code of ethics established by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors). Some accountability from your side applies as well.
Very gentle treatment is sometimes the best. Harmony’s Craniosacral therapists have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients, including those with patients recovering from serious accidents, seeking relief from degenerative illnesses, pregnant and labouring women, children, and many others.
The Craniosacral system consists of the membranes and fluids that surround the central nervous system from the cranium (skull), to the sacrum (tailbone). Any type of imbalance or restriction in these areas can lead to a variety of sensory, motor, or neurological dysfunctions in the body. CST can help a wide range of ailments such as headaches and migraines, pain syndromes, TMJ, stress, emotional issues, insomnia, etc.
It involves very gentle manipulation for remedying distortions in the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull and the underlying membranes, the sacrum and the interconnected membranes throughout the body.
A practitioner is able to “listen” with their hands to what is called the cranial rhythmic impulse, which runs throughout our bodies. It works by supporting the body’s ability to free up restrictions and heal from physical or emotional traumas that may have occurred anywhere in the body.
Mainstream medicine does not emphasize the significance of poor nutrition as a major cause of a wide range of health disorders. Although most people are aware of the benefits of sound nutrition, the range of conflicting information available to the consumer is often confusing. The nutritionist at Harmony Wellness will work with you to identify and help correct the nutritional causes of diseases and help design personalized diet and lifestyle programs to optimize your health.
Intuitive energy healing assists a client in facilitating a channel of connection between the mind and the body, so that they may discover their own innate abilities, open up their subconscious cellular memory and receive inner guidance to answer and heal blockages and pain. Through this process we begin to explore and understand the energy of emotion. Intuitive healing brings attention to what is in need of being addressed, understood, integrated and finally released to allow the body to return to its original blueprint of balanced vibrational harmonic frequency.
We all share the same ability to completely heal from all trauma. It is an innate component of our being. Our natural precise healing abilities are part of our inherent original blueprint of optimal wellbeing. This profound intelligence awaits for our surrendering to and activation of it.