Vancouver Acupuncture Article: Pain Management

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Vancouver Acupuncture Article of the Week: Acupuncture for Pain Management by Brian Kushnirik, R.AC at Broadway Wellness.

From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), whenever there is pain, there is some sort of a blockage in the system. Whether the blockage is from a physical source (such as trauma or overuse) or whether the blockage is from some sort of an emotional disturbance, pain equals blockage.
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Vancouver Acupuncture Article: Pain Management

Physical and emotional blockages will affect each other. In TCM acupuncture, one of the keys to treating pain is to calm the mind. By using acupuncture to calm the mind, the body will be able to more easily help to repair itself, and the use of other acupuncture points will be more productive.

 

An acupuncture treatment helps to facilitate the movement of energy in the system, thereby breaking up both physical and emotional blockages. Released blockages will result in reduced physical and emotional pain and an increase in vitality.

Areas of the body that are treated can either be local (close to the physical pain), distal (away from the pain), or in the ear (as the ear acts as a microcosm for the body, anatomical and functional points on the ear allow for the treatment of the entire system).

Acupuncture can be an excellent alternative or compliment to pain medication as it has no side-effects, does not counteract pain medication, and unlike most pain medication, it treats the root cause of the pain instead of just temporarily masking it.

Read Brian’s full article here. 

Brian is a Vancouver Acupuncturist who has practiced in Vancouver since 2002. He has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), German Auricular Medicine and Laser Acupuncture Therapy, while he is also a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) trainer. His combination of TCM, auricular and laser acupuncture approaches allow for the treatment of a wide range of issues including chronic and acute pain, and concerns related to mental health, addictions and PTSD. Besides training in Canada and USA, he has also travelled and studied extensively in China and speaks Mandarin.
Brian’s wholistic approach to healing, compassionate heart, and dedication to ease suffering establish a safe environment for the return of physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Treatments are personalized for each patient, where for example, laser therapy can be used successfully for clients who have an aversion to needles. His extensive studies in qigong, meditation, martial arts and yoga also allow him to guide patients to work with individualized mental and physical techniques to aid in their ongoing wellbeing and health.

Brian is available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays and Wednesdays (2:15-8:15pm)

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Broadway Wellness is an integrative healthcare clinic founded in 2004, focused around a group of Vancouver Registered Massage Therapists, also offering Acupuncture, and Naturopathic Medicine, in Vancouver BC, along the Broadway Corridor.  Broadway Wellness moved and expanded to 3 blocks East to 610 2525 Willow Street in Summer of 2019.

 

Introducing Brian Kushniruk: Vancouver Acupuncturist at Broadway Wellness

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Brian is a Vancouver Acupuncturist who has practiced since 2002, and recently joined Broadway Wellness. He has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), German Auricular Medicine and Laser Acupuncture Therapy, while he is also a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) trainer. His combination of TCM, auricular and laser acupuncture approaches allow for the treatment of a wide range of issues including chronic and acute pain, and concerns related to mental health, addictions and PTSD. Besides training in Canada and USA, he has also travelled and studied extensively in China and speaks Mandarin.
Brian’s wholistic approach to healing, compassionate heart, and dedication to ease suffering establish a safe environment for the return of physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Treatments are personalized for each patient, where for example, laser therapy can be used successfully for clients who have an aversion to needles. His extensive studies in qigong, meditation, martial arts and yoga also allow him to guide patients to work with individualized mental and physical techniques to aid in their ongoing wellbeing and health.
Common applications of acupuncture or laser acupuncture in Brian’s practice include but are not limited to:
  • Acute or chronic pain (head, neck, back, sciatic, shoulder, abdominal, etc.)
  • Mental health issues (anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.)
  • Lifestyle issues (insomnia, stress, etc.)
  • Addiction problems
  • Arthritic conditions (osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Digestive concerns
  • Post surgical / injury scar tissue issues

Brian will be available at Broadway Wellness on Mondays and Wednesdays (2:15-8:15pm) starting August 8, 2018.

Staying Healthy this Fall

| Categorized: Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine.

Fall is undeniably the season of cold and flu. It is a transitional season – not only weather-wise but for most people this can be a time when we change up the school and/or work routines as well. It can be a lot for the body to keep up with. There are a few tips based in Naturopathic Medicine that you can keep in mind this Fall to boost that immune system and keep you going strong. (more…)

Understanding the Difference Between Spa Massage and Clinical Massage

| Categorized: Vancouver Massage Therapy.

What comes to mind when you hear the term “Massage Therapy”?  Do you think of an occasional treat for yourself at a hotel spa after a hard week of work, or are you more inclined to imagine a focused treatment of a bothersome health condition or injury that may be causing you headaches, stiffness, or range of motion issues?

Whatever the reasons you have to make an appointment to see a massage therapist, understanding the differences between the two major industries – Relaxation (or Spa) Massage and Clinical (or Therapeutic) Massage – will help you get the treatment that best suits your needs. (more…)