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Traditional Chinese Medicine


Sage Earth Acupuncture is an Acupuncture Clinic in Saskatoon.
We offer Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, Electrical Acupuncture, and recommendations to help you achieve your wellness goals.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine


Sage Earth Acupuncture is an Acupuncture Clinic in Saskatoon.
We offer Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, Electrical Acupuncture, and recommendations to help you achieve your wellness goals.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered an ancient science and healing art, which is based on texts that are over 2000 years old. Using a whole body approach, TCM helps individuals by getting to the root source of conditions and ailments, working to restore the body’s energy meridians and organs back into balance. TCM encompasses a variety of treatments and philosophies, which are applied appropriately after an in-depth consultation with an Acupuncturist trained in traditional methods.

 

Sage Earth Acupuncture Treatments

Treatments can be used in combination with each other. After consultation, the acupuncturist will determine which methods are best suited to use in your treatment plan. Cupping & Moxibustion are an added service at no additional cost, but herbs are paid for separately. 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the application of very fine disposable needles  inserted into certain points on the body.  The points are selected to correct physical, mental and emotional imbalances.

Cupping

Cupping is the use of suction on the body. We use either glass cups, suctioned with the use of a flame or silicon cups. It is used for Qi and blood stagnation in eastern terms, and releasing the fascia and relieving tension and pain in western terms.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicines can be used in a wide variety of ways, including for treating sleep, anxiety, the common cold, and regulating menstrual cycles.

Additional Treatments

  • Moxibustion 
  • Acupressure
  • Tuina
  • Gua Sha  
  • Diet and lifestyle advice
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acupuncture


acupuncture


 

Acupuncture is the process of very fine disposable needles being inserted into certain points on the body to help balance the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the body. These points are connected to certain pathways (meridians) in your body, which Acupuncturists differentiate by assessing the tongue, pulse, complexion, and after discussion of your health. Through this method, acupuncturists are able to target more than one area of concern.

Click here to see a list of conditions in which the World Health Organization considers Acupuncture to be effective for.

 View and download a list of Signs of Imbalances in the Body, click here. 

 
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cupping


cupping


 

Cupping is the use of glass, plastic, or silicon cups on the body with suction. We either use glass cups that use a flame to create suction, or silicon cups which create suction with pressure.  The cups move Qi and Blood stagnation, as well as detoxification of the tissues and muscles it is applied to. Cupping promotes healing to the area in which it is applied, having the ability to release tight, sore muscles and fascia.  It is often used for fascial release, chronic or acute muscle pain, acne on the body, and more.

 
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chinese herbal medicine


chinese herbal medicine


 

Chinese Herbal Medicine is applied to individuals based on the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) principles. Used in conjunction with treatments, Herbal Medicine usage is determined according to which patterns the body are presenting, and what the primary concern is. A wide variety of conditions can be treated, including sleep, anxiety, the common cold and urinary tract infections. 

Sage Earth Acupuncture uses high-quality herbs. Herbs are available in tablet form or granules, which added to hot water and drank as tea.

 
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additional treatments


additional treatments


 

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is the use of a ground herb called Ai ye (mugwort). The herb is placed on the skin, on a needle, or a few inches away from the skin in a rolled form. The herb is lit and provides heat to the area of the body in which it is applied. The heat therapy provides tonification and can enhance the effect of some of the acupoints. Most patients find the effect to be relaxing and healing when applied to areas that have been experiencing tightness or lack of circulation. The practitioner and patient work together to ensure safety, comfort and adequate heat are maintained. 


Gua Sha

Gua = to scrape or rub

Sha = the redness that comes after the scraping

Gua Sha is the rubbing or "scraping" of a stone, creating friction on the skin. It is primarily used when a patient has pain, and chi and blood stagnation. 


Electrical Acupuncture

Is a low-level electrical impulse that is attached to acupuncture needles. When applied, it causes muscles to spasm or twitch, which helps to alleviate pain in the area it is applied to. 


Acupressure & Tuina

Acupressure & Tuina are manual techniques used to stimulate the acupoints and meridians of the body. Tuina is the Traditional Chinese Massage style, and can be used in conjunction with other treatments when appropriate.


Dietary Advice based on the TCM Principles

After assessing your current condition or primary concern, practitioners may address your diet in order to further the healing process. 


Lifestyle

Lifestyle consultations discuss areas such as stress, exercise, sleep and work habits to find a program that what will work best for you.