Registered Acupuncture
Cupping Therapy - Table Thai Massage - Reiki

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Accepting New Patients

Book now, for Registered Acupuncture openings

starting August 9th, 2022!

We are excited to welcome Registered Acupuncturist, Andrea Jones R.Ac. to our team. Andrea and her family will be moving to Castlegar, from Edmonton during the month of August. Andrea is a true healer with a background in Nursing, Thai Massage, Cupping Therapy, Reiki, Meditation, and Registered Acupuncture.

Andrea is currently accepting new and previous Acupuncture patients. Please Note: previous Acupuncture patients of the clinic will not be charged as initial patients.

Andrea will also be offering one hour Table Thai Massage Treatments and Reiki treatments as well as half hour Cupping Therapy. These treatments are booked separately from her Registered Acupuncture treatments.

Please Note: Thai Massage and Reiki treatments are not covered by third party insurance. Cupping Therapy, as a stand-alone therapy, is not covered by third party insurance and is only covered when included in one of Andrea's Registered Acupuncture treatments.

Andrea graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). Over the last 18 years she has worked in multiple health care settings here in Canada and in the United States, with a clinical focus in emergency medicine and critical care. Her extensive experience within the allopathic system and her own journey with chronic pain allowed her to experience gaps within our healthcare. Inspired by this, Andrea began training in various areas of integrative medicine.

 

In 2020, Andrea obtained her Diploma of Acupuncture with distinction from MacEwan University. Prior, to obtaining her Diploma of Acupuncture, Andrea graduated from Pacific Rim College in 2013 with a certificate in Thai Massage Therapy and certification and advanced training in cupping and gua sha. Andrea also has certification in meditation instruction from Lifestyle Meditation and is an Usui Reiki Master and Violet Flame Reiki practitioner. Over the past 9 years Andrea has built a thriving integrative practice in Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Andrea is passionate about blending allopathic medicine, eastern medicine and energy healing to bring all aspects of each patient into balance; formulating unique individual treatment plans to support you in living your most empowered life. Andrea’s unique blend of training allows her to see your health from various lenses making connections that may be otherwise overlooked.

 

Areas of specialty include mental health (anxiety/depression), emotional trauma, stress, chronic pain, queer health and complex illness. Andrea is excited to bring her practice to the community of Castlegar and bring her passion of integrative wellness to you.

Registered Acupuncture

Acupuncture rebalances the body’s energy flow, known as Qi (Chi) through the insertion of ultra-fine needles into specific points on the body along energetic pathways, referred to as meridians. There are 365 points along 12 main meridians.

As a Registered Acupuncturist, Andrea will often use additional Traditional Chinese Medicine Techniques such as Acupressure, Cupping, Gua Sha, and Tui Na massage during a treatment.

 

By doing an in-depth intake through the lens of Chinese Medicine a working diagnosis is determined which then evolves into an individual treatment plan. This form of medicine focuses on treating the root of the issue while incorporating mind, body and spirit.

There are a myriad of diseases and conditions for which acupuncture is an appropriate treatment option. The body of research in support of acupuncture is extensive and expanding. Acupuncture can work beautifully in conjunction with western medicine. 

Andrea Jones R.Ac.
Registered Acupuncturist

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy is a noninvasive body work technique that creates suction on the skin with the intent to increase blood/qi flow and remove pathogenic factors. Cupping can be done on various areas of the body to treat musculoskeletal pain, digestive symptoms, asthma/allergies, women's health and so much more. By manipulating the exterior of the body and assessing the resulting cupping marks the acupuncturist can influence meridians and focus on specific internal organs relating to your Chinese Medicine diagnosis. 

Please Note: this service, as a stand alone therapy, is not covered by third party insurance and is only covered when it is included in one of Andrea's Registered Acupuncture treatments..

Table Thai Massage

Andrea is a certified Thai Massage Practitioner offering Table Thai Massage. Please Note: this service is not covered by third party insurance.

Each Table Thai Massage session is based on a detailed health assessment, intuitive health reading and collaboration between patient and practitioner.

The session is a beautifully blended treatment that fully encompasses healing for mind, body and spirit. Thai massage uses acupressure along energetic lines called Sen with fully supported yogic stretching to open the body. It is used to alleviate pain, stress and tension while supporting internal organ function. 

Reiki

Andrea is a Usui Reiki Master and Violet Flame Reiki practitioner. Please Note: this service is not covered by third party insurance.

Reiki is a form of healing that works with universal energy. So what is universal energy? We are energy, what we eat provides energy, the planet is energy and our environments are energy. Life and its unpredictability can sometimes cause this energy to be unbalanced.

Using reiki symbols we can influence this energy to flow back into alignment in our and around our body. When we are in harmony energetically the body functions at its best.

Reiki can alleviate stress, calm the mind, support digestion, aid in sleep & bring clarity to daily life. Reiki sessions can be held in person or virtually via zoom.