Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are ancient methods of preventing or treating disease of all kinds. Even in modern times, these modalities still have the power to prevent or treat many forms of disease and disharmony. Elizabeth Heffelfinger is proud to offer a range of acupuncture services to patients in Halifax and throughout the surrounding area.
In general, acupuncture is a highly personalized method of treatment. All treatments are designed to provide exactly what the patient needs at that time.
Acupuncture can be effective in treating:
However, it is important to note that, like any form of medicine, there are certain circumstances that are difficult to change. There are times when bringing some relief and comfort, rather than perfect health, is what acupuncture can provide.
Elizabeth provides responsible care and, in certain circumstances, it might be appropriate to work in conjunction with other conventional western medical treatments.
What to Expect
All appointments last 1 hour. Together we go over your medical history, and review what you are coming into the office for and then Elizabeth provides an acupuncture treatment.
As each patient is different, a treatment plan is discussed together, and is based on the severity of the presenting illness and the patient’s needs. Treatments can be weekly, every 2/3 weeks, monthly or seasonally, as needed.
Various dietary and lifestyle guidelines will be presented as “homework” for the patient. This “homework” is meant to assist the patient’s movement toward health.