Acupuncture and Holistic Healing
Dr. Amanda Perizzolo
I am often asked by patients "what made you want to become an acupuncturist?" I love the idea of seeing the body as a whole and looking to treat the root of the problem, as well as the symptoms. This is a beautiful, complimentary medicine that can help people heal. By working closely with MD's, naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and massage therapists I believe a team approach can help anyone achieve their health goals regardless of how much they may be struggling.
My whole life has been centered around the concept of living a healthy life. From a young age I was a competitive gymnast who learned very quickly that health is achieved by becoming fit, a healthy diet, work life balance and most importantly a mind-body-spirit connection.
I am a born and raised Calgarian who after studying psychology for 4 years, decided to go back to school for Traditional Chinese Medicine. After completing my doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I decided to take my education one step further by completing my Sports Medicine Acupuncture (C.SMA) certification. So off to California I went, to train with one of the top sports medicine acupuncturists in the world! Since then, I have been fortunate enough to treat athletes from all over the world. This experience has been unreal!
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
Sports Medicine Acupuncture
Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health
Fertility and Women’s Health
With the knowledge that we are all unique, I approach my patient care with that same understanding. By dedicating time to collect relevant information and documents, assessing the patient, and listening to their concerns, I am able to diagnose, and develop a unique treatment plan. I maintain a global view of the patient’s mental, emotional, and physical health as I address their concerns and provide the framework and support for them to achieve optimum wellness.
EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
B.A. with a major in Psychology- Athabasca University
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Certification - Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
C.SMA- Sports Medicine Acupuncture Program, San Diego, California.
Providing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to adults and children. TCM includes acupuncture, cupping therapy, herbal prescriptions, gua sha, tui na, dietary therapy, and exercise. Enjoy your session in an environment that is peaceful and calm, and allows you to rejuvenate and heal.
Acupuncture and how it works.
Acupuncture is the use of ultra-fine needles inserted into specific points on the body. Each point on the body stimulates the body's natural ability to heal by eliciting different responses in the brain via neurotransmitters
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for over 2,000 years. It is a complementary medicine that is made up of many different components including acupuncture, cupping therapy, herbal prescriptions, gua sha, tui na, dietary therapy, and exercise. It focuses on a mind-body-spirit-connection and assists the body in the healing process for a wide variety of conditions.
We use a specific diagnostic process to help determine the underlying cause of health issues. We then focus our treatment plan on treating the root AND the symptom(s) the patient is experiencing.
Acupuncture needles are as thin as a strand of hair which means most people don’t even feel them being inserted into the skin!
Is Acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is extremely safe when it is performed by a registered acupuncturist. We are specifically trained for years to ensure our patients' safety. The needles are pre-sterilized and single use only. The treatments are drug-free and patients do not have to worry about having an adverse reaction.
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
According to the World Health Organization acupuncture is used to successfully treat the following conditions:
· Musculoskeletal injuries
· Neuromuscular conditions (such as arthritis, neuralgia, fibromyalgia)
· Cardiovascular disorders (such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, anemia)
· Emotional & Psychological Disorders (depression, anxiety, stress reduction)
· Gastrointestinal Conditions (IBS, nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, ulcers, gastritis)
· Headaches & Migraines
· Women & Men’s Reproductive Health
· Post stroke recovery & Cancer care
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