Rowena is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists in British Columbia (CTCMA) and is certified in Constitutional-Facial Acupuncture by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield of New York.
Through her gentle needling technique and individualized care, Rowena strives to empower her patients to find healing on many different levels of their life-physical, mental and emotional.
PCU College of Holistic Medicine, Acupuncture Diploma
Chi-Akra Center for Ageless Aging, Constitutional-Facial Acupuncture, Certificate
CSNN, Advanced Holistic Nutrition, Herbs for Holistic Nutritionist Certificate
Alive Academy, Applied Nutrition Diploma
Alive Academy, Vegetarian Nutrition Diploma
ICS Canada, Natural Nutrition Diploma
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts Diploma
Acupuncture is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can treat a wide variety of health problems and promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health and improve overall function. By stimulating the body's various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestion function and sense of well-being. All needles are very fine, thin and disposed of after one-time use.
Rowena treats a wide variety of patients in these areas:
Pain and tension management
Stress, anxiety and insomnia
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To learn more about acupuncture and Rowena's treatment procedure, click the FAQ button below.
This therapy takes its name from the cups that are used to create a vacuum effect over the stagnate areas of the body. It acts as a reverse massage, pulling the tissues upwards instead of pressure being applied. Once the cup is in place, it can be moved along the skin using oils in a process called sliding cupping. This therapy works by loosening adhesions and increasing blood circulation. It wakes the body and makes it feel invigorated, while at the same time producing a profound level of relaxation.
Cupping therapy is often used to:
Soften tight muscles
Relieve myofascial pain
Increase circulation to tissues
Open lymphatic pathways, draining toxins
Relax the nervous system
Cupping Therapy is a tool used to supplement and amplify the results of an Acupuncture treatment. You can book cupping on its own and still benefit from it.
Micro-needling is a very safe, natural, effective and holistic alternative to injectables and invasive lasers. The results are long term and the recovery time is minimal. This cost effective, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment targets a diverse range of skin concerns.
Micro Needling is derived from ancient acupuncture and mesotherapy. The treatment begins with body Acupuncture to relax the mind, balance hormones, diffuse digestive discomfort and increase blood production and flow.
During the treatment, the microneedling device is gently glided over the skin while tiny punctures are created within the epidermis and dermis that encourage the skin’s own natural healing response, leading to the production of collagen and elastin.
Benefits of MicroNeedling:
Minimize pore size.
Reduces hyperpigmentation and evens the skin tone
Improves the quality and texture of the skin
Stimulates the production of collagen, tightening the skin
Reduces the appearance of crows feet and lip lines
Smooths fine lines and may help fill in pitting or areas lacking structure
Smooth acne scars or burn scars
Helpful for removal of blackheads due to hormonal acne
Stimulates the production of collagen, tightening the skin
** Up to $99 can be covered by most extended health benefits.
FACIAL RENEWAL ACUPUNCTURE
Facial Renewal Acupuncture is a traditional Acupuncture treatment with an added focus on the face area. It can be used in both preventative and corrective measures to treat a variety of ailments in the skin including wrinkles and age spots.
The tiny pins create micro-traumas in the skin that promotes collagen and elastin production as well as increase the healing rate of the skin in the specifically needled areas. .
The treatment begins with body Acupuncture to relax the mind, balance hormones, diffuse digestive discomfort and increase blood production and flow. Then an Acupuncture treatment is performed on the face to bring focus to the areas of concern. This treatment is therapeutic, rejuvenating, relaxing and provides overall health benefits.
Rowena uses Facial Acupuncture to help:
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Increase acne healing rate
Boost collagen production
Brighten skin tone and improve texture
Strengthen muscle tone
Relieve tension in facial muscles
Improve overall skin health
Improve stress levels and relax the mind
TCM FOOD THERAPY
Shi Liao or TCM Food Therapy is one of the therapeutic modalities in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It identifies the nutritional properties of foods and applies individual food as preventative measure to counteract or prevent diseases. It's goal is to adjust yin(cold) or yang(heat) conditions in order to achieve the balance and its therapeutic effect. TCM Food Therapy also seeks to balance the five flavours (sour, bitter, sweet,spicy, salty) and restore wellness through nutrition and not by counting calories.
This discipline is playing an important role as a supplementary healing technique in conjunction with Acupuncture, cupping and other TCM modalities.
The basis for Rowena's recommendation is a food journal where you write down everything you consume for three days. Rowena will evaluate your journal, then Rowena will discuss a diet plan that makes sense for you.
Tui-na (pronounced twee-nah). Originated in ancient China and is believed to be the oldest system of bodywork.
Tui-na can be described as a form of therapeutic head massage-stimulates the flow of Qi to promote balance and harmony within the body using many of the same principles of acupuncture.
Head Tui-na focuses on the meridians and acupuncture points of the scalp, face, neck and shoulders and helps to naturally restore the body’s energetic balance which can be negatively impacted by today’s fast-paced and stressful lifestyles.
It involves a gentle manipulations which provide a deep sense of relaxation and rejuvenating experience among numerous other benefits.
Some of these include the relief or improvement of many health/age related conditions such as:
• Stress and Anxiety
• Neck, shoulder and back pain
• Abnormal energy levels
• Mental/cognitive issues
• Sinus pressure/infection
• Post-stroke issues
• Computer syndrome
Rowena bills directly to most extended health providers: Pacific Blue Cross, Green Shield, Great West Life, Sunlife Financial, Manulife, Industrial Alliance, Chambers Of Commerce
ICBC: If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, Acupuncture is covered and billed directly to ICBC.
What Clients are Saying
" Rowena was very professional and attune to my needs. She was very thorough in my health analysis, explaining along the way. She has a patient and caring method which is appreciated. Rowena is very informative and helpful in my goals. Her acupuncture treatment had many benefits such as relaxing and rejuvenating. She attentively put together a health plan for me to improve my lifestyle. I would whole heartedly recommend Rowena for your next treatment as it was a great experience. "