Emily Dunn, R.Ac., B.Sc.
Owner & Operator
R.Ac. (Registered Acupuncturist)
What inspires me as an acupuncturist is the ability to use a millennia-old, drug-free method to help people relieve their symptoms and facilitate natural healing.
I love how as an acupuncturist practicing acupuncture from the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, no two cases are treated the same. I use what you tell me about your general health and time proven diagnostic tools to determine the best treatment for you.
I primarily perform Dr. Tan’s Balancing Method of acupuncture, which is a systematic way of balancing the meridians of energy which acupuncture is based on. It works almost immediately with a very high success rate by releasing blocked energy. Whether your symptoms are 20 years old or recently acquired acupuncture can help. The Balance technique works very well on arthritic joints, back pain, neck pain, sinus pain, and even nausea during pregnancy. Acupuncture also treats auto-immune conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Since meridians are both superficial and run deep into the body at the organ level this method also works wonderfully at addressing internal disorders such as insomnia, seasonal allergies, anxiety and a wide variety of other conditions.
I also love incorporating ear acupuncture in my treatments. As in reflexology, the entire body is reflected in the ear where one small needle can address that bothersome knee pain or that dizziness you’ve been experiencing for months.
One of my most memorable clients was a woman who was in terrible pain from arthritis in almost all her joints. When we started she was very upset, uncomfortable and shaking from the pain. By the time she left she was smiling from the decrease in pain we achieved in just the first session and her smile got brighter and brighter as the treatments went on.
Another dramatic example that comes to mind is when a gentleman who had insomnia for over 30 years started sleeping remarkably well after just one treatment.
I also perform cupping therapy where glass cups are suctioned onto the body and left in place or “moved around” with oil acting and feeling like a deep tissue massage. This therapy increases blood flow to the area, helps to pull out toxins from the body and relaxes the muscles. This makes it an effective therapy to treat muscle knots, cellulite, colds, lung conditions, digestive issues and to promote relaxation.
I studied in Ottawa at the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine to become a registered acupuncturist and graduated top of my class with honours. I have had additional training in the Dr. Tan’s Balance Method and Master Tung’s Points. I also have completed a facial rejuvenation course for cosmetic acupuncture.
Taking my dogs out on off-leash walks where I can see them run freely and play.
Tending to my plants and being out in the garden.
Creating in the kitchen without a recipe.
Reading both fiction and non-fiction.