Acupuncture and Naturopathy

Anne Bernard is an amazing Acupuncturist; she is quite compassionate and very knowledgeable, with a true desire to help others to get well and to find a healthy balance in their lives. I suffered from chronic depression for 23 years and Anne was able to help me to improve my emotional state through Acupuncture as well as dispensing advice on healthy vitamin supplements, minerals and herbs with which to help overcome the depression.

Now, I am depression free for the first time in my adult life, thanks to Anne.

Acupuncture treats the whole of our being, body, mind and spirit. It is an ancient system of medicine which is used in the restoration and maintenance of health, as well as in the prevention of illness. In Chinese medicine, any illness or symptom is seen as an imbalance in energy, so the focus is on detection of subtle signs of energy imbalances; the sound of the voice, color of the tongue and energy pulse readings are all indicators or either harmony or imbalance.

There are several aspects to treatment: the use of sterile, disposable needles to balance and harmonize the energy; moxibustion to warm and build the energy; and herbal remedies to treat acute or chronic illness and pain. Acupuncture can be very effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including the following:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Drug, alcohol or smoking addictions
  • Constipation
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Indigestion
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause or PMS
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Ulcers

Changes in the patients' lifestyle, such as nutrition and exercise, may also be recommended to help support the benefits of a complete program. Duration and frequency of treatments depends on a variety of factors such as length of illness, lifestyle, and medications taken. The aim of Vie Harmony is to give the minimum number of treatments and assist nature to restore greater health.

Acupuncture and Cancer. While acupuncture can't treat cancer itself, the therapy may help patients overcome cancer-related pain and fatigue (as well as certain side effects of standard cancer treatments). At Vieharmony we have successfully helped many patients coping with cancer, obtaining particularly good results in areas such as Relief of Cancer Pain, Easing Post-Chemotherapy Fatigue, Treating Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting, Reducing Radiation Side Effects.

Naturopathy is the theme and integral foundation underlying all the programs and services Vie Harmony can provide you. It is an established discipline which seeks to restore and support the inherent healing systems in Nature, using techniques that are in harmony with our natural processes. These natural and non-invasive methods safely minimize any risks of harmful side effects.

At Vie Harmony, our comprehensive approach to health will address four primary aspects of your life: Environmental Influences; Nutrition; Exercise; and Emotional Balance.

Every illness or condition is the result of one or more underlying causes, often found in a complex interaction amongst your lifestyle, diet, genetic predisposition or habits. A Naturopath will assess all these combined factors in order to see you as a whole person, and then tailor programs that meet your specific needs.

When your pain and symptoms persist, your energy lags, or you just know that your body needs something more, please contact us. Our goal is also to teach you the principles with which to live a healthy life so that major problems can be prevented, and you too can experience what it means to feel Alive Within.

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