After graduating from the College of International Holistic Studies with a degree in TCM Acupuncture & Moxabustion in 1999, Val, a registered acupuncturist, has completed a wide range of training in holistic healing practices.
With more than 22 years of experience practising TCM acupuncture, Val has treated a range of clients to help them with their health journey. From joint and muscle pain to hot flashes to migraines, clients have come to Val to help alleviate their symptoms through acupuncture. While acupuncture helps with pain management, it can also act as a preventative measure to a person’s long-term health and wellness plan. Val has a personable and caring nature that makes it easy for her to connect with a client and understand how to best serve them through acupuncture.
What happens in an appointment?
During intake, the chief complaints are discussed along with other signs and symptoms, lifestyle choices, personal and family health history, emotional imbalances, and nutrition/ eating habits. A TCM diagnosis is further obtained by observing certain constitutional characteristics, visual and sensory signs of imbalance and the tongue is examined and pulse palpated. An acupuncturist takes all this information into consideration when choosing the best TCM principles to follow for an intensive, individualized treatment plan. All aspects of the patient are considered when putting together and effective treatment plan. The intention of treatment will be to promote health, alleviate pain and bring a state of balance to the body’s energy networks & mechanisms.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat millions of people over the past 4,000 years. It is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Our registered acupuncturist, Valerie Rose Dyer, is a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.
Val assesses and treats clients who present a range of symptoms, including:
- sciatic pain, frozen shoulder, whiplash, joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, arthritis, traumas from injury or post-surgery, toothache, TMJ pain, pain in knees, feet, hands, elbows or stiffness and swelling in the body
- headaches, migraines and dizziness
- stress, tiredness, anxiety, depression, insomnia and poor memory
- abdominal disorders, epigastric pain, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux and nausea
- people with autoimmune disorders: fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, MS and chronic fatigue syndrome
- menstruation problem, PMS and hot flashes
- tinnitus, ringing in the ears and deafness
- atrophy syndromes, paralysis and Bell’s palsy
- oedema, urinary bladder problems and infections
- hypertension, angina, chest pain and high blood pressure
- asthma, common cold, coughing, allergies, rhinitis and sinusitis