TREATMENTS2018-07-13T21:17:05+00:00

Treatments

Sometimes we just need a new perspective. A new way of looking at how we are showing up in the world and how our current perspective is creating our experience. Our body and language are the roadmap, they tell the story of our history.

Healing takes courage and a willingness to take full unbridled responsibility for your life. Consider that your current consciousness (perspective) is giving rise to a certain outcome, and a shift or evolution of that consciousness (perspective) is required to begin creating a new experience.

With this context in mind, not everyone is ready to do this kind of work. Sometimes people want a quick fix from their ailments and there are a lot of healthcare practitioners that thrive in this arena. I am not one of them. I can treat your pain effectively but what my practice is really about is connecting the ways in which your behaviours and emotional states are involved with your physiology and your physical body.

There are 3 main ingredients to your success.

  • Commitment: Honouring the ebbs and flows of your evolution.

  • Willingness: A genuine desire to look at yourself and be brutally honest about what has gotten you to this point.

  • Responsibility: A willingness to then take complete responsibility for your life. This means you will have to give up blaming anyone and any circumstance that are outside of yourself.

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I have successfully worked with a variety of conditions ranging, but not limited to:

DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

  • IBS
  • Chrohns
  • Constipation
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Acid Reflux

PAIN

  • Various Aches and Pains all over the Body
  • Numbness and tingling of the limbs and extremities
  • Headaches

WOMEN’S HEALTH

  • Menopause
  • PMS
  • Irregular Periods
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Ammenorhea
  • Painful Periods
  • Fertility

GENERAL HEALTH

  • Chronic fatigue and other energy issues
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies
    • Seasonal including Sinusitis
    • Food
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Low Immunity
  • Blood Pressure Issues
  • Circulatory Issues

If you have questions about something that isn’t listed here please feel free to reach out to me at paula@drpaulawoodward.com.

Types of Treatments

Acupuncture is the insertion of tiny needles to send subtle, yet effective, messages to the body to shift itself into a more balanced state.

Treatment plans can also include herbal medicine, cupping and essential oils.

Herbal Medicine – Chinese herbal medicine is hailed as the oldest and most extensive use of herbs and plant medicines in recorded history. We look at herbs differently than western herbalism. In Chinese Herbal Medicine we understand their effect in the body by understanding their flavours and thermodynamics. Herbal formulas are used to support physiology being brought into right relationship. We open what is blocked and support or nourish what is deficient. The result? You experience more flow physically, mentally and emotionally.

Cupping – Excellent for fascia and musculoskeletal work. Negative pressure is created inside the cup, the cup is then placed on the skin where the fascia and muscles are released. Cupping is also used to stimulate the immune system and move stagnant blood, lymph and Qi.

Essential OilsMuch to the same degree as herbal medicine, we work with essential oils to support the therapeutic outcome of the treatment. Oils excel in their ability to shift mood almost instantaneously and deeply nourish our physiology. They are directly incorporated into the session if deemed necessary.

When working with essential oils QUALITY IS KEY.

A good essential oil is paramount to getting the full medicinal effects. My five rules of thumb are these:

  1. They are 100% pure. A lot of companies will add other oils and impurities and degrade the quality. You can test for quality and purity but doing a 60 second test. Put one drop of oil on the palm of your hand and rub together for 60 seconds. At the end of the 60 seconds, there should be no residue left. If there is, your oil is not pure.
  2. The plant is harvested in its native land.
  3. It is harvested at a time when the therapeutic benefits are at their maximum.
  4. The plants are grown as close to organic as possible
  5. They are tested for impurities every step of the way.

Plant Medicine

Herbal Medicine and Essential Oils fall under the umbrella of Plant Medicine. While not all practitioners of this medicine share this viewpoint, I have come to intimately know that while plants contain a multitude of medicinal chemical compounds they also possess a certain spirit. This thinking goes a little deeper than the current thought about herbs, oils and other medicinals. The idea is that plants are made of body and spirit and have the capacity to interact or be in relationship with our bodies and our spirit. This means we are in relationship with what we are taking in and it is in relationship with us. What gets created through that interaction is a new and integrated sense of health and harmony.

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