BHSc, RMT, RAc
Candice is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario serving her community in Barrie. She is a graduate of the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Academy in downtown Toronto. Her program was based on the principles of Chinese medicine and included training in cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, electro acupuncture, tuina and eastern nutrition.
Candice started out in the massage therapy profession and spent many years practicing in Barrie. After discovering for herself the transformational experience of acupuncture and Chinese medicine she began her studies and the transition to a practice based in acupuncture began.
Candice has successfully used acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions through her practice. She has a special interest in pain conditions, women’s health, fertility and stress and anxiety management. She enjoys creating a comfortable experience for clients and believes that acupuncture should be a pain free and relaxing experience.
With health and wellness being the biggest priority in her life, Candice enjoys chatting with clients about all things health related. When not working she likes to relax and she stays active with her two dogs, walking, hiking and cross country skiing. She is always reading and learning something new.
Acupuncture is one component of a system of healthcare, Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM is based on the belief that human beings are connected to nature and that we are composed of the essential elements found in nature. Health is determined by a balanced relationship between a person’s internal body, mind and spirit and their external environment. When this balance is disrupted, disease results.
Acupuncture is used to stimulate movement in the body through the insertion of thin needles. There are over 500 acupuncture points on the body surface. By stimulating these points, a reaction is created and the body begins to heal itself. This process works because we are also sending messages to the brain to release the body’s natural healing abilities and substances. The normal flow of these substances can be inhibited due to stress, poor diet, injury, lack of sleep. Modern science has shown that acupuncture works in the body through the endocrine (hormones) and nervous systems.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment option for a wide variety of conditions.
Most people report an improvement in their symptoms as well as an overall feeling of well being after seeing their acupuncturist.