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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP)

Eileen Seto, MSc, RAc, RTCMP

Eileen Seto, MSc, RAc, RTCMP

Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner

Available for online booking

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 1pm-8pm
Tuesday: 10am-3pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm

In 2010, Eileen completed her 3-year training to become a Registered Acupuncturist in British Columbia. In 2012, she completed another two years of training in herbal medicine to become a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. After several years of professional practice in Victoria, BC, Eileen has moved back to her home province of Ontario having been raised in Belleville she has chosen Ottawa as her new home and is now a Registered member of the CTCMPAO www.ctcmpao.on.ca

Eileen holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo, and comes from a previous career in the IT field. This strong background in analytical thinking, along with decades of personal studies and practices in eastern wisdom, meditation and healing arts, allows her to convey her knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in a way that demystifies these ancient healthcare modalities. 

Eileen’s clients describe her treatment style as gentle, compassionate and effective. She treats a wide range of conditions, from acute and chronic pain, to all types of internal systemic disorders. She has a special interest in women’s health, mood disorders and stress management. She aims to meet each client where they are at, and assist them in taking their next steps towards achieving optimal health. This process involves imparting an understanding of the nature of their symptoms, and how taking a holistic approach with diet and lifestyle recommendations from a Chinese medicine point of view can form the foundation for a lifetime of vibrant health and wellbeing.

 

The Benefits of Registered Acupuncture & TCM

Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.

Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being. Many celebrities are sporting the signature marks of Traditional Chinese medicine, check out these articles on Justin Trudeau’s Cupping and Michael Phelps

Case-controlled clinical studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Depression
  • Peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Headache
  • Induction of labor
  • Leukopenia
  • Morning sickness/Nausea and vomiting
  • TMJ (temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Renal colic
  • Sciatica
  • Stroke

The following diseases, symptoms or conditions have limited but probable evidence to support the therapeutic use of acupuncture:

  • Abdominal pain (acute gastroenteritis or gastrointestinal spasm)
  • Alcohol/Tobacco dependence and detoxification
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Cardiac neurosis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Craniocerebral injury, closed
  • Earache
  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
  • Female infertility
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Gastrokinetic disturbance
  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
  • Insomnia
  • Lactation, deficiency
  • Ménière disease
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Postoperative convalescence
  • Prostatitis, chronic
  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Retention of urine, trauma
  • Sialism, drug-induced (excessive salivation)
  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
  • Stiff neck
  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic
  • Vascular dementia
  • Biliary colic
  • Tennis or Golfers elbow
  • Facial pain
  • Hyper/Hypotension
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sprain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Acne
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cancer pain
  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
  • Competition stress syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
  • Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
  • Facial spasm
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
  • Gouty arthritis
  •  Hypo-ovarianism
  • Labour pain
  • Sexual dysfunction, non-organic
  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Pruritus
  • Raynaud syndrome, primary
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Urolithiasis

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?

Registered Acupuncturists/TCM Practitioners study any where between 3,600 hours to 4,000 hours and are regulated under a Provincial College.  Practitioners incorporate 5000 year old ancient Chinese medical theories of Acupuncture, cupping, herbal therapy, dietary therapy and physical therapy that includes tuina  and  Qi Gong exercise/meditation. Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM), emphasizes that illness is an imbalance in the body. Treating illness is a matter of harmonizing the Qi (pronounced Chee) and restoring the natural balance in the body. TCM believes in the innate ability of the human body to heal itself by inviting the body back to health, rather than to forcefully impose change. The process involves developing awareness and responding to the body’s ability to adapt to change, physically, emotionally and spiritually. TCM’s strength lies in its ability to respond to chronic illness.  An integrated approach is encouraged, drawing upon the advances of Western medical technology and the holistic perspectives of TCM.

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Acupuncture and TCMP Price List

Initial consultation/diagnosis & treatment = 90 minutes = $110

Follow up Acupuncture/TCM = 45 Minutes = $70

Follow up Acupuncture/TCM with cupping = 60 minutes = $85

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