Heart & Hands Health Collective

We are a Community Acupuncture & Holistic Health Collective in the heart of Lkwungen Territories (Downtown Victoria, BC). MASKS STILL REQUIRED.

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Post-COVID/Viral Recovery Moxa Kits

We wanted to offer a simple way to boost immunity and relieve some of the debilitating symptoms of long COVID. 

Chinese style moxabustion or “moxa” consists of mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris) rolled into a cigar-like stick. It has been traditionally used on specific acupuncture points during the changes of season to boost immunity and prevent illnesses such as the common cold and flu.

This package provides common and simple to locate acu-points that effectively boost immunity, energy levels and stamina, that may support your recovery for post-COVID/viral recovery.

Kits as well as individual moxa sticks are available in our lobby!

How To Nip (Poke) Hayfever In The Bud

As any Victorian knows, as the City of Gardens, it also equates to the “city of seasonal allergies”. Unlike many other cities which have a much shorter blooming season, our mild climate is bounty to lush, green, pollen-y misery for many hay fever sufferers. For some, allergy season can start as early as late January depending on weather and what decides to pollinate.

In Chinese Medicine, seasonal allergies are seen as an invasion of external pathogens from the environment, which usually are defined as wind, heat, cold, damp and airborne allergens would also qualify. Therefore, to alleviate allergy symptoms, utilize agents that expel wind and cool down the heat. Over-the-counter medications do just so, but kinder alternatives would include these following simple home remedies:

Cervical Ripening Vs. Labour Induction: A Comparison

Community Acupuncture is extremely helpful for supporting pre and post-natal conditions. It is natural, drug-free, minimally invasive and focuses on preventative care to ensure optimally positive outcomes, not to mention being accessible, affordable and community-based!

Acupuncture can do SO MUCH MORE than Labour Induction! The objective is to promote positive outcomes in the weeks leading UP TO childbirth as well as decreasing pain and complications during and after childbirth. Acupuncture can support and prepare a mother’s body for a more effective, natural vaginal birth. It has also been shown to decrease the incidence of complications such as the need for medical induction and/or cesarian section.

Sarah & David’s Spring Season Tips

Spring is the time of renewal, growth and new beginnings. According to the philosophy of Five Elements of Chinese Medicine, spring corresponds to the “Wood” element, which correlates to the Liver and Gallbladder energies. The Liver is responsible for the smooth flowing of Qi (energy) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. If the Liver energy is out of balance it can manifest as anger and frustration. This can worsen stress-related issues like PMS, trouble falling asleep, muscle tension, IBS and even allergies. 

Learn more about specific practices to seasonally optimize your routine according to Traditional Chinese Medicine!

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