A Registered Acupuncturist is part of the ministry of health as a regulated profession and is one of the safest medical modalities. An Acupuncturist tries to create an optimal environment for the bodies own natural healing processes and to restore maximum function thereafter. Utilizing the Neurological, the Endocrine and the Immune systems acupuncture techniques create a cascading effect signalling in the body to move towards a balanced homeostasis. Acupuncture allows the body to find its way back to health very quickly as blockages in flow are removed and normal flow enhanced. It is an ancient system that continues to be refined and improved as the science and experience grow. There are over 13000 studies on Acupuncture and there is robust evidence for neck, shoulder and knee pain as well as headaches. There is multiple studies showing positive effects for plantar heel pain, anxiety, depression, TMJ, IBS , insomnia and Asthma in Adults.
ABOUT THE PRACTITIONER
Kevin Scrimgeour graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours Degree in Psychology and Biology in 1992. He attended the Canadian Institute Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from 1994-1998. He graduated with a Doctorate in TCM and is currently a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) with the Ontario College of TCM and Acupuncture. Kevin has been practicing for over 20 years and has treated more than 10000 clients. Kevin specialized in acupuncture as a complimentary therapy for mental health and addiction in medical detox clinics across Vancouver for over ten years. Kevin is trained in Trigger Point Therapy and Biopuncture as practiced by the American Academy of Pain Medicine and follows closely the methods of the late Dr. Janet Travell. He also uses many styles of painless acupuncture including German Auricular Medicine created by the fMRI findings of European neurologists, Japanese and Korean acupuncture as well as Medical and Chinese Mainland Style Acupuncture. Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, electro-acupunture as well as various Energy Psychology such as EFT, TFT, mindfulness and Hypnosis are used when appropriate.
An avid nature lover Kevin is a certified bear viewing photography guide, Canoe Guide and Shinrin-Yoku forest bathing facilitator. Also Kevin enjoys practicing and teaching mindfulness and Taichi. . A father of two boys he and his wife enjoy being back in Huron County close to family and old friends.