Services – Acupuncture and Wellness Treatments
I focus on treating the whole patient and the root cause of your health challenges. As a result, you will not only experience an improvement in your specific condition but better overall health and sense of wellbeing.
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Craniosacral Therapy
Everyone deserves a healthy life. You have within you the potential to heal. Sometimes guidance and support is needed to see that potential become a reality.
Healing is a very individual journey. Get the support you need on your journey to health with experienced, intuitive hands firmly based in years of knowledge cultivation.
The natural healing force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.
Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe, natural and drug-free health care system that can provide immediate relief and long-lasting benefits. It is relatively painless and most people find the treatments very relaxing.
Acupuncture is safe and effective for people of all ages regardless of their stage of life.
For children, acupressure is often used but acupuncture itself may be used to quickly resolve symptoms such as high fever, sore throat and digestive disorders. Either acupuncture or acupressure may be used for pain, digestive issues, poor sleep, poor physical and/ or mental development and much more. Kids respond very well to treatment and the needling is done quickly.
What can acupuncture treat?
Digestive: Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Hyperacidity, Indigestion, Poor absorption
Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Back pain, Muscle cramping, Muscle pain and weakness, Neck pain, Sciatica
Respiratory: Asthma, Bronchitis, Common cold, Sinusitis, Smoking cessation, Tonsillitis
Psycho-emotional: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Nervousness, Neurosis
Gynecological: Pregnancy and postpartum issues, Infertility, Menopausal symptoms, Premenstrual and menstrual irregularities
Neurological: Headaches, Migraines, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, Postoperative pain, Stroke
Miscellaneous: Immune system support, Addiction control, Athletic performance, Blood pressure regulation, tinnitus, vertigo
Chinese Medicine is a holistic medical system that has been practised in Asia for more than 3000 years. It uses a unique whole body approach to health care.
Chinese Medicine aims to identify the root cause of symptoms and disease and treat the overall body pattern. For this reason Chinese medicine can be effectively applied to treat a wide variety of health concerns.
I assess my patient during an in-depth consultation and determine where the imbalance in the body’s organs and meridian energy system is originating, then uses the appropriate therapeutic modality to restore the balance.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle and very relaxing form of bodywork.
The Craniosacral system consists of the membranes and fluids that surround the central nervous system from the cranium (skull), to the sacrum (tailbone) as well as interconnected membranes throughout the body.
Any type of imbalance or restriction in these areas can lead to a variety of sensory, motor, or neurological dysfunctions in the body.
It involves very gentle manipulation for remedying distortions in the structure and function throughout the systems.
A practitioner is able to “listen” with their hands to what is called the cranial rhythm, which runs throughout our bodies and helps guide to areas of disfunction or health.
What can it treat?
CST can help a wide range of ailments such as headaches and migraines, pain syndromes, TMJ, stress, emotional issues, insomnia, etc. It works by supporting the body’s ability to free up restrictions and heal from physical or emotional traumas that may have occurred anywhere in the body.
Chinese herbal medicine aims to eliminate the root of a disease rather than just its symptoms, thus achieving a state that is truly disease free. These medicinals help stimulate the body’s and mind’s natural healing potential and balances the body’s systems for lasting wellness. The herbs can be successfully used to treat a very wide range of conditions which include:
Gastrointestinal disorders, skin diseases, Gynecological conditions, fatigue, rheumatological and pain conditions, respiratory conditions, psychological conditions, allergies and more.
Used correctly, herbs are safe for children, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, before and after surgery, for the young and old.
*Gabrielle Steinberg sources the herbal medicine from reliable, fully tested sources to ensure avoiding contamination of heavy metals and other pollutants.
Massage, Acupressure and Cupping
Gabrielle Steinberg blends Eastern and Western styles of massage and has offered massage treatments for almost 2 decades.
A blend of Shiatsu acupressure, cupping, Chinese massage (tui na) , deep tissue, cranio sacral therapy and more allows for improved circulation and your body, muscles and nervous system to deeply relax and heal.
Nutrition and Lifestyle Counselling
Mainstream medicine does not emphasize the significance of poor nutrition as a major cause of a wide range of health disorders. Although most people are aware of the benefits of sound nutrition, the range of conflicting information available to the consumer is often confusing. I believe each individual has personal needs when it comes to food and nutrition. We will together work at discovering food options that you digest with ease and support you to feel well.
Sometimes you may not be sure what lifestyle choices will help increase and maintain good health. Whether it be an exercise or stretching plan, meditation, self care ideas, stress management or other concern, we will find things you can easily do in your daily life that will make you feel happier and healthier, help increase your energy and focus and give you more ease in body and mind.
Breath is life. When we stop breathing we no longer live.
The breath has powerful effects on our physical, emotional and mental state.
Breath can be a gauge of life force and it is the only autonomous bodily function that we can control. The breath moves through our body from birth until death and we inhale and exhale approximately 20,000 times per day so cultivating our ability to breathe consciously, with control as needed is very powerful and healing. With so much tied up in our breath – and the simple gift of being able to work with this most potent of autonomic functions – it’s worth exploring the benefits of conscious breathing.
If you’ve ever been stressed or anxious, the first thing that deserts you is the breath, your chest tightens and as the lack of oxygen hits your body, your anxiety increases. Simply breathing deeply a few times can shift our perspective and ability to cope with the stress. The quality and quantity of energy and the way it flows through the physical and subtle bodies, has the ability to enhance or inhibit well-being. The oxygen that is provided to all the organs and cells of the body comes through the humble breath.
I can guide you with techniques to breathe in ways that can help your overall health, increase relaxation and reduce stress, as well as some techniques to reconnect with your inner self and to break through potential emotional blocks impeding your health and more.
Harmony Wellness Centre
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4B4