Tammy Stunden, Acupuncturist
Tammy Stunden comes to DH&W as a Registered Acupuncturist, but firstly with a history of being a patient herself at Dalhousie Health & Wellness. Her introduction to natural remedies and cures led her to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Now, she hopes to spread health and wellness to others with this ancient modality.
Having a deep understanding of traditional and oriental medicine, she uses the relationship of the 5 elements within the body, signs and symptoms along with tongue and pulse diagnosis to initiate the best course of treatment. With a special interest in gut health, digestion, psycho-emotional issues and musculoskeletal strains and injuries, she endeavours to enlighten and educate patients about their body and its magnificent self healing power.
Treatments may include: acupuncture, tuina massage, cupping, blood release & detox, acupressure, Qi Gong and moxibustion.
Tammy lives in St. Catharines with her 2 teenage children, husband and dog Dakota. A lover of sunshine, nature, yoga and cooking, she is also a certified Yoga Instructor and a Reiki practitioner.
Acupuncture for Fertility
If you are trying to get pregnant, or struggling with an irregular menstrual cycle, acupuncture can help you. We will meet with you to discuss your individual situation and provide professional medical recommendations, but generally we recommend 1-2 acupuncture treatments per week for 3 cycles. This provides a variety of benefits, including enhancing the uterine lining, increasing egg and sperm quality, and maintaining overall hormonal balance.
Acupuncture can be very helpful during your pregnancy. It can be beneficial for those who are pregnant and looking for natural ways to maintain their baby’s health until they deliver. The most common uses of acupuncture during pregnancy include soothing aches and pains associated with pregnancy, helping to turn a breech baby, labour preparation and natural induction for overdue babies.
Acupuncture for Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain that affects people, regardless of age, gender, or demographic. As a result, back pain is one of the most prominent reasons that people come to us for acupuncture services. Acupuncture for back pain is a common natural solution that many people turn to in order to allow the body to naturally heal and relieve pain. By stimulating the nervous system, the pain that you are feeling in your back can be substantially relieved.
Acupuncture and Emotions
Emotions can play a significant role in the diagnostic process within Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, Chinese Medicine teaches us that the number one cause of internal dis-ease is caused by emotions. Acupuncture can aid in the movement of stuck emotions and invoke a sense of wellbeing.
Digestion & Gut Health
Traditional Chinese Medicine holds the stomach, gut and intestinal tract in high regard for overall health. Any disruption to this system can lead to other health issues if not treated. Bloating? Diarrhea? Belching? Constipation? Acupuncture and lifestyle recommendations can assist in alleviating gut issues.
Acupuncture for Injuries & Pain
Acupuncture is a tool for pain management and injury recovery. In addition to other services, Acupuncture can help speed up the recovery phase by moving stagnation and initiating the body’s true healing process. Joint pain & stiffness, sciatica, backache, numbness and tingling are some of the many pains that may be eased with Acupuncture.