acupuncture by andrea kehler

Andrea Kehler is a registered acupuncturist and Reiki practitioner who has been practicing in Warman  and recently has set up shop in the Active Chiropractor and Massage Clinic on 8th Street in Saskatoon. She has worked in the health care field for over 10 years.

Acupuncture is a traditional form of medicine that originated from China, where it's been practiced for over 3,000 years. Chinese acupuncture texts with sections dedicated to obstetrics date as far back as the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

"Acupuncture treatment during pregnancy benefits both baby and mother in a safe and natural way with no side effects," Andrea said.

During the first trimester, acupuncture or acupressure may reduce morning sickness, fatigue, migraines and bleeding. During the second trimester, acupuncture can help alleviate heartburn, hemorrhoids and stress. Third-trimester benefits can include much-needed relief from sciatica, backache, pubic and joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Andrea says benefits are sometimes immediate.

Prebirth acupuncture can enhance the prospects of an efficient labour. It reduces the levels of medical interventions such as forceps and caesarean sections, as acupuncture can help induce labour and turn the baby. 

Acupuncture theory is based on the flow of energy in the body known as qi.

"Qi is the life force of the body and when qi is disrupted, a person will become ill and encounter pain," Andrea explained. "Acupuncture will restore the flow of qi and improve your overall condition through easing of pain and curing illness. Qi is distributed within pathways, known as meridians. There are 14 meridians which each have their own set of acu-points. The acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating these points with needles."

Andrea says the needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture. All acupuncture needles are individually wrapped, sterile and thrown away after each treatment. The needles are stainless steel, very fine, flexible and rounded but sharp at the tip. Their design allows acupuncture needles to slide smoothly through tissues and makes them unlikely to cause bleeding or damage to underlying structures.

"I believe intention and positive thinking play an important role in the process of healing," Andrea said. Regardless of any physical limitations, I believe it's important to focus on one's ability rather than disability. As a practitioner, I am dedicated to rejuvenating my client's body, mind, and spirit within a safe, relaxing, professional environment."

Because Andrea is registered provincially and nationally, this enables clients to recieve coverage through most health care plans.

Andrea is also certified in Reiki levels I and II, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that is also said to promote healing.

Click and print the coupon on this page to recieve $10 off your next treatment. For more information, contact Andrea at 306-261-1959.




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