If you have health needs, we can help
Hello, and I'm Mei Wei. I'm a Registered Acupuncturist (RAC), and a Registered Chinese Traditional Medicine Practitioner (TCMP), and I can help you with your health needs.
I've worked in acupuncture and Chinese traditional medicine for over 25 years, and I have extensive experience with treating all sorts of problems. I've met with and treated over 100,000 patients, and I'm sure I'll be able to help you with any problems you may have.
We have a small, but clean modern clinic in Cambrige, Ontario, equipped with the latest in Chinese Traditional Medicine techniques.
I am confident that for any problem, we'll be able to figure out a plan that works for you. If you have any concerns, please call or come by for a quick consultation! I'm always open to new patients, and I know that I can help!
Acupuncture is often seen as the definining treatment, of Traditional Chinese Medicine, though there are many other additional viable treatments.
Traditional Chinese Medicine in itself is a massive body of knowledge, incuding a long history of clinical usage for disease prevention, health mainteance and rehabilitation. As an encompassing term, it includes a wide range of therapies, from acupuncture to Chinese herbal therapy, moxibustion, pressure cupping, and so on.
The biggest question many ask - does it hurt?
Standard acupuncture needles are so thin, that they can fit within a standard hypodermic needle. With an experienced practitioner, most patients hardly feel them, or they'll feel as nothing but a slight annoyance. So don't be scared, this is a perfectly safe procedure that will not cause pain.
In traditional Chinese theory, the proper flow of Qi (natural healing energy - lifeforce) along meridian channels is necessary for the maintenance of health and bodily balance. Specific points can be needled using acupuncture to promote or to restore the smooth flow of Qi, reducing bodily disharmonies and attaining energy balance.
Modern research has shown that acupuncture can elicit biological responses, from activating various physiological pathways to psychological responses in the brain and periphery. Research has focused on the effects of acupuncture specifically on the nervous system, with the needles directly causing its effects through nerve connections.
Studies have shown the efficacy of acupuncture in applications including:
Meet with Mrs. Wei, where we'll discuss the specific concerns regarding yourself. We can discuss treatment plans, lifestyle adjustments, or referrals to other specialists, all to make sure that we solve your problems as best as we can!
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into the skin and underlying tissues at specifically located points on the body. These needles are so fine that it can be fit into a standard hypodermic needle - it won't hurt.
Moxibustion treats diseases through thermal stimulation by applying the heat produced by ignited “moxa-wool” or certain other substances over specific areas of the skin. It can be performed using needles or directly on skin.
Suction is used to draw skin into the cup, used to dispel stagnant blood and lymph and improve qi flow, relieving pain. The cups are usually placed on the back, neck, shoulder, and other soft areas of the body.
A more intensive form of acupuncture, heated needles are used in place of standard needles. These insertions are often deeper, and can cause more significant effects when the application of a small mneedle is insufficient.
Instead of a needle, physical pressure is targeted towards acupuncture points. This pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or using various devices, and may be supplemented by rubbing or rolling.
Our clinic is located near downtown Cambridge, Ontario, just 10 minutes away from the 401, and a short drive from nearby cities.
Come down for your first visit today!