Pine & Needle

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine,
Registered Massage Therapy and more

Notice regarding reopening of clinic after COVID 19 closure:

 

Pine & Needle Wellness is currently open for in-person treatments, with the proper measures being taken to follow guidelines given by the BC Centre of Disease Control for infection prevention and exposure control regarding COVID-19.
To ensure the continued safety of patients and practitioners of Pine & Needle Wellness, we will be implementing the following protocols for the unforeseen future:

  • Staggered appointment times, to allow for proper disinfection of surfaces between patient visits
     

  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) worn by practitioners and patients, hand sanitizer available for patients upon arrival, and patients being encouraged to bring a face mask to wear throughout the duration of their visit
     

  • Pre-visit assessments are required for all patients, please visit this link to complete the online self- assessment survey before your appointment day  https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en
     

  • Anyone experiencing any flu-type symptoms such as fever, cough, sneezing, fatigue or difficulty waking up, muscle aches, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny/stuffed nose, are required to cancel/defer their appointment (at no cost), and are advised to contact 8-1-1 help line to be further advised on proper action to take
     

  • Wherever possible, physical distancing will be maintained during the delivery of care
     

  • Herbal consults for patients can continue to be offered via telephone/online appointment, where in-person care is not necessary

 

Thank you for your compliance and understanding with these guidelines while we transition back into health care services reopening for our community.    If you have any questions or concerns regarding your visit, please do not hesitate to get in touch! 

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Welcome Lisa Grierson and RMT services to the clinic!

Lisa Grierson, Bkin, RMT

Lisa has always had a fascination with the human body. Being an elite athlete in high school, she understood from an early age the importance of feeling strong and happy in her body and was shown how different therapeutic modalities greatly aided her recovery from injury.  This interest brought her to the University of Calgary where she completed her Bachelors in Kinesiology.  With this degree, she worked alongside a physiotherapist developing treatment plans and teaching exercises to clients. Throughout the years, Lisa travelled through Asia and Latin America and experienced firsthand how health and wellness is understood in other cultures.  She began practicing yoga, meditation, breathwork, mindfulness - realizing that there was much more to health than the physical body.  Lisa prioritizes living a balanced life, where physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health must all be addressed equally.

Eager to learn more and get more hands on experience, Lisa attended the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2017.  She loves massage therapy because she is able to build a relationship with her clients and educate them on how to take control of all aspects of their health.  Her treatments focus on calming the nervous system and treating the body as a whole with swedish massage, myofascial release, muscle energy technique, trigger point release and dynamic stretching.  Lisa likes to create a treatment plan that focuses on getting her client back to what they call their normal, whether it’s playing a sport at an elite level, walking their dog daily or playing with their grandchildren without pain.  How we live our life and carry out our passions is important, and Lisa is here to help her clients get back to what makes them happy!

You can book a massage with Lisa online here:

Pine & Needle Wellness gift certificates now available!
 

If you know somebody who could benefit from some self-care, this is the perfect opportunity to gift it to them!
Email pineandneedle.wellness@gmail.com to purchase or for more info.

Meet Alison Stadnyk

 
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist,
Diploma Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Alison completed her training at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences (ACOS) in Nelson, BC.  She graduated from the 5 year Doctorate of Chinese Medicine program, and is currently registered as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.), offering acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, tui-na massage and much more. 
She has previous education in the field of environmental sciences, and herbalism.


Her love for the outdoors and recreation has brought about a passion for treating sports related injuries, whether they are chronic or recent.  Alison uses knowledge and training of anatomical acupuncture to focus on treating imbalances in the body due to overstrain, sprain, breaks and general pain.

She understands the importance of maintaining optimal health and wellness of the body, in order to continue pursuing a life filled with one’s favorite activities and adventure. 

Alison also has an interest in digestive health and dietary counseling, gynecological/hormonal issues, and the treatment of fertility with TCM.
Alison believes in the healing power of “food as medicine”, and will often work with “Yang Sheng Fa”, a traditional technique of using lifestyle and food recommendations to support the patients healing.

During a session with Alison, she will guide you through a history of your own personal health and constitution, where she will discover patterns from a Chinese medicine based diagnosis which may be causing imbalance in the body.  From here Alison will develop a treatment that is tailored to your own unique needs, utilizing acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, herbalism, tui-na massage, or any other TCM techniques that are indicated for your healing journey.

 

Why Acupuncture?

It can help with

Digestion

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help to improve digestion by tonifying and boosting the Qi that is responsible for taking in the food you eat and transforming it fully into nutrients that can be utilized by your body.  It can also help by transforming or draining dampness, which is an excess accumulation of waste material in the body.

Fatigue

In Chinese medicine, the main causes of fatigue and lethargy are due to Qi deficiency, blood deficiency, or dampness.  Acupuncture and herbs can help restore energy levels by tonifying and building deficient Qi and blood, or by resolving dampness (waste material accumulating) which makes you feel heavy and lethargic.

Detoxification

Chinese medicine can help build up the body's natural ability for detoxification processes.  Ensuring all of the meridians and organ systems are balanced and in harmony will assist the body to naturally clean out toxins and waste material from the organs and tissues.

Women's Health

Chinese medicine has been gaining more awareness and acknowledgment for its ability to treat a wide range of gynecological issues.  Everything from menstrual pain and irregularities, to infertility and pregnancy care are areas that have had a history of success with treatment.  We work with acupuncture and herbal medicine to regulate the Liver meridian, which is involved in all gynecological functions of the body, as well as build the blood and Qi that is necessary to achieve regular menstrual function and fertility.  Chinese medicine uses a woman's menstrual regularity to help understand the current overall state of health of a woman.

Weight Loss

Looking at the body system as a whole, and ensuring that all of the meridians and organs are balanced is essential to establish a healthy weight.  Usually in TCM excessive weight gain is related to a pattern that we call "dampness", which is when the Qi that is meant to transform the food into either nutrients to use, or waste to discard, begins to fail and the waste material accumulates as dampness.  TCM works to tonify the Qi and drain the dampness, while establishing an eating plan that will assist these processes.

Stress

When Qi stagnates and is not able to flow freely through the meridians, problems arise. Stress is usually due to stagnant Qi that is stuck and cannot move, therefore building up frustration and
irritability. TCM can relieve stress by opening up the channels to relieve stagnancy, and can give the patient an overall feeling of relaxation and release.

 

Testimonials

"Alison from Pine & Needle is, quite simply put, amazing. I received acupuncture treatments following a shoulder surgery and couldn't have been happier with the results. Alison was always professional, courteous, kind and considerate regarding my treatment and provided a very comfortable and relaxing space. I found the entire experience both physically and mentally meditative and would definitely recommend Alison to anybody seeking TCM or acupuncture. Looking forward to my next treatment!"

— Erik Braun

 

Services

Initial Visit -  Includes a thorough consultation and treatment
Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha,
Tui-Na Massage,
Electro-acupuncture
Digestive Health Consultations &
Lab Testing:
- SIBO breath testing
-"GI-MAP" stool analysis
Apitherapy
(Using bee products therapeutically)
Honey Massage and
BeeCare Facial
Herbal Medicine Consultations
&
Custom blended herbal formulas
Sound Therapy
with tuning forks

Have a question?  Contact Alison here.

Contact Info

Phone
Email
Address

306 - 314 - 0306

Suite 201 (2nd floor), 2012 Washington St, Rossland BC