Diplomate of Acupuncture Joyce Kawalchuk discusses TCM, 5 elements, cosmetic acupuncture, gut health, farmers markets and needle alternatives. She also discusses marketing tips, her clothing line and ways to stand out if new in town.
Joyce Kawalchuk is a Diplomate of Acupuncture by NCCAOM and attended the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. She has training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, Western Medical Theory, Cupping and Eastern dietary therapy. She has clinical experience working at the Veteran Affair (VA) Health Care System as well as the spa and wellness industry and is now flying solo in her West Valley Phoenix location.
Many patients come in as a last resort. Blood work and other tests are within range but they are still experiencing issues and symptoms and the patient knows they just aren’t right. Musculoskeletal pain is most common reason people seek acupuncture but also depression, smoking cessation, lose weight and more.
Blood work and other tests are within range but they are still experiencing issues-try acupuncture
– Musculoskeletal pain is most common reason people seek acupunctureShould you use needles , cold laser or acupressure?
Should you insert the needle deep or shallow?
when should you use a TCM vs a 5 elements acupuncturist? pain vs global symptoms
Since she knows several styles of acupuncture, are there certain points that are standard and how does she pick the best points?
Fire, earth, metal, water and wood are the 5 elements, learn a little about them and how treatment changes based on this approach versus a more prescriptive TCM basis. When should you see a Five Element vs TCM
– the 5 elements, learn a little about them and how treatment changes based on this approach
Her major focus on picking what type of acupuncture and where to stimulate points is based on the intake and taking a detailed history. Pain management and digestive and gut health is a big passion of hers. She focuses on how food choices, cold vs warm properties (Eastern thoughts) and more can heal the gut issues you may be having. Joyce also approaches Eastern ideas like only drinking warm water in a more delicate way so people can incorporate them into their lives.
-. Pain management and digestive and gut health is a big passion of hers.
Reasons to think about the texture of food. What type of marketing does she do at farmer’s markets? How does being “warm” or “cold” natured affect your food choices?
How does being “warm” or “cold” natured affect your food choices?
Do you have to believe in acupuncture so that it works? Your outlook could help but is it necessary. Natural pain substances are released with this treatment.
What is cosmetic acupuncture? Does it work, is it as striking as the medical route? Fine lines, darkness under the eyes, acne, and rejuvenation or just a few of the cosmetic scope that she is good at. The key is helping collagen and elastin production, revitalize that matrix and restore elasticity and lifting in the skin. Tune in to find out the protocol for these amazing cosmetic acupuncture benefits, it is not as many as you think.
-cosmetic acupuncture . The key is helping collagen and elastin production, revitalize that matrix and restore elasticity
When is a good time and age to begin cosmetic acupuncture?
What is the point of cupping and what are a few of the variations including gua-sha?
When you are new in town or just opening a clinic, Kawalchuk recommends focus on your education and expertise and present that to the community. Capitalize on your skills and what you have to offer, especially if you don’t have the funds to advertise a lot.
Capitalize on your skills and what you have to offer, especially if you don’t have the funds to advertise a lot
If you are thinking about being a licensed acupuncturist, you need to experience first. Also find a mentor to show you what to expect and inform you about the field.
Future of acupuncture is growing because they are showing up in hospitals.
Joyce enjoys volunteering at the local Woman’s Club.
She has a custom clothing business www.janaktull.com that has one of a kind colorful and funky stuff including yoga pants and light jackets and just plan Fun patterns and we geek out about it near the end of the episode.
Make time for your significant other. She does QiGong exercise (slow moving motions focused on breath and intention) along with a slow morning routine to get focused for the day.
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