While most common therapy in our Kelowna clinic is acupuncture, we also provide a large number of other natural therapies for your healing journey.
Touch for Health
Touch for Health is a system of balancing posture, attitude and life energy to relieve stress, aches and pains, feel and function better, be more effective, clarify and achieve your goals and enjoy your life! Ward was very lucky to study with the founder, Dr. John Thie, an incredible clinical mind and a wonderful person who spent his life helping millions of us.
John passed away, but his son Mathew (and tens of thousands of practitioners) continues his work. http://touchforhealth.us/
Educational Kinesiology is used in schools (labeled Brain Gym) for improving learning enhancement – but it can do a lot more than that. At a basic level, it is practicing physical movements that activate locations in our brain and connect them together, helping a person get better brain and body co-ordination. You can learn more about it here.
Berry’s Body Management
Al Berry enjoyed life as a welder until he became seriously ill. He and his wife researched and learned enough to heal him. Then they put together a system that is truly amazing. Al Barry’s system coordinates muscle testing to assess the physical, structural, emotional, mental and spiritual harmony of people and animals. Ward learned directly from Al and his most experienced student.
Ward Willison was lucky to train with Wayne Topping – one of the earliest students in the Kinesiology movement. Wayne specializes in allergy management, and has test kits with thousands and thousands of samples of allergens in them. He is truly an interesting professional.
Ward Willison has his Red Seal Chef with nutrition designation, researched 50+ books and courses on the subject, and been a student of nutrition since 1987. Since then, he has been tying it all together – melding Chinese medicine diet therapy, western diet therapy, and microbial science. Our practice includes supplements, vitamins, herbs, glandular supplements, homeopathies, tonics, etc. We have access to thousands of products, and our clinic uses them as you need them.
We have had people from all over the world tell us how their Grandmother or even their family doctor performed cupping for them. It is now a world-wide therapy, not just practiced in Asian countries. Many people have seen the Olympic swimmers with the purple spots on their backs or the baseball players. We have been cupping people every working day since 1996. Cupping is the application of suction cups. Basically, it pulls blood to a localized area, which can provide a stronger localized immune response.
The increase pressure can releases trapped matter in the muscle fibers, bringing them up to the surface for the lymph system to manage. Cupping allows muscles to contract and expand easier. It is a miracle for whiplash and most contact or trauma injuries. Once the ‘injury’ is ‘sucked out’, a person no longer gets the purple marks from the cupping. It is very interesting how well it works. We use pneumatic cups 99% of the time; traditionally practitioners use ‘fire cupping’. This does look impressive, but can burn people and the suction is a lot more and can cause a trauma (hickie). The pneumatic cups allow for better control over how much vacuum is in the suction, making for a more enjoyable experience.
is loosely translated as ‘scraping’. We gently scrape the skin with a tool, and we achieve similar results to cupping. Sometimes it does it even does better and therefore it is used in those cases. I remember being in Thailand, long before my exposure to Chinese medicine and I saw a young boy fall and immediately grab a stick on the ground and rub the hurt area. I was shocked, but know I realize he was “scraping” it to relieve the trauma.
It is another applied Kinesiology that uses a variety of techniques to affect healing. Ward studied with the founder. You can learn more here.
One aspect that contributes to our treatment quality is the amount that Ward and Heather have been injured in their own lives. They have experienced most of the ways a person can have pain; spending years in physical rehab, spinal rehab, gyms, sports trainers, and hospitals. While we often refer out to a fantastic specialist, we know a lot about strengthening and stretching parts of the body. Just ask our clients about the ‘homework’ they receive.
Shiatsu and all the other forms of friction/massage therapy. We use as much of it as necessary and not much more. There are as many styles of massage as people doing it. Ours is a mix of our training and experience.
We have moxa machines, TDP lamps, magnetic pulsers, cold light lasers, and heating apparatuses. Most importantly – our beds are heated!
In Chinese Medicine a large part of the practitioner’s role is to talk about how you got where you are. Shining light on the process of how a person gets ill can help them get out of it.
Common Sense Therapy
While there are other therapies and diplomas to talk about, sometimes a person just needs to hear plain common sense. It is the most effective therapy we know of.