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Any client seeking Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment is required to book an Initial Acupuncture Appointment. The initial appointment is for all NEW patients. During the first visit you can expect an initial intake, a consultation, a review of your medical history and an overview of your current health and health goals. This is so we can go over exactly what you are coming in for and determine the root cause of your discomfort.


Once we have made a diagnosis we will begin the treatment. Treatment often includes a selection of the following:

• Needling Techniques

• Gua Sha

• Cupping

• Moxibustion

• Tui Na and Acupressure Massage

• Electro Acupuncture

• Infrared Heating Lamps

• Lifestyle advice

• Nutritional Recommendations/ Food Energetics


Acupuncture needles are left in for 15-30 minutes depending on your diagnosis.This is a very relaxing experience and many people will have a little nap during treatment. Before coming into your treatment it is recommended you have something to eat to avoid any possible light-headedness and please wear loosely fitted clothing for a more comfortable treatment. Each treatment is based on the condition and progress of the patient and will be communicated thoroughly beforehand. Based on each individual case, a treatment plan, including recommended number of treatments and spacing of treatments will be created and then we reassess from there.

For example:

- Acute conditions: 2-3 treatments/week for 2-3 weeks

- Chronic conditions: 1-2 treatments/week for 5-10 weeks


The Initial appointment is about 90 minutes and follow-up appointments will be 45-60 minutes. Once you book your Initial Appointment you will receive a welcome email with an Acupuncture Intake form. This will give us time to review your chief complaints and medical history prior to treatment. We may follow up in person with further questions, diagnostic palpation and most definitely a tongue and pulse check. After the consultation we will check your pulse and your tongue, so please try to avoid coffee and coloured candies or drinks before your treatment. All of this is part of the unique diagnostic method of Traditional Chinese Medicine and will lead us to the best course of treatment for you specifically. Traditionally, acupuncture is also used for prevention and to keep the body in a healthy state. You may find after your course of treatment your energy is most optimal and balanced. We recommend revisiting us once every 2-3 weeks from there on out to assist in your preventative health care journey.


Acupuncture is a very versatile medicine since it is used to assist the body to heal itself. Our bodies are constantly working to repair themselves and find homeostasis as many things cause us internal imbalance. Our internal imbalance may be disturbed from our diets, the weather, poor sleep, overworking, emotional disturbances, and so on. Acupuncture uses specific points along the meridian system to aid in self repair. From a western medical perspective, studies have shown evidence that acupuncture meridians are part of the human extracellular matrix, also known as fascia, which is an important part of the anatomy of acupuncture meridians. Because of this we are able to use acupuncture and these other traditional techniques to help you find relief from long and short term symptoms and bring you back into balance. Often acupuncture is thought to only treat muscle and joint pain. While it’s VERY good at treating pain it is also an excellent way to treat many other common and uncommon problems.


Cupping can help release lactic acid and mobilize blood stagnation that is located in the muscle layers. It helps increase circulation and brings fresh new blood to the area to help relax and heal. We can also hold a lot of emotional stagnation in our tense muscles so cupping will help release these pent up emotions. Cupping can be used in many ways to treat a variety of problems beyond muscle pain and stiffness, such as newly onset common colds preventing it from becoming worse and speeding up your recovery; support for the respiratory system in cases like asthma; improving sleep; improving digestion, and decreasing anxiety, stress and agitation. Cupping, which is also often called Myofascial Decompression (MFD) offers great results in treating repetitive strain syndromes, tendonitis, injury or stiffness around any of the joints, low back, hips, hamstrings and shoulders, as well as muscle recovery and muscle tension pain. Cups can be applied to the back, neck, shoulders, arms, chest, legs and buttocks. In a cupping treatment we can focus on one specific area or do a full body treatment. We will apply warm glass cups to these areas of the body with a gentle oil to help glide the cups. Cupping can cause bruising but they are generally not painful and will typically fade anywhere from 1 hour after treatment to 1 week after treatment.

Ailments that Acupuncture and

Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat:

If you are unsure of whether or not acupuncture is right for you please call or text us at:

705-774-1419  and we will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns free of charge!


  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • PTSD

  • Addiction

  • Emotional disturbances (grief, irritability, shock, worry, overthinking, fear, nervousness, etc.)

  • Stress

BODY PAIN (Chronic or Acute)

  • Arthritis

  • Back pain

  • Joint pain

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Pelvic pain

  • TMJ

  • Sciatica

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Headaches

  • Sports injury (sprains, strains, breaks, muscle repair)


  • Morning Sickness

  • Discomforts/Pain in Pregnancy (Digestive, Musculoskeletal)

  • Aid in healthy pregnancy 

  • Breech baby (at 34 weeks)

  • Cervical Ripening

  • Natural Induction

  • Breast Milk Production

  • Postpartum recovery (warming the mother technique)

  • Golden Month Support 

  • Incontinence

  • Seminal Emissions

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Dribbling of urine

  • Bladder discomforts/issues

  • Male infertility

  • Prostate health 





  • Headaches

  • Colds/Flus

  • Vertigo

  • Dizziness

  • Eczema

  • Acne 

  • Facial Rejuvenation 

  • Tinnitus

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Hypertension/ High blood pressure 

  • Thyroid conditions

  • Edema

  • Asthma

  • Cough

  • Mobility/Sensory issues

  • Concussion/head trauma recovery

  • Chronic Fatigue 

  • Low energy

  • Low will power

  • Hormonal Imbalances 

  • Overworking/Overstudying Burnout 

  • Digestive discomforts 

  • IBS

  • Crohns 

  • Bloating

  • Diarrhea (acute or chronic)

  • Constipation 

  • Haemorrhoids 

  • Nausea

  • Acid Reflux/GERD

  • Oral Ulcers

  • Cravings

  • Type II and Pre-Diabetes


  • Painful periods

  • Irregular periods

  • Heavy Periods

  • Scanty or No Periods (amenorrhea)

  • PMS/mood swings/Anxiety/Depression 

  • Breast tenderness

  • Hormonal weight gain

  • Pre-menstrual/ menstrual/ post-menstrual headaches

  • Decreased Libido

  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)

  • Fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Fatigue 

  • Bloating 

  • Infertility 

  • Difficult menopause 

Danielle Traynor

Danielle Traynor

Danielle is a dedicated practitioner of the art of Chinese medical acupuncture. She graduated with honours from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy (AIM Academy) in 2018 and has continued to further her knowledge focusing on mental health and trauma, gynocological disorders and  cosmetic acupuncture. Looking good feeling good! Danielle’s treatments are very relaxing and will typically include some mild massage, cupping or moxibustion depending on the clients individual needs.

She has worked with Allie Weeks at Mobility RX since 2022 as well as having a position at Greenestone Centre for Recovery using acupuncture to help clients in addiction recovery and is very excited to join the team at Thrive Health and Athletics.

Shelby Seegmiller


In 2013 Shelby graduated from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Bedford, Nova Scotia, as an Acupuncturist. After that she sought additional education. Simultaneously she began training in the art of Qi Gong. There are 12 forms that she is required to Master, sitting and standing meditations as well as breath work and longevity practices. She believes movement is medicine and without it we begin to see decline. 

Post college she enhanced her knowledge on point location, with classes and supervised clinical work, and studied dietary therapy(food energetics) and biomedical sciences. She is passionate about supporting women through their cyclical rhythms, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause. She has centred the last couple years accumulating an abundance of information and techniques in obstetrics, fertility, gynaecology, and gut health and also became a mother herself. Her true passion is to support all people fully on their path to becoming healthy and strong. She is skilled in diagnosis and in finding the avenues of healing that suit you best according to your age and constitution.

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