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Steven Enman-Beech is a Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac.) trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) acupuncture techniques, as well as modern biomedical approaches to acupuncture. He graduated from Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in Toronto, Canada with a Diploma in Acupuncture & Moxibustion. This multi-faceted education program included training in tuina massage, cupping, guasha (press strokes), shiatsu, herbology, and internal martial arts such as Tai Ji, Qi Gong, and Xin Yi, as well as advanced seminars with Kiiko Matsumoto (Master of Japanese-style acupuncture) and acclaimed lecturer, author, and translator Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallée.
Steven's practice is based on the fundamental belief that traditional and modern medicine are complementary approaches to the same system. This is one of the fundamental laws of yin and yang theory, which is the foundation of T.C.M. philosophy: apparently opposite forces actually support, nourish, and balance each other. If the relationship between yin and yang is applied to the relationship between traditional and modern medicine, we see how each can make the other more understandable and effective: Western science is discovering new ways of looking at concepts that traditional healers have been describing for thousands of years, and traditional approaches to health care are providing new directions for Western medicine to explore in the treatment of difficult conditions. You will encounter this application of yin and yang theory working with Steven, who offers a solid traditional approach with a significant modern influence.
Your first visit is booked for 60 minutes so that we can go over a detailed intake and consent form together. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out the form, or you can download and fill one out below, and email it to email@example.com before your visit. Follow-up treatments are either booked for 30 minutes (needles only) to 45 minutes (needles and moxa and/or cupping). Occasionally you may wish to book a 60 minute follow-up, which would include needles on the front and back, in consultation with your acupuncturist.
Download a digital fillable form here. Please note you must download the form to your device first, then fill it out and email it back.
Wear comfortable clothes that can roll up at the sleeves and pant legs, or shorts and a tank top or t-shirt. Alternatively, sheets will be provided for draping and warmth as needed.
Phone Mid-Valley Health at 902-825-1567 to schedule a treatment, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibility of home visits.
How Many Treatments?
This is a complicated question: some people respond immediately during their first treatment, some require several visits before they start to observe changes. It also depends on whether it is a short-term or long-term issue to be treated. In general, 6 -10 visits is considered one course of treatment for one issue. Some ongoing or chronic concerns may respond to ongoing treatments 1 - 4 visits per month. After one course of treatment, many people find regular weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly visits beneficial.
*For those in financial need, please ask about a sliding scale option based on your personal financial situation.
Acupuncture is covered by many insurance providers. Please check with your insurance company for how much coverage they provide. Some insurance providers allow for direct billing, and some require that you pay the acupuncturist first, who then gives you a receipt to be reimbursed by the insurance provider.
474 Main Street
Middleton, Nova Scotia
Please contact me at email@example.com to discuss the possibility of home-visits, if you cannot make it to the clinic.
Tuesdays 9am - 5pm
Thursdays 9am - 5pm
Other treatment times may be available upon request.