Aromatica’s Jeffrey Cottam was a regular commuter to Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital last year while completing 2 different advanced courses of study in Chinese Medicine: Obstetric Acupuncture and Anti-Aging Therapy, also known as Facial Rejuvenation using a combination of Acupuncture, Gui Sha, Tuina Massage and Chinese Herbal Remedies.
Debra Betts ran the Acupuncture training for Pregnancy (Obstetrics). She is the recognized world authority in this field. In her native New Zealand, acupuncture is offered in specialized prenatal and antenatal clinics and maternity hospitals by acupuncturists and specially trained midwives. It is a trend that is becoming increasingly popular in many other countries including Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Norway and Sweden.
Jeffrey now offers these services on the Bruce Peninsula. Services promote preventative care and strengthen the mother and baby, assist with back pain, sciatica, rib pain and sympysis pubis pain which are common in pregnancy. Mothers of breech babies are treated with moxibustion and medical studies show that their babies turn by themselves successfully 70% of the time after this type of treatment – even for babies not in optimal position such as those in posterior position. Treatment to prepare the pelvis and cervix can be commenced 3 or 4 weeks prior to due date. Also, acupuncture may be used to provide a gentle, natural induction if the baby is overdue – an effective alternate to medical induction. Nausea during the pregnancy is also relieved by acupuncture and postnatal care may be continued to promote recovery.
Anti-Aging Treatment Sessions and Body Re-sculpting Treatments using Acupuncture, Gui Sha, Tui Na Massage and Chinese Herbal Remedies are increasingly popular alternatives to surgery in New York and Los Angeles and Jeffrey now offers the same treatments in his private practice on the Bruce Peninsula. A 30 day customized program uses anti-wrinkle herbs, skin-brightening herbs, acupressure, acupuncture, Gui Sha and Tui Na massage to erase wrinkles. Hand-crafted, all-natural, facial masks and creams provide for a smoother, brighter complexion also. Rejuvenating the face without surgery, shots, peeling or pain is definitely an attractive alternative for many women and much less expensive this natural way!