Dr. Grieve is passionate about natural healing methods that emphasize both disease treatment and prevention
Dr. Brenna G.
Dr. Brenna Grieve is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) and a registered acupuncturist (R.Ac). She completed her doctorate and a 3 year clinical internship at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She then continued her studies with an internship at the Mianyang Hospital of TCM in China. In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine prescriptions, she utilizes modalities such as cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, auricular treatments and diet therapy in her practice. While maintaining a general practice, she also has a particular interest in women’s health, mental health, and facial acupuncture.
Initial Acupuncture Treatment … 130
*New Patients*Initial visit includes an assessment of detailed health history, symptoms and treatment goals. Acupuncture treatment and additional modalities are used as needed.
Follow-up Acupuncture Treatment … 95
Brief reassessment, acupuncture treatment and additional modalities as needed.
Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment … 150
Includes an assessment of treatment goals, facial needling, facial cupping and gua sha. Each treatment is uniquely tailored to achieving patients skin health goals. Most commonly treated conditions include, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, melasma, rosacea, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, MS, facial paralysis, bell’s palsy and more. *Covered by extended health benefits*
Chinese Medicine Herbal Consultation 20 Minutes … 35
Cupping 15 Minutes … 30
Cupping treatment to address areas of tension, boost immunity or relieve common cold symptoms.
Labor Preparation Treatment … 95
Performed 4-6 weeks before reaching full term pregnancy. Acupuncture treatment to manage late term symptoms and to begin softening the cervix in preparation for delivery.
Labor Induction Treatment45 Minutes … 60
(Not available in online booking) Needs to be offered and discussed with existing patients
How does acupuncture work ?
Acupuncture works by utilizing a number of different mechanisms. By needling specific acupuncture points on the body, the central nervous system is stimulated. This in turn, releases pain relieving and anti- inflammatory substances into body which encourages a return to homeostasis. Local acupuncture points will also increase blood flow to injured areas resulting in further pain relief. While working with the central nervous system, the response to chronic pain can be altered. Acupuncture treatments have influence over the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine and immune systems of the body.
What can Acupuncture treat?
Over 200 different disorders are recognized by the World Health Organization as treatable by acupuncture. Some of these include, musculoskeletal, neurological, gynaecological, fertility, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive system, urogenital, skin, eye, psychological disorders and so much more!
How it works?
When acupuncture needles are inserted, blood flows to the area which stimulates cell re-growth, collagen and elastin production. Motor points to release and lift facial muscles are also chosen depending on each patients tension carrying patterns. Accumulation of tension in facial, jaw, scalp and neck muscles are some of the factors that lead to sagging, wrinkles and dullness. Beyond the local points of the face, each treatment includes body points to regulate hormones, digestion, inflammation and stress which can all contribute to dermatological conditions. Facial acupuncture can be used in conjunction with and to help prolong the anti-aging effects of botox, filler and some cosmetic surgeries.
Facial acupuncture can be used to:
- Decrease fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve complexion and elasticity
- Balance hormones to improve conditions like melasma, rosacea, acne
- Reduce local inflammation in the face
- Balance oily and dry skin
- Reduce hyperpigmentation
- Create symmetry of the face, lift & re-set muscles
- Improve neuromuscular conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, MS, TMJ, bell’s palsy and paralysis
Dr. Brenna’s most treated conditions include:
Women’s health conditions such as:
Conditions of pregnancy and postpartum such as:
Lack of Breast Milk
Mental health conditions such as: