Have you ever struggled with hormonal imbalances? Do you want to find a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety, improve digestion, and keep your hormones balanced? If so, then you're going to love today's blog post!
I'm chatting with Kacie Krecolowich, a registered acupuncturist and owner of Silk & Palm, about all things acupuncture. I've struggled with hormonal imbalances in the past, and Kacie has been able to help me keep my hormones balanced, reduce my stress and anxiety and improve my digestion through acupuncture.
Kacie is an expert in her field, but she cares deeply about helping people reach their health goals. If you're interested in learning more about what Kacie does outside the office or how her practice has grown over time, scroll down for our Q&A!
I've struggled with hormonal imbalances in the past, and Kacie has been able to help me keep my hormones balanced, reduce my stress and anxiety and improve my digestion through acupuncture.
She's also given me holistic ways to relieve stress and anxiety- which we love.
Kacie is highly knowledgeable, but more importantly, she's warm and inviting—which is exactly what you want in an acupuncturist!
If you're looking to learn more about acupuncture or to work with someone who can help you manage your hormones, stress levels, fine lines + wrinkles, acne, and acne scars, Kacie is your girl.
Keep reading to learn more from Kacie herself.
Interview with Kacie Krecolowich
What is acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the main modalities within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been around for thousands of years. It involves using very thin needles placed into specific areas of the body depending on what health concerns we’re working on.
From a Chinese Medicine perspective, there are meridians that run along the body, and energy (Qi) flows inside them. This energy can become blocked or stagnant, causing an imbalance of Yin + Yang, which is when illnesses and disharmony arise. Acupuncture works by reestablishing the flow of Qi along these meridians, harmonizing the body and restoring the delicate balance of Yin + Yang.
What services do you offer at Silk & Palm?
I offer regular acupuncture, as well as facial acupuncture and body cupping, at my boutique treatment studio in Toronto, Ontario,
What are the benefits of acupuncture (facial and everyday acupuncture)
Acupuncture works by stimulating the body to heal itself! Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body with high concentrations of nerve endings, which trigger biochemical and physiological changes in the body. It gently shifts you from your sympathetic state (fight or flight) into your parasympathetic state (rest + digest), which is extremely important because it’s the only place your body is able to heal.
Facial Acupuncture works by causing micro-trauma to the skin, which signals the body to send collagen to the area to heal. It also increases blood flow which oxygenates the cells and speeds cell turnover!
What are some common health concerns you address with your clients?
I tend to treat more internal issues like women’s health + hormonal imbalances (endometriosis, PCOS, painful cramps, PMS, infertility, etc.), digestive concerns (bloating, loose stools, constipation, acid reflux, etc.), sleep + stress issues, anxiety + depression, headaches, allergies and everything in between.
And with facial acupuncture, I address issues like fine lines + wrinkles, acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, dullness, redness, eczema, and psoriasis and preventative.
How often do you suggest someone does acupuncture to see the benefits?
It’s typically recommended 1x weekly at the beginning, which allows the body to come back into balance and for us to address the health concerns - after that, we would start to space out the treatments and get onto a maintenance schedule.
Facial Acupuncture is recommended 1x weekly for 6-12 treatments depending on age, lifestyle and skin concerns.
Does acupuncture hurt?
It shouldn’t. That doesn’t mean you won’t feel it, though. ”Deqi” refers to a feeling a patient gets when the needle inserted has activated Qi on an acupuncture point. This is often the goal during the treatment, and because Qi is now activated, it can do as needed in the body to heal. Some common sensations you can experience during treatment are pressure, heaviness, dull ache, tingling, and warmth.
What do you love the most about your job?
Being able to be a part of someone's healing journey brings me so much joy and fulfillment as an acupuncturist — I just want people to feel good, be happy with how they look and be educated on their health so they can make informed decisions about their body and wellbeing :)
If you are interested in trying acupuncture, Kacie has generously offered $15 off your first treatment at Silk & Palm if you mention my name, Kaila or The KM Method.
Thank you for reading, and I will see you next week!