Jill McGovan

 Acupuncture

What I find compelling about acupuncture and Chinese medicine is how this medicine very gently creates powerful changes to restore health and a sense of wellbeing. It is holistic. It’s based on the principle that we as individuals are not a collection of separate parts but a complex web of interrelated systems that includes the environment we live in and the relationships we have. The benefits of Chinese medicine are both physical and emotional.

As a practitioner, I see everyone as an unique individual with their own story and complexities. As I strive to resolve their main complaint often they feel better in other areas of their life too. 

I sought acupuncture and everything alternative when conventional medicine kept me in a loop of getting my breath back only to backslide into another asthma attack which meant another round of antibiotics and steroids. I was caught in debilitating and depressing cycle of always trying to get better. Although only in my 20’s, I felt like an old frail housebound sick person. Acupuncture treatments helped me to catch my breath and heal.

When I “discovered” acupuncture and felt like the possibilities of my life had returned to me, a passion was ignited as well as the desire help others on their own journey to health.

It wasn’t long before I enrolled in Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, a preeminent school in The States for the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I earned my Masters degree in Acupuncture and its various tools as well as Chinese herbal medicine.

My training and experience help my patients on their personal voyage to health. Whether we are addressing a long term problem or one that has just appeared, I work hard to create a professional yet nurturing environment so I can deliver the most effective treatment. I work with each client to find the best approaches to promote vitality, physical health, personal integrity and self awareness. I encourage clients to be an advocate for their health care needs and help them find ways to live a healthier life.

I have helped people with a wide variety of complaints but my experience and continuing education has lent itself to a specialty in women’s health care, digestive issues, pain and stress management.

I look forward to being a part of each patient’s journey. I never tire of the amazing results that Chinese medicine delivers. Its an honour to witness the relief that people feel and the healing they experience. As one client put it, “ I feel like myself again.”

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