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Jessica Bugra, R.Ac

Jessica Bugra is a licensed acupuncturist from the Fraser Valley. She is passionate about raising awareness of advancing, well-researched and tested alternative therapies. Her goal is to help enhance your well-being and inspire you to live a more mindful life. Jessica pursued Traditional Chinese Medicine at the PCU College of Holistic Medicine. She uses the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine to safely and effectively support healing.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

TCM is a system of healing that is over 2000 years old 

  1. It uses a sophisticated method of diagnosis that factors in age, sex, genetics, diet, lifestyle, emotions environment, and even the current season to determine the cause of symptoms 

  2. We observe the body in a dynamic state, including observations of pulse, tongue, the physical body (skin, hair, nails, strength of limbs, body’s alignment etc.) and vitality. 

  3. The diagnosis and treatment is unique to the individual

  4. Based on the philosophy of Daoism (or spelled Taoism); which essential is the idea of living in harmony with nature and ourselves and keeping a balance – the yin and yang balance  

  5. The purpose of TCM is to treat not only the symptom but the root of the disease, reinforce the correct energy flow or qi, eliminate anything in the body that does not serve it, and regulate homeostasis