Acupuncture, Aesthetic Acupuncture, Sport Medicine Acupuncture, Micro Point Stimulation (Non-Needle Acupuncture), Meridian Balancing, Concussion Recovery, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Scar Release Therapy, Myofascial and Positional Joint Release Techniques, Integrated Body Therapy
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About Colin Harris
Colin Harris completed a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Shang Hai Traditional Chinese Medicine College of BC in 2000. Colin is a Registered Acupuncturist and a practitioner of several Osteopathic modalities. Colin is also a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Nursing with acute medical experience. This combination brings a unique perspective to Colin’s practice. Over the years Colin has also integrated and hands-on manual therapy techniques in addition to traditional acupuncture, meridian balancing, and sports medicine acupuncture. Colin also provides aesthetic or cosmetic acupuncture treatments (Synergy Facial) based on training from renowned New York Aesthetic Acupuncturist Travall Croom.
Colin has also added modern technology to his practice by combining the wisdom of ancient medicine with cutting-edge technology. Colin uses AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging, a computerized diagnostic tool to determine blockages or interference in the meridian pathways that can result in energetic imbalances that may contribute to pain and tension and negative health consequences. This assessment allows for a treatment protocol unique to each patient’s specific imbalances.
Colin takes a holistic approach to the body treating the whole person and blends both acupuncture principles and classical and emerging osteopathic techniques. This whole-body approach provides a focused and specific individualized evaluation and treatment approach to everyone’s unique condition to restore three-dimensional balance and overall health and well-being. Colin bases his treatment philosophy on the Principles of Tensegrity Medicine and the search for the root cause of your condition.
Colin follows more of a Japanese style meridian therapy with his acupuncture based on AcuGraph digital imaging. Colin also incorporates manual muscle testing, motor point stimulation techniques used in sports medicine acupuncture, postural assessment, and corrective exercises, and Kinesio-taping but, also uses several non-needle techniques such as micro point stimulation and laser light acupuncture to treat conditions. Micropoint stimulation techniques can also be used to release traumatic and surgical scar adhesions to release the blockage of energy flow and improve the actual appearance of scars.
Colin has extensive training in several osteopathic techniques such as Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release, Ligament Influenced Fascial Techniques and Positional Joint Release under the umbrella of Integrated Body Therapy. These techniques are integrated with acupuncture based on the presenting condition to provide the best possible outcomes for clients.
The primary philosophy is not to chase a person's pain symptoms by providing temporary relief, but to work to permanently resolve the root dysfunction or restriction causing the pain. One of Colin’s signature therapy’s producing great outcomes is a Concussion Recovery Protocol consisting of a series of six initial sessions based on evidence-based science from the Center for Pain and Stress Research.
Through Colin’s unique combination of modalities, he provides an opportunity for change which encourages our own natural mechanisms to improve functional and structural balance, relieve pain and discomfort and relieve the negative effects of stress and enhance mobility. The goal is to achieve vital balance with your body, mind, and spirit.
For more information, visit Colin’s personal website at www.vitalbalancetherapy.ca