Registered Acupuncturist in Smithers, BC.
Soul Point Acupuncture was established in early 2017 and is now operating within the new Trillium Integrative Health Centre in Smithers, BC. Our vision is that of a holistic approach, which incorporates the mind, body and spirit. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine bring the body into alignment by helping the body heal itself. Everyone deserves to live a healthy, peaceful and pain-free life; we help you achieve this.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an effective form of medial treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have used this non-invasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.
Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, as well as improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless, and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical conditions.
Benefits of Acupuncture
There are many articles available for further research into the effectiveness of acupuncture online and elsewhere. The best way to determine whether acupuncture is a good match for your condition, is consultation with a certified acupuncturist.
Several years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) published an official report listing 31 symptoms, conditions and diseases that have been shown – in controlled trials – to be treated effectively by Acupuncture. Some of these conditions include: neck, knee & low back pain, sciatica, headaches, hay fever, arthritis, depression, and more.
I struggle with chronic migraines, and have been working with Savanna over the last couple of months to treat and decipher the mechanisms of my headaches. I have gone from week long migraine episodes, to 1 or 2 days at a time. My use of medications is decreasing as my overall sense of well being increases. I am now spending more time outside of a brain fog. Last night, I landed on her table in full migraine, and for the first time ever I experienced a migraine completely stop within minutes. I never imagined that would be possible without drugs. Savanna is wonderful to work with, and has really invested time and focus into my health struggle. For the first time I am realizing that there is a modality that can shift things for me, and break the cycle of suffering. I am looking forward to continuing to work with her, and to changing my patterns of pain into a new and healthier place. Acupuncture is amazing!! Thank you so much Savanna.
A few days ago, a reoccurring hip/ knee problem of mine ( diagnosed before as arthritis by a medical doctor) resulted in me experiencing painful walking and climbing stairs. This greatly impeded my mobility over any distance I walked. Luckily, Savanna treated me with acupuncture, with needles in my arms and legs, 2 treatments over the two days. Although better, I still was having difficulty later on in the day. Today she put one needle in a new spot on my arm and the pain and impeded movement disappeared. Amazed that repetition and knowledgable needling would relieve my problem so quickly. Savanna, thank you for putting me on the right track and relieving my problem. My only disappointment is that you will not be in Huntsville Ontario when I return this week to continue with treatments for other issues.
From a sceptic to an advocate in one easy session with 8 tiny needles and 1 competent professional. My chronic neck issue continues to feel released and this is 2 months later. Highly recommend.
Thank you, thank you for relieving so many of my aches and pains from pregnancy and then breastfeeding!
You were a star treating John’s neck, his mobility was so improved it was amazing…only wish you lived closer.
Treatments & Services
In Chinese Medicine, an underlying principle is that illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the focus of healing is on the individual, not their illness, and all the symptoms are seen in relation to each other.
The first visit is an initial consultation to discuss your health concerns and determine if this is the best avenue for you. This will also include an acupuncture treatment should you make the choice to start treatments.
Follow Up Treatment
This is a follow up appointment or ongoing acupuncture treatment for those that have completed their initial consultation.
Individualized Treatment Plans
Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may receive different acupuncture treatments. Your initial consultation will consist of a full review of your health history and an assessment of your current condition. This information will be used to develop a full treatment plan that is suited to your individual needs.
Meet Savanna Levenson, Registered Acupuncturist
Savanna is originally from Victoria BC, where she finished her undergraduate degree in biology. She lived in the Northwest Territories after leaving BC and came back to BC to settle in Smithers in 2011 with her husband and three children, two horses, a donkey and numerous other animals. Savanna is an avid horsewoman who also has her level one coaching certification for English riding. She completed the 3 year degree in Acupuncture from Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology and graduated in 2016. Her style of Acupuncture follows those of Dr. Richard Tan and Master Tung while incorporating traditional theory. These styles use mostly distal needling below the knees and elbows.
In British Columbia, the requirement to be a Registered Acupuncturist consists of a 3 year program with over 450 hours of clinical experience and 2 years of post secondary education. The 3 year degree covers all modalities in Chinese Medicine, including knowledge of western medical diseases and specialties.