Morgan Rigney , Reg. Acupuncurist
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I moved from Central Alberta to Victoria, BC to pursue my education in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2016. I studied for 3.5 years at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC and graduated in June 2019. Prior to studying Acupuncture I was never sure what I wanted to do for a career. I spent a lot of time doing Administrative and Management work until I (luckily) found my way to Chinese Medicine. I grew up on a rural acreage south of Edmonton, Alberta and made my way out here to the island to attend Pacific Rim College.
In my spare time, I love expanding my knowledge and understanding of Chinese Medicine, indoor rock climbing, and exploring my way around the island, taking photos of plants and the natural beauty of this territory.
People always ask me what Acupuncture is best for, and I have this to say — the Acupuncture needle is like a direction we give to the body. It says to the body, ‘move this here’ or ‘build this here’ or, ‘hey, you’re going the wrong way, let’s fix that’. When the body is confused, weighed down or weak, it needs a little assistance, motivation and direction to perform its regular functions. This is a very simple way of looking at how Acupuncture works and why it works, although the medicine and pathophysiology in Chinese Medicine is, in actuality, quite complex.
A needle is a tool in the hands of an Acupuncturist. This tool can help us connect with dysfunction as well as touch significant sources of strength in a patient. A needle can reduce tension in tight muscles, direct energy to areas of emptiness, subdue overactivity and move stagnation.
When body functions aren’t working, when there is pain, or when there are irregular symptoms, we know there is something blocking the natural ability of the body, or that the body is merely not strong enough due to more chronic depletion. With Acupuncture, we can regulate body substances if they are overactive or deficient; we can encourage the removal of pathogenic substances that are causing congestion or stagnation; and we can nourish and tonify diminished substances to rebuild the body’s foundation.
Come in for a treatment, if you’re curious, or if you’ve had difficulty in the past determining what is causing you discomfort or weakness. I so look forward to meeting and working with you! See my list below for common (but not all!) disorders that can be helped with Acupuncture:
- Acute & Chronic Pain
- Menstrual Disorders
- Digestive Dysfunction
- Skin / Itching Disorders
- Pregnancy Support
- Metabolic Conditions
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Mental Health Support
- Headaches & Migraines
- Chest & Lung Conditions
- Brain Health
- Energy & Vitality
- Much more!
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