CONTRIBUTION · 7th September 2010
A new business in Terrace, using traditional Chinese medicine, is having great success with patients.
Cheri Reidy R.Ac., of Nourishing Life Acupuncture, is helping patients with everything from twitching, to pain from whip-lash.
Cheri is a graduate of the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She opened her business earlier this year in hopes of being able to help residents of the northwest.
We spoke with a few of Cheri's patients to get some first count stories.
One of her patients, who requested to remain anonymous, has been going to see Cheri to overcome a case of Myoclonus, a twitching issue, that developed as a side effect of medication. Within weeks there was a complete cessation of spasming and twitching.
"Through perseverance," said Cheri, when asked about how she treated this patient. "There are over 400 acupuncture points and many have a specific purpose and others have a wide range of use."
She added that she uses a combination of trying to bring about balance and basically trying to free any obstructions in the channels.
Channels also known as meridians are like river-ways for energy in our body. According to Cheri, our bodies have 14 of these meridians.
"Where there is not blockage, there is no pain," said Cheri. "And where there is no pain, there is no blockage."
She added that this is true for the emotional being.
Another of her patient's, Kirsten Cordeiro, has been going to Nourishing Life Acupuncture to be treated for whiplash, since March. Since her visits, Kirsten has been feeling relief from her headaches as well as her back and shoulder pain.
"It has decreased the severity and frequency of the headaches," said Kisten. "Each day I feel like a different person when I get off of that table."
Kirsten noted that she finds it very calming and relaxing, which has been a benefit.
Of all the places Kirsten has been going, Nourishinig Life Acupuncture has had the most effect.
Kirsten also mentioned that she found Cheri to be very caring and that she felt very cared for which she feels is very important.
For more information of how Acupuncture may be able to help you contact Cheri Reidy R.Ac. at 635.7055 or email cherireidy,,,yahoo.ca
Nourishing Life Acupuncture is located at 201-4546 Park Avenue.
Helping With My Addiction - Alcohol
Comment by Anonymous on 12th September 2010
I started Acupuncture about six weeks ago while in Day Treatment. Cheri has been comimg to our sessions first thing twice a week.
I have never had Acupuncture performed on me. I was fearful at first, however, it didn't bother me. I noticed a change when Cheri was gone for two weeks. The first week was fine, however the second week was uncomfortable for me. During that week I noticed that I was quite anxious, nervous and thought of drinking.
I mentioned this to Cheri when she came back. I do believe that Acupuncture has worked for me. I never did pick up a drink but for someone struggling with an addiction that they consider taking this up. It worked for me and I will continue with it after I finish my Day Treatment.
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... and no it doesn't hurt!
Comment by Linda Hawes on 9th September 2010
After suffering with constant, aching, headache-causing, sometimes stop-me-in-my-tracks pain for the last 30 years following a car accident, I had tried every pharmaceutical the medical community had to offer. None of them worked. Nor had physiotherapy. The pain had gotten so bad, that the simple motions of riding in a car was more than I could handle anymore.
Then 3 months ago I began accupuncture with Cheri Reidy. Today I don't even think about pain. I don't have to plan my day around it, or limit my activities because of it. I just live.
Thank you, Cheri.
And by the way, no, the needles don't hurt.
Comment by James Cordeiro on 8th September 2010
Kirsten is always so much better in mind, body and spirit after her appointments. I'm a skeptic about a lot of things but this really does seem to work for her.