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Laura Kaufer

ACUPUNCTURIST

Hi I’m Laura!

I’m a Registered Acupuncturist and a passionate advocate for holistic healthcare. My mission is to alleviate pain, facilitate healing, and restore balance within the body.

One question I am often asked is,

“Why should I choose Acupuncture? What are the benefits?”

Here are a few reasons why it could be exactly what you need!

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Why Choose Acupuncture?

What are the benefits?

Regulating stress

A key benefit of acupuncture is that it downregulates the sympathetic nervous system’s stress (‘fight flight or freeze’) response and upregulates the parasympathetic nervous system’s homeostatic response instead.

This alternate state of the nervous system promotes healing, digestion, and disposal of metabolites from the body.

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Balancing

the body

The goal of each session is to align yin and yang, hot and cold, qi and blood to create harmony in the body. With this (re)balancing, the body can better ward off and fight infectious diseases, stressors, and poor lifestyle choices.

Seasonal Attunement treatments

These treatments, done during the first 15 days of each season, prepare the body for the upcoming environmental changes.

For example, we would work to release excess heat in the summer and warm the body’s meridians in winter.

It is also a great time to talk about food choices so that they better align with the new season.

Image of young girl in a field of flowers experiencing seasonal allergies. Seasonal Attunement treatments through acupuncture can help with seasonal allergies.

Pain management

It is beneficial to regularly align the muscles and connective tissue and reduce nerve impingement to prevent future injury. Acupuncture sessions work by flooding the body with natural painkillers like endorphins.

Preventative medicine

  • Keep menstrual cycle regular.
  • Keep hormones balanced.
  • Keep muscles and connective tissue toned and lubricated.
  • Reduce stress on mind, body, and spirit.
  • Prevent future pain!
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Address the nervous system

From pain to stress, acupuncture is the medicine that directly works with the nervous system.

Signs that your nervous system is affected include:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • overthinking
  • rumination
  • numbness, tingling and sharp pain
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What to Expect

What you get with me as your practitioner is a wonderful blending of ancient wisdom together with a modern understanding of physiology, neuroplasticity and the latest research. I provide…

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  • A variety of Acupuncture and Non-Acupuncture options, like Fire Cupping, Gua sha, Acupressure and Moxibustion.
  • An evidence-based practice. I combine traditional empirical Chinese knowledge with a modern-day understanding of nerve and muscle anatomy along with the latest published research studies.
  • A mind-body approach. I am always considering the mind when treating the body and the body when treating the mind, as Chinese medicine and I consider them to be one and the same. Health in a person manifests in the whole being – mind, body and spirit.
  • Background in nutrition: I did both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in nutrition. I combine this with the Chinese Medicine dietary concepts of eating according to the seasons and your body’s constitution. If you’re interested, let’s talk about food choices and recipes!
  • Trauma-informed, compassionate approach alongside a judgement-free space focused on informed consent.
  • Tailored treatments. I commit to meeting you where you’re at, on the day of our session, knowing that we are beings living and responding to an ever-changing environment.
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Chinese Medicine Modalities

Chinese Medicine encompasses a range of holistic healing practices that work in synergy to restore balance within the body, alleviate discomfort, and reduce pain.

While some of these modalities may be unfamiliar, you can find out more HERE!

Areas of Focus

Pain Relief
Head Health
Women’s Health
Stress & Mental Health

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Other health conditions I address include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Elbow pain (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow)
  • Insomnia/Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Fatigue
  • Lyme Disease support
  • Nutritional and dietary guidance
  • Pediatric conditions
  • Sciatica/Lower back pain

Find out more about some of the modalities I use HERE!

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Get in Touch!

Let’s Work Together

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Where to Find Me

I currently practice out of Stouffville Natural Health Clinic (Stouffville) and Aurora Prime Physiotherapy (Aurora) in Ontario, Canada.I have also worked with Toronto AcuBirthing and West End Mamas to provide acupuncture and Chinese medicine to support pregnancy and ease the transition from pregnancy to parenthood.” portion underneath it.

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AURORA

LOCATION

Aurora Prime

Physiotherapy

372 Hollandview Trail

Unit 107

Aurora, ON L4G 0A5

Wednesdays:

12:30pm-5:30pm

Fridays:

12:30pm-5:30pm

STOUFFVILLE 

LOCATION

Stouffville Natural

Health Clinic

37 Sandiford Dr #209

Whitchurch-Stouffville

ON L4A 7X5

Tuesdays:

12:00pm-7:00pm

Thursdays:

10:00am-2:30pm

Alternating Saturdays:

9:00am-1:30pm