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Meet our pros: Heather Higdon-Penny


My favourite thing has to be how surprised some people are with the after effects, during and after an Acupuncture treatment.

Avalon Laser Health Acupuncturist, Heather Higdon-Penny, believes in the power of acupuncture – and for good reason. After spending a year at our clinic, it’s not just our patients who have been surprised at the positive effects acupuncture – many of our staff have too! With a focus on pain management, much like all of us here at Avalon Laser Health, Heather leaves her patients feeling pain-free and refreshed. 

“It isn’t as bad as most people may think. It’s actually a painless approach in the healing process,” Heather notes of the acupuncture process.

The most common side effects of acupuncture are things everyone wants: better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, better digestion and less stress.

The term ‘alternative medicine’ tends to lead people to think that it is not a real type of treatment. However, the opposite is true. What’s more, it provides positive side-effects after the fact that many wouldn’t consider.

“You may receive one or many of these side effects if you regularly attend acupuncture,” explains Heather.

As someone who has always been interested in alternative medicine, acupuncture is the perfect fit for her, and allows her to do what she loves – help others. What she wants people to know about acupuncture is that your body actually does a lot of the work on its own. Once your appointment is over, your body begins its work.

Following your acupuncture appointment, it’s a time to relax, rejuvenate, and let your body do its job.

Some of the most common pain issues in individuals can be helped with acupuncture. Neck pain, shoulder tension, and headaches all benefit significantly from acupuncture. 

Get in touch today to book in with Heather!


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