Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Naturopathy with Dr. Susan Ritcey, N.D.


Acupuncture & TCM, with Jessica Innis

Jessica offers a range of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies, including Acupuncture, Chinese Reflexology, Cupping, Tuina, Acupressure Massage and Moxibustion. This allows for comprehensive treatments of individual needs and restorative client care.

Jessica's forte and interest with prior experience includes musculoskeletal dysfunctions such as frozen shoulder, TMJ, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, digestion, acid reflux, gastritis, sleep disorders, migraines and anxiety. The diverse range of TCM therapies offered by Jessica provides individualized treatment in a comforting atmosphere.


Acupuncture uses fine, sterile needles placed in specific points to boost the body's natural healing ability with biochemical and physiological changes. Ear acupuncture can be used to treat behavioural health (addictions, emotional trauma). Electro- therapy can assist with acupuncture to help relieve chronic and acute pain conditions.

Cosmetic facial acupuncture is an anti-aging treatment to enhance the appearance of your skin, improve skin tone, elasticity and minimize fine lines.

Chinese Massage (Tuina)

Chinese Massage (Tuina) offers a specific type of massage and manipulation techniques, used to treat musculoskeletal pain and stiffness. By re-establishing the energy flow within the body according to the principles of TCM, internal systems can be rebalanced to help with conditions such as digestive and respiratory disorders, headaches and emotional stresses.


Cupping therapy uses warm suctions cups that are placed on the skin to create a therapeutic response. Static application can help to remove toxins, release tight muscles and fascial restrictions. Gliding cupping slide over soft tissue to relieve muscle tension, resulting in a relaxing deep tissue therapy. Other applications can assist with congestion in the lungs causing respiratory issues such as cough, asthma and bronchitis.


Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy, derived from the Mugwort plant to help facilitate healing. It is heated and placed above the skin or around an acupuncture needle for a local and focused application of warmth. The heat penetrates the deeper layers, increasing blood flow to help muscles and tissues relax and heal.


Reflexology: Deep acupressure massage on the feet to relieve stress, re-energise the body and promote healing makes reflexology a therapeutic favourite.

Hawthorn Acupuncture & TCM

We ask you to arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment to fill out a short intake and consent form. You can save some time by downloading the two forms below, filling them out ahead of your visit, and bringing them along with you.

Sharon Conroy, BHSc, R.Ac
Jessica Innis, R.Ac.

Jessica Innis, R.Ac. is a certified registered Acupuncturist of Nova Scotia and has received a diploma in acupuncture from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Bedford, NS. She is a member of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC). Jessica is also certified in Chinese Reflexology with the Canadian College of Acupuncture and TCM.

Jessica was raised in the Annapolis Valley and has a keen interest in nature and travel. One of her travel highlights was visiting the Monument Valley and Grand Canyon which has given her a deep appreciation for the Earth and heightened her interest in holistic medicine by experiencing many cultural diversities. She is passionate about painting, sketching and artwork, endeavoring it as a successful hobby. Compassionate, communicable and organised, Jessica believes in the mobilization and healing energy from therapeutic Acupuncture, Reflexology and Traditional Chinese Medicine.