What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the most timeless and effective systems of medicine in the world. It originated in China and has been practiced for over 2500 years.
During a treatment, very thin sterile single-use disposable needles are inserted into specific points in order to activate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Based on the practitioner’s examination, each treatment is individually tailored to treat the patient’s unique healthcare needs with the goal of not just correcting current symptoms but also preventing greater health problems from occurring in the future. Acupuncture can enhance immunity, physical and emotional well being and improve overall health. These treatments are comfortable, restorative and relaxing.
Acupuncture is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide array of conditions without negative side effects.
How does it Work?
Research has found that acupuncture can cause dramatic changes in the body including the release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers), stimulation of the immune system and influence on the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Traditional acupuncture theory is based on the concept that a type of vital electromagnetic energy (also known as Qi) flows through specific pathways within the body, nourishing the tissue, cells and organs while providing the physiologic energy required to maintain life and protect the body from disease. The free flow of this energy can be disrupted and blocked by physical or emotional trauma, poor nutrition or overwork and injury to name a few examples. As a result, imbalances can occur within the body resulting in pain and or illness. An acupuncturist is able identify these imbalances through specialized diagnostic techniques and then insert needles at specific points along the energy pathways to reestablish the smooth flow of Qi and restore the body back to health. This process of rebalancing addresses both the presenting symptom as well as the underlying root cause.
Acupuncture is an effective, safe and painless way to treat a wide array of medical conditions and free of negative side effects.
What Does Acupuncture Treat?
Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and other skin conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Digestive issues/ Abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, Nausea, Peptic Ulcer
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Pain Relief, Low Back, Upper Back, Neck, Shoulder and Knee pain
Sports injuries, Tennis/Golf Elbow
Headaches, Migraine and otherwise
Gynecological issues (Pelvic pain, PMS, Dysmenorrhoea)
Menopausal issues (Hot flashes, night sweats)
Adverse reactions to chemotherapy/radiotherapy
The above list represents some of the more common ailments that Acupuncture treats, although the list is much more extensive. Please call or email for more information on how Acupuncture can help you.