Acupuncture

Acupuncture

What is it?

Acupuncture is a Chinese medicine over 5000 years old. In its most simplified form it is the use of hair thin needles on certain pathways called meridians and specific points/acupuncture points in the body to maintain health, relieve pain, sickness or to encourage healing.

How does it work?

According to traditional Chinese Medicine, the life force or qi (pronounced “chee”) , flows through a system of pathways or meridians in the body. Each meridian is connected between the surface of the body and internal organs such as the lung, spleen, etc. Acupuncture works on the patterns of disharmony within the body, releasing the blocked qi or vital energy and is instrumental in getting a good flow of blood or nourishment around the body. It promotes the natural flow of qi which regulates spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance.

Benefits and conditions treated

The benefits include harmonizing the body, balancing Mind, Body, & Spirit, strengthening the immune system and improving physical health condition by including relief from pain and creating an overall feeling of well-being. The following conditions can also be treated with Acupuncture:

  • whiplash
  • common cold
  • TMJ
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • respiratory disorders
  • cancer
  • headache and migraine
  • digestive disorders
  • constipation
  • sleeping problems
  • arthritis
  • depression
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • sciatica,
  • hypertension
  • neck injury
  • joint problems
  • fatigue
  • low immune system
  • elbow
  • knee
  • back and shoulder pain
  • frozen shoulder
  • inability to control urination
  • multiple sclerosis
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • osteoarthritis
  • facial paralysis
  • paralysis following a stroke
  • ringing in the ears
  • gynecological disorders
  • muscle cramps
  • circulation problems
  • addictions & more.
 
Preparing for your session and expectations

Be as well rested before your acupuncture treatment as possible. Avoid alcohol, sedatives or pain killers for at least 4 hours prior to the treatment. Avoid eating heavy meal before or after a session. The sensations you feel from the insertion of the needles can vary from nothing to light pin pricks resembling mosquito bites. You may also feel a radiating sensation or numbness but this may only last for a fraction of a second. You may also feel a state of deep relaxation following your treatment.

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