Why Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the use of very thin needles to stimulate different pressure points along the meridian system. Electroacupuncture involves stimulation of these needles with a mild electrical current. The electrical current is not painful, it feels more like a gentle vibration. Electroacupuncture is thought to stimulate the central nervous system and provide an analgesic (pain relieving) effect.

What does Acupuncture Do?

Needling acupuncture points stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, altering pain experiences or influencing the body’s biochemical balance. This promotes healing and physical and emotional well-being. It is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage due to its low risk and cost-effectiveness. The effectiveness of acupuncture treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s condition and their response to treatments. After assessment, the practitioner will discuss the expected number of sessions and the expected outcomes, considering other treatment procedures.

What is Acupuncture Used For?

Headaches & Migraines
Jaw Joint Pain (TMJ)
Shoulder Pain
Acute and Chronic Pain
Neck Pain
Back Pain
Sciatica
Poor Circulation
Nerve Pain
Arthritis
Joint Inflammation
Sinusitis

What is the Difference Between Medical Acupuncture and Traditional Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a method of stimulating specific body points to promote healing, control pain, and normalize function, often used by physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists within their respective practices. Traditional acupuncture, also known as Chinese acupuncture, is a treatment method used for pain management, anxiety, gastrointestinal conditions, and women’s health.

 

 

  • Did You Know?

    Chinese Medicine.

    Chinese Medicine has always been a physical medicine, based on real anatomy, not an energy based medicine. Everything that our body needs in order to function it receives from our blood. Every organ and every cell of our body is supported through blood flow. All the nutrients we receive from our food, the hormones we produce, the body’s natural anti-inflammatories & analgesics (pain killers), and most importantly oxygen are all found in our blood system. This is why we are so concerned with the health of your blood vessels.

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    Health benefits.

    Acupuncture helps to regulate the body’s overall health- bringing what is out of balance into balance, nourish what may be deficient and clear what may be stuck which then may be resulting in pain or illness, as well as enhance the body’s overall ability to heal itself.

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    Is it safe for you?

    Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization and National Institute of Health for treating a range of conditions on this list which have all been researched through controlled studies. According to the NIH & WHO, acupuncture is not limited only to the conditions on this list.

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  • Therapists

    Who can provide acupuncture? Many of our therapists from different disciplines are licensed to provide acupuncture

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