What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of needles into various parts of the body in order to enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.
The practice of Acupuncture is an effective method of decreasing inflammation and easing pain associated with a variety of conditions, injuries and ailments.
Quite often, Acupuncture proves to be an effective form of treatment when other, conventional medical therapies have proven ineffective.
How does Acupuncture work?
According to traditional Chinese Medicine, energy or ‘Qi’ flows through ‘meridians’ or channels in the body. Everything in the body is classified as being either Yin or Yang. A healthy body is one where the Yin and the Yang are balanced, and where the Qi flows smoothly through these meridians.
When Qi flow is interrupted or disrupted, the body becomes susceptible to injury or dysfunction.
Acupuncture points are then located along precise meridians and needles are inserted to restore the flow of Qi.
Western Medicine has discovered that the insertion of acupuncture needles causes the brain to release chemicals called endorphins which assist with pain relief.
Preparing for Treatment
After your Treatment
What does Acupuncture treat?
The following ailments can benefit from Acupuncture according to the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada:
What to expect
For some following acupuncture, relief is immediate or comes within a few hours or days. Others require several treatments and in some cases, symptoms can become worse before they improve. The impact of each treatment is unique to each patient.
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