Traditional Chinese Way to treat your body

Acupuncture

Acupuncture consists of inserting thin, stainless steel needles in various parts of the body that activates the parasympathetic nervous system (the healing state of the autonomic nervous system)

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting thin needles into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. TCM’s theories and methods are not founded on empirical knowledge, and it has been labelled as quackery. Acupuncture is a pseudoscience, and its theories and practises have been labelled as quackery.

It increases blood flow to injured areas, decreases inflammation, and boosts the immune system. It also helps us increase our resilience by balancing the parts of the brain and nervous system that manage stress and hormonal balance. It increases blood flow to injured areas, decreases inflammation, boosts the immune system, and sends the message to the brain via the central nervous system to release pain relieving neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin. It also helps us increase our resilience by balancing the parts of the brain and nervous system that manage stress and hormonal balance. 

Conditons we treat

Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including:

  • Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • Dental pain
  • Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
  • Labor pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis

What will an acupuncturist do?

An acupuncturist will conduct a thorough exam, taking a complete health history. They will then develop a unique treatment plan that will address your specific concerns. The goal of the treatment plan will be to eliminate visible symptoms and signs, while addressing the root cause(s) and underlying imbalances affecting the quality and quantity of imbalance within your life.

Acupuncture treatments may be combined with herbs, dietary changes, massage, or exercise. These therapies accelerate the healing process in order to balance, build, and support the body’s needs.

BEFORE YOUR FIRST VISIT

  • Make a list of questions that you have to discuss on your first visit.

  • List signs and symptoms that can be of importance to the therapist.

  • Have in writing key past medical history, previous treatments, current medications, and other important information.

  • Arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment.

  • Bring with you a copy of your insurance card and a photo ID.