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Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that uses needles to stimulate the balance and flow of Qi energy through the body. According to TCM, Qi energy flows along pathways (known as meridians) connected throughout the whole body. When the energy of flow is smooth, the body is in good health; when the flow of energy is deficient or obstructed, it indicates a susceptibility for illness and/or certain conditions.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative treatment. Practitioners may combine this technique with Western medicine, evidence-informed practice, to provide this as an alternative or adjunct treatment.
The registered acupuncture treatment involves using extremely thin, medical grade, sterile and disposable acupuncture needles. There is actually sometimes no perception of the needle, and most people describe a small, light pinch where the needle is inserted. Your Acupuncturist may also use a technique called “cupping” for specific circulatory reasons, and will give homecare advice ranging from exercise to lifestyle changes and recommendations.
Individuals from all ages (children to seniors) can be treated with acupuncture. A recommended course of treatment can be made after a complete assessment by one of our Registered Acupuncturists. If you are not sure if this treatment is for you, Please give us a call and we will help you.
Our Registered Acupuncturist predominantly sees patients where pain persists (becomes chronic) for various reasons. This can also be a very effective form of treatment when other forms of therapy have failed.
Below is a list of conditions commonly treated with acupuncture:
• Pain (any area of the body)
• Muscle tension
• Chronic pain
• Neuropathy/ neuralgia
• Muscle and joint dysfunctions
• Whiplash (i.e. motor vehicle accident)
• Concussion management and symptoms
• Sports related injury
• Bell’s palsy
Acupuncture is a non-invasive technique, with limited or minor side effect, which can help with:
• Reduce pain, spasm, swelling and inflammation
• Promote faster natural healing process
• Increase circulation
• Improve function and mobility
• Enhance quality of life for individuals with chronic pain
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