Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that originated thousands of years ago. It is based on the premise that a blockage or disturbance in the flow of the body's life energy, or “qi,” can cause health issues. Acupuncturists insert hair-thin needles to specific acupuncture points throughout the body to restore the flow of qi, balance the body’s energy, stimulate healing, and promote relaxation.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Fine needles are inserted at various locations on the body. These sterile needles are disposable and only used once. Points are picked according to patient consultation including symptoms, history, pulses, colour of tongue and face. Once this information is obtained a diagnosis is made and an appropriate treatment is given.
The effects of acupuncture are felt almost immediately. Generally, six treatments are necessary however for most acute conditions the effect can take place within the first few visits
Acupuncture can influence the autonomic nervous system (which controls bodily functions) and the release of chemicals that regulate blood flow and pressure, reduce inflammation, and calm the brain.
Acupuncture is useful in addressing a variety of health conditions including arthritis, migraines, sinusitis, PMS, tennis elbow, injuries, chronic back pain, and low energy.
Here are 5 Reasons why you should have acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture is a better alternative than surgery or pharmaceuticals and can assist you in re-establishing your body’s healthy equilibrium and functions.
You are treated according to your needs, there is no one resolution based on a number of symptoms, your acupuncturist will spend time with you in order to offer you personalized patient centered care.
Acupuncture is a great tool in “preventive” medicine, and not simply just a solution and is a great addition to the rest of your health and wellness practices.
Acupuncture has been used for centuries, and it works to help alleviate pain, discomfort, illnesses, immune systems and much, much, more.
Acupuncture can help alleviate some of the stresses of life, most people leave sessions with a deep sense of relaxation.
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