Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate and balance the body's energy flow, or "qi" (pronounced "chee"). It originated in China over 2,000 years ago and has been used to treat a wide variety of health conditions.
The needles used in acupuncture are very thin and are inserted into the skin at various depths, depending on the location and the condition being treated. The needles may be left in place for several minutes to over an hour, and may be stimulated by gentle twisting or heat.
Acupuncture is believed to work by stimulating the body's natural healing processes and promoting balance and harmony within the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body's energy flows along meridians, or pathways, and illness or pain is believed to result from a disruption or blockage in this flow. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncturists aim to restore the body's natural balance and promote healing. It is common to need 1-10 sessions for optimal results.
Acupuncture is commonly used to treat pain, including headaches, back pain, low back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, numbness and arthritis, as well as a variety of other conditions, such as infertility, allergies, digestive disorders (such as IBS), insomnia, depression and anxiety. It has also proven beneficial for those trying to quit smoking, lose weight, dealing with post covid symptoms or reducing nausea caused by chemotherapy.
Acupuncture for Bells Palsy, Facial Paralysis, and Stroke Recovery: Acupuncture offers effective support for conditions like Bells Palsy and stroke recovery. It reduces inflammation, enhances blood and Qi flow, and accelerates healing. This results in pain reduction, improved facial nerve and muscle function, and quicker recovery.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture: Facial rejuvenation acupuncture involves tiny needles in specific face and body points. This stimulates collagen production, boosts blood circulation, and yields benefits like increased skin elasticity, wrinkle reduction, and a refreshed complexion. Additionally, it can alleviate anxiety, jaw tension, headaches, and allergies.
Fertility Acupuncture: Fertility acupuncture is a powerful ally for those navigating the journey of conception, whether through natural cycles, IVF, IUI, or ICSI. This holistic approach taps into the body's natural healing abilities to optimize fertility and support reproductive health. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, it promotes hormonal balance, regulates menstrual cycles, and enhances blood flow to the reproductive organs. This results in improved egg quality, thicker uterine lining, and increased chances of successful embryo implantation. Furthermore, fertility acupuncture reduces stress and anxiety, creating a more supportive environment for conception. Whether you're embarking on assisted reproductive technologies or seeking a natural approach to fertility, acupuncture offers gentle yet effective support on your path to parenthood.
Pediatric Tuina (a form of baby/child massage): is a therapeutic technique to stimulate specific acupuncture points or areas for treating and preventing pediatric conditions in children. It works by regulating a child’s energetic flow such as Qi in the same way as acupuncture, but uses gentle massage to activate the various points instead of needles. Common conditions : asthma, colds, digestive issues, colic, constipation, diarrhea, immunity enhancement, sleep improvement, growth promotion in preterm infants, brain stimulation, developmental delays, ADHD, bedwetting, and more.
Our acupuncturist takes a multidisciplinary approach to treatment which includes: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture, Scalp Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Tungs’s Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Tui Na and more.
You can learn more here or book a discovery appointment with our Acupuncturist to discuss your current situation and symptoms. Appointments are for anyone 1 year and up.