Acupuncture is performed by inserting very fine needles into specific locations along energy pathways of the human body. The insertion and manipulation of these needles can balance the energy and regulate the functions of the body. The goal of Acupuncture is to clear disruptions in the flow of qi (CHI) in the body. When there are disruptions in the energy flow it will cause blockages of energy that will generally manifest as illness, pain or disease.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture is painless but once the Acupuncture points are stimulated the patient may feel some sensation of heaviness, tingling, electric sensation as energy pathways are opened and balanced. These sensations are natural and any discomfort a patient may experience is usually brief and mild.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
That depends on the duration, severity and nature of your complaint. Some patients find relief after a single treatment for an acute condition, while others may require five to fifteen treatments depending on the longevity of the condition. Some chronic or degenerative conditions may require up to three to six months of treatment and care. Our Acupuncturist will educate you, and together you can decide what the course of treatment will be, whether just Acupuncture or the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine is used in combination.
How Can Acupuncture Benefit Me?
Aside from the obvious and much discussed pain relief, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine strengthens and regenerates the body from within. Acupuncture not only improves the physical aspect, it has a positive effect on the both the emotional, physical and psychological areas of the body. So whether it is pain, physical weakness, emotional distress, or all of the above, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine harmonize the body for a better you.
Our mission is to reduce stress, boost performance, re-energize the mind, body, and soul, as well as increase productivity in everyday life through massage therapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture.