Acupuncture balances the flow of vital energy, activating the body’s natural self-healing abilities, treating everything from injuries to infertility.
Acupuncture is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), originating over 5,000 years ago. Oriental medicine is based on an energy model rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine. The use of thin, sterile needles inserted in specific points on the body help balance the flow of vital energy. When we are in balance, our organs function well, our sleep is restful, our immune system functions optimally and we are able to recover better from illness or injury.
Relief for stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, PTSD, eating disorders and other emotional conditions.
Chinese medicine is based on the concept of “qi” (chee), or vital energy. Qi flows through our bodies via meridians or pathways that are connected to our major internal organs. The effect of physiological function and health from Acupuncture follows a holistic medical paradigm to regulate the function of the human body, calm the nervous system, regulate the endocrine system, and increase resistance by enhancing the immune system.
Health is an inner resiliency that allows you to meet the demands of life. Being in a state of health helps you thrive in the face of environmental, physical, emotional and mental stress. When qi is balanced and flowing freely, the body’s natural self-healing abilities are activated, enabling internal stability and harmony to occur. The body will flourish, and true health and well being can be achieved.
How long does treatment take?
Acupuncture is usually given in a series of treatments. Since each person is unique, the number and frequency of treatments needed will vary depending on whether the condition is chronic or acute and on the vitality of the individual. To maximize the chance for recovery and prevent problems from becoming chronic, regular treatments should be given until the problem is resolved. Each subsequent treatment should give a better and more prolonged result and the symptoms should gradually disappear as the treatments continue.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Yes. Only sterile disposable needles are used. Complications due to acupuncture are extremely rare and there are virtually no side effects. Over five thousand years of clinical experience have shown acupuncture to be a safe and effective medical treatment.
Is Acupuncture painful?
Because the needles are very fine and flexible, about the diameter of a human hair, the sensation is generally quite mild. Nearly all patients experience a significant level of relaxation and may even fall asleep during treatment. Following an acupuncture treatment, many patients feel a heightened sense of well-being which may last for several days. In some cases, it is not necessary to use needles at all; other techniques are also effective when treating young children or sensitive adults. If you have a real fear of needles, we’re happy to discuss this with you.