Acupuncture is an ancient method of balancing and building the body’s energy used across the world. Chinese Medicine views disease as the result of an imbalance or blockage in the body’s natural energy flow.
Acupuncturists insert sterile needles into specific points on the body that act as conducts for energy circulation to bring the body into balance.
Acupuncture can treat the symptoms you
currently experience to help you feel better now and address the root causes to
promote wellbeing and prevent symptoms in the future.
Some of the most common reasons to seek acupuncture treatment:
Relieve body aches, pain: reduce tension and discomfort, joint swelling and inflammation, while promoting healing from injuries and surgeries.
Lessen anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia: calm the nervous system, help regulate and release emotions, promote a calm mind and spirit, improve quality of sleep.
Support reproductive and sexual health: promote regular menstrual cycles, address OBGYN conditions, reduce PMS and menstrual cramping, reduce menopausal symptoms, regulate libido, support sexual function.
Pregnancy and post-partum support: promote a healthy pregnancy, help prepare for labour, support recovery post-partum, promote breast milk production and flow.
Improve headache symptoms: reduce the severity, frequency, and intensity of tension headaches and migraines.
Enhance digestion: promote regular bowel movements, reduce abdominal pain and discomfort, reduce nausea, indigestion, bloating, and gas.
Reduce cold symptoms, manage asthma and allergies: reduce sinus and chest congestion, lessen coughing and wheezing, support healthy lung function, support the immune system.
Treat skin conditions: reduce severity and frequency of skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema flare-ups, improve skin texture and tone.
Manage complex and chronic health conditions: support the physical and emotional experience of living with ongoing health concerns.
Support maintenance care and prevention: enhance general wellness, improve energy levels, help prevent the aggravation of old symptoms and the development of new symptoms.
Your treatment might also include these helpful modalities:
Increasingly popular, cupping helps to alleviate stagnation and clear heat from the body. It helps to improve blood and lymphatic flow to areas with poor circulation. I love how quickly it works to alleviate pain and stiffness.
Gua Sha is a scraping method that is anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting therapy. It removes stagnation and improves circulation. Even one treatment provides relief from pain, stiffness, cough, fevers, and more.
Moxibustion is the burning of processed mugwort to warm and strengthen. We use it to alleviate pain, warm the body, increase circulation. And in Chinese Medicine we love using moxa to help turn breech babies.
E-stim uses electrical pulses to mimic the action of signals coming from neurons (cells in your nervous system). These mild electrical currents target either muscles or nerves. E-stim therapy for muscle recovery sends signals to targeted muscles to make them contract.