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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that is focused on correcting imbalances to address a wide range of disorders.  It involves the insertion of sterile, disposable needles, as thin as a hair, into the skin at specific points on the body known as acupuncture points or "acupoints".  It is a safe and effective treatment for many different health conditions, disorders and pain conditions.

How does it work?

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, Qi (pronounced chee) or vital energy flows throughout our body in a network of meridians, like a complex network of water systems and channels.  Each meridian is connected to the other like an endless closed circuit that integrates every part of the body and allows our vital energy to flow to every area of the body in a cyclical circulation. 

Things such as injury, congestion, or just simply stress can disrupt the smooth flow of energy within the meridian and lead to imbalances and symptoms of disease. 

By inserting acupuncture needles into the skin on specific points along the meridians, the proper flow of energy can be restored, thereby helping to reinstate balance within the body. 

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture has proven to be successful for reducing stress & anxiety, muscle tension, chronic pain, headaches and helping normalize menstrual irregularities. The World Health Organization (WHO) also recognizes it as an effective treatment for a wide range of other conditions, including digestive concerns, fertility, labour induction support, smoking cessation support, insomnia, allergies, coughs and colds, just to name a few. 

What does acupuncture feel like?

If you haven't already, you're probably wondering if it hurts and the answer is no.  Although, certain points can be more sensitive for some people and not for others.  During the treatment you may experience sensations of mild tingling, heaviness, slight soreness or numbness along the meridian channel being stimulated.  Most people become very relaxed and often fall asleep during their treatment. 

How often should you come for acupuncture?

For acupuncture to have optimal and lasting benefits, you'll want to receive it frequently enough to get progressive improvement.  One or two sessions will feel good due to acupuncture's relaxing effect, but regular treatments over the course of 4-6 weeks is the best way to achieve sustainable results. 

Experience shows us that those who get the best results with acupuncture begin with 2-3 treatments a week for 2-3 weeks.  After that, many people follow up with weekly treatments for another few.  For chronic or complex conditions, it may be necessary to do more prolonged treatment.  This is why it is so important that it be affordable.