What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an important, well-established part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For thousands of years, it has had a wide range of uses and is being appreciated for excellent curative characteristics; its non-pharmaceutical properties are particularly appreciated. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body. It provides a safe and effective way to encourage the natural healing pathways of the body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture treats the whole body, with special attention to possible problem areas.
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How does TCM Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a very effective therapy that can be applied to eliminate or ease a variety of conditions. Eastern medicine believes that Qi(life energy) circulates throughout the body along meridians. Qi assists the body to fight diseases and to link all its parts and functions. Lack of sufficient Qi or a stagnated flow can lead to various undesirable symptoms; by inserting acupuncture needles to specific acupuncture points, Qi is normalized and the symptoms gradually disappear.
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Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapeutic intervention that uses fine, single-use, solid needles to help modulate and treat pain and dysfunction. Acupuncture needles are inserted at specific acupuncture sites to help stimulate a change in the environment of the tissue and return it to its normal functional state. Scientific studies have shown that acupuncture has an analgesic effect (alleviating pain) and can stimulate the natural healing abilities of the body. It also stimulates the release of endorphins in the body, which leaves the patient feeling relaxed after a treatment. The acupuncture needles can be stimulated manually or with an electrical input to enhance this effect.
Acupuncture needles stimulate this change by modulating abnormal activity in the nervous system/nerves, immune system, and hormonal system. This effect takes place at the peripheral and central nervous system (brain & spinal cord).
Medical Acupuncture can be used as a therapeutic intervention on its own or in conjunction with Physiotherapy or Chiropractic treatment.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are so small and thin that it is generally pain-less and usually goes unnoticed, but sometimes you may feel a slight pinch or a sensation of warmth, tingling, or electricity.
Conditions that can benefit from Acupuncture: