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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. 

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture:

If you are looking for a natural way that will help you slow down and prevent aging, cosmetic acupuncture can be the treatment of choice. Here are the benefits:

  • Brightens the face
  • Improves muscle tone and collagen production
  • Slows the aging process
  • Improves the color of the skin
  • Reduces stress evidence in the face
  • Eliminates puffiness and excess fluids by improving metabolism
  • Brings out a person’s innate beauty and radiance
  • Reduces bags under the eyes and lift drooping eyelids
  • Tightens the pores
  • Promotes general health and well being
  • Reduces double chins
  • Delays the hair turning grey or hair loss
  • Treats dry or oily skin as well as acne
  • Decreases the tendency toward sagging jowls
  • Improves facial color by increasing peripheral circulation

Contraindications to Acupuncture Facelift:

  • Problems with bleeding
  • Tendency to bruise excessively
  • Pituitary tumors
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraines (chronic)
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Serious health conditions such as cancer, acute hepatitis, coronary disease and AIDS
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Pregnancy

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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:

  • Neck, shoulder and lower back pain
  • Chronic Pain - nerve pain, osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue
  • ​Digestive complaints - irritable bowel
  • Menstrual or reproductive problems - dysmenorrhea, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndromes), anovulation, menopause
  • Sports-related injuries or movement disorders
  • Stress related disorders (endorphin release)
  • Pregnancy - induction, morning sickness, infertility
  • Insomnia

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Our Acupuncture Providers (musculoskeletal conditions only):