What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complete medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems. Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago, and due to its proven effectiveness, it has been embraced throughout the world.

How Does Acupuncture Work?
Recently science has determined that human beings are complex bio-electric systems. This understanding has been the foundation of acupuncture practice for several thousand years.

Energy is circulated throughout the body along well defined pathways. Points on the skin along these pathways are energetically connected to specific organs, body structures and systems. If this energy circulation is disrupted, optimum function is affected and this results in pain or illness. Acupuncture points are stimulated to balance the circulation of energy which influences the health of the entire being.

Commonly Treated Conditions
Including but not exclusive to:

  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Arthritis/Joint Problems
  • Bladder/Kidney Problems
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Cough/Bronchitis
  • Drug Addiction/Smoking
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • Health Maintenance
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Infertility
  • Neck Pain/Stiffness
  • Paralysis/Numbness
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Stress/Tension
  • Vision Problems
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Back Pain
  • Childhood Illness
  • Colds/Flu
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Heart Problems
  • Immune System Deficiency
  • Knee Pain
  • Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • This is just a sample of commonly treated conditions by acupuncture. Of course, there are many more.

    How Does Acupuncture Feel?
    Prior to their first treatment, many people do not believe that acupuncture can be painless. Different sensations such as warmth or pressure may be felt, but the energetic sensation differs from pain. People often comment that the feeling is unfamiliar but is pleasant and relaxing.

    Acupuncture needles are very fine... about the size of a thick strand of hair. They are solid and nothing is injected through them. Over the centuries, refined needle insertion techniques have been developed which enable the skilled acupuncture practitioner to place a needle with little or no sensation.

    In some cases it is not necessary to use needles at all. For example, when treating young children, infants, or sensitive adults, there are other techniques which are equally as effective. If you have a real fear of needles, discuss it with your acupuncturist. An appropriate treatment strategy can always be agreed upon.

    Number of Treatments
    Since each person is unique, the number of treatments needed will vary. Among the determining factors are the type of condition, whether the condition is chronic or acute, and the vitality of the individual. Again, you should discuss your treatment program with your acupuncturist.

    If you would like more information about acupuncture or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (905) 294-1990. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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