Acupuncture Has 3000 Years of History
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures
in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture
became widely known in North America in 1971, when New York Times
reporter James Reston wrote about how practitioners in Beijing, China,
used needles to ease his abdominal pain after surgery.
Our Body Can Be Seen as an Energetic Irrigation
Research shows that acupuncture, the practice of inserting small
needles into the skin at meridian points; regulating the flow of
Qi (Chee), is a form of highly beneficial treatment for a variety
of health conditions. Highly successful in the field of pain management,
acupuncture has been used around the globe as a viable drug free
alternative, offering little to no side effects to the patient.
Acupuncture has also been proven to hold a successful track record
when used as a complement to weight loss plans such as those suggested
by our staff of certified dietitians.
The Use of Meridian Stimulation has been
Associated with Higher Success rates in Many of the Following Conditions:
Musculoskeletal/Neurological Pain Management
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (RSI, CPS)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Hay-fever and allergy symptoms
- Infertility treatment
- Immune system depression / augmentation
- Stress management
- Drug/Alcohol addiction
- Tobacco addiction
Acupuncture Treatment is Relaxing, Enjoyable
and Virtually Painless
Thanks to Modern Acupuncture Technology
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
You should only feel a slight sensation as the needle contacts
the Qi point. This feeling is known as 'deqi', or 'getting Qi'.
Deqi is not an unpleasant feeling and the sensation can manifest
in many forms. Commonly most people sense a dull ache, a general
numbness of the area, a tingling or a sensation of heat. In some
situations this sensation may travel the length of the meridian,
affecting entire regions of the body.
What are the needles
Acupuncture needles consist of a coiled handle and an extremely
fine, pointed shaft. The needles are solid and no substances being
injected into the body at any point. We use only sterile, prepackaged
needles during treatment, and each needle is used a single time.
What happens during
a treatment session and how many do I require?
What happens during a treatment session and how many do I require?
During a treatment session the practitioner selects appropriate
points based on the specified treatment prescribed. The points of
the needles may or may not be subsequently manipulated, either manually,
or by a small electronic device, this is intended to achieve certain
effects. A common course of treatment may involve 10-15 individual
treatment sessions, once every second or third day. However, frequency
differs depending on the condition.