Acupuncture was developed over 2000 years ago as part of a holistic system of traditional Asian medicine. This medicinal practice looks to address health by restoring balance to the body. While maintaining a connection to the traditional philosophy, acupuncture has been recognized by modern medicine and supported by extensive clinical research.
Acupuncture needles are very fine needles that are inserted into points along energy channels, called meridians. By stimulating or regulating the flow of energy along these channels, we can rebalance the organs that correspond to them.
Acupuncture has long been used in alleviating pain and improve tissue healing after injuries. Many people also experience a sense of well-being and relaxation after receiving acupuncture.
Conditions commonly treated by acupuncture include:
- Chronic pain: arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, tennis elbow, headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, frozen shoulder
- Nervous conditions: insomnia, anxiety, depression
- Women’s health conditions: menstrual cramps, endometriosis, fibroids, menstrual irregularities, infertility, hot flashes
- Pregnancy: breech position, labour induction
- Digestive conditions: nausea, diarrhea, constipation, IBS
- Immune conditions: allergies, asthma, cold and flu recovery, sinus infection
- General health: fatigue, weight loss, smoking cessation and stress reduction