Acupuncture originated as a practice in Ancient China, has been in existence for over 2000 years and has a wide array of benefits for the mind and body. From a neurophysical point of view, the basis of acupuncture is to activate the body’s natural healing mechanisms through needling specific points that stimulate the flow of energy through meridians which correspond to specific organ systems outlined by Traditional Chinese medicine. As a result, acupuncture can increases blood flow, establish a healthy nervous and endocrine system, increase energy, improve immune function and restore its overall balance in the body. It is used to treat many conditions, including pain relief, reducing stress and anxiety and balance digestive health. Sessions consist of inserting sterile, ultra-thin, stainless steel needles in various points along the body. Acupuncture is considered a safe, effective and, (contrary to popular belief) painless treatment
Acupuncture is an incredibly useful tool for those who suffer from chronic pain stemming from various muscular-skeletal ailments (i.e. previous injuries, osteoarthritis and active or sedentary lifestyles etc.). Further, its use as a local treatment around scarring can help to reduce the appearance of the scar and effect the scar has on the fascia. Relaxation acupuncture treatments can give you the time and space you need during the day to energize the brain and body. Acupunctiure is a wonderful and effective tool for anxiety and sleep concerns. Finally, we offer acupuncture for those patients undergoing fertility support – adjunctive use of acupuncture in fertility and perinatal care can increase the event of achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.