What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body. This process stimulates the movement of energy within the body thus allowing natural healing to take place. It helps to prevent illness by improving the overall functionality of the body's immune and organ systems.

Acupuncture has the ability to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Balance, harmonize and strengthen the activity of the internal organs
  • Enhance immunity
  • Relax and strengthen the muscular and skeletal systems
  • Calm the mind, relieve anxiety and nervousness
  • Harmonize energy

What does Acupuncture feel like?

Does it hurt?

Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are solid and hair-thin. They are not designed to cut the skin. They are generally inserted not more than half an inch to an inch below the skin surface depending on the type of treatment being delivered.

While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people may feel a prickling sensation similar to a mosquito bite, a dull ache that quickly subsides or nothing at all. It depends on the individual and the experience of the acupuncturist, but generally, most people find it very comfortable, restful and relaxing.

Is it safe?

When practiced by a trained, Registered Acupuncturist, acupuncture is extremely safe. It is a drug-free treatment and is not associated with any adverse reactions. However, there are certain conditions you should notify your acupuncturist about before undergoing treatment. If you have a pacemaker, for instance, you should not receive electroacupuncture due to the possibility of electromagnetic interference with the pacemaker. Similarly, if you have a tendency to bleed or bruise easily, or if you are a hemophiliac, you may want to consider a different type of TCM treatment modality.

What condition treated?

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Cold constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Eye Disorders
  • Facila Palsy / Tics
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache/Migraines
  • Hiccups
  • Hypertension
  • Immune Disorders/Allergies
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Seasonal Affective Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Insomnia
  • Sore throat
  • Stroke
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Tract Infections