What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a centuries old healing therapy that has been practiced throughout Asia for thousands of years. It is the practice of moving Qi (pronounced Chee) also known as energy in the human body in order to create homeostasis.

 

Does Acupuncture Work?

Yes! Acupuncture has been an integral medical therapy for thousands of years. It is used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. It is used for acute and chronic conditions, relieves pain, and strengthens the immune system.

 

Is Acupuncture Safe?

One of the greatest advantages of acupuncture is the absence of serious side effects.

 

Are the Needles Sterile?

Yes! We use only pre-sterilized package disposable needles in our centre.

 

Is Acupuncture Painful?

This is such a common question. The majority of people who have had acupuncture say it is not what they expected. They feel no undue discomfort. Most people find they can relax or even fall asleep once all the needles are placed.

 

Is My Acupuncture Treatment Covered by Extended Health Plans?

Acupuncture can be reimbursed by many extended health plans. Please check your plan to see if it is covered. If you don’t have extended health insurance please talk to us.

 

What does Acupuncture treat?

Everyone knows that Acupuncture is good for pain but what most people don’t know is that Acupuncture is part of an entire system of medicine know as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM treats a wide spectrum of health issues such as:

 

NEUROLOGICAL
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neuralgia
  • Post-Operation Pain
  • Stroke Residuals
  • Facial Pain
MUSCULO-SKELETAL

Pain and Weakness in:

  • Neck, Shoulder, Arms, Hands, Fingers, Knees, Legs and Feet
  • Backache or Pain
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Localized Traumatic Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries Due to Auto & Work Related Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
DIGESTIVE
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
EYE, EAR, NOSE & DENTAL
  • Poor Vision
  • Tired Eyes
  • Tinnitus
  • Nervous Deafness
  • Toothache
  • Post Extraction Pain
  • Gum Problems
RESPIRATORY
  • Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergy (hay fever)
  • Asthma
GYNECOLOGICAL
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriages
  • PMS
  • Cramps
  • Menopause Syndrome
  • Obstetrics
EMOTIONAL
  • Traumas
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
OTHER BENEFITS
  • Increases Vitality and Energy
  • Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Weight Control
  • Alcohol, Drug & Other Addictions
  • Pain Control
  • Enhanced Athletic & Physical Function
  • Strengthens the Immune System