Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world originating in and practiced in China for thousands of years. It is a key component of Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture techniques include needling and adjunct skills such as gua sha, cupping, and electronic stimulation.
The theories and clinical approaches of acupuncture are very different from Western Medicine. However, it has been proven both clinically and scientifically that needling directly stimulates the nervous system to improve neuromuscular, vascular and organ/endocrine system function, via meridians or channels which connect different parts of the body.
Meridians move the life energy qi and blood as well as connect the interior of the body with the exterior. Disease results from the disruption or imbalance in the qi flow of the meridians. Acupuncture uses hair-thin needles at specific points along these meridians to remove blockages in the flow of qi and restore and maintain health.
In general, the longer a condition has existed the more treatments will be required. An initial consultation is necessary to evaluate the condition. Our doctor individually designs treatment plans according to your body and needs.
Acupuncture is not painful; however, the insertion of the hair-fine needles may create a qi sensation often described as a feeling of heaviness or pressure. Some patients may experience stronger qi sensations than others.
It is advised not to receive acupuncture on an empty stomach, immediately after consuming a large meal, if very fatigued, or emotionally upset. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. During treatment it’s best to relax and feel free to ask your practitioner any questions you may have. We recommend that you avoid heavy physical activity directly after receiving a treatment.