What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that aims at stimulating the energy flow (Qi) throughout the body. This is done by inserting very thin needles into strategic acupuncture points in the body. Acupuncture helps the body function at its best by Qi stimulation
The Western practitioners believe that the acupuncture points are points to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Th stimulation of these points boosts the body's natural painkillers.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is being used for the overall wellness including stress management and pain relief. Acupuncture is used to treat many health related issues including:
Depression, irritability/anxiety, stress/fear/worry, OCD, fatigue
Pain and injuries such as headaches, fibromyalgia, arthritis, neck and shoulders, lower back, sciatica, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, knee pain, tendinitis, plantar fascitis, neuropathy
Women problems such as labor pain, infertility, support to IVF, PMS, dysmenorhea, breast tenderness, mood swing, hot flashes, night sweat, irregular period, menstrual cramps, irregular bleeding, ovarian cyst, PCOS, fibroid, low libido
Men problems such as Prostate, impotence, E.D
Digestive problems such as IBS, acid reflux, heart burn, bloating, low energy, constipation
Chest pain, palpitation, snoring, sleep apnea, SOB, cough, sore throat, nasal blockage, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and any other allergies
Tinnitus, vertigo, TMJ, itchiness of the body
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dental pain
What to Expect During the Initial Assessment Session?
A registered acupuncturist will
- Take a complete medical history and perform a thorough exam, check the pulse and tongue to make the correct diagnosis.
- Based on the diagnosis, the acupuncturist will develop a customized treatment plan to address the client concerns. The target of the treatment plan will address the root cause of the problem and eliminate the associated symptoms.
- The acupuncturist starts the treatment by inserting the needles in certain body points and using cupping and/or guasha.