ACUPUNCTURE & TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into specific points in the body. It is sometimes done with manual or electrical stimulation. There are two approaches to acupuncture, which sometimes overlap. Traditional Chinese acupuncture is based on a belief that the needles stimulate energy flow in the body. Western medical acupuncture adapts the traditional Chinese approach and applies a scientific method to understand and explain its effects.
Acupuncture produces changes in nerves, muscles, connective tissue (fascia), hormones and circulation. By stimulating specific points, acupuncture releases the body’s own painkillers: endorphins and serotonin. Acupuncture can impact the muscular, skeletal, neurological, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems.
If you aren't sure about needles, there are many alternative options to needling including cupping, guasha, dermal acupuncture, acupressure, ear acupuncture, moxibustion, TDP lamp, and other techniques within the scope of the registered acupuncturist.
Acupuncture and TCM can be used to effectively treat a variety of symptoms and conditions. Some of the most common are listed below.
Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Tendonitis
Headaches & Migraines
Anxiety & Depression
High Blood Pressure & Diabetes
Auto Immune Disorders
Asthma & other Respiratory Conditions
Infertility & Urinary Issues