Acupuncture

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture has been used to treat hundreds of diseases and conditions. It is proved that acupuncture is effective not only in pain management but can also treat dysfunction of specific organs and systems.


We look at the body wholistically, and Acupuncture can help

support journey in healing.

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Acupuncture has been known to treat the following:

  • Insomnia

  • Mental Health

  • Stress

  • Womxns, Uterine and Ovarian Health

  • Pain management; Tendonitis, TMJ dysfunction, Tech Neck, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Sciatica

  • PTSD

After a recent review of clinical trials by the World Health Organization (WHO), over 100 diseases and conditions were recommended for acupuncture treatment. Today, more and more diseases and conditions are added to the list of indications for acupuncture.

Our Registered Acupuncturist can also offer the following treatments:

Registered Acupuncturists:

History of Acupuncture

The theory and practice of acupuncture originated in China. It was first mentioned and recorded in documents dating a few hundred years before the Common Era. Earlier instead of needles sharpened stones and long sharp bones were used around 6000 BCE for acupuncture treatment. These instruments could also have been used for simple surgical procedures like lancing an abscess etc.
 

Acupuncture is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is a complete medical system with its own theoretical foundation, diagnosis methods, treatment principles and modalities, and standards of competence and practice. The practice of acupuncture involves inserting ultra-fine needles into the defined specific acupuncture points on meridians of the body, with a specific needling manipulation technique, for prevention and treatment of diseases. Acupuncture may be used together with moxibustion, cupping, and other TCM treatment modalities TCM acupuncture promotes natural healing, improves body function, balance and harmony.

 

Modern science has confirmed several beneficial biomedical reactions following acupuncture treatment.

Additional Treatments

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture is an all natural, facial rejuvenation treatment which involves the use of tiny needles that are placed in the face. The needles cause micro-trauma to the skin, which signals the body to send collagen, blood and qi to the area to heal leaving you with glowing skin.


Using a combination of body and facial acupuncture points, it is done to balance the skin from the inside out and increases collagen production. It will be followed by a Gua Sha and Facial Cupping massage to sculpt facial muscles, increase circulation, drain lymph nodes, reduce puffiness and relax facial tension.
 

It can treat everything from fine lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, dull and uneven skin tone, redness, eczema and so on
 

How many treatments should you get?
A course of 10-12 treatments depending on your age, lifestyle and goals.
*Cosmetic acupuncture is not like a traditional facial, and does not include steaming or extractions.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a Traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern practice that people use to treat a variety of conditions.
Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses glass cups or plastic cups with a suction devices that are placed on the skin. It helps to disperse, break up stagnation and congestion by drawing the skin, fascia and muscle into the cups.

 

Benefits of Chinese cupping for the lungs can clear congestion from a common cold or fever. Cupping also improves blood flow through the veins and arteries. It is especially useful for athletes is cupping’s potential to relieve muscle spasms. Cupping also is also beneficial for the the digestive system, it can aid in digestion, help release tightness in diaphragm and abdomen and even move your bowels.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.


Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris), but it can be made of other substances as well.