Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been practiced in China and East Asia since records going back to 150 BCE and probably much longer. Acupuncture is a safe and effective system of healing used to treat a wide range of diseases. It is appropriate for people of all ages. According to Chinese medical theory, our health is dependant on the balanced flow of qi, or life force. The smooth flow of qi can be impeded by a number of factors, such as major weather changes, emotional and psychological stress, poor diet and exercise habits, insufficient rest, hereditary dispositions, infection or trauma.

The Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Tibetans and Vietnamese have evolved a complex theoretical framework based on practical clinical experience that guide a trained acupuncturist to treat these imbalances. We use very fine, sterile, single use disposable needles inserted superficially into points on energy pathways. They are retained for approximately twenty minutes. Little is felt by the patient, as the needles adjust and regulate the flow of qi. Most patients find an acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing.

Acupuncture treatment is able to treat a wide range of acute and chronic disease, including but not limited to:

Acupuncture can also be used to enhance relaxation and health, increase our sense of well being and promote a positive, optimistic attitude. It is also used to enhance athletic and mental performance.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, single use, sterile disposable needles into acupuncture points to regulate the flow of qi. There are many other ways of working with acupuncture points and qi in the body. Other techniques we frequently use, include; moxibustion, tui na, plum blossom hammer, cupping and gua sha.