Acupuncture, part of the Traditional Chinese Medicinal Philosophy, is a technique that has been in use for 5,000 years for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.
The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of “vital energy,” and “energetic balance and imbalance”. Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this “vital energy” within its pathways, known as “meridians and channels”.
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of problems such as acute and chronic pain conditions (e.g. headaches, sciatica, tennis elbow), sleep disorders, infertility, labour induction, stress, hormone imbalances as well as many other conditions such as:
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue
- Crohn’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- and more!