Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices known today. It is the stimulation of specific points on the body by a variety of techniques, including the insertion of needles through the skin by hand and electrical stimulation. Acupuncture works on pathways known as meridians. A licensed acupuncturist will insert the needles on the meridians to remove any blockages in the flow of vital energy and restore and maintain physical and emotional health. It is particularly effective for inflammation processes like swelling due to injury or surgery as well as tendon inflammation. At the most basic level, it draws blood to the area treated and promotes healing. Acupuncture is also valuable for its profoundly relaxing effect on the body.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective option to treat a number of conditions. Acupuncture coupled with Traditional Chinese Medicine, can be used to treat any health problem. There is research supporting the use of acupuncture for the following:

  • Adult asthma
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Back pain in pregnancy
  • Cancer pain
  • Constipation
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Labour pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post-operative pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Smoking cessation