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Thursday, 17/12/2015

How can Acupuncture help restore your health?

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

It is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. It is done by inserting the needles to specific acupuncture points that will regulate the body to its balanced state. Call us to see our Acupuncturist.

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE?

Personalized diagnosis and treatment

Chinese medicine is a holistic in that it seeks to treat the source of illness, not just its symptoms. By combining the information from the patient and the examination, the practitioner will diagnose and create a
customized prescription for you.

Healing in Stages

Healing typically occurs in stages in Chinese Medicine. As such, your symptoms may differ between your first visit and your next one. Your personalized treatment may be slightly altered with each healing stage.

Preventative Efforts

In Chinese medicine, prevention is considered to be more important than healing. Prevention is implemented in two ways: preventing worsening of the illness, and strengthening individuals to prevent recurrence.

Holistic Approach

Chinese Medicine sees every person as a whole. Though you may present with a particular symptom, after treatment, other aspects of your life should also improve. Holistic also means that one’s health condition is also related to one’s diet, lifestyle, environment, weather, emotions, etc.

BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE

  • Provides drug-free pain relief
  • Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic conditions
  • Treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the
    symptoms
  • Provides a holistic approach to treatment of disease and illness,
    linking body, mind and emotions
  • Promotes health and well-being
  • Assists in prevention of illness, and maintenance of general well-being

WHAT IS MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE USED FOR?

While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, the World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including:

  • Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon,
    constipation, diarrhea.
  • Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma,
    recurrent chest infections.
  • Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis.
  • Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems.

Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems
related to tension, stress and emotional conditions.

WHAT ARE THE NEEDLES LIKE? DO THEY HURT?

People experience acupuncture needling differently. Most patients feel only minimal pain as the needles are inserted, and some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there is typically no feeling of pain, but there may be soreness or tingling, a common sensation known
as “De Qi”.

DOES ACUPUNCTURE REALLY WORK?

Yes. In the past 2,000 years, more people have been successfully treated with acupuncture than by all other health modalities combined. There are lots of studies and published articles documenting effective cures by
acupuncture. Acupuncture is widely practiced today.

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

The Chinese Medicine Theory postulates that all problems occur due to blockage, insufficient, or irregular movement of Qi energy and blood. The needle punctures open up the channels that balances the Qi and
regulates its flow. Acupuncture can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances such as energy utilization, absorption, and energy production activities.