Acute Acupuncture: Acupuncture 

Acupuncture is a key component in traditional Chinese medicine and is used to help restore and harmonize the flow of energy, or life force, restoring the body’s natural balance through the insertion of very delicate needles into strategic points located on and around the body. This flow of this energy or life force is referred to as Qi or Chi.

The biomedical view is that acupuncture points may stimulate nerves endings by being placed into the origins and insertions of muscles though the connective tissue. This may stimulate and boost your body's natural painkillers supporting the immune system, reducing stress, and helping to facilitate sleep.

Depending on the condition(s) of the patient, these thin needles are placed from very superficial, just below the skin, to deep down to the bone, however each treatment depends on where the pathogenic Qi or disharmony is located.

For example, for a scar or acne the needles will get placed around the affected area increasing the circulation and blood flow to that specific area. Another example is with a sprain the needles will be placed locally to the depth of that muscle, or even to the bone.

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine used by the chinese that has been helping support the health, recovery, and overall well being of people for thousands of years

If you have any more questions or concerns check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find these answers most people's questions.

Medical Massage techniques using stretches, pressure points, and joint rotations, which may be beneficial in the management of any pain or ailments
Cupping involves the use of small glass cups and the use of a heat sourceis similar to a deep tissue massage
Herbs are the pharmaceutical aspect of your treatment, which may help to support patitaints clinical outcomes
Ear acupuncture where the external surface of the ear is stimulated with a maximum of 5 Acupuncture needles or ear seeds in each ear
Heat therapy that use smokeless MOXA (moxibustion) or the use of an infrared heat lamp, to bring warmth or heat to the acupuncture point or body area

Your treatment doesn’t end when you walk out the door and recovery and aftercare are essential aspects of your treatment and recovery

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