Acupuncture has been practiced, as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, for over 2000 years. Threadlike needles are precisely placed by a trained practitioner to access the intricate network of energetic pathways within our bodies. These pathways, known as meridians, are like dynamic rivers communicating between all systems in the body. By selecting specific points along these meridians and administering a needle with precise depth and intent, pain relief, general healing support, strengthening, relaxation and mental and emotional clarity can be improved.
In British Columbia, physiotherapists, naturopaths and MDs may also provide acupuncture. Some of these practitioners have less then 100 hours of training; this can treat pain, however, a practitioner educated in Traditional Chinese Medicine have between 1500-2000 hours of training which access a broad application of health issues including chronic disease, pain, internal medicine, fertility, rehabilitation and prevention.
Digestive: Abdominal Pain, Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS, Indigestion, Colitis, Acid Reflux, Vomiting.
Mental/Emotional: Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Nervousness, Anger, Grief, Unmotivated, Insomnia
Eyes-Ears-Throat: Cataracts, Toothache, Tinnitus, Poor Vision, TMJ, Sinusitis, Seasonal Allergies
Gynecological: Infertility, PMS, Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation), Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Pregnancy, Pre labour treatments.
Musculoskeletal: Pain (including of the back, neck and knees), Stiffness, Arthritis, Muscle Cramping, Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow
Respiratory: Asthma, Common Cold or Flu, Tonsillitis, Cough (chronic or acute)
Miscellaneous: Immune System Boost, Dizziness, Chronic Fatigue, Treating side effects from radiation or chemotherapy, Parkinson’s, Edema, Skin Rashes