This medical treatment is one of the most ancient forms of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and most commonly used therapies in the world. According to Eastern philosophy, this modality works on the theory of restoring imbalance. Whether it be an imbalance in energy (Qi) or blood flow, any state of imbalance will eventually lead to the production of a disease state in the body. The intent of the chosen points in therapeutic treatments is to restore the balance of yin and yang and improve both the flow of blood and energy, thus restoring the body to a state of health and decreasing sensations of pain.
Is it painful?
No. We use the finest needles for treatment and thus, there should be no sensation of pain. Certain points are known to be “tender” and it is normal to fee sensations of tingling, heaviness and soreness at, or near, the point of the needle insertion.
What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
Numerous conditions have been successfully treated with the addition of this modality. We have helped patients with menstrual irregularities, hypertension, stress and anxiety, chronic headaches and migraines, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, and sports injuries. We also have set programs which can be implemented for weight loss and smoking cessation.
What kind of needles are used?
We use SEIRIN disposable needles sterilized with ethylene oxide gas. All needles are disposed of safely after each treatment to ensure the safety of both the patient and the practitioner.