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Acupuncture

Acupuncture was originally found in China and further introduced to Europe in the sixteenth century, in which it came to North America in the nineteenth century. 

 

The term “Acupuncture” refers to the procedure of placing needles through the skin at different points on an individual`s body along with using numerous manipulating techniques. Acupuncture is one of the key components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is used as a practical science for preventing and treating diseases.

What is the science behind Acupuncture?

As per the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the human body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing forces; Yin and Yang. Optimal health is achieved when an individual maintains a “balanced state” between the Yin and Yang forces within their body. An imbalance of the Yin and Yang forces may result in diseases and conditions.

An imbalance between the Yin and Yang tends to hinder the flow of “Qi” (Chi). “Qi” (Chi) is the vital energy that flows through a system of channels known as meridians that regulate the body functions. Acupuncture stimulation focuses on removing blockages in the flow of Qi and restore Yin-Yang to maintain one’s health.

How is a treatment plan created?

An acupuncturist notes down all the symptoms your body is showing and then prescribes a customized treatment plan in accordance with it.

 

For example: 
There are two patients who are suffering from a liver condition, but the symptoms they show are different from one another. Patient 1 is showing dizziness, headache and loss of temper, whereas Patient 2 is experiencing pain on the sides of their ribs, declining appetite, depression, etc.

 

The acupuncturist treating the patient will create customized treatment plans for them despite the fact that both patients were suffering from a liver condition, as they showed different set of symptoms.

What conditions are addressed by an  Acupuncturist?

​Listed below are a few of conditions that Acupuncture can help treat:
 

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Migraine and headaches

  • Smoking cessation

  • Overcome alcohol and drug addictions

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Improve blood circulation

  • Asthma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Chronic low back pain

  • Irregular menstruation

  • Menstrual pains

  • Infertility

  • Cystitis

  • Internal distention

  • Constipation

  • Edema

  • Insomnia

  • Sinusitis

  • Allergies

  • Eye congestion

  • Swelling

  • Pain

  • Acne

  • Weight loss and many more

Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is a safe and natural treatment with the distinct advantage of having very few side effects

Do I need a referral to see an Acupuncturist?

The answer is NO

A referral is not required to visit an Acupuncturist. In case you experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned here, you can book an appointment with an Acupuncturist at any time. Also, it is advised to check with your insurance provider to see if they require a referral for reimbursement.

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