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How can Acupuncture help you?

Acupuncture can:

  • Decrease the stress hormone cortisol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce heart rate
  • Relax muscle tissue
  • Treat Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and more.  

Acupuncture works with the body’s energy meridians and benefits you by improving your general well-being and, if relevant to you, by reducing any potential dependency on medications or drugs during prolonged medical treatments.

According to licensed acupuncturist and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic Dean, John Kolenda, many patients report a deep feeling of relaxation after an Acupuncture or Massage treatment. Acupuncture can alleviate stress and depression symptoms by releasing endorphins—the body’s own natural painkillers—and improving the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids which bring fresh oxygen to body tissues. This increased oxygen flow can eliminate waste products from inside your body and enhance recovery from diseases. 

Acupuncture is so popular because, when performed by a licensed Practitioner, it can provide health benefits that are free of side effects . Some studies even suggest that Acupuncture can help with Cancer treatment and Multiple Sclerosis. 

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Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the Practitioner’s hands or with electrical stimulation. 

Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 Acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow, Qi (pronounced “chee”) through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.

Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions. (Johns Hopkins Medicine)

The philosophical framework for the practice of Acupuncture is grounded in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM offers a perspective on the nature of illness and health that is uniquely different from, and is complementary to Western Medicine. 

In TCM, human beings are deeply connected with all the phenomena of nature, formed from and nourished by nature’s essential elements, influenced by its rhythms, and subject to its laws of growth and change. 

Health can be defined as a harmonious relationship between one’s own internal condition and one’s external environment; there must be a balance between one’s body/mind/spirit and one’s relationship with nature. (The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland & Labrador)

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called chi (pronounced “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.

Acupuncturists believe that illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your chi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence chi and help it flow back into balance.

Acupuncture is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow. Sometimes heat, pressure, or mild electrical current is used along with needles.

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