Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that originated thousands of years ago. It is based on the premise that a blockage or disturbance in the flow of the body's life energy, or “qi,” can cause health issues. Hair-thin needles are inserted to specific acupuncture points throughout the body to restore the flow of qi, balance the body’s energy, stimulate healing, and promote relaxation. Acupuncture is also said to influence the autonomic nervous system (which controls bodily functions) and the release of chemicals that regulate blood flow and pressure, reduce inflammation, and calm the brain.
Acupuncture is truly a fantastic medicine geared towards treating your whole body.
These are just a few conditions I'm very passionate about treating:
NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
Acupuncture and massage combination treatments are very effective to treat acute and chronic neck and shoulder pain.
The symptoms can include muscle tightness, headaches, loss of range of motion, fatigue, migraines or dizziness.
Massage helps to loosen up and relax the muscles, while the acupuncture helps to relieve the pain and inflammation as well as the stress that causes these symptoms.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging.
The superficial insertion of fine needles will increase the local circulation to the face and stimulate collagen production, which will fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion.
Cosmetic Acupuncture may take 5-10 years off your face. It helps to eliminate fine lines and makes the deeper lines look softer. It can also help to minimize dark circles, puffy eyes, double chin, sagging skin, and dropping eyelids.
Acupuncture is an excellent treatment for all different types of headaches such as migraines, tension or hormonal headaches. Not only it can help with an acute attack but it can also help to prevent reoccurring headaches.
Regular acupuncture treatments have been shown to be a great alternative to prescription or over the counter medication.
In today's world, stress has unfortunately become a normal part of our daily lives.
Acupuncture and massage help to alleviate the effects it has on our body such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems and low immune system.
During pregnancy, acupuncture can be an excellent choice to address common ailments in a safe,
gentle and drug-free manner.
It can help with the following:
Acupuncture and moxibustion are also known to be very effective for a baby that is presenting breech. This is especially successful if performed between the 33rd to the 36th weeks of pregnancy.
Acupuncture works at preventing various health conditions and diseases before they happen by balancing the body and strengthening the immune system. By addressing early symptoms like mood changes, sleep problems, digestive issues, and headaches, acupuncture treatments can prevent more serious medical conditions down the road. Putting the body in balance through a customized treatment not only boosts your immunity, but also combats body pain, improves focus and memory, increases energy, and enhances your overall quality of life.