FAQ

 

Acupuncture is an ancient form of alternative medicine by the gentle insertion of a sterile needle on specific points of the body. This is used to promote the flow of Qi through the body. Acupuncture promotes the body's natural healing energy and improves functioning of the muscles and organs. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) restores the flow of energy and balances the organ systems. Chris can help you heal musculo-skeletal and systemic disease by first assessing your individual needs and then providing you with a blend of acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and Tui Na massage. Additionally, supplementation may be recommended.

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized that Acupuncture can successfully treat:

acute & chronic pain

insomnia

menopause/PMS symptoms

stress

anxiety

osteoarthritis

rheumatoid arthritis

sciatica

muscle cramping

alcohol & smoking dependance

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Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

 

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of alternative medicine by the gentle insertion of a sterile needle on specific points of the body to promote the flow of Qi. Acupuncture promotes the body's natural healing energy and improves functioning of the muscles and organs.

Does Acupuncture Work?

Yes! Acupuncture has been an integral medical therapy for thousands of years. It is used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. It is used for acute and chronic conditions, relieves pain, and strengthens the immune system.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

One of the greatest advantages of acupuncture is the absence of serious side effects.

Is Acupuncture painful?

This is such a common question. In my practice pain and sharpness is unacceptable.  The majority of people who have had acupuncture say it is not what they expected. They feel no undue discomfort. Most people find they can relax or even fall asleep once all the needles are placed.

What is Cupping?

Glass cups are suctioned to the body to draw out toxins, increase blood flow and relieve body pain.

What is Moxibustion?

After the needles are inserted burning moxi is circled around the area to send heat deep into the muscles.

How can acupuncture be used in pregnancy?

Acupuncture for pregnancy related conditions:

  • Psychological issues

  • Physical problems

  • Fatigue

  • Morning Sickness

  • Heartburn

  • Constipation

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Back Pain and Sciatica

  • Edema

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Rhinitis of pregnancy

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Acupuncture for Post-partum disorders:

  • Fatigue

  • Postpartum vaginal discharge

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Mastitis

  • Insufficient or Excessive Lactation

  • Post Operative Healing

Read more about Acupuncture & Pregnancy click here

Is my Acupuncture Treatment covered by Extended Health Plans?

Acupuncture can be reimbursed by many extended health plans. Please check your plan to see if it is covered.

What does Acupuncture treat?

Everyone knows that Acupuncture is good for pain but what most people don't know is that Acupuncture is part of an entire system of medicine known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM treats a wide spectrum of health issues such as:

 

Acupuncture can address musculoskeletal pain such as:

  • Soft tissue contusions

  • Muscle spasms

  • Joint sprains

  • Musculotendinous strains

  • Nerve injuries


Chronic pain problems are also commonly treated with acupuncture including:

  • Arthritis

  • Repetitive strain disorders (such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, Achilles strains )

  • Tension headaches

  • Neck pain

  • Back pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Knee pain

  • Hip pain

  • Jaw pain (TMJ)

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Pain following surgical intervention

Some other less common situations in which acupuncture might be used include:

  • Bowel or bladder problems (such as irritable bowel syndrome)

  • Allergies

  • Skin problems (rashes, itchiness, ulcers, dermatitis)

  • Sinus problems

  • Stopping smoking

  • Pregnancy & menstrual problems, gynecological disorders and menopausal symptoms.

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