Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in treating and managing chronic pain. And most people, at some point in their lives have dealt with pain and injury to their muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. Contributing factors that can lead to pain include injury/trauma, diet, exercise, or overuse (repetitive injury).Acupuncture encompasses a broad range of medical practices that are based on many years of tradition. The healing techniques are based on the principle of free and uninterrupted energy flow, known as Qi, and helps to activate the natural healing processes in the patient's body. It relies on the patient's body to restore it's physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles in specific points on the body. Each point or combination of points varies according to individualized treatments. The insertion of needles into the muscles increases circulation to area of pain or injury, decreases inflammation, and allows taut muscles to relax, resulting in quicker overall recovery and alleviation of pain.
Commonly treated conditions:
Backache and pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain
Electroacupuncture involves electrical stimulation of acupuncture points through the needles inserted in the body. The stimulus that is passed through the needles provides and achieves continuous stimulation. The activation of these acupoints can have specific effects on pain, relaxation, and most importantly the circulation of Qi, Blood, and Body Fluids. This therapy is particularly used in conditions of acute or chronic pain, paralysis, muscle wasting, nerve damage, sciatica.
Gua Sha involves scraping to produce light petechiae on the surface of the skin. This method is used to release any unhealthy pathogens from the body. It is often used to relieve muscle tension, treatment of a cold, fever, and problems of the lungs.
Cupping therapy involves creating a vacuum suction with glass or plastic cups and placing it on different parts of the body. The intention of cupping is to increase and facilitate the flow of Blood and Qi circulation to promote healing.
Pediatric & Youth Acupuncture
For children, acupuncture works to activate the body's self-healing abilities. The effects will vary and can be noticed immediately or may take several treatments to see improvements.
Acupuncture treatment provided to children at our clinic may involve needling and/or needle-free methods. At the time of your child's booking and appointment, you can request a needle-free treatment.
What to Expect - Initial Visit
We’ll go through a full assessment involving a discussion of your health history and an assessment to determine the root cause of your condition(s).
The first visit can be up to 60 minutes and follow-up treatments are 30 minutes. Typically, once the needles have been inserted, the needle retention is usually 15-20mins and at this time we encourage you to take an “Acu-nap”. An Acu-nap is the nap you take during acupuncture, where you’re not fully awake or asleep, but you feel fully refreshed when you’re done - don’t worry, we’ll wake you when time is up.