Acupuncture - A Traditional Chinese Medicine with

Safe, Natural, Drug-Free and Effective

Acupuncture is practiced in China for about 4,000 years and

its goal is to balance the body energy. This allows a smooth

flow of energy of the person and promote a natural ability for

everyone to achieve a cure or a remarkable decrease of the

health problem, such as pain, stress, or other illnesses.

Acupuncture uses fine, slender one-time use disposable needles to stimulate areas along specific

channels of the body.  There are over 360 specific points, or “acupoints”, located on our body. Each

acupuncture point elicits a different response to our nervous system, endocrine system, hormonal

system, and vascular system.  In this manner, it can re-program any malfunctioning organ or cell

signalling system.

Chinese medicine has an interesting explanation as to how and why illness occurs. Qi (pronounced

chee ) or vital energy flows in our body through a network of meridians, like a highway system.

Injury, congestion, or just plain stress can interrupt the smooth flow of energy throughout the body,

creating a ‘traffic jam’. In a highway system, when there is road construction or an accident, traffic

may also be backed up on secondary roads that feed into or out of the affected area. This is true in

the body, too. Stress, or any disruption in the flow of energy, can affect many processes of the body

for example digestion, the ability to sleep and the immune system. Acupuncture helps to clear

blockages (traffic jams) in the flow of energy, enabling our natural healing processes to function

effectively.

There are specific relationships between acupuncture points on the body and the organs or bodily

functions. It is through the introduction of fine disposable needles on these points that the energy is

balanced, leading to the proper functioning of the body. These needles do not inject or contain any

products. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to

many, has withstood the test of time and continues to be validated today.

Acupuncture is an excellent concomitant therapy and/or alternative to conventional Western

medicine and promotes a whole understanding of the problems of the patient, taking it as a whole

and not as a set of unrelated symptoms.

The needles your acupuncturist uses on you are one-time use disposable needles and have never been used on other patients. This means there is a virtually no chance you will contract

a disease from receiving acupuncture and because the  needles are made of very thin and flexible surgical grade stainless steel means less pain.

Shoulder and Neck Pains

Psoriasis (during treatment)

TMJ & Sinusitis

Psoriasis (after treatment)