Looking For Acupuncture In Scarborough?
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) practice that involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body known as acupuncture points.
The practice of acupuncture has been going on for thousands of years and there is an abundance of modern research to confirm the effectiveness for a variety of health conditions.
What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture points are believed to follow meridians, which are interconnected pathways through which vital energy or "Qi" flows.
When the balance of Qi is interupted, various forms of disease and dysfunction may occur, so by stimulating these acupuncture points, the goal is to restore the flow of energy to improve your health.
Common muskuloskeletal disorders may include:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain and Whiplash
- Headaches and Migraines
- Shoulder Pain
- Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Calf Strains
- Ankle Sprains
- Achilles / Heel Pain
- Jaw Pain / TMD
- And Many More!!
Other health conditions may include:
- Anxiety, Stress, and Mental Health
- Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
- Asthma and Respiratory Disorders
- Gastro-intestinal Disorders
- Constipation and Diarrhea
- Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction
- Blood Pressure Problems
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- And Many More!!
Acupuncture needles are very thin, comparable to the thickness of a strand of hair. The ends of the acupuncture needle are smooth and there are no cutting edges.
Each individual may have a unique experience but most that feel a slight sensation as the needles are inserted to the appropriate depth describe this as a tingling, warmth, or heaviness rather than pain.
If you are uncomfortable at any point during your treatment, inform your practitioner and they will make adjustments accordingly.