Vancouver Acupuncture Treatments
What Is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an alternate healthcare therapy for a variety of health and wellness challenges
Acupuncture is a natural therapy developed in China over 6000 years ago. It focuses on the energy systems of the body, called meridians. There are twelve channels of energy stretched vertically along the body.
Each meridian is concerned with specific organs and functions of the body. The cause of disease, dysfunction or illness is a blockage in the flow of Qi (which is the body's vital energy) in one or more of the meridians. Acupuncture therapy focuses on clearing blockages by simulating the natural energy flow and bringing the body back to its normal state of health.
Acupuncture utilizes small hair sized needles, which are inserted at specific points (acupoints) to stimulate energy flow within the body. The Qi rises to the surface so the Acupuncturist can access it. The access points (acupoints) are on the surface of the body and allow the Acupuncturist to access the flow of energy in the meridians. There are over 300 acupoints.
Studies have shown that Acupuncture stimulates the brain to release chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins help relieve the body from different kinds of pain, so one of the primary uses of Acupuncture is for the relief of chronic and temporary pain.
Conditions Acupuncture Can Treat:
Acupuncture is not just for the treatment of pain. It treats both the symptoms and the root of an illness and is very effective in a range of muscular, skeletal and emotional illnesses. In Western Medicine, doctors can often not diagnose a specific illness or condition even though a patient knows they are feeling ill or out of balance. Chinese Traditional Medicine focuses on the whole person and on maintaining the optimum balance of energy that creates health.
Here are some examples of the types of conditions Acupuncture can treat:
- Stress and associated illnesses
- Respiratory Problems (Asthma)
- Colds and Flu
- High Blood Pressure
- Digestive Irregularities
- Weight Challenges
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sleeping Disorders
- Skin Irregularities
- Urinary / Kidney Disorders
- Hearing Problems (Tinnitis)
- Eye problems
- Healthy Pregnancy
- Male and Female Infertility
- Mental-emotional imbalances
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