What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is conducted based on the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been practiced for thousands of years to refine its theory, efficacy, and treatment approach for wide variety of conditions. Acupuncture is done by inserting a hair thin sterile single use needle into a particular point of the body to help regulate its function including cardiovascular, endocrine, and nervous systems.

Acupuncture is known for its non-pharmaceutical approach and works in the way to maximize one's health and wellness potentials by addressing the root(s) of the bothering symptoms and other manifesting symptoms in the way that one can handle.

In modern era, Acupuncture is used as a stand-alone medicine, or used as a catalyst to other modalities that are already in place to optimize its efficacy and outcomes.

In Ontario, Registered Acupuncture is offered by Registered Acupuncturists who have completed a minimum 2200hr of Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture specific training, completed licensing examinations, and registered with the regulatory College, in contrast to other professions' acupuncture offered within their scope of practice, which can be as short as 300 to 600 hrs in total.

In Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, unexplained is explained, a disease becomes ease. Acupuncture is used as prevention and health promotion, treatment, and rehabilitation, followings are the only few examples of what acupuncture benefit;
  • Gynecologial conditions
  • Menstrual cycle related conditions; short, long, irregular
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cycle)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy or very light menstrual bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Breast pain, fibrocystic breasts
  • Menopause
  • Miscarriage
  • PMS
  • PCOS
  • Pudendal nerve entrapment
  • Vulvodynia
  • Uterine Prolapse
Obstetric conditions including but not limited to:
  • Morning sickness
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Eclampsia
  • Preeclampsia
  • Symphysis Pubis dysfunction (SPD)
  • Low back pain
  • Heart burns
  • Breech/OP presentation
  • Labour prep & induction
Postpartum conditions including but not limited to:
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Postpartum abdominal pain
  • D&C support
  • Low or high milk supply
  • Blocked milk ducts & lumps
  • Acute and recurrent mastitis
  • Postpartum Mood disorders (depression, anxiety, baby blues, Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex D-MER)
Digestive conditions including but not limited to:
  • Heart burn
  • Food sensitivity
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea Poor digestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Liver problems
  • Cholecystitis (inflammation in the gallbladder)
  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Acupuncture is generally done weekly or bi-weekly for 10 sessions as a set. Once the symptoms improved, the treatment can be spread out to every 4-6 weeks as a maintenance.

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