Acupuncture has been used for over 2000 years as part of a complete system of medicine that originated in China, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion of very thin, sterile, disposable needles into specific points on the body.
Our naturopathic doctors are licensed to provide acupuncture. Treatments are individualized and typically last for 45 minutes in duration.
Acupuncture works to encourage the body's innate healing abilities. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, physical and mental-emotional symptoms arise from blockages and imbalances within meridians. Chosen acupuncture points help to restore balance and flow by releasing blockages. From a western medical point of view, acupuncture works by improving circulation, releasing muscle tension through trigger point release, and modulating the release of hormones and neurotransmitters.
Common Health Concerns Addressed with Acupuncture
Fertility concerns (including adjunctive treatment with IUI and IVF)
Nausea & vomiting in pregnancy