Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine developed over thousands of years. It is based on an energetic model that encourages the body’s innate healing ability.
The registered acupuncturist inserts hair-thin needles into specific points along the energy pathways in the body to restore the proper flow of “Qi”, so that the body can start to heal itself and return to a balanced state.
According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture is an effective treatment for a wide variety of health concerns including:
- Acute or chronic pain
- Women’s health problems
- Fertility issues
- Digestive issues
- Stress and insomnia
- Support during chemotherapy and radiation
Acupuncture treatments are very complementary to other therapies such as chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine and conventional medical treatments. Most extended health care plans cover this service; please check with your provider.