Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an Oriental system of addressing a number of physical, mental and emotional complaints by inserting needles into specific points to help restore harmony to the body. Complaints such as asthma, back pain, sinusitis, bowel and menstrual problems can be relieved.

Acupuncture is an integral part of Oriental Medicine. In Acupuncture, health is maintained by the smooth flow of life energy or Qi through pathways in our bodies called channels or meridians. Channels act as conduits or pipes that maintain balance or health throughout our body’s skin, muscles or organs. They’re like the pipes in your home supplying heat and water so that your home can function properly. If a pipe becomes clogged, you’ve got a problem. When injuries, emotions, disease, stress or poor lifestyle choices disrupt the circulation of Qi, blood, lymph and other fluids in your body, you begin to feel worse and symptoms of poor health appear.


Acupuncture Treatment

A person’s initial visit to an Acupuncturist can last up to two hours. During that time a history will be taken which involves all aspects of one’s life such as past medical history, work, sleep, diet, and rest and relaxation. From such information including signs and symptoms of the presenting complaint the Acupuncturist will create and treatment plan from an Oriental Medicine perspective.

Based on the client’s history, a set of Acupuncture points is selected that will best enable the body to return to a state of balance or harmony. The actual treatment can last from 20-50 minutes depending on which acupuncture points and Style are selected.

Usually for chronic problems, trauma and sports injuries, a course of Acupuncture sessions is recommended. A course can be between five to ten sessions. Acute conditions may require only one session.


The World Health Organization proposed that Acupuncture can be used in the treatment of the following

 

ACNE

ADDICTIONS

ALLERGIES

ALLERGIC RHINITIS

ANEMIA

ANGINA

ANXIETY

APHASIA

ARTHRITIS

ASTHMA

BACK PAIN

BOWEL PROBLEMS

BELLS PALSY

BRONCHITIS

CANDIDA ALBICANS

CATARRH

CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES

COMMON COLD

CONJUNCTIVITIS

CONSTIPATION

COUGH

CYSTITIS

DENTAL PAIN

DEPRESSION

DIARRHOEA

DIZZINESS

DRUG ADDICTION

DUODENAL ULCER

ECZEMA

ENURESIS

FROZEN SHOULDER

GASTRITIS

GUM PROBLEMS

HEMORRHOIDS

HAY FEVER

HEADACHE

HICCUP

HYPERTENSION

IMPOTENCE

INCONTINENCE

INDIGESTION

INFERTILITY

 

INFLUENZA

INSOMNIA

LUMBAGO

M.E.

MENOPAUSE

MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS

MIGRAINE

MORNING SICKNESS

NAUSEA

NECK STIFFNESS

NERVOUS PROBLEMS

NOSE BLEEDS

OBESITY

OEDEMA

OTITIS MEDIA

PAINFUL PERIODS

PALPITATIONS

PARALYSIS

PEPTIC ULCER

POLYURIA

POSTNASAL DRIP

RHEUMATISM

RHINITIS

SCIATICA

SHOCK

SINUSITIS

SKIN PROBLEMS

SORE THROAT

SPORTS INJURIES

SPRAINS

TENNIS ELBOW

TENOSYNOVITIS

THRUSH

THYROID CONDITIONS

TINNITUS

TONSILITIS

TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA

URINARY RETENTION

UROGENITAL PROBLEMS

URTICARIA

VERTIGO