Acupuncture is a holistic modality first used thousands of years ago in China as a means of relieving pain and other issues, thus improving general health and wellness. The premise is that the force of qi (chi) in the body flows through interconnecting pathways called meridians in the body, restoring the balance that promotes the natural healing ability of the body. When the qi flow is blocked or impeded, disease and distress result.
Registered Acupuncturists are trained and registered to practice this therapy. Hair-thin, sterile, one-time-use acupuncture needles are inserted through the skin at various strategic points along the meridians.
The first session involves health and history taking that allows the acupuncturist to diagnose and treat issues. Subsequent sessions last an hour, including an approximately 30-minute rest period while the needles are in place.
An acupuncture treatment is generally a relaxing and calming treatment with minimal discomfort from the needles.
▷ Pain in Back, Neck, Shoulder
▷ Knee Problems
▷ Headaches, Migraines
▷ Sprains & Strains
▷ Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow
Susan Koning, B.Sc., R.Ac