Acupuncture and Pain

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I see many people who want acupuncture to mitigate their pain, and often the first question I get is, ‘does it hurt?’. After all, it seems counterintuitive for someone wanting to decrease their pain by putting needles into them.  The first thing I say is, ‘No! It does not!’ – they are extremely thin, and […]

How many acupuncture treatments are needed?

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How many acupuncture treatments does the average person need? Each patient is unique. The number and frequency of treatments will vary from patient to patient. Some symptoms are relieved after the first treatment, while others may take four to ten treatments. While a specific problem is being worked on, you may visit your acupuncturist once or […]

Is Acupuncture Safe? Is it Painful?

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Is acupuncture safe? One of the striking advantages of acupuncture is that there are no side effects. In our Centre, only sterile needles are used for treatments. These needles come in sterile containers and are used only once, and then disposed of safely and appropriately. There is no risk of infection. In particular, there is […]

Your first Acupuncture Treatment

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What should you expect from  your first acupuncture treatment? Your first visit includes a 30 minute consultation In order to understand your health history, you will complete an in depth personal health form. All information that you provide is strictly confidential and will only be released with your written consent. Your practitioner will then perform […]

Acupuncture and Pregnancy

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Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years to maximize both mother and baby’s well-being during and after pregnancy. Focus is placed on preventative care to strengthen the child and mother together as well as helping out with any difficulties that may arise during pregnancy. As of 2003, the World Health Organization has […]

Acupuncture and Fertility

Pregnant woman in an acupuncture therapy

Recent studies have shown acupuncture treatments increase the success rate of fertility. How does acupuncture help fertility? On its own, acupuncture can be seen as an alternative way of treating fertility problems. It is also often seen as a complementary therapy to modern fertility treatments. Acupuncture is the act of placing hair thin needles within […]

What does Acupuncture treat?

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It is strange how tiny needles can affect the body so much. The body’s normal response to foreign objects within the skin can create many different reactions which lead to healing a plethora of chronic and acute conditions. The most common health conditions include (as per the World Health Organization): Stomach Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis Crohn’s […]

What is Acupuncture?

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Acupuncture is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has a history of more than 3000 years of successfully diagnosing, treating and preventing illness. Your body is interconnected by meridians and pathways through which vital energy flows. The Acupuncturist inserts very fine, pre-sterilized, disposable (one time use) surgical grade stainless steel needles […]