How it helps
Eastern Medicine explains that Acupuncture works through essential life energy, called Qi (chi), which flows through the body along channels called meridians.
Each meridian is connected to a specific internal organ. When the flow of Qi is blocked or out of balance, illness or pain results. The stimulation of acupuncture points along the meridians releases the blockage of Qi and promotes the smooth natural flow of energy, restoring balance and health to the body’s systems.
Western medicine attempts to interpret Acupunctures effects through regulating the nervous system. This takes place through the release of endorphins, neurotransmitters and neurohormones. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, reducing inflammation and promoting physical and emotional well being.
Nicole strives to marry the knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine to help her clients gain a deeper understanding of their own health.
01. Does acupuncture hurt?
Depending on what type of treatment you are doing, Acupuncture can have a range of sensations such as a muscle twitch, aching, tingling, pulsing or nothing at all.
02. Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is widely acknowledged as one of the safest forms of medicine. Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilized, individually packaged, and disposed of after one use. Acupuncturists undergo extensive training in a 3-year program and are regulated by a provincial college.
03. How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the issue being treated, you may need weekly or monthly sessions until it is resolved. Every person reacts differently to treatment and therefore some will see results faster than others.