What is Acupuncture?
In China, acupuncture has been practised since the Stone Age.
Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which small needles are inserted into specific points along a muscle, nerve, tendon and/or fascia to correct the imbalance in the body’s qi, the energy that flows throughout the body via channels called meridians.
In China, acupuncture has been practised since the Stone Age. However, it wasn’t until the second century B.C. that acupuncture was mentioned in the “Huang Di Nei Jing,” the holy book of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since then, acupuncture theories have been evolved and updated over the past 2000 years.
At our Mississauga TCM clinic, we provide acupuncture services to help you achieve optimal health and wellness through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture helps the body to regain its natural healing ability and return to homeostasis. It can even promote circulation of blood and oxygen in order to stimulate the nerves and nervous system.
To rectify the imbalance in the body’s qi, the energy that flows throughout the body via channels known as meridians, acupuncture needles are inserted into particular points on the body. Stress, trauma, and even unhealthy lifestyle choices can obstruct the qi flow because the meridians serve as communication channels between the brain and the body’s different structures.
Our Acupuncture Specialties in Mississauga
Acupuncture promotes circulation of blood and oxygen in order to stimulate the nerves and nervous system.
Acupuncture can be used to alleviate pain and increase overall health:
- Decreased inflammation and pain
- Enhanced digestion
- Reduced stress and improved mood
- Increased circulation
- Invigorated immunity
- Balanced hormone regulation
Acupuncture Treatment Procedure
Since acupuncture is a process, certain indicators show that the treatment is successful.
Although everybody is different, some common indicators may include:
- Improved sleep
- Increased appetite and digestion
- Healthy bowel movements
- Balanced emotions and mood
- Pain alleviation
You should start to see improvements in some areas after two or three sessions. You may start to feel improvements in your mental and physical health.