Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Small needles are inserted into specific points along the muscles, nerves, tendons and/or fascia to correct the imbalances in the body’s qi – the energy that flows throughout the body via channels called meridians.
In China, acupuncture has been practiced since the Stone Age. However, it wasn’t until the second century B.C. that acupuncture was mentioned in the Huang Di Nei Jing (《黄帝内经》Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon) – the earliest and most important written work of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since then, theories on acupuncture have evolved and been modernized.
Our Toronto acupuncture clinic is the first in Canada to offer the Flat-Head Needle Precision Acupuncture.
The flat-headed acupuncture needle technique can be more effective than a standard needle when used properly to address some common issues, specifically with the fascia system.
When a specially trained acupuncturist determines that excess tension or pressure in the fascia system is causing symptoms, like pain, anxiety, insomnia, etc. a flat-headed needle can effectively address the issue and relieve symptoms in one or two sessions.
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.
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:
Since acupuncture is a process, certain indicators show that the treatment is successful.
Although everybody is different, some common indicators may include:
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.