Our integrative medicine techniques include acupuncture, laser therapy and Chinese herbs.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile needles into specific acupuncture points (acupoints) on the body, to induce a therapeutic effect.
Scientific research shows that acupoints are located in areas on the body where there's a high density of free nerve endings, small blood vessels, lymph ducts and mast cells. Stimulation of the acupoints induces the release of serotonin, beta-endorphins and other neurotransmitters. Scientific research articles can be found here.
When It's Recommended
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of diseases, including but not limited to, musculoskeletal, dermatological, neurological, gastrointestinal, behavioral, renal, endocrine, reproductive and immunological disorders.
Physiological Effects Induced By Acupuncture
Pain relief / Promotion of tissue healing / Regulate gastrointestinal motility / Anti-inflammatory effects / Immunoregulation / Hormonal regulation
What is Qi? What are the Channels?
Qi is known as energy or life force. It comes in two forms: Yin and Yang. Qi constantly flows throughout the body, maintaining a balance of Yin and Yang. When the flow of Qi is disrupted, disease and/or pain may occur. Acupuncture helps to resolve the flow of Qi enabling the body to self-heal.
Channels, also known as Meridians, make up a network that allows Qi to flow throughout the body. Many acupuncture points are located on these channels.