The Benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture is a safe and effective holistic form of healthcare that stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional well-being.
Are you seeking a natural approach to health, wellness and self-care? Acupuncture is a great place to start. Our South Surrey Acupuncture team is ready to support you on your wellness journey to healing allowing you to enjoy the best possible well-being for life. In this blog post we will cover the benefits of acupuncture and the top 5 questions asked about acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a journey that can begin with simple treatments for common aches and pains and evolve into an opportunity for healing, prevention and maintenance. Acupuncture treatments can compliment chiropractic and/or massage therapy treatments. Our team works together to create a treatment plan tailored just for you, so you can become your most well self.
Online Booking is available for Acupuncture Services at our clinic. South Surrey Chiropractic and Wellness looks forward to welcoming you to our clinic.
“I had pain for years and no one knew exactly why. Dr. Kam found out the cause and helped me. Chee’s acupuncture took away the rest of my pain. Super team, very nice, helpful and kind.”
what is acupuncture
Acupuncture, a landmark component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is one of the worlds’ oldest healing modalities, dating back to about 700 B.C. or perhaps even further.
Acupuncture calms the nervous system, increases anti-inflammatory function, and promotes the body’s natural self-repair mechanism. The benefits of this traditional holistic therapy is to restore a natural balance within the body by regulating energy and blood flow and balancing yin and yang. The integration of Eastern and Western medicines is used to treat various ailments, as well as promote a healthy lifestyle, optimal health and overall wellness.
Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate the body’s energy pathways. Practitioners believe that this unblocks energy flowing along these meridians, known as qi. The belief is that our health is dictated by the balance of qi, much in the same way that our moods and emotions are. By unblocking this energy, practitioners aim to clear blockages, restore balance and alleviate pain. By inserting and manipulating these needles at specific points on the body, the benefits of acupuncture can help restore balance and health.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
The needles used for Chinese acupuncture are extremely thin; much thinner than your average needles used for injections or blood draws. Therefore, there is usually little if any pain experienced during acupuncture. You may experience a slight pinch as the needle is inserted and possibly a very mild dull ache while the needles are in place. The dull ache is a sign that the body is responding to the needles and that the treatment is doing what it should. After a treatment, patients tend to feel relaxed and have a general feeling of wellbeing.
What does Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can effectively treat many conditions resulting in many benefits of acupuncture — without using drugs or invasive surgery. Acupuncture is commonly known as an excellent aid in the treatment of infertility, various types of headaches, functional digestive & bowel disorders such as IBS and GERD, swelling & oedema and circulatory problems. Acupuncture is also great for treating all types of pain (of both chronic and acute nature) & musculo-skeletal disorders such as low back pain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, deep bone pain, myofascial pain, etc.
Common conditions treated include:
- Migraines and headaches
- Anxiety, depression and stress management
- Infertility, IVF and menstrual problems
- Weight management
- Facial rejuvenation (cosmetic) acupuncture
- Digestive problems
- Accident injury rehabilitation
- Acute and chronic pain
- Sport injury
- Health maintenance
There are so many benefits of acupuncture. Some of the most common include:
- Headache Relief
- Stress Reduction
- Reduced Back Pain
- Reduced Neck Tension
- Immune System Boost
“Alison is so kind and knowledgeable. I have been struggling with headaches and anxiety. I felt so calm and relaxed after just one session! I love the acupuncture treatments. The whole space is so lovely and calming and I get to have a nap while all the needles go to work. Highly recommend the acupuncture team”
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each person who performs acupuncture has a unique style, often blending aspects of Eastern and Western approaches to medicine. To determine the type of acupuncture treatment that will help you the most, your practitioner may ask you about your symptoms, behaviors and lifestyle. An acupuncture session is typically 45 minutes.
The acupuncturist may also examine:
- The shape, coating and color of your tongue
- The color of your face
- The strength, rhythm and quality of the pulse in your wrist
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
It is difficult to answer exactly how many acupuncture sessions are needed as it differs on a case-by-case basis. The full picture of one’s health and the nature of the issue must be taken in context to provide a personal treatment time frame. The number of treatments will depend on the condition being treated and its severity. How many treatments you need depends on your particular health condition and on how you are responding to acupuncture treatments. When you come to the clinic for treatment the acupuncturist will work with you to develop a treatment plan.
The whole team is wonderful!!! Friendly, efficient and professional. Alex and Jessica at the front desk were most welcoming from the moment I called to make my first appointment. Dr. Sohi is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, patient and kind. She referred me to Allison for some acupuncture to complement the chiropractic adjustments. When I first met Allison, I felt right at home. She has a calming manner about her and is always smiling, though is empathic to your discomfort and genuinely wants to help rid you of any pain. Allison is also very patient and attentive; she was kind enough to listen to me ramble as I needed to. Thank you to Allison, Dr. Sohi, Alex and Jessica for making my time at SSCW a pleasant and memorable experience every time.
SOUTH SURREY ACUPUNCTURE TEAM
Meet the South Surrey Acupuncture team and explore the many benefits of Acupuncture. We know that sometimes it can be hard to find the motivation to take care of yourself. You might feel overwhelmed by all the things that need doing at home and at work, or you may be frustrated with dealing with pain or an issue for a longtime. But we want you to know that there are ways you can use natural methods like acupuncture to support your health and wellness—and they don’t have to be difficult!
Our South Surrey acupuncture team, Alison Lumley and Chee Woo are here to support you on your journey to healing. Whether you want to maintain your health, recover from an injury or illness, get support with fertility or relieve anxiety, stress or pain, we can help. We’d be happy to discuss how our services can improve the quality of your life.
If you are interested in exploring the benefits of acupuncture with one of our practitioners at South Surrey Chiropractic and Wellness, please book an acupuncture appointment online today.
We look forward to seeing you and we hope that after visiting our clinic, you’ll feel like a new person! Integrating acupuncture into a healthy lifestyle can help your whole body feel strong and balanced. Benefit from renewed energy and focus with acupuncture at South Surrey Chiropractic and Wellness.
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