What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body.
Acupuncture is one of the several therapies that make up Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM has been used for over 5ooo years and recent clinical studies have confirmed it’s many benefits. In North America, Acupuncture has become best known for it’s effectiveness in treating pain, even though there many conditions Acupuncture can help: from fertility issues and addictions to allergies, sinus problems, injuries and stress.
The Wisdom of Acupuncture for Pain and Injury
Acu-Pain Clinic has over 24 years of experience helping thousands of clients with many different muscle and joint injuries, pain, stress, digestive issues, cold’s, Flu’s, sinusitis, women’s health concerns including: infertility, hormone imbalances, menopausal symptoms and other health concerns.
Acupuncture can be combined with electrical stimulation, Cupping and Laser Therapy depending on the condition being treated.
Acupuncture works to allow the body to heal itself without the harmful side effects of medications. It enhances blood circulation to the injured area as well as relaxes the muscles and tissues. With proper circulation, blood and nutrients flow freely to the muscles to repair the tissues. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue repair, physical and emotional well being.
Acupuncture is safe, fast, effective and gentle.
Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety
Acupuncture applied to specific acupuncture points on the ear, arm and leg can dramatically reduce or alleviate stress and anxiety by stimulating the body’s natural feel-good neuro-chemicals and helping to balance our autonomic nervous system. The treatment is safe and comfortable. Many patients experience a sense of deep relaxation during and after the treatment.
Acupuncture increases oxygen and blood flow. Many studies have associated lower oxygen levels and cerebral blood flow in that area of the brain with depressive disorders.
Acupuncture: Safe and Effective
Acupuncture is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained when traditional medical therapy has failed.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterilized, disposable, very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points along the body’s energy pathways used to regulate the flow of Qi (energy). There is no injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes minimal discomfort.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called “endorphins.” These chemicals mimic morphine by attaching to opiate receptor sites found throughout the nervous system. Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain, resulting in relief of pain, general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s own internal regulation systems.
Acupuncture works to allow the body to heal itself without the harmful side effects of pain medications. It enhances blood circulation to the injured area as well as relaxes the muscles and tissues. With proper circulation, blood and nutrients flow freely to the muscles to repair the tissues. 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.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
People experience differing sensations with Acupuncture. Most patients feel only minimal discomfort as the needles are inserted. Some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there should be no significant discomfort. At Acu-Pain Clinic we strive to deliver gentle and effective treatments that alleviate pain and discomfort and encourage overall well-being.
Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-Aging: Facial Rejuvenation
Facial Rejuvenation: Anti-Aging, increases the vitality of your face and your overall health at the same time.
Acupuncture for anti-aging promotes looking younger and more refreshed, while assisting in diminishing lines, lifting the face and neck.
Facial Rejuvenation helps you to avoid the risks and expense of chemicals
-Minimize, and erase fine lines and wrinkles
-Lifts the face and neck
-Decreases puffiness and dark circles around the eyes
-Brightens and evens out the complexion
-Increases collagen and keratin production
-Decreases acne, rosecea
-Addresses underlying health issues, hormone imbalances, digestive issues, and stress
With the use of Acupuncture, Facial Massage with Acupressure, Gua Sha, Jade Roller, Eye and Face masks, and the Nefeli ™ Skin Care and Herbal Formulas, Facial rejuvenation is highly effective in reducing the signs of aging, improve health and give a youthful glow.
Course of Treatment
Treatment frequency and length will vary according to your individual needs. Best results require 10-15 sessions, once or twice a week. Maintenance is recommended once every 4 to 6 weeks depending on the clients goals and underlying conditions.
Even after the very first treatment the face will appear more refreshed, after the 5th to 7th treatment a significant difference shows in changes in skin tone and wrinkles. The face and eyes looks clearer, more youthful. By the end of the series, the client looks and feels that 5-15 years younger. Results may vary depending on what home care the client has done and also on how well the client has taken care of themselves overall.