What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine, dating back over 5,000 years ago, that uses needling, moxabustion, cupping, gua sha, and tui na to helps restore the body’s natural ability to heal. An experienced  practitioner will use a combination of these techniques along with  nutritional counselling and Qi Gong to treat and prevent the root cause and symptoms of a patient’s illness.


How Does It Work?

Acupuncture is based on the belief that Qi, pronounced “chee,” is the vital life force flowing through all living things.  When we experience poor health such as disease, pain, emotional trauma, mental stress or physical  injury, the vital energy that runs through our bodies’ meridians is  disrupted. Acupuncture works to restore the healthy flow of Qi. Simply stated, an acupuncturist locates the point at which your bodies Qi is blocked, she then employs a combination of techniques to treat the  patient’s primary symptoms to allow the vital energy to flow freely or  return to its natural healthy balance.