Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of a whole medical system of Chinese Medicine originating in China thousands of years ago. Practitioners need a minimum of 3 years of studying to grasp the understanding of Chinese Medicine with acupuncture. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into very specific points on the body.   Acupuncture (as with all health treatment) may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.  Some patients occasionally experience slight bleeding, bruising or light-headedness. We use many different styles of acupuncture in our clinic; Traditional, Auricular, Scalp, Master Tung, Dr. Tan, Electro Acupuncture, etc. Acupuncture is not dry needling, which is practiced by physiotherapists and chiropractors as an adjunct to their practice and only treats the local trigger points. We use very precise needling techniques inserted to specific depths to elicit neurological and physiological responses. Acupuncture needles are very fine and when inserted, a patient might feel a dull ache, pulling sensation, throb or electrical feel. This indicates that the nervous system is responding to the needles correctly. Other Chinese medicine techniques used: Electro-acupuncture – small clips with wires are attached to acupuncture needles and an electrical impulse is send via a device to the needles. Patients feel what has been described as a mild thumping pulse or a feeling of a wave. Auricular acupuncture – specific areas in the ear are either needled or tiny pellets on a small piece of tape are placed in the ear. Moxibustion – It is a form of heat therapy in which a dried herb called mugwort is burned on the acupuncture needle or near the surface of the skin in order to warm the area. Cupping – Cupping is a suction technique.
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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of a whole medical system of Chinese Medicine originating in China thousands of years ago. Practitioners need a minimum of 3 years of studying to grasp the understanding of Chinese Medicine with acupuncture. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into very specific points on the body. Acupuncture (as with all health treatment) may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.  Some patients occasionally experience slight bleeding, bruising or light- headedness. We use many different styles of acupuncture in our clinic; Traditional, Auricular, Scalp, Master Tung, Dr. Tan, Electro Acupuncture, etc. Acupuncture is not dry needling, which is practiced by physiotherapists and chiropractors as an adjunct to their practice and only treats the local trigger points. We use very precise needling techniques inserted to specific depths to elicit neurological and physiological responses. Acupuncture needles are very fine and when inserted, a patient might feel a dull ache, pulling sensation, throb or electrical feel. This indicates that the nervous system is responding to the needles correctly. Other Chinese medicine techniques used: Electro-acupuncture – small clips with wires are attached to acupuncture needles and an electrical impulse is send via a device to the needles. Patients feel what has been described as a mild thumping pulse or a feeling of a wave.  It is most often used for musculoskeletal pain and neurological disorders, and there is evidence that electroacupuncture is also effective in treating moderate post-chemotherapy vomiting (when used in addition to antiemetics) (3). Auricular acupuncture – specific areas in the ear are either needled or tiny pellets on a small piece of tape are placed in the ear. Moxibustion – It is a form of heat therapy in which a dried herb called mugwort is burned on the acupuncture needle or near the surface of the skin in order to warm the area to ease pain and to get energy flowing. Cupping – Cupping is a suction technique used to pull toxin build up from deep muscles to the surface of the skin. It invigorates the circulation of the body and helps clear toxins and qi blockages.