How does acupuncture work?


Eastern Explanation:

In the east, acupuncture works by the life energy flowing through the body which is termed Qi (pronounced chee) can be influenced and balanced by stimulating specific points on the body. These points are located along channels of energy known as meridians that connect all of our major organs. According to Chinese medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or is blocked.

Western Explanation:

In the west, acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect.

Explanation of How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity. Micro needles are inserted which stimulates sensory receptors. When needles are inserted, they stimulate nerves that transit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain. The hypothalamus-pituitary glands are responsible for releasing neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing hormones. It is estimated that endorphins are 200 times more potent than morphine. Endorphins also play a big role in the functioning of the hormonal system.

Some of the physiological effects observed throughout the body include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms and increased T-cell count which stimulates the immune system and regulate serotonin, that is why depression is often treated with acupuncture.

What Acupuncture Can Treat

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely beneficial and effective in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. Sometimes they replace modern medial practices and prove to be much more effective. Often times people turn to these modalities last and actually prove to be the most beneficial and life changing. Although sometimes these modalities are thought of as a ‘last resort’ many people use these forms as a preventative.

Traditional Chinese medicine is a complete medical system

that is very capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions such as, gastrointestinal disorders,gynecological disorders, Emotional and Psychological Disorders, pain management, weight loss and facial rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation is also known as cosmetic acupuncture. It is a very safe, painless and non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging, while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process. it’s an effective to rejuvenate the face from life’s stresses as well as create balance and harmony in the whole body.

Facial rejuvenation works on erasing fine lines and wrinkles as well as softening deeper lines.

Facial rejuvenation helps to improve muscle tone in the face and neck as well as increase collagen production, which aids in helping to form the skin and fill out unwanted wrinkles. The ancient healing therapy is also a great way to not only target the face but to treat your body as a whole allowing you to look and feel good both on the inside and outside.

Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Treatment

  • Improves collagen production and muscle tone
  • Helps reduce bags and sagging tendencies
  • Helps eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkle
  • Tightens pores and brightens eyes
  • Increases local blood and lymph circulation
  • Improves facial color
  • Reduces stress and promotes total health and well-being

Can I pay using Health Insurance?

Yes, most extended health insurance plans cover acupuncture treatments.

Do you offer Direct Billing?

Yes, we offer direct billing to ICBC and extended health insurance companies.

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