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By Jessica Vella, Registered Acupuncturist 

Acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory with the emphasis of treatment to balance the body into its natural state of harmony.  With over 5000 years of history, it has proven to be a safe and holistic treatment.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterile needles into specific points in the body to activate circulation, to regulate qi (vital energy) and blood, to remove pathogenic factors and to treat diseases. By treating the root of the problem, not only the symptoms, it alleviates the reason why you’re having the discomfort in the first place. Treatment will vary from person to person according to the diagnosis and differentiation of one’s conditions as determined by your acupuncturist.

Modern research has shown that acupuncture is effective for a wide variety of conditions. Acute conditions may respond with just a few treatments, while a chronic condition may require a longer series of treatments Acupuncture prevents illness, improves body functions, promotes overall health and well-being of the mind, body and spirit!

According to the World Health Organization Acupuncture can treat, but is not limited to the following:

Respiratory Disorders                    

Common cold

Sinusitus, rhinitis

Seasonal allergies

Sore throat

Bronchitis

Ashtma

 

Musculoskeletal Disorders               

Back pain

Neck pain/ stiff neck

Tennis elbow

Frozen shoulder

Muscle spasms and pain

Sprains

Injuries from accidents

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Fibromyalgia

Arthritis

Carpal Tunnel syndrome

 

Disorders of the ear/eye/nose

Ringing in the ears

Meiner’s Disease/ vertigo

Earache

Toothache

TMJ pain

Gingivitis

 

Gastro-Intestinal Disorders

Abdominal Pain

Diarhhea

Constipation

Chron’s and Colitis

Diabetes

 

Mental Emotional Disorders

Stress

Anxiety

Depression

Weight Control/ loosing weight

Addictions

Insomnia and sleep problems

Quit smoking

Fatigue

 

Neurological Disorders

Headache

Migraine

Dizziness

Sciatica

Bell’s Palsy

Stroke

 

Reproductive System Disorders

Infertility

PMS

Irregular Menses

Cramps

Menopausal Symptoms

Morning Sickness

Urinary Incontinence

Impotence

Labor Induction

 

Jessica Vella is a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario). Acupuncture is covered by most insurance companies, so take a look at your health benefits today!

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Help your body heal itself!