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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, single-use needles into the skin and tissues in specific areas throughout the body. It is commonly considered for the treatment of both acute and chronic pain conditions. In addition to pain, Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture can help a variety of conditions related to hormone imbalances, stress and anxiety, digestive concerns, and more. It has been used for centuries to help treat acute and chronic illness, prevent disease, and improve overall health and well-being.

A Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner or Acupuncturist explains illness and pain by considering a disruption of energy – known as chi or qi –in the body. By selecting acupuncture points to needle along specific pathways, or meridians, you can promote the flow of energy and help re-balance the body. A more modern view of acupuncture considers the stimulation of nerves, muscles, and connective tissues to promote circulation, reduce tension, and encourage natural painkillers and endorphins to be released.

Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is very safe when done by a trained practitioner. In Ontario, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are regulated professions. This means that anyone practicing these modalities will have gone through extensive education and training. Other healthcare practitioners can use acupuncture if they have had additional training. The style of acupuncture varies from practitioner to practitioner.

Hannah, at NewU Physio, is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture. This means she is trained to observe the entire body, and how different systems are connected. This concept is called holism. By treating the whole individual, you may find that your main concern will be addressed, but treatment may also benefit other areas of your health.

Hannah offers quality, personalized TCM acupuncture services to our clientele in a calm, welcoming and professional environment. 

 

You will be able to book one of the appointments below:

  • Acupuncture Assessment (45 minutes)

  • Acupuncture Treatment (30 minutes)

What can Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture treat?

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    • Constipation

    • Diarrhea

    • Irritable bowel and colitis

    • Acute and chronic gastritis

    • Gastric hyperacidity

  • Respiratory System Disorders

    • Acute sinusitis

    • Acute rhinitis

    • Bronchial asthma

  • Other Disorders

    • Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs

    • Appetite suppression

    • Essential hypertension

    • Toothaches, post extraction pain

    • Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting *

*not recognized by WHO, but recognized through other clinical reviews and research

Based on the review of clinical trials, the World Health Organization has reported that acupuncture can effectively treat the following:

  • Musculo-skeletal Disorders

    • Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness

    • Localized traumatic injuries (sprains, strains, tendonitis)

    • Arthritis

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Low back pain

    • Osteoarthritis

    • “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”

    • Sciatica

  • Neurological Disorders

    • Headache and migraine

    • Trigeminal neuralgia

    • Facial palsy

    • Peripheral neuropathies

    • Intercostal neuralgia

  • Psychological Disorders

    • Depression

    • Anxiety

    • OCD

    • PTSD

    • Hypersomnia

    • Insomnia

  • Gynecological Disorders

    • Infertility*

    • PMS

    • Dysmenorrhea

    • Menopause syndrome

    • Benign irregular menstruation

    • Benign amenorrhea

How do I know if Acupuncture is right for me?

Every individual is unique. Whether your goal is to address a specific concern, or to prevent pain and illness in the future, you will work with your Acupuncturist to determine if Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture is the right fit for you.

Will it hurt?

Only a pinch! Acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin. At this initial insertion of the needle there can be a pinch. It is your bodies way of letting you know that something is there.

Once the needle is inserted, you may feel some tingling sensations, warmth, lightness, or heaviness. It is rare to continue to feel pain once the needles are in. If this is the case, your acupuncturist may adjust the needle, or remove it altogether. Most people find acupuncture quite peaceful and relaxing.

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CONTACT

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Orléans, Ottawa, ON

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