Acupuncture is a medical practice derived from traditional Chinese medicine that consists in the stimulation of specific points on the body with fine needles in order to treat diseases, improve health and relieve pain.
A long story
Recent archaeological evidence suggests that the practice of acupuncture started about 2500 years ago. It was quickly adopted by neighbouring Asian countries but it is only in the 70s that it gained some popularity in North America. The province of Quebec played an important role in the diffusion of acupuncture in North America.
Want to know what acupuncture can treat?
Allergies and asthma
Flu symptoms, rhinitis, sinusitis and other respiratory issues
Headaches and migraines
Why everyone is trying acupuncture?
How acupuncture works?
Calms and balances your nervous system and hormones
Your nervous system is like the central processor for your body. When it is over or under functioning, it creates inflammation and messes with your hormones, sleep, digestion, and more. Acupuncture helps to restore balance to the nervous system which means less inflammation, better circulation, better nutrient absorption, and all-over better function for your body.
Opens and restores microcirculation
Acupuncture needles cause micro irritation to your tissue, which sends strong signals to your internal healer. Any time you cut yourself your body dilates the capillaries in the area of injury, sending extra blood along with hundreds of healing molecules. With acupuncture, a tiny, sterile needle triggers the same healing response.
Stimulates tissue healing
Improved circulation means better exchange of nutrients and waste. When your cells get more “food” they become more efficient at doing their jobs. When your cells aren’t clogged, they have more energy to do what they’re supposed to do. More food and better efficiency means faster healing at the cellular level, which means you feel more like yourself quickly.
Promotes optimal function
When you receive acupuncture weekly for a period of several weeks, your body gently and gradually experiences positive changes which are sustainable. Working in harmony with your innate healing ability allows your body to create new pathways it won’t forget, for lasting results.