Acupuncture

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What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion and manipulation of fine needles in determined parts of the body assisting in restoring health and well-being. It is recognized as an effective treatment for many chronic and acute diseases. The perspective of the acupuncturist is based on the taoist concept of yin and yang energy. The acupuncturist evaluates the energy flow and distribution of the vital force through its meridians and canals. Through stimulation of certain areas along the meridians, the acupuncturist is able to influence health and diseased states. The objective always being to adjust the vital energy to facilitate a harmonious flow though the body.

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HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

The technique behind acupuncture involves redirecting the body’s vital energy by inserting very fine needles at precise points of the body that are located along the body’s energy channels (meridians). These needles are inserted at the surface of the body and are not placed skin deep. The needle insertion process feels like a mosquito bite. The selection of areas along these energy channels, that the acupuncturist chooses to insert the needles along, will dictate its effects on specific bodily organs, acting on the symptoms the client has specified during their initial consultation with a Toro Holistic Health Center acupuncturist.

ARE ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES SAFE?

Acupuncture needles are indeed safe and there are absolutely no risks of disease spreading through the needles used during a treatment. The needles utilized during an acupuncture session are disposable and, therefore, discarded after being used once.  Moreover, The Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Québec dictates that all acupuncturists practicing in the province of Québec must use only sterile, single-use needles.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE?

General benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, deep relaxation, homeostatic balancing, enhanced immune system, improved local circulation, tissue oxygenation,
and regeneration.
Studies have shown that acupuncture has proven to be an effective therapy in the treatment the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Pain management
  • Chronic headaches or Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Sprains
  • Menstruation Pain
  • Stomach pains
  • Hypotensions and Hypertensions
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Allergies
  • Pregnancy (symptoms) and childbirth
  • Digestive system issues (ulcers, dyspepsia,hemorrhoids, constipation, bloating, colitis & more)
  • Respiratory system issues: asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, rhinitis, cold & flu
  • Insomnia, anxiety, depression

“Health is the proper relationship between microcosm, which is man, and the macrocosm, which is the universe. Disease is a disruption of this relationship”

~ DR. YESHE DONDEN, PHYSICIAN TO THE DALAI LAMA ~