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.
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.
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:
“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 ~