Chiropractic Care. Massage Therapy. Physiotherapy. Acupuncture in Scarborough.
Acupuncture originates from the Eastern Medical System. It is a holistic form of treatment that treats a variety of conditions. Registered Acupuncturists are trained to identify the pattern of imbalance that is causing disease or pathologies and select appropriate points on the body to treat those conditions. The points are stimulated using extremely thin single-use sterile needles.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Acupuncture is explained by its effect on the energy dynamics (also known as Qi) of our bodies. Qi is considered the driving and directing force behind all the activities, mechanisms and functions of the human body. Stimulation of specific points along the body allows us to adjust, redirect and boost these energy systems. Disease and illness occur because the balance of these connections has been affected in some way. Acupuncture can help to correct this.
There are immediate local effects of Acupuncture such as:
● The promotion of blood flow
● The regulation of nerves/nervous system
● The disruption of pain pathways
● The secretion of endorphins
Acupuncture also has whole body effects by the somato-autonomic reflex; whereby stimulation of the skin and musculoskeletal system alters the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is responsible for both the “Fight or Flight” and “Rest and Digest” systems of our bodies, thereby affecting both our neural pathways and organ function. Bringing the autonomic system back into balance is often enough to correct many issues.
WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
Acupuncture can be an effective tool to help any issue that you might have.
The most commonly treated conditions are:
● Pain (chronic, acute, injury etc)
● Fertility and Gynecological issues
● Digestive disorders (nausea, gastritis, indigestion, GERD, etc)
● Facial rejuvenation
● Stress and anxiety management
● Bell’s Palsy
There are many things that people don’t often think about acupuncture for, but can be just as effective for as all of the conditions above.
● Pediatrics / Youth
● Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
● Immune boost (common cold, flu, lingering illness etc)
● Pre and Postpartum care
● Addiction cessation
● Insomnia, sleep issues
● Stroke Rehabilitation
● Pre and post operative care