Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medical assessment and treatment with a 2,000-year history of clinical application. It is based on the principle that good health is dependent on the smooth flow of vital energy, Qi (pronounced “chi”), along the body’s meridians (energy pathways), and balance between the body’s organ systems. Hence when health concerns arise, patterns of disharmony and energy blockages must be identified and restored. TCM uses a variety of therapeutic tools including acupuncture, herbs, cupping, moxibustion, and dietary & lifestyle modification.
Acupuncture, in particular, can be viewed as a technique of “energy plumbing”. By strategically stimulating acupuncture points with very thin and sterile needles, we can help remove energy blockages in the meridians, and hence improve organ function and restore health.
Acupuncture is effective for treating:
- Fertility optimization
(ie. improving egg & sperm quality, preconception prep, IVF support)
- Balancing hormones
(ie. regulating menstrual cycles)
- Pregnancy support
(ie. nausea, labour preparation, induction)
- Pain (ie. back, neck, knee pain)
- Headaches & migraines
- Muscle tension & strain
- Sports medicine
- Stress & anxiety