Acupuncture is a type of holistic approach originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and is most commonly associated with traditional Chinese medicine.
Acupuncturists use multiple points to target the clients’ discomfort as well as to stimulate internal energy and strengthen the body’s defense mechanisms. In order to examine your condition, therapists would check your abdomen and pulse even if you only have shoulder stiffness, and would use acupuncture points not only around the shoulder but also other parts of body.
Japanese-style acupuncture uses thinner (thinner than human hair) and smaller needles and are inserted shallower than those of traditional Chinese counterpart. Therefore, clients generally experience minimal pain or discomfort during treatments. Some do not even notice if needles are inserted at all.
In addition, Japanese-style acupuncturists use moxibustion as part of their practice to gain most benefits out of their treatments. In the harsh Canadian winter, people can get sick easier because immune system functions are compromised. Heat treatments are especially effective to improve body’s immune functions.
Effects of Acupuncture Treatments
Acupuncture is effective in treating dizziness, insomnia, asthma, whiplash, tennis elbow, sciatic nerve problems, allergies and other ailments.
This treatment improves blood circulation, increases energy, and relieves pain, all which is necessary for physical adjustment.
Scientifically, Acupuncture is effective for relieving pain and for the release of tension, as the human body is stimulated to secrete substances called Endorphins (natural painkillers) during treatments.
Acupuncture, through stimulation, raises your body temperature and increases blood circulation.
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