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Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing arts known to man. Originating in China, the practice dates back thousands of years. Acupuncture is based on the belief that all living things have Qi (Chee) or energy that runs through the body along certain channels or meridians. Each meridian connects to different parts of the body and controls different functions. Any obstruction or alteration of movement of this energy results in blockages that lead to pain and disease. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific anatomical sites, through needling, pressure or electricity, to correct imbalance in the meridians and therefore treat many problems that occur in life.

Acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of pain and musculoskeletal disorders which is why it is complementary to chiropractic. Acupuncture is a holistic treatment, in that it looks at the body as a whole, rather than just at the symptoms. Acupuncture treatments vary from person to person based on the energetic needs of the person as an individual.

Acupuncture has increased in popularity in recent times due to numerous research studies that have validated its benefits. Acupuncture has been found to help with the following conditions: headaches of various origin, pain removal and control, joint conditions, arthritis, anxiety, depression, sinus problems, frequent colds and flu, morning sickness, menstrual problems, lack of energy and much more. Acupuncture helps to establish general health.

Acupuncture is usually painless and very relaxing. The thin needle is individually wrapped and disposed of after one use. It should be noted that acupressure (acupuncture without a needle) is available for anyone uncomfortable with needles.
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