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Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

What Can TCM Treat?

The WHO (World Health Organization) has recognized the following:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Dysentry
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Facial Pain
  • Heachades
  • Hyper/hypotension
  • Induction of Labour
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Morning sickness nausea vomit
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain from Dentistry
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal Colic
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • And many other symptoms

How does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture needles in a womans foreheadThere are 12 regular meridians related to specific organs inside the body. Along each meridian, specific points are used to activate and stimulate the corresponding organs. By regulating the energy flow, acupunture helps to move energy and regulate the function of organs, allowing the body to heal itself faster.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture is an unfamiliar sensation to most people, but it is not painful. Insertion of disposable, sterile, slender needles goes unnoticed by some and to others feel like a small sting followed by a sensation of heaviness, tightness or warmth. These sensations eventually disappear and are followed by a relaxed and elevated spirit.

How long does it take to see results?

It varies depending on the individual's physical health and degree or severity of the problem. In general, the shorter the duration of the condition, the sooner the result will be seen. It also depends on the response of the individual's body. Usually the practitioner will have a better idea about the required duration of treatment after a couple of sessions.