What You Should Know About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the Chinese practice of inserting very thin needles in parts of the body to stimulate the nerves. Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in treating pain, nausea, and a long list of other health concerns in the context of traditional Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture is an ancient technique based on the idea that diseases happen when the flow of energy in the body, referred to as qi, is disturbed. Acupuncture points are used to help release this energy back to its normal state. For these changes to be maintained, acupuncture works best when complemented by other treatments and as part of a healthy lifestyle.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, “more than 70% of Canadians regularly use complementary and alternative health care therapies … to stay healthy and improve their quality of life.” One of the greatest benefits of alternative health treatments like acupuncture is that there are little to no adverse side effects.

The insertion of acupuncture needles is not painful since the needles are hair thin, but everyone experiences it a little bit differently. Some people respond after just one treatment and others may see improvements over the course of several treatments.

Foundation of Health Clinic uses acupuncture to help treat acute/chronic strain, sprains, chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, diabetes, infertility, and more.