Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing art which has helped literally billions of people and is now covered under your MSP health plan for qualifying individuals.
It is an essentially painless technique which employs the insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body to manipulate flow of bio-energy (called qi) thereby restoring balance, removing blockages and adding energy where necessary.
Acupuncture points, which lie on energy channels (meridians) are directly related to specific organs and physiological functions. This principle has been repeatedly confirmed by recent research in which obvious physiological changes were observed through the manipulation of specific acupuncture points. Acupuncture is part of a system of healing called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
What is TCM? Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic system for maintaining and promoting health. Its goal is to achieve internal balance between the mind, body and spirit, and an external balance with nature and our environment. TCM is the world’s oldest continually practised professional medicine. Its written history stretches back not less the 2,500 years and its practice is undoubtedly much older than that. It has a specific integrated system of theory dealing with human physiology and pathology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
We encourage you to visit Integrated Health Clinic to meet with our physicians and learn more about this treatment.