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22 Jun
2015

Acupuncture for Fertility

How does acupuncture help with fertility? Acupuncture works by balancing the body to help it function optimally. Western research studies have shown that acupuncture has an effect on the nervous system and can therefore help to reduce stress, regulate endocrine and therefore hormonal functioning, and improve blood circulation in the local area. Treatments can be..

05 Feb
2015

How to Dress for Your Acupuncture Visit

Traditional theory behind acupuncture believes that there is a distribution network for the fundamental substances of Qi (pronounced chee, meaning energy), Blood throughout the body. (These fundamental substances are different from the common western understandings of these terms, and their concepts are important for maintaining health). This distribution network is called meridians (like channels) that look like a giant web or..

22 Aug
2014

Headaches 101

Introduction Headaches are one of the most common forms of pain. For some people a headache may be a minor irritation once or twice a year, while others can suffer disabling pain on an almost daily basis. Some complementary health approaches, such as acupuncture, natural health products or herbal supplements and relaxation techniques, are associated with fewer..

13 Sep
2013

Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very thin needles into specific points of the body as a means of producing a desired health effect. Acupuncture can be used for a large variety of health concerns, including for relieving acute and chronic pain. Acupuncture draws from the principles of ancient “Traditional Chinese Medicine” which has been used for thousands of years. The..

27 Jul
2013

Acupuncture for Induction

For women who are approaching their due date and would like to avoid chemical induction, Acupuncture is a good option! The term “induction” when used to refer to the process through which acupuncture will encourage the natural onset of labour is misleading. This is because Acupuncture does not actually “induce” labour, as would a medication..

28 May
2013

Acupuncture for IVF

Acupuncture has been used to improve fertility for over 2000 years. It has been scientifically shown to have a direct effect on the nervous system and can therefore help to reduce stress, regulate endocrine hormonal functioning, and improve blood circulation. Recent clinical studies show that combining acupuncture with your IVF can: Improve your chances of..