TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Acupuncture is a healing modality used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There is growing interest in the West about the use of acupuncture for in pain management, infertility, and general health maintenance.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body. TCM describes Acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of Qi (life energy) , which is believed to flow through pathways (meridians or channels) in ones body. Although there is significant science behind this technique, there is also a substantial amount of art involved in the application.
The origins of Acupuncture and more specifically Traditional Chinese Medicine can be tied back thousands of years to the Yellow Emperor himself. The goal of Acupuncture is to stimulate the natural healing properties of the body itself and restoring balance.
ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT PLAN
Prior to your treatment, the acupuncturist will take a health history. Then they will come up with a treatment plan to address your condition. During the acupuncture treatment, most people report no or minimal discomfort as the needles are inserted. The needles are usually left in the body anywhere between 5-30 minutes. After the treatment, people generally report feeling relaxed. The total number of treatment sessions will be discussed by your provider.
THE BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE
Releasing areas of congestion and stagnation for Qi to flow smoothly and regulate your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health
Stimulating the production of nitric oxide in the body to promote greater blood flow to tissues and vital organs for a healthier system
Fortifying and restoring the immune system’s innate ability to battle against colds, allergies and infections during the changing seasons
Reducing inflammation of the stomach and pancreas to improve overall digestive functions and provide long-term symptomatic relief
Enhancing your body’s natural healing ability through stimulating the central nervous system, interrupt pain signals, and release endorphins
Lowering stress hormones and moderating mood to reduce anxiety and improve overall feelings of happiness
Calming the sympathetic nervous system to induce a sense of calm and emotional stability towards everyday well-being
Fixing body imbalances through replenishing Qi from within, to accelerate metabolism and stimulate organ functions associated with weight management
THE CHANNELS DIFFERENCE
At Channels of Wellness, we have gathered some of Canada's most experienced acupuncturists, coupled with advanced meridian diagnosing technology to provide a complete and accurate health assessment based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Our treatment plans are designed specifically to not only relieve the symptoms but also address the root causes of your aliments. Each session is carefully designed to address both your short and long term health requirements.