Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture has been performed for thousands of years. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into muscles and other bodily tissues to relieve pain or symptoms of disease. The body has over 500 acupuncture points which are connected by the 12 main meridians. Meridians are the pathways for our life force or energy, called Qi (pronounced "Chee"). Qi flows within our meridians and connects to our internal organs. Chronic pain and illness result from the blockage or imbalance of Qi and acupuncture can help correct this imbalance.
In your initial assessment, your TCM acupuncturist will work with you to investigate the root cause of your ailment. Your TCM acupuncturist will then use acupuncture and other TCM modalities at their discretion to treat both the root cause and symptoms of your unique imbalance. Other TCM modalities used together with acupuncture include cupping, gua sha, TDP heat lamp therapy, electroacupuncture, and ultrasound. TCM acupuncture can also be done as an adjunct treatment to physiotherapy.
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