Northshore Healing Centre – Acupuncture
With Kelly Kay
Single session $120-$170
Acupuncture, herbs and other accessory techniques have been used for thousands of years in Asia to treat everything from the common cold to serious illnesses. Traditional Chinese medicine views a person as an integrated whole where the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of a person all play a role in the diagnosis and the treatment of disease. Chinese medicine looks to treat the root of the disorder, not just mask the symptoms, so that the disorder may be fully resolved with enough time and treatment. While this medicine is excellent at relieving pain, it is also very good at treating a whole variety of disorders, including digestion, sleep, menstruation, autoimmune, and emotional disorders (see below for a more extensive list of what Chinese medicine can help treat). This medicine is minimally invasive compared to many common Western medicine treatment options such as surgery, with far fewer side effects. In addition to treating a specific disorder, most patients find acupuncture to be a relaxing experience that lowers their stress and improves their quality of life overall.
Acupuncture is a medical technique that entails the practitioner stimulating specific points on the body. This is most often performed by the insertion of very thin needles into the skin. It is among the practices applied in traditional Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture is founded upon on the concept that Qi – an energy force that all living things share – moves through pathways within the human body similar to the ebb and flow of how water moves across the earth’s surface. Each of the body’s organs has a corresponding set of pathways. Acupuncture points are located on the skin where these pathways are nearest to the surface. By inserting sterilized, stainless steel needles into acupuncture points, the circulation of energy is altered as needed to stimulate the function of muscle tissue, blood vessels, nerves, glands and organs. Inserting acupuncture needles does not feel the same as getting an injection. The needles are so fine that that they simply slip into the skin tissue without causing discomfort. Typically, the sensation experienced by the patient is due to the stimulation of Qi. For many, the experience of acupuncture is so relaxing they doze off during a session.
Most people are quite aware of acupuncture’s remarkable effectiveness when it comes to pain relief. Acupuncture is an excellent way to get relief from common health issues like back pain, sciatica, nerve pain, arthritis, stiff joints, bursitis, headaches and much more. Because acupuncture improves blood circulation and the general flow of energy and restores balance to internal systems, it can also be effective for the treatment of colds, bronchitis, sinus infections, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, ulcers, colitis, hypoglycemia, asthma, digestive problems, tinnitus, allergies like hay fever, skin conditions, menstrual discomfort, impotence, morning sickness, depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia and addiction recovery.
Call the Northshore Healing Centre and schedule an appointment for this treatment today at 847-588-0370.