Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body known as acupoints. The goal of acupuncture is to balance the flow of vital energy, known as "Qi" (pronounced chee), which is believed to flow through pathways called meridians in the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, when the flow of Qi is disrupted or imbalanced, it can lead to various health issues and ailments.
The practice of acupuncture is based on several key principles:
During an acupuncture session:
Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including pain management, stress reduction, digestive issues, headaches, menstrual problems, and musculoskeletal disorders, among others. While the scientific understanding of acupuncture is still evolving, some studies suggest that acupuncture may stimulate the release of endorphins (natural pain-relieving chemicals) and affect various physiological processes.
Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed acupuncturist. However, it may not be suitable for everyone, and it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional to discuss your individual health needs and determine if acupuncture is a suitable treatment option for you.
Beach Chiropractic & Wellness Centre
1535 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON
Our parking lot is accessed at the back of our building. From Sunnidale Road turn left onto Sunnidale River Road and then left into our parking lot.