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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles in the body at strategic points and is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Acupuncture is a technique that stimulates the body's own inherent healing processes. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, and digestive system. By stimulating and regulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, speed healing, improve nerve and muscular function, improve sleep and digestion, as well as provide a sense of well-being.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and health.

Is it Effective?

Acupuncture had been proven by thousands of scientific studies to be safe and effective in treating a variety of conditions. Over the past decade, there has been a major increase in the quality and quantity of acupuncture research. To view the latest and most comprehensive research on acupuncture, visit the Acupuncture Evidence Project.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of people every year. Registered Acupuncturists in British Columbia are required to complete five years of education consisting of two years of post-secondary studies, followed by a specialized training program completed over three years. Also required is successful completion of licensing exams administered by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Pracitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

 

 

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