Our Approach: Acupuncture

Our goal is to provide a healing, therapeutic, and relaxing experience through the use of our acupuncture treatments. We aim to help individuals make progress in their healing journey and achieve a balance between their mind, body, and spirit.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points on the body to various depths.

The needles are then gently manipulated to activate the Qi (energy) flow in the body. This promotes the balance of Qi, which helps the body heal itself naturally. By restoring the balance of Qi, acupuncture can help alleviate pain and other health problems.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Applications of Acupuncture Across Bodily Systems

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What To Expect With Our Acupuncture Treatments

Please wear comfortable and loose clothing during your session, along with an undergarment and a back-hook bra.

After your treatment, you might feel relaxed and energized. However, if you have an empty stomach or have been lying face-down during the session, you may experience lightheadedness. To prevent this, it’s advisable to have a light meal before your treatment and take your time getting up and moving gently afterward.

For the following six hours after your treatment, it’s recommended that you avoid vigorous exercise, sexual activities, consuming a full meal, and drinking alcohol.

The frequency of your acupuncture treatments will be customized according to your individual needs. For optimal results, it’s generally suggested that you attend treatments once a week for three to six consecutive weeks. Attending treatment once or twice a month is typically recommended for ongoing health maintenance or preventative care.

Contraindications to Acupuncture

Acupuncture is generally considered a safe practice, but it is important to inform your acupuncturist if you are pregnant. Some acupuncture points should be avoided during pregnancy for safety purposes. Patients who have a pacemaker should not receive electro-acupuncture treatment. Also, if you are taking blood thinners like Warfarin (Coumadin) or have hemophilia, please inform your acupuncturist beforehand.

Acupuncture Treatments Available At The Compassion Centre

Common Acupuncture FAQ's

Acupuncture is generally not a painful procedure. Most people find it calming and relaxing, so much so that many of our patients take a short nap during treatment, even if they are afraid of needles. However, during the Acupuncture treatment, you may feel a temporary sensation of tingling, heaviness, or movement. Additionally, some points may be more sensitive than others. If you feel any discomfort during the treatment, please speak up and let us know so we can adjust the treatment. Everybody is different, and your body may respond differently whenever you come in.

Acupuncture is a versatile form of treatment that effectively addresses a wide range of health conditions. Pain relief is the most common reason people seek acupuncture treatment. Besides pain relief, acupuncture can help manage gastrointestinal disorders, anxiety and stress, recovery from trauma, infertility, allergies, menopause, and headaches, and even serve as a general tune-up or preventative treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our goal is to help you feel better.

It’s completely normal to feel nervous about your Acupuncture treatment. Please let us know when you arrive if you have any concerns or questions. We will do our best to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Our Acupuncturists have been trained to adjust the treatment according to your pace, and we have other alternatives to needles if you are not comfortable with them.

The most common side effects patients experience in the clinic are positive ones. They include a relief of symptoms, improved sleep, better digestion, improved energy, a sense of well-being and relaxation, and improved immune function. Negative side effects are rare, but they can occur. Some of these include bruising at the site of needle insertion, soreness or sensitivity at needle areas, and worsening symptoms before they improve. If you experience any of these negative side effects, please contact us immediately so we can advise you on what to do. Usually, a follow-up treatment quickly resolves these issues.

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