Acupuncture is a medical practice derived from traditional Chinese medicine that consists in the stimulation of specific points on the body with fine needles in order to treat diseases, improve health and relieve pain.
A long story
Recent archaeological evidence suggests that the practice of acupuncture started about 2500 years ago. It was quickly adopted by neighboring Asian countries but it is only in the 70s that it gained some popularity in North America. The province of Quebec played an important role in the diffusion of acupuncture in North America.
Want to know what acupuncture can treat?
Injuries and pain
Headaches and migraines
Allergies and asthma
Flu symptoms, rhinitis, sinusitis and other respiratory issues
Why everyone is trying acupuncture?
It is a recognized practice
Numerous worldwide health organizations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), National Institute of health (NIH) and the Mayo Clinic, recognize the benefits which acupuncture can provide. In Quebec, a professional order was created in 1995 to regulate the practice of acupuncture and protect the public.
It is very safe
Acupuncture is one of the safest therapies you can find, it uses hair-thin needles, it is in fact non-invasive. Performed properly by licensed practitioner, acupuncture has virtually no risks and side effects, and it is actually a very relaxing experience.
It actually works
Acupuncture is also one of the oldest therapies, its practice can be dated back to the 5th century. it treats the root causes of your health concerns, and it has stood the test of time and continues to demonstrate effectiveness today.
How acupuncture works?
CALMS AND BALANCES YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM AND HORMONES
Your nervous system is like the central processor for your body. When it is over or under functioning, it creates inflammation and messes with your hormones, sleep, digestion, and more. Acupuncture helps to restore balance to the nervous system which means less inflammation, better circulation, better nutrient absorption, and all-over better function for your body.
OPENS AND RESTORES MICROCIRCULATION
Acupuncture needles cause micro irritation to your tissue, which sends strong signals to your internal healer. Any time you cut yourself your body dilates the capillaries in the area of injury, sending extra blood along with hundreds of healing molecules. With acupuncture, a tiny, sterile needle triggers the same healing response.
STIMULATES TISSUE HEALING
Improved circulation means better exchange of nutrients and waste. When your cells get more “food” they become more efficient at doing their jobs. When your cells aren’t clogged, they have more energy to do what they’re supposed to do. More food and better efficiency means faster healing at the cellular level, which means you feel more like yourself quickly.
PROMOTES OPTIMAL FUNCTION
When you receive acupuncture weekly for a period of several weeks, your body gently and gradually experiences positive changes which are sustainable. Working in harmony with your innate healing ability allows your body to create new pathways it won’t forget, for lasting results.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture needles are thin like human hair. Most of the time you only feel a little pinch. It is very tolerable. If you are afraid of needles, feel free to contact us to discuss alternative treatments.
Where do you place the needles?
The needles are placed into strategic points on your body, called “acupoints” or “trigger points” to stimulate circulation, calm the nervous system, and have effects on various organs and tissues. Most of the points are on the forearms, lower legs, lower back and abdomen.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is a recognized profession in Quebec; it has a professional order established to protect the public. And all therapists are trained and certified, you are in the hands of experienced and responsible practitioners, so it is virtually risk-free.
Will I have to keep coming forever?
No, absolutely not. It might take a few treatments to completely relieve your symptoms, but the reason for treating the root causes is to not having you coming forever.
How long does it take to see results?
People can often feel a change after their very first treatment. Most of our clients start to see the real lasting effect after following the suggested treatment plan. Remember, at Aurora, our goal is to provide exceptional care with effectiveness and efficiency.
Is there any side effect?
Acupuncture and all manual therapies have virtually no side effect, you might experience some minor shifts on energy level, appetite or mood, most of the time it will be a positive change. A good rest after the treatment is recommended, but no treatment should affect your normal rhythm of life.
Will your treatment mess with my medication?
We always review your medical history and medications before giving any treatment or giving any recommendation on your diet and herbal intake. It is our absolute priority to make sure there is no unwanted interaction.
Does my insurance cover it?
While most insurance plans will cover our services, every insurance plan is different. If you have doubts, it is always a good idea to verify details with your insurance company. We will provide you with a valid receipts after your treatment. (Acupuncture/massage therapy/naturopathy).