Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique which originated in China thousands of years ago. The theory upon which acupuncture is based, acknowledges the balance of yin and yang energy within the body. Just as Western Medicine has mapped out how the nerves and blood flow throughout the body, Traditional Chinese Medicine has mapped out how energy, or chi, flows throughout the body through specific channels called meridians. Dysfunctions or disease result when there is an excess of chi, a deficiency of chi or an actual blockage of chi. Treatment of this imbalance of energy, or chi, can be done by accessing the chi, in these meridians, at specific points, known as acupuncture points. Needles, which are sterilized and used only once, are inserted at designated acupuncture points in order to normalize the flow of chi in that meridian with the result in an improvement in symptoms.hough acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases, in North America much success has been achieved by using acupuncture for the treatment of numerous pain syndromes. Conditions such as back pain,sciatica, frozen shoulder syndrome, whiplash, headaches, TMJ problems, neck pain, all joint pains and arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. will often respond favourably to acupuncture.


It is recommended that patients have between 6-8 acupuncture treatments at frequent intervals (1-3 times per week) in order to derive the full benefit of acupuncture. As improvement continues, the treatments are done less frequently and eventually finish once cessation of pain results. Acupuncture is an effective and natural healing technique of which many people can benefit and recover from their chronic pain.