Acupuncture treatments are provided by our registered acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists. Treatments involve the use of single use needles that are placed in specific locations on the body that stimulate the body to heal itself. The needles are left in place for 25-40 minutes (a buzzer is provided to each patient during this time to communicate with your practitioner).
Cupping therapy involves the use of plastic or glass cups that are placed on the skin where suction is created. The cups may be stationary or used with oil to create a sliding cup effect along the skin when the practitioner glides them over the skin. Cupping can increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, as well as relax muscles and tissues.
In Eastern medicine, food is considered medicine and many ailments were treated using foods. Chinese Medicine classifies foods and herbs according to the properties that are applied to the principles of healing. Your practitioner may request that you do a food journal for at least a week (initially). A food list will be provided to you regarding foods to avoid and foods to eat that will aid with your healing process.