What is Acupuncture?

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What is Acupuncture?

Balance your health with Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. The known history of acupuncture dates back at least 5,000 years ago (to the New Stone Age) with acupuncture needles made from Bian Stone having been excavated from various archaeological sites in China.

The basis of Acupuncture is that the body has an energy force within it known as Qi (pronounced Chee). Qi travels through the body along special pathways known as Meridians. These pathways can become obstructed, deficient, or excessive. This creates an irregular energy flow in the body, causing illness. Acupuncture treatment is a therapeutic method in which very fine needles are used at various specific points along the patient’s meridians (energy channels). The effect of the needles is to restore the balance of the patients energy, thereby improving health.

Today, Acupuncture is practiced in many Eastern and Western countries to treat various types of diseases and pain. Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve energy, reduce or relieve pain and improves the function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative or adjunct to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapies have failed. Patients who have tried acupuncture are usually amazed and pleased with the outcome and tell their friends. Also recent clinical research supports the efficacy of acupuncture for a variety of conditions and more and more people have acupuncture covered by their health insurance plan.

For those who desire the benefits of Acupuncture but who are afraid of needles, or for babies and children, I provide needleless acupuncture and also use techniques such as Bianstone Therapy. I also uses electro-acupuncture as well as auricular acupuncture where indications are that this would be of benefit to my patients.

Please go to the Acupuncture Page on this website for further information on Acupuncture.

Bernadette Yu - Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Acupuncturist in Mississauga, ON provides Acupuncture TreatmentTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)Bioenergetic / Biomeridian TestingNutritional CounsellingTreatment for Pain Relief, Fertility Issues, Cancer and Stroke Recovery to clients across Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Etobicoke, Burlington, Milton and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

For further information on Acupuncture Treatment, feel free to Contact me!