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Oakville Acupuncture Clinic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are benefits of Acupuncture Treatment?

Acupuncture is also known as Traditional Chinese (TCM) treatment which is used to improve health and well-being. It is one of the oldest modalities dating back to at least 3000 years. Acupuncture treatment involves very small needles called Acupuncture Needles inserted into very precise points on the human body. These precise points have been discovered over 3000 years of experience and are thought to anyone who wants to become Acupuncturist and receive Acupuncture license.

After your 90 Minutes Initial Visit appointment with Acupuncturist. You will be booked for 30 Minutes, 45 Minutes, 60 Minutes or 90 Minutes sessions, depending on your condition and health goals. These sessions will help improving current illnesses and injuries, stop recurrence of illnesses or new illnesses and improve your general health condition.

In Traditional Chinese (TCM), health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy, known as Qi (pronounced "chee"). The flow of Qi can be regulated throughout the body using various techniques, such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and using Chinese patent herbs.

Normally, Qi should flow in a smooth and balanced way through a series of organ meridians or channels. Illness results when there is a blockage in this energy flow or if there is an inadequate supply of Qi. A number of factors can disturb the flow of Qi, some of which includes Dysfunctional emotional states (anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief), Poor Nutrition, Hereditary Factors, Infections, Trauma

What is the size of the Needles?

Acupuncture Needles are always feared by many people. It is a misbelieve which prevents them from trying this treatment and overlook the many benefits it provides. Acupuncture Needles are always compared to Medical Syringe which is in fact totally incorrect.

Acupuncture Needles are almost as thin as human hair. It causes zero to very little pain which is very tolerable in most cases and still are very effective. If you have never had an Acupuncture treatment and still have questions if Acupuncture is the right treatment for you, please book a free 15-Minutes consultation appointment with us.

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What is Acupuncturist?

The acupuncturist is a profession in which Acupuncturists are trained in Acupuncture treatment also known as Traditional Chinese (TCM). During Acupuncture training, Acupuncturist goes through many different Acupuncture courses covering many areas of the human body and Acupuncture treatments to improve illnesses and injuries.

Acupuncturists are heavily regulated throughout Canada and require their Acupuncture license to practice in Ontario or other provinces. Also, go through over 500 hours of practical hands-on and supervised sessions. These sessions are there to ensure Acupuncturist get hands-on knowledge and experience. Besides going through written and oral exams, Acupuncturist also goes through practical exams which offers proof of their progress.

Acupuncture Services and Conditions its known to treat

Acupuncture is known to treat a variety of conditions, some of which includes:

Cardiovascular Disorder

Cardiovascular Disorder

Cardiovascular disorders affect the heart and the circulation of blood. They can be classified as either congenital or acquired and can also include cardiomyopathies.

Cardiovascular Disorder

Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory Conditions

Acupuncture works to complement Western Medicine and can be a successful treatment for respiratory conditions. Acupuncture for respiratory conditions have been found to improve the quality of life for patients with asthma and COPD.

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Sore throat
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal congestion
Respiratory Conditions

Digestive Issues

Digestive Issues

Digestive disorders include many different conditions that can cause pain or discomfort in the stomach, intestines and other parts of the digestive tract. Acupuncture has been found to provide relief for gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Esophagitis
  • Acid reflux
  • Gastritis
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
Digestive Issues

Obstetrics and Gynecological

Obstetrics and Gynecological

Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, has been used in obstetrics and gynecology to relieve pain and other symptoms such as labor pain, menopause, menstrual cramps, and infertility. It also helps with insomnia and other painful conditions like trigeminal neuralgia.

  • Hormonal dysregulation
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Painful or heavy menstruation
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
Obstetrics and Gynecological

Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal pain can range from mild to severe pain. There are many benefits of acupuncture including decreased pain, reduced inflammation, and improved function.

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Muscle cramps
  • Sports injuries
Musculoskeletal Pain

Psychological conditions

Psychological conditions

Psychological conditions can be used both to prevent or stop anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and other emotional problems. It has shown to be effective in treating both physical and psychological conditions.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Substance abuse
  • Addictions
Psychological conditions

Neurological Conditions

Neurological Conditions

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in conditions ranging from minor pain to deadly cancer and neurological disorders. Scientific research has shown that electroacupuncture promotes the release of neurotransmitters in the brain which can help ease symptoms associated with anxiety and depression.

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neuralgias
  • Forms of paralysis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
Neurological Conditions

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