Acupuncture at HolidayFeet in Vancouver
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the use of tiny, sharp needles inserted at precise locations on the body in order to open blocked energy (or Qi) pathways. This process is believed to alter and release the body’s energy flow in order to cure various ailments, in much the same way a kinked hose releases to provide life giving water to plants. Some examples of conditions that Acupuncture may remedy include: Depression, anxiety, various types of muscle or joint pain and sports injuries.
How is acupuncture treatment done?
Acupuncture generally involves several weekly or fortnightly treatments. Most courses consist of up to 12 sessions. Most sessions last about 30 minutes. The patient will be asked to lie down, either face-up, face-down or on his/her side, depending on where the needless are inserted. The acupuncturist should use single-use disposable sterile needles. As each needle is inserted the patient should feel them, but initially without pain. However, when the needle reaches the right depth there should be a deep aching sensation. Sometimes the needles are heated or stimulated with electricity after insertion. Once inserted, the needles will remain there for about twenty minutes.
How does acupuncture work?
Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of yin and yan of the life force known as gi or chi. Qi is said to flow through meridians (pathways) in the human body. Through 350 acupuncture points in the body, these meridians and energy flows may be accessed. Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces. If needles are inserted into these points with appropriate combinations it is said that the energy flow can be brought back into proper balance. In Western societies and several other parts of the world, acupuncture is explained including concepts of neur-oscience. Acupuncture points are seen by Western practitioners as places where nerves, muscles and connective tissue can be stimulated. Acupuncture practitioners say that the stimulation increases bloodflow while at the same time triggering the activity of our own body’s natural painkillers.
Benefits of Acupuncture:
According to WHO (World Health Organization) acupuncture is effective for treating 28 conditions, while evidence indicates it may have an effective therapeutic value for many more. People with tension headaches and/or migraines may find acupuncture to be very effective in alleviating their symptoms, according to a study carried out at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Another study at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center found that twice weekly acupuncture treatments relieve debilitating symptoms of xerostomia – severe dry mouth – among patients treated with radiation for head and neck cancer.
- Emotional Benefits – Along with providing stress relief by opening energy pathways, the acupuncture procedure has also been known to help clients who have been diagnosed with emotional disturbances such as, depression, anxiety, insomnia, obesity and smoking addictions.
- Physical Benefits – Acupuncture adjusts and alters the body’s energy flow, therefore it allows faster healing from various forms of physical ailments. These ailments include, sports injuries, migraines, hip or back pain, bladder infections, menstrual or premenstrual issues as well as infertility.
Risks? Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is known to be a very safe form of treatment for many illnesses and rarely causes any serious side affects. However, there are a few side affects that, although are normal for patients undergoing treatment, can some times cause concern. These include, slight irritations at the site of insertion and an increase in symptoms 24-48 hours after treatment. Even though these symptoms can be alarming, they are only indications that the Acupuncture is working. In order to ensure your comfort in undergoing treatment, consult your acupuncturist with any questions or concerns.
The Questions still remains. Is acupuncture safe? Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by an experienced, well-trained practitioner using sterile needles. Experts at Holiday Feet Massage Center are having vast experience and highly trained practicing Acupuncture long time. So if you looking for safe and best Acupuncture in Vancouver, visit Holiday Feet Massage. We give priorities to patient care and respect our customers. We also treat each patient as discrete and create a treatment plan for each individual patient accordingly. We use disposable needles for each acupuncture treatment in Vancouver. We try to offer our patients the most effective results with lasting advantages and sense of relaxation. Our team of experts at Holiday Feet Massage in Vancouver is always eager to hear about any questions or information of acupuncture technique. In Vancouver, visit us or feel free to call us for more detail regarding our acupuncture treatment process.