Acupuncture points are located on the principal positions where vital “chi” energy can be accessed. Although the practice is still debated among Western medical doctors and scientists, The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for a long list of conditions.
Recent studies conducted by various journals in the study of pain management have concluded that an estimated 80% of the world’s population suffers from some form of back pain and that acupuncture is an effective method for pain relief without the negative side effects associated with more conventional therapies.
Unlike more conventional remedies, acupuncture does not simply suppress your symptoms. Oakville Acupuncture and TCM’s practitioners get to the root of your chronic pain with therapies that provide long lasting relief. More conventional remedies may only offer a temporary reprieve from chronic pain through an assortment of drug therapies that can produce negative side effects and compound the problem.
Although 70% of infertility cases are related to problems with ovulation and the female reproductive system, it is always recommended that both partners are evaluated when conception cannot be achieved. Failure to menstruate, along with hormonal, uterine and other ovulation factors are within the challenges faced by couples who are trying to conceive.
Several studies based in China have concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety and mood disorders in conjunction with conventional drug therapy treatments. In addition, targeted treatments administered by qualified holistic specialists can also provide significant relief for patients who display intolerance to the side effects of generally prescribed medications and resist conventional chemical treatment for these conditions.
Even with the best of intentions, smokers who have a strong desire to quit often give up due to a resistant brain chemistry that reacts strongly to nicotine withdrawal. As lethal as it is to health and wellbeing, nicotine stimulates certain brain receptors which keep smokers puffing away. When these “feel good” receptors – also known as neurotransmitters – are deprived of the habitual dose of nicotine, the result is intense cravings that seem insurmountable.
Traditional Chinese Medicine attributes excessive weight gain to imbalances in and reduced functioning of several organ systems, including the spleen and liver. Oakville Acupuncture and TCM’s skilled practitioners target the precise acupuncture points to balance these systems including the thyroid and endocrine glands that affect hormonal balance associated with excessive weight gain.
Instead of using metallic needle as in the traditional needle acupuncture, it employs an electrode and pass a small current into the acupoints to achieve the desired healing effect.