Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient's skin at specific points on the body. Qi, or life force, is said to flow through meridians — pathways — in the human body. There are 350 acupuncture points in the body where these meridians and energy flows may be accessed.

Illness may be the consequence of an imbalance of these forces. If needles are inserted into these points with appropriate combinations the energy flow can be brought back into proper balance. The ND can access the healing properties of acupuncture in the treatment of most conditions.

It is recommended that patients book a 30-minute appointment to receive the maximum benefit of this treatment. To book an acupuncture treatment, call 613-635-7026.

Meet Your Practitioner

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Dr Cheryl Allen

I have always had a heart for helping others. Initially this led me to exploring the field of Dietetics. Learning the powerful effect nutrition has on the body sparked a passion within me to look deeper into the root causes of health.