Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles at specific points on the body.  This form of treatment has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat all kinds of conditions.  In more recent years, we have gained a better understanding of how acupuncture works and also the conditions it is effective at treating.

In traditional texts, acupuncture is described as a therapy that can change the way QI, described as "energy" or "lifeforce," flows through the body.  Modern research has demonstrated that the insertion of needles into acupuncture points affects brain activity, nerve activity, and blood flow.  These effects stimulate healing in the body and can also nreduce pain.

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions.  A few examples include: headaches (migraine and tension-type), infertility, PMS, menopausal symtpoms, the effects of stress, upper back and neck tension, anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, constipation and diarrhea.

To book an acupuncture initial appointment, call 613-635-7026 or book online.  If you are interested in learning more but you still have some questions, please book a complimentary 15-minute meet & greet with one of our naturopathic doctors.

 

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.