How does acupuncture work?

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the...

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine sterile needles in specific areas (acupuncture points) of the body.  It is a holistic approach which involves understanding the body’s normal function and disease processes as viewed from the Chinese medicine perspective.  Pain and...

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

Occasionally the original symptoms worsen for a few days, or other general changes in appetite, sleep, bowel or urination patterns, or emotional state may be triggered. These should not be seen as cause for concern, as they are simply indications that the acupuncture...

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. For complex or long-standing conditions, one or two treatments a week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required.