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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body to stimulate specific anatomic sites (acupuncture points or acupoints) to help improve the body’s functions and promote a natural self-healing process.

Adjunct therapies that may be used during these appointments:

  • Cupping – dynamic or stationary
  • Gua sha – a tool rubbed along the skin in long strokes with enough pressure applied to create microtrauma or appearance of bruising.
  • Infrared heat lamp with anti-inflammatory effects

What is Acupuncture Good For?

This therapeutic method is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used successfully for thousands of years. It can promote the flow of Qi (meaning energy, and pronounced “chi”) to address the deficiency or blockage of energy flow in the body due to different pathogenic causes.

There are many reasons why energy deficiency and blockages can occur, which include (but are not limited to):

  • Past Physical Injuries
  • Various Diseases and Pathogens
  • Over-Medication
  • Too Much Stress
  • A Poor Diet
  • Lack of Sleep

Struggling with Fertility? Acupuncture can Boost Your Chances of Conceiving

Trying to start a family can be a stressful time, especially if you’ve been having trouble conceiving. We will work with you to balance the physical and emotional factors which may be inhibiting you from having a child. This applies to either natural conception or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). We can work with both men and women to boost their chances of conceiving through lowering the stress in their lives over the issue and correcting the current imbalances prohibiting them from starting the family they so desire

What is the Acupuncture Process Like?

After a thorough consultation with Taylor at our clinic, she will choose a series of energy points to address your particular set of issues. Those energy points will then be accessed by inserting very fine needles in order to promote energy flow. 

Your acupuncturist may manipulate the needle back and forth slightly, and electric stimulation or heat might be applied to enhance the result. Everything will be discussed beforehand, and different acupuncture methods will be used based on an assessment of your needs.

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