Elevate Your Well-being with Acupuncture in Ottawa

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Acupuncture is a traditional therapy that originated in China around 3000 years ago. Acupuncture restores and maintains health by the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the surface of the body. The action of needling these points stimulates the body to rebalance itself, catalyzing homoeostasis by activating the body’s own recuperative and self-healing powers.

How does Acupuncture work?

According to acupuncture theory, the body possesses a network of invisible pathways called Meridians that link together the entire body and organs. Throughout these Meridians flows a life force or ‘vital’ energy of the body (called Qi) that has different qualities and functions in different parts of the body. Along each Meridian there are many acupuncture points that have particular influences on the Qi of different organs and body parts.Once Qi becomes imbalanced, health deteriorates and illness appears. Acupuncture stimulates the points to restore the balance of the Qi and maintain health.

Mechanisms of acupuncture are still unclear. Multiple physiologic models have been proposed, which have implicated hormones (eg. cortisol and oxytocin), the immune system, and the autonomic and somatic nervous systems.

Indications of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is well known for its success in the realm of pain relief. In fact, it is effective in treating a wide range of illnesses. The commonly treated diseases and conditions include the following:

Acupuncture for Respiratory System & ENT Disorders 

  • Sinusitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Hay Fever
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing Loss
  • Chronic Bronchitis 
  • Asthma 

Acupuncture for Gastro-Intestinal System

  • Hiccup 
  • Nausea / Vomiting 
  • Indigestion
  • Chronic Gastritis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Ibs 

Acupuncture for Neurological And Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Facial Palsy
  • Pareses Following A Stroke
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
  • Intercostals Neuralgia
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain In Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Pelvic & Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rehabilitation Of Sport Injuries 

Acupuncture for Gynaecological Disorders

  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Premenstrual Tension (Pmt)
  • Menopausal Syndrome
  • Disorders Of Lactation
  • Ivf Treatment 

Acupuncture for Pediatric Disorders 

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Eating Disorders
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Lingering Cough
  • Epilepsy 

Acupuncture for Dermatological Disorders

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Urticaria
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Acupuncture for Sub-Health
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Sleeping Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Swings
  • Overweight

Safety and Side-Effect of Acupuncture

In a skilled hand, acupuncture in Ottawa is very safe. Needles we used are sterilized single use with good quality. When the needle is inserted into the skin, it may cause a little prick and when withdrawn, minor bleeding occasionally. To those who take anticoagulants or aspirin, the chance of bleeding may increase although careful manipulation is applied. Very rarely dizziness/discomfort could happen which may be caused by multiple factors such as special constitution, scared of needles, hunger etc.

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