Acupuncture one of the oldest forms of healing known, originated in China nearly 5,000 years ago. It is used by over half the worlds’s population. As a complete system of medicine it includes prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

In practice, Acupuncture is supported by Oriental Medicine’s branches, which ┬áinclude:

Mind (Meditation, psychotherapy)
MedicineFeng Shui/Geomancy (The Science of Placement)
Astrology (The Science of Time)

All of these branches of Oriental Medicine are practiced for the purpose of cultivation and guiding Qi or Chi (pronounced “chee”), the vital life force. They are also governed by the principles of yinyang, which describe the dynamic interplay of opposites. And also relationship with nature and the Five Elements. The balancing of yinyang, as reflected in many lifestyle practices, is critical to health. These practices are viewed in the context of each individual’s unique life and constitution and include factors such as rest and activity, meditation, diet temperature and climate.

What can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture is perhaps best know for its effectiveness in the treatment of pain. But in fact, acupuncture offers a much wider range of treatment, including:

Musculoskeletal disorders: headaches, sports injuries, arthritis

Respiratory tract disorders: asthma, bronchitis, cold and flue symptoms

Hormonal imbalances: PMS, menopause symptoms, thyroid dysfunction

Behavioral Changes: weight loss, smoking cessation, anxiety, insomnia, stress, PTSD

Gastrointestinal problems: IBS, nausea, heartburn, indigestion constipation, diarrhea

Allergic reactions: food sensitivity, seasonal allergies, sinus allergies

Neurological provlems: Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Strokes

Urological problems: Bladder infections, frequent urination

Lyme related symptoms


How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture releases blocked energetic holding patterns and constrained tissue. As a result, the body is able to heal itself.

Lymphatic drainage begins to flow.
Impeded blood begins to circulate again.
An irritable nervous system becomes calmer.

Acupuncture can be described as allowing the body to remember and resume its naturally free and flowing nature.


What to expect at a visit?

Prior to the examination and treatment, Emilie will take a detailed history and discuss your health problems and goals. She will inform you of what she is doing every step of the way and answer any questions you have.


What does a treatment feel like?

Japanese Acupuncture uses the thinest needles and often there is no sensation when the needle is inserted. A variety of sensations are possible at the needle site from no sensation to a warm spreading feeling or a dull ache. Treatments are relaxing and comfortable.



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