Acupuncture is a treatment that has been used in China for hundreds of years. Traditionally, it is understood as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body that redirect energy (“chi”) flow in a positive way. As acupuncture has made its way into Western medicine, it has been understood as having an impact on electromagnetic forces within the fascial layer that is underneath the skin.
Acupuncture has been shown to have an impact on many conditions: osteoarthritis and other pain, mood disorders including depression and anxiety, and nausea resulting from chemotherapy.
Most patients do not experience discomfort from needle insertion. By contrast, most find acupuncture relaxing and pain-reducing.
Meet our Acupuncturist, Rizwan Lakhani!