Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique based on the traditional Asian theory of life energy, or Qi (chee), which flows through the body along specific channels, called meridians. According to traditional Chinese medicine, imbalance in the flow of Qi is responsible for or contributes to a wide variety of medical conditions, which can therefore be treated by restoring this balance.

At the Holistic Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic, our Acupuncturists are Sisira K. Premarathna and Mohamad Almaqtari who you can read more about here. This service is offered by Sisira on Mondays and Thursdays from 8am to 7pm and Wednesdays by Mohamad. Below is some information you may be wondering about Acupuncture treatments.

How does Acupuncture work?
The Acupuncturist inserts needles into specific points along the meridian called acupoints – most of which are located in the hands, feet, and ears – in order to stimulate the flow of Qi along that meridian.

Does Acupuncture hurt?
No, getting acupuncture does not hurt. Occasionally, during needle insertion, the patient may feel some cramping, heaviness, distention, tingling, or an electric sensation around the needle or along the affected meridian. After the needles are in, however, the patient most often feels relaxed and may even fall asleep.

How many treatments will I need?
That depends on the type of condition that is being treated. Usually after three to four treatments, it becomes obvious whether acupuncture has had a positive effect on the patient.

Common conditions treated with Acupuncture

  • Neck and back pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Repetitive strain injuries/tendonitis
  • Chronic injuries and arthritis
  • Skin conditions
  • Neurological disorders, numbness, and tingling
  • Respiratory disorders, acid reflux, and indigestion
  • Women’s health issues including menstrual irregularities, infertility, and menopause
  • Addictions, smoking, substance abuse, and weight control
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Asthma/allergies

If you have additional questions, or would like to book a session with Sisira or Mohamad, please feel free to contact the clinic.