Our Naturopathic Medicine and Chiropractic Teams offer acupuncture treatments as part of their comprehensive approach to health care.
Acupuncture is a gentle and effective therapy to support health and balance. It can be used for a variety of concerns such as pain, sleep, stress, anxiety, digestive concerns and more. Generally quite painless and relaxing, small needles are inserted along energy meridians to stimulate balance and improve function.
Acupuncture can have many benefits across many areas including:
Acupuncture can regulate the menstrual cycle, thicken the uterine lining and support implantation. For those going through assisted reproductive therapies such as IUI or IVF, it has been proven to increase success rates and pregnancy rates.
Many common concerns such as nausea, sciatic or pelvic pain, swelling, and insomnia can be alleviated with a few acupuncture sessions. It is also a great option in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare the body for labour to reduce the need for medical induction or interventions such as epidural, forceps, vaccum or emergency Caesarean births.
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves burning an herb over various acupuncture points. Our Naturopathic Doctors most commonly use moxibustion in combination with acupuncture to help encourage breech babies to turn into the head down position before birth.
Acupuncture can be used to promote optimal milk supply and help nurture new parents by boosting energy, supporting mood and managing discomforts that may occur post-partum such as carpal tunnel, wrist pain, back pain and more. Specialized techniques can be used to promote scar healing after Casearean births.
Acupuncture can be a valuable and gentle treatment for a wide range of concerns. Commonly it is used for energy, sleep, digestion, mood (stress, anxiety, depression), menstrual symptoms, migraines, headaches and pain management. For infants and children, or those who prefer needle-free techniques, acupressure techniques can be applied and demonstrated for at-home use.
Note for insurance purposes: Acupuncture services may be billed under naturopathic medicine or chiropractic care depending on the practitioner providing the service.