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Acupuncture in Lower Sackville

acupuncture needles in persons backAcupuncture has been practiced in Asia for over 3,000 years and is part of Traditional Chinese (TC) Medicine. During an acupuncture session, ultra-fine, sterile needles are used to slightly penetrate the skin and activate energy pathways, known as meridians, throughout your body.

As an ideal adjunct to chiropractic care, we use acupuncture when we see health problems that seem caused by disruption to those meridians in your body. This centuries-old healing procedure focuses on the integrity of bodily systems, not specific conditions.


How Does It Work?

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe we each have more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by meridians. These pathways create an energy flow known as “Qi” and pronounced “chee.” It’s thought your Qi is responsible for your overall health, and any disruption to that flow can cause disease.

Perhaps the best way to think about acupuncture is to imagine rivers of energy throughout your body, organized by the meridians. When these meridians experience a “logjam” and energy flow is restricted, the acupuncture needles help loosen the logjam and allow energy to circulate properly.

What Does It Feel Like?

When our acupuncturist inserts the needles along your body’s meridians, most of our patients report a simple, small prick-like feel—almost like a mosquito bite. The needles that are used are extremely thin, and five could easily fit inside a hypodermic needle like the ones used for inoculations or to draw blood.

Most people experience various post-session feelings, ranging from feeling energized to experiencing a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

Alleviate Pain and More—Book an Appointment

In just 15 to 20 minutes, acupuncture is thought to help your energy flow return to its optimal form. If you want to learn how acupuncture can benefit you and your wellness, contact our Lower Sackville office today!



Acupuncture Lower Sackville, Bedford NS | (902) 865-8500