Chinese acupuncture is based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is a proven medical application for centuries but has only been embraced more fully by Western medicine in recent years. Acupuncture is now accepted worldwide as part of a comprehensive alternative health treatment plan. Based on the practice/philosophy that each person has vital energy (“qi” or “chi”) that requires equal distribution throughout the human body. It is helpful in reducing stress and pain.
Experience Acupuncture Benefits in Brampton
Some acupuncture health benefits for Brampton patients include:
- Relieves chronic pain (back pain, neck tension, and arthritis)
- Helps prevent headaches and migraines
- Promotes relaxation
- Helps improve the body’s immune system
- Heightens mental clarity
- Reduces the symptoms of insomnia
- Reduces cigarette cravings and promotes lung tissue repair
- Boosts cancer recovery following chemotherapy
- Minimizes the risk of injuries due to repetitive strain
Acupuncture is frequently recommended in Brampton by general physicians, sports medicine doctors, and many other healthcare professionals to provide pain relief and healing. Many of our Brampton patients have found acupuncture to be incredibly therapeutic.
What Areas Does Acupuncture Treat?
The Chinese practice of acupuncture is founded on the idea that energy (qi) flows through pathways (meridians) in the body. If certain points are blocked, health problems manifest and discomfort arise. Chinese acupuncture can help anyone suffering from:
- Joint issues
- Muscle aches and strains
- Heart problems
- Respiratory disorders
Cancer patients have also found acupuncture to be beneficial. Acupuncture has been effective in treating such cancer-related symptoms as:
- Chronic pain relief and reduced dependency on dangerous painkillers
- Reduced nausea and vomiting cased by chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy
- Positive effects on stress, depression and anxiety
- Increased appetite
- Less fatigue resulting from chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- Relief from peripheral neuropathy pain and symptoms
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncturists use thin needles to pierce certain points of the body where a person’s “qi” (also known as “chi”) may be blocked, causing sickness or stress. The needles are used only one time on one patient. Then, they’re thrown into a safe disposal bin, never to be used again. The gentle insertion of these needles a few millimetres into the skin can restore the flow of that energy and regulate it.
What is Qi?
According to the Acupuncture Massage College of Miami Florida, the English translation of qi is a “vital life force.” The Classical Chinese Philosophy translation is much deeper as "Qi is the force that makes up and binds together all things in the universe. It is both everything and nothing."
What are meridians?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, a meridian (Jing lou) is a channel through which qi and the other fundamental substances flow. They are non-physical networks mapped throughout the body, similar to the circulatory system in western medicine.
There are 12 major meridians existing as a yin-yang pair. Each Yin meridian (organ) is associated with a Yang meridian (viscus), as shown below:
- Lung (Yin) - Large Intestine (Yang)
- Stomach (Yang) - Spleen (Yin)
- Heart (Yin) - Small Intestine (Yang)
- Bladder (Yang) - Kidney (Yin)
- Pericardium (Yin) - Triple Burner (Yang)
- Gall Bladder (Yang) - Liver (Yin)
Brampton Physiocare & Wellness Clinic has experienced therapists and acupuncturists on staff who can provide various healing and pain-relieving treatments. Combining a long-trusted Chinese practice with modern technology, acupuncture in Brampton is a popular service. Call us at (905) 497-1311 for more information or to schedule an appointment.