Acupuncture is based on the principles of balancing the energy flow throughout the body. Very thin, sterile and disposable needles are inserted into special points to stimulate the flow of “qi” energy. “Qi” is considered the life force and when pain, inflammation, disease or stagnation exists, it is considered to be due to blocked “qi”. Acupuncture balances this “qi” along the pathways of the body creating a balanced, relaxed and pain free state.
What conditions does it treat?
Acupuncture may be used alone, but is often used in combination with other natural therapies to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Pain Management
- Inflammation Reduction
- Post-Operative Support
- Migraines, Headaches
- Fertility Support.
What can I expect during a treatment?
Many individuals expect needles to be painful, but with acupuncture the needles are extremely thin. Only a slight pinch is felt upon insertion and thereafter you may experience a sensation of dullness or tingling. Most people feel relaxed after treatment and report an increase in overall wellbeing.
How often should I come?
A series of sessions are generally needed for results and the frequency depends on the individual and their particular health condition. Once the initial complaint is addressed, maintenance sessions are recommended. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately.
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practioners & Acupuncturists of Ontario
Dr. Ken Hou is a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practioners & Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
The College is the governing body established by the government of Ontario, under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006.
It regulates the practice of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in the public interest. The law in Ontario requires that every practitioner must be a registered member of the College.