Acupuncture uses thin, sterile, single-use needles to activate specific points along the channels and meridians of the body, gently and effectively restoring the proper flow of energy. Once balance is restored, the body is able to heal itself naturally. Needles are usually retained for 20-30 minutes, during which time most patients fall into a deeply relaxed state, or even fall asleep.
When getting acupuncture, there is usually a slight sensation felt upon insertion of the needles, followed by a state of relaxation. The vast majority of acupuncture patients do not find acupuncture painful. In fact, as the treatment progresses most patients become deeply relaxed or even fall asleep.
Chinese Herbal Medicine uses natural medicinal substances to treat illnesses and imbalances in the body. When prescribed by an experienced, qualified and registered practitioner, these treatments are safe and highly effective.
Herbs are typically prescribed as a formula containing up to twenty herbs based on long-standing treatment principles and a classical formulary. The practitioner will devise a formula tailored to each patient's specific needs. Herbal formulas come in various forms; raw herbs that are made into a tea, granulated herbs dissolved in water, or as pre-made formulas made into pills or capsules.