Our Acupuncturist, Frederic Cheung, R.TCMP., R. AC. is an active member of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada: http://www.cmaac.ca/
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles into points along the meridian (a pathway on the body where energy flows) in order to restore the human body to balance and harmony, thus, healing the illness.
How do you know what to fix?
In order to discover the
root of the imbalance, Chinese medicine uses a four step procedure in
examination. They are observation, listening/smelling, inquiry,
and palpation. Based on the finding, the practitioner will then be able
to prescribe the proper treatment to correct the imbalance.
Is it painful?
Certain sensations are expected such as tingling, numbness, and pressure. This is called "de qi" (arrival of energy). Otherwise it is not painful at all.
Are there any side effects?
No. It is normal to feel a 'good tiredness' (relaxed) feeling after the session. The energy flows best when the body is not stressed out.