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The technique of acupuncture, used for thousands of years to treat many conditions and illnesses, involves placing hair-thin needles in various pressure points called acupoints throughout the body. Stimulating these points is believed to promote the body's natural healing capabilities and enhance its function.

Two very different theories exist as to how acupuncture works. According to Chinese philosophy, the body contains two opposing forces:  yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called qi (pronounced 'chee'), flows like rivers along pathways, or meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang balanced. However, the flow of energy can sometimes be blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam. A disruption in the flow of energy can lead to illness.

Approximately 2,000 different acupuncture points lie along your body's meridians. The idea behind acupuncture is that stimulating these points with acupuncture needles or pressure relieves obstructions in the flow of energy, enabling your body to heal. Click to find out more about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

In the Western view, acupuncture therapy works by stimulating the central nervous system to release chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones. These chemicals dull pain, boost the immune system, improve circulation, and regulate
various body functions.


Cosmetic acupuncture is an amazing treatment which helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally. The superficial insertion of very fine, sterile, disposable acupuncture needles on the face increases collagen production and greatly improves facial muscle tone and elasticity, giving your skin a tight, firm look.

Multiple sessions produce optimal results, but a refreshed and glowing complexion may be experienced following the first session. Cosmetic acupuncture treatments will minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help reduce frown lines, lift sagging, puffy eyelids, and will leave you feeling and looking refreshed, radiant, and rejuvenated!

Cosmetic acupuncture has garnered great attention over the last few years, especially in big cities like New York and Los Angeles. Once reserved only for Hollywood's rich and famous, now the royal treatment can be yours!


Intramuscular stimulation, or dry needling, is an invasive needling technique used to alleviate muscle tightness and help release chronically shortened muscles. It stimulates a healing response within the affected muscles and their associated trigger or motor points. It encourages the body's natural healing mechanisms to relieve tension, improve mobility, and enhance function. The needles used are similar to traditional acupuncture needles. The practitioner identifies the affected muscle and manipulates the needle as needed, by gradually changing the depth and direction of the needle, which causes the patient to feel a twitch or cramp in the muscle. This twitch or cramp response occurs when a muscle contracts and then relaxes. 


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*Our chiropractors and physiotherapists are also trained to perform acupuncture and/or dry needling

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