Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.

In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers.

Risks

The risks of acupuncture are low if you have a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner using sterile needles. Common side effects include soreness and minor bleeding or bruising where the needles were inserted. Single-use, disposable needles are now the practice standard, so the risk of infection is minimal.

Uses

In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed a number of conditions in which they say acupuncture has been proven effective.

Headache and migraine
Neck pain
Frozen shoulder
Tennis elbow
Low back pain
Knee pain
Osteoarthritis
Many other conditions

Case Studies

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Mr. Xu, Frozen shoulder

⌈ Problem ⌋  Mr. Xu works on the production line in a manufacturing company.  He is constantly using his right shoulder.  This excessive use caused a tear in his rotator cuff muscle, it limited his range of motion, and he wasn’t able to lift his…
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Ms. Maggie, Tennis Elbow

⌈ Problem⌋  Ms. Maggie, a 36 year old female badminton enthusiast, has been getting right elbow pain due to extra training for preparation of a competition.  She feel pain with lifting her shoulder and elbow and cannot lift anything heavy.  This is impacting her badminton…
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Mrs. Lee, Migraine Headaches

⌈ Problem ⌋  Mrs. Lee, a 54 year old female has had migraine headaches for many years.  She would often get the headaches in the morning, or with stress or when she’s angry.  The headaches can last from several hours to several days and are…

Our Experts

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Andy YANG

R.TCMP, Registered Acupuncturist
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Annie ZHANG

R.TCMP, Registered Acupuncturist
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Grant TONG

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Jenny LI

Registered Massage Therapist
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Fanny YANG

Registered Massage Therapist