Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years. Although there are records of acupuncture being used hundreds of years ago in Europe, it was during the second half of the twentieth century it began to spread rapidly in Western Europe, the United States and Canada.
At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body – the needles are inserted to various depths. We are not sure how acupuncture works scientifically. However, we do know that it does have some therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and so much more.
According to WHO (World Health Organization), acupuncture is effective for treating 43 conditions, while evidence indicates it may have an effective therapeutic value for many more. If you or your loved one is suffering from chronic pain and discomfort, then acupuncture is worth the investment. Many have claimed to get long term pain relief where other treatment options failed to help. This ancient Chinese alternative treatment took its time to gain acceptance and popularity. However, modern research findings have made it more acceptable in recent years. It’s now an appealing alternative therapy in US and other countries.
Acupuncture at the York Medical Spa
At York Medical Spa we are feel your discomfort and we love to see you happy and smiling again. Our procedures are 100% safe to undergo and we have a friendly team of medical experts that will assist you throughout the entire process. We always try to make our patients feel at home in our offices! We know that this type of procedure can be quite intimidating. With us you have nothing to worry about – we do it with care!
Acupuncture is an old Chinese therapy that is known to produce amazing results! Patients have often reported experiencing improved health along with a sense of wellbeing post acupuncture therapy. The alternative treatment option along with alleviating pain seems to have a positive psychological effect on patients. Physically too, acupuncture takers seem to be more fit and healthier.
Our acupuncture therapist are highly trained and have years of experience on hand. They help you maintain the right energy flow balance in the body by triggering the acupuncture points. This method does not affect the body adversely in any way and has a record of having minimalistic side-effects.
Regular acupuncture sessions at York Medical Spa can help reduce stress, again by correcting imbalances in energy levels. It enables a person to calm his nerves and relax as the treatment progresses. This in turn, reduces stress and creates a balance in a person’s emotional wellbeing.
How does Acupuncture Work?
This procedure is carried out by inserting thin needles into various trigger points in the body. Our advance techniques involves minimal or no pain at all. Patients who undergo the treatment claim to barely feel a prick when the needle was inserted and only slight soreness afterward.
When the needles trigger acupuncture points, it results in the release of body’s natural painkillers, namely serotonin and endorphin. These painkillers help with relief from pain and also bring about a feel-good factor. In addition, since acupuncture taps into the body’s natural painkillers, there are minimal or no adverse effects associated with the therapy.
This ancient Chinese therapy is also known to speed up recovery be it post-surgery or after an injury or illness. Acupuncture can be targeted to improve circulation thus promoting faster healing. In addition, the release of natural painkillers helps reduce inflammation. Regular sessions of acupuncture can also help reduce injury scars.