Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are two major components of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been practiced for 2000 years. Its theory and clinical practice has been continuously refined and updated. The aim of the treatment in this system of medicine is to treat the cause of a disease, and not merely its symptoms, by re-establishing balance and harmony in the body. Acupuncture procedure usually involves inserting a number of fine and sterilized needles in certain points on the body, the hands, the feet, the face, and the head. The points are selected according to a combination of complex Chinese medical theory and the experimental data gathered over 2000 years.
There are two approaches to acupuncture; an ancient form of Chinese medicine and Contemporary Acupuncture. Our professionals practice both traditional and contemporary acupuncture. At Maya Physio & Health Inc., we also offer one-on-one treatment sessions. No support staff will be replacing your therapist.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is needling a number of points on the body according to the patient’s ailment. The commonly used points are several hundred in numbers and are scattered all over the body. The needles used are sterilized, very thin and are disposed of once used. Most patients feel an immediate sense of calm and relief and some fall sleep under the treatment.
Can Acupuncture help you?
Acupuncture can be effective as a single method of treatment or in combination with other therapeutic interventions. At Maya Physio & Health, we practice acupuncture to treat and provide relief for the following conditions:
Is Acupuncture safe?
When performed by a qualified, licensed practitioner, acupuncture is completely safe has no serious side effects. Unfavourable reactions to acupuncture are very rare. The needles used are sterilized / disposable needles that are only used on one patient and discarded after the treatment. Other adjunct treatments such as Moxibustion, Cupping and Electro-Acupuncture might be used depending on the circumstances.