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Acupuncture in Waterloo

Applying acupunctureWithin Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are several forms of treatment. One is acupuncture, which rebalances the energy flow in the body to address pain-related issues and more. For centuries, acupuncture has been used for chronic and acute conditions, as well as the prevention of problems. Acupuncture is a noninvasive modality that has virtually no side effects and won’t interfere with any medications you’re taking.

Acupuncture unleashes the power of the body so you can heal. It gets to the root of your problem rather than masking the symptoms.

The Philosophy Behind Acupuncture

Acupuncture is based on the idea that the body has a natural flow of energy called chi, or qi. This energy flows through pathways called meridians. When needles are inserted at precise points along a meridian, your proper energy flow can be restored. These thin, hair-like needles typically involve no sensation when they’re applied. If anything, what you feel may be a little like a mosquito bite. Most people feel a great sense of relaxation during their acupuncture session.

Commonly Helped Conditions

Due to acupuncture’s long history, it has a record of assisting people with a variety of different ailments and conditions. There is a broad range of issues that can be addressed by acupuncture. Some of the ones we see most often include

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Colitis
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Headaches and migraines
  • High blood pressure
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual disorders and menopause
  • Nausea and heartburn
  • Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Skin disorders
  • Stress management

Frequently Asked Questions

How large are the acupuncture needles?

Are you scared of needles? We understand that in the past, needles usually mean pain. When you think of a needle, you might think of injections at a doctor’s office. Acupuncture needles are nothing like those. They’re extremely thin and don’t involve pain.

What if I’m scared to have acupuncture?

If you feel a little anxious about getting acupuncture for the first time, we understand. It’s new to you, and that can seem concerning. We’ll be happy to apply an acupuncture needle somewhere like your forearm so you can test it out and know what it feels like before having an entire acupuncture session.

How many treatments will I need?

The frequency of your visits for acupuncture will depend on a few factors, such as the nature of your problem and how quickly your body responds. We will let you know what we think you can expect after your initial consultation.

What if I fall asleep during treatment?

The majority of clients report a feeling of relaxation during their acupuncture session. It’s natural that such a state of relaxation may cause you to feel a little sleepy! You don’t need to be awake to reap the healing benefits of acupuncture. Just let yourself disconnect and allow the stresses of life to melt away during your session.

Am I a candidate for acupuncture?

There are few contraindications for acupuncture. Most people are good candidates to use this natural healing therapy. At your consultation, we’ll talk about your health history and current concerns to make sure it’s appropriate for you.

Take the Next Step

You have nothing to lose when it comes to trying out acupuncture. If you’ve been relying on pain medications to control your discomfort, consider a more natural, effective therapy. Dr. Erika is qualified to provide acupuncture Waterloo and will plan a course of treatment to get you on the road to recovery. Contact our clinic today!


Acupuncture Waterloo ON | (519) 576-2222