How does acupuncture work?
Much like an irrigation system supplies water to crops, acupuncture manages the internal channel systems of the body. And just as nature is exposed to varying climates, weather and external influences, our bodies experience similar environmental challenges and these manifest themselves through aches, pains and ailments.
Consider your own setting. What weather patterns are passing through you now? Think of your internal soil in terms of your constitution, stresses and the toxicity in your environment. Are there blockages suppressing nourishment to the rest of your system?
The main goal of acupuncture is to open up the channels and provide nourishment to your cells by accessing and utilizing your internal pharmacy.
Ask yourself, how is your body’s circulation? Do you come across any areas of tension or discomfort? Are you experiencing stress or trouble sleeping?
Dr. Nicole Fortin will assess the landscape of your body and address the conditions in a gentle and non-invasive way.
“At its very core, the basics of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can be compared with nature,” says Dr. Fortin. “We have rain forests, deserts, glaciers, and wetlands at the mercy of weather systems that are hot, humid, cold, windy or dry. Now imagine that these factors also reside within your body effecting your internal environment.”
The World Health Organization recognizes many conditions effectively treated by acupuncture. Some ailments most commonly treated by acupuncture are joint pains, body aches, insomnia, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, infertility and labour induction, hypertension, gastrointestinal issues, and many more.
“This may be a new idea or concept to some, yet this method of treating the body has been observed and practiced for thousands of years,” notes Dr. Fortin.
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