ACUPUNCTURE

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), energy, or "Qi" (pronounced "chee") flows along specific pathways, or meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked Qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological processes.

Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune function, the cardiovascular system, and digestive health. It can release endorphins (the body’s natural pain-killers), manage inflammation by increasing local circulation, and modulate the immune system by increasing natural killer cells.  By stimulating the body’s various internal healing mechanisms, acupuncture can help resolve pain, improve sleep, support digestive function, and improve overall health and well-being.

TCM involves acupuncture and herbal therapies to encourage natural healing. Acupuncture treatment involves insertion of very fine, sterile needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. Needles are inserted on points located on a network of pathways connected to the function of internal organ systems, with the goal of restoring and maintaining balance. It is a safe and effective drug-free treatment, often used as an alternative to drugs or surgery. Relief may be obtained where conventional treatments have failed. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed, and during and after treatments, patients usually report feeling very relaxed.

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Acupuncture is often covered through extended medical insurance plans, as well as through MSP premium assistance. Check your coverage with your extended insurance provider.
 Dr. Clare Craig is a Naturopathic Physician, as well as a Certified Doula. She is certified in Acupuncture, trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and licensed to prescribe in B.C.




Acupuncture Treats Conditions Such As:


The WHO (World Health Organization) has recognized Acupuncture to be effective for over 50 different conditions.
  • headaches and migraines
  • allergies
  • digestive issues
  • fertility and hormonal concerns
  • stress-related illness
  • anxiety and depression
  • musculoskeletal pain and injury, such as back and neck pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis
  • sleep disorders
  • high blood pressure, or hypertension
  • neuropathy
  • many pregnancy-related concerns (heartburn, nausea, even labour preparation)

Acupuncture is often covered through extended medical insurance plans, as well as through MSP premium assistance.  Check your coverage with your extended insurance provider.

Dr. Clare Craig is a Naturopathic Physician, as well as a Certified Doula.  She is certified in Acupuncture, trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and licensed to prescribe in B.C.
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