Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
The popularity of Acupuncture has increased ten fold over the past several years
Why do Clients Come to HIHF for Acupuncture?
All of our therapists at HIHF have specific training and experience not only in general health issues but also in fertility acupuncture and prenatal acupuncture. You can be assured that you will be receiving the best possible care.
One of our TCM practitioners will carefully determine the state of your imbalance (s) and prescribe an individualized program of herbs, acupuncture and nutrition suggestions to help your body regain its proper balance
What is Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Acupuncture originated in China at least 2500 years ago and spread to neighbouring Asian countries including Japan, Vietnam, and Korea by about 500 CE, and finally to Europe in the 16th century. Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected. The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture.
Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed.
Acupuncture needles are solid, usually stainless steel (they may also be gold or silver), and measure from 13-70 mm, although longer reusable ones up to about 150 mm in length can be purchased. The needles are very fine, flexible and rounded but sharp at the tip. They are ‘atraumatic’, meaning that they do not hase a cutting edge like a hypodermic needle, which slices through tissue. Their design allows acupuncture needles to slide smoothly through tissues and makes them unlikely to cause bleeding or damage to underlying structures.
Low/Middle/Upper Back Pain
Complex Autoimmune Disease
Cancer Care – reduces the side effects of chemotherapy