In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the life force called Qi flows smoothly and evenly throughout the body nourishing each cell, organ and tissue. When Qi is balanced, the individual is healthy. It is when Qi becomes stuck, depleted or otherwise unbalanced that pain and illness can result.
Derived from Traditional Chinese Medical theory, acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into key points on the body along our energy pathways to move, restore, nourish and balance Qi. It is a safe and effective tool to promote health and generate self-awareness.
At HCH, we offer several forms of therapy that compliment and enhance the healing power of acupuncture.
Acupressure For those wary of needles, this form of therapy uses massaging pressure at specific acupuncture points to bring about balance and health.
Moxibustion By burning a specific combination of herbs to stimulate acupuncture points, this technique adds warmth and energy to a deficient system resulting in the reduction of symptoms.
Cupping Especially effective for chest congestion, muscle tightness and tension from stress, the use of glass cups on the body helps to move stagnant energy to relieve symptoms.
Auricular Acupuncture Stimulating specific points in the ears with pressure and with needles, we can help you to control cravings, quit smoking and lose weight.
All of our acupuncture treatments are provided by our highly trained Naturopathic Doctors, and can be applied in conjunction with other therapies.