During the treatment, the practitioner inserts very thin filaments into the acupuncture points, of which there are hundreds all over the human body. In a typical sitting the patient will have between 5-10 needles, depending on the condition and the presenting symptoms. Frequency of treatment is also dependent on the symptoms and their severity; however, in the western world, weekly visits are suggested, due to the stressful Canadian lifestyle.
Chinese medicine still has roots that date back to 5000 years ago and yet we still use it today, with marvellous results. Acupuncture has gained accolades the world over for its many therapeutic benefits. Addictions and pain management are the two most popular reasons: however, many have discovered results for injuries and immune- system disorders. The obvious psychological benefits are seen usually within the first two or three sessions.