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  • Acupuncture is a popular healing method used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been in existence for more than 2500 years. This technique was first developed in China and it involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body along channels (or meridians).

    Acupuncture is based on the TCM theory that a person’s vital life energy or force, also known as Qi (Chi), travels throughout your body along channels or meridians. Qi energy is composed of two opposing forces – yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, everything is in harmony, and Qi flows smoothly. However, when there is an imbalance of yin and yang, the flow of Qi is disrupted and illness/pain results. Acupuncture works by rebalancing this disrupted energy flow. The channels are also connected to internal organs. Therefore, stimulating specific acupuncture points will have an effect on the functioning of these specific organs.

    Acupuncture has been shown to increase nerve activity, cause blood flow changes, and release hormones and pain-relieving substances, such as endorphins. When endorphins are released, they can produce an amelioration of pain, general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s own internal regulation systems.

Dr. Jennifer Chen,BSc, ND

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Optimal Health Naturopathic & Wellness Clinic

4750 Yonge Street, Suite 360, Toronto, ON M2N OJ6 (Near Yonge and Sheppard)

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