Traditional Asian Medicine is thousands of years old. Our naturopathic doctors have extensive training in Asian medicine and are experienced in acupuncture. Acupuncture is a treatment that involves the insertion of sterilized disposable needles through the skin into the underlying tissues at specific points on the body.

Conditions that can benefit from Acupuncture:

    • Stress
    • Headaches and migraines 
    • Digestive concerns (Reflux, IBS, constipation, nausea) 
    • Hot flashes
    • High blood pressure 
    • Pain 
    • Fertility
    • Menstrual irregularities  
    • Anxiety 
    • Insomnia

    Acupuncture can also be used to prevent or reduce side effect of conventional treatments. 

    For example, acupuncture can reduce the degree of xerostomia (mouth dryness) in patients who are receiving radiation to the head and neck. Braz Oral Res. 2011 Mar-Apr;25(2):180-5. 

    Resources:

    1. Potential benefits of acupuncture for enhanced recovery in gynaecological surgery. 
      Forsch Komplementmed. 2015;22(2):111-6.
    2. Effect of acupuncture on clinical symptoms and laboratory indicators for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
      Int Urol Nephrol. 2016 Sep 2.
    3. Acupuncture for Chronic Severe Functional Constipation: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.
      Ann Intern Med. 2016 Sep 13. doi: 10.7326/M15-3118. 
    4. Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine.
      Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jun 28;(6):CD001218. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001218.
    5. Prior to Conception: The Role of an Acupuncture Protocol in Improving Women's Reproductive Functioning Assessed by a Pilot Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial.
      Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:3587569. 
    6. Acupuncture As an Integrative Approach for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Women With Breast Cancer: A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (AcCliMaT).
      J Clin Oncol. 2016 May 20;34(15):1795-802. 
    7. Long-Lasting Reduction of Blood Pressure by Electroacupuncture in Patients with Hypertension: Randomized Controlled Trial.
      Med Acupunct. 2015 Aug 1;27(4):253-266.
    8. Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, night sweats in menopause.                                                               MedicalNewsToday. 2016 May 25           
    9. An Updated Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture Treatment for Cerebral Infarction.                  PLOS. 2014 December 1