Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese Medicine used in the health and wellness space as well as the beauty industry. Sterile, single-use micro-fine needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate biochemical changes that in turn have been found to promote the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well being.
The National Institute of Health studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat:
- Nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy
- Dental pain
- Menstrual symptoms
- Respiratory conditions
- Digestive symptoms
Note, acupuncture is not appropriate for everyone (ex. those with bleeding disorders or on high doses of blood thinners, etc.) so please let your practitioner know about any medical conditions so they can create the most appropriate plan for you.