Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture has been used in parts of Asia for over 2500 years, and continues to be mainstream medicine for over 1 billion people (that’s one sixth of the world’s population). This ancient form of healing has been modernized in the last 200 hundred years and, even more recently, is being integrated into Western medical practices. Its ability to manage pain from musculoskeletal injury or imbalance has been clearly demonstrated, and its complementary application to many other conditions has been repeatedly demonstrated in clinical practice. Acupuncture is beneficial for:

  • Pain and Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Infertility
  • Difficulty Sleeping and Insomina
  • Stress Relief and Relaxation
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Bell’s Palsy and facial paralysis
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • More….

According to TCM theory, the goal of acupuncture is to balance ‘life energy’ or ‘Qi’ that courses through the body along different channels called meridians. If, for example, a person has pain or a rash in a certain part of their body, this indicates improper flow of Qi in a corresponding organ system of the body. By stimulating specific spots on the body with acupuncture needles and using specific herbs, the proper flow of Qi will be re-established, and the pain goes away or the rash starts to heal.

As part of their education, naturopathic doctors are trained to safely and effectively use TCM and acupuncture as one of their tools to restore your health. Furthermore, Dr. Kiani has continued his training in China in both at the Beijing University for Chinese Medicine and it’s associated hospitals. Consult your naturopathic doctor to see if this therapy should be a part of your course of treatment.