Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique to improve the body's functions and natural healing ability. It works by stimulating specific anatomical sites, commonly referred to as acupuncture points or acupoints. This is usually accomplished by the insertion of ultra-fine, sterile, one-time-use needles into certain acupuncture points on the body, but may also be done by massage, reflexology, cupping and/or acutonics.
Acupuncture can function as a complete therapeutic treatment regime. For people already seeking care for their injuries or medical conditions, acupuncture is an excellent complement to almost any other treatment, including Western pharmaceuticals & surgery, herbal therapies, massage therapy, chiropractic or osteopathy.
By enabling the body to function at 100% of its capabilities, acupuncture assists people who are experiencing significant negative side effects from an injury, chronic disease, or medical treatments.
Acupuncture has been known to be effective in the treatment of symptoms associated with: reproductive conditions, psychological conditions, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain syndromes, neurological conditions and musculoskeletal conditions.
This video shows the thermal effects of one acupuncture needle placed in the hand. approximately 30 seconds after the needle is inserted you can see heat building not only in the affected hand and arm but also in the opposite hand and arm.
Dr. Boux is a Canadian trained medical doctor with over 16 years' experience specialising in Anesthesiology. After retiring from western medicine, Dr. Boux became certified as an acupuncturist and has adopted a multi-faceted approach to treating various health conditions. Click here to read her full bio.