Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile needles at specific points in the body in order to promote healing. There are hundreds of acupuncture points along energetic pathways, called meridians, of which only a select number are carefully chosen to most effectively address the needs of the patient. Acupuncture works by improving circulation, stimulating hormonal and nervous system responses to restore the body to a balanced state.
The sensation is often very mild, and is often described as dull, warm, or tingly. Alexandria is sensitive to needle apprehension, and will provide gentle guidance for all comfort levels.
Alexandria routinely uses other complementary services during her treatments, such as cupping, moxibustion and lifestyle and nutritional counselling.
Acupuncture has been known to effectively treat the following:
Menopause - hot flashes, night sweats, headaches
Mental Health and Addictions
Pregnancy Conditions - morning sickness, pain, swelling, breech baby, labour induction
Common Cold and Flu
Depression and Anxiety
Digestive Issues - diarrhea, constipation, bloating, heartburn, IBS, Crohn's Disease, diverticulitis
Stress Management and Life Transitions
Women's Health - menstrual irregularities, PMS, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea
Autoimmune Diseases - Lupus, MS, Raynaud's Syndrome