Acupuncture

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:

 
  • Insomnia

  • Menopause - hot flashes, night sweats, headaches

  • Mental Health and Addictions

  • Pain

  • Pregnancy Conditions - morning sickness, pain, swelling, breech baby, labour induction

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Common Cold and Flu

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Digestive Issues - diarrhea, constipation, bloating, heartburn, IBS, Crohn's Disease, diverticulitis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Hypo/hyperthyroidism

  • Infertility

  • Stress Management and Life Transitions

  • Women's Health - menstrual irregularities, PMS, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea

  • Autoimmune Diseases - Lupus, MS, Raynaud's Syndrome