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What is acupuncture?

While Acupuncture is still relatively new to Canada it represents one component of a complete healthcare system developed in China over the last 2,000 years. What the practice can offer to a patient today is an invaluable complement to modern medical care. Prevention and long-term health maintenance are the foundations and goals of treatment with Acupuncture.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Statement on Acupuncture, when treating the same condition, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine offer reduced side effects compared to conventional biomedical treatment:

“One of the advantages of Acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.”

long-term health

no side effects


relaxing & safe

proven effective


How effective is Acupuncture?

In 2003 World Health Organization published a report about clinical trials researching the effectiveness of Acupuncture.

It was confirmed that Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for over 100 common health conditions, including:

  • Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, and Joints
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • Nervous System Disorders such as migraine, headaches, insomnia, dizziness, and chronic fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Stress related symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, fatigue, and poor digestion
  • Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression, anxiety and anorexia
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Uro-genital Disorders
  • Circulatory Disorders
  • Addictions to alcohol, nicotine and drugs, food, and work
  • Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

“I get a lot of the ideas when I’m resting – either when I’m meditating or getting some kind of work done on my back, like physical therapy or acupuncture. That’s where I get my best ideas, because I’m balancing my body.”

~ Katy Perry, Singer

What can I expect from my acupuncture treatments at South Point Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a simple and safe technique involving the insertion of sterile, very thin, single use needles in Acupuncture points known to benefit health and well being.

Acupuncture sessions at South Point Acupuncture are relaxing, and many find the sessions meditative, some feel the flow of Qi in their channels, and some even fall asleep. These sessions take place on comfortable tables with relaxing music chosen to enhance the healing experience.