ACE Health Clinic

A B O U T   U S

welcome to

Acupuncture

WHAT WE DO

Acupuncture sounds scary, but there’s proof it could help — a lot

If you’re new to holistic healing as a type of treatment, acupuncture can seem a bit terrifying. How could pressing needles into your skin possibly make you feel better? Doesn’t that hurt?

Well, no, it’s definitely not the overtly painful procedure you may be imagining, andconsideringthat it’s been studied and practiced for over 2,500 years, it seems acupuncture enthusiasts could seriously be onto something. 

The concept of qi isn’t too out there — think of it as your body’s natural inner workings. Sometimes you’re more prone to illness when feeling stressed or anxious. When you’re relaxed and healthy, your body physically reflects that too. After all, your mood, mental health, and general well-being do affect your physical health. Thus, acupuncture aims to assist people in achieving balance, or qi, and, as a result, provide relief for many ailments.

Incorporating acupuncture 

into real life

For now, if you have a condition that acupuncture does have scientific backing for, here’s what to expect from a session: an acupuncture session to last anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes, though most of this time may be spent discussing your symptoms and concerns with your practitioner sans needles. 

In terms of results, it’s nearly impossible to say what one should expect, as everyone responds to and experiences acupuncture differently.

“There is no universal response to acupuncture. Some people feel relaxed and may be a little tired, others feel energized and ready for anything,” Kempisty explains. “Some people experience an improvement right away and for others it can take several treatments before noticing a positive change.”

OUR TEAM

Our team includes experienced Chinese medicine practitioners, acupuncturists, chiropractor and physiotherapists. All therapists are registered with ACC. Each acupuncturist has a master's degree from the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and hospital work experience, so can treat patients with confidence.