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What is Acupuncture?

An ancient method of healing that uses individually packaged, sterilized, disposable needles. These extremely thin needles are positioned on specific points. Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi) through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health. Acupuncture Therapists often use other methods to complement needle treatment based on their assessment. These may include other modalities that are part of their skillset. Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture is done using hair-thin needles. Most people report feeling minimal pain as the needle is inserted. The needle is inserted to a point that produces a sensation of pressure or ache. Needles may be heated during the treatment or mild electric current may be applied to them. Some people report acupuncture makes them feel energized. Others say they feel relaxed.

How does acupuncture affect the body?

Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

Our Practitioner

Tatiana Bogolei R. Ac

Find a balance for optimal health with Tatiana using a combination of acupuncture and many different modalities. Through her integrative approach and lifelong search for health and wellness, Tatiana found it and now wants to share this stability with her clients.

Tatiana understands the importance of considering your lifestyle and needs and shows this by designing integrative treatments plans for clients. She acknowledges that needles can be scary for clients, especially those receiving acupuncture for the first time and thus has developed a personalised approach to patients with a fear of needles.

A Place for Healing

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