Acupuncture has developed over the last 4000 years as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal substance in the body called Qi (pronounced “chee”) and it helps to bring about balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit.
Research has shown that certain effects of acupuncture are mediated through endogenous opioid peptides in the central nervous system, thereby reducing pain. For other conditions, it helps to invigorate the function of muscles, nerves, and internal organs through ‘reflex arcs’.
At Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic, we specialize in reproductive wellness and hormone balancing for all stages of life, men and women. In addition, The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for over forty medical problems. Acupuncture services are provided by both our naturopathic doctors and doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.