Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body to various depths.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific locations (points) that will achieve a therapeutic effect. TCM views health as a balance of Yin and Yang energy. Acupuncture is used to balance energy and thus re-establish health. A TCM diagnosis based on observation, consultation and assessment of the pulse and tongue, is essential to determine the most appropriate points for individual treatments.
Points are located along pathways (channels) that carry “Qi” (energy). To determine the location of each acupuncture point, the practitioner will use anatomical landmarks and palpation. Once in place, needles are briefly manipulated to either strengthen or reduce the flow of Qi. Needle manipulation includes twisting, lifting and scratching techniques. Sensations experienced at the site of the acupuncture point or along the channel might include heaviness, warmth and/or cooling. An electrical sensation, numbness or a slight ache can also be induced with correct needle placement. These sensations are caused by the movement of Qi and are brief in duration. Acupuncture should be a painless, relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
How Can Acupuncture Help You?
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment used to encourage natural healing. Although acupuncture is best known for its ability to relieve pain, acupuncture treats a wide variety of conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the ability of acupuncture to treat and prevent 43 common health concerns, including the following:
Headaches/migraines, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, dizziness/vertigo, joint muscle pain, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, allergies, gynecological disorders, hypertension/hypotension, digestive disorders, immune deficiency, dermatological disorders, liver problems, haemorrhoids
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Meet Our Wilson Health Services Practitioner
DR. KESHIA BISHOP, B.SC (HONS.), ND NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR KITCHENER
Dr. Bishop graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Science, Honours from the University of Guelph in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences. She is excited to be apart of the team at the Dronyk Health Clinic as a Naturopathic Doctor.
Dr. Bishop feels very fortunate to not only have graduated from CCNM and learned an incredible amount of knowledge there but has also had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Dronyk who practiced for over 40 years. Dr. Dronyk practiced several therapies that are no longer taught in the core curriculum but are extremely beneficial therapies. Dr. Bishop’s goal is to integrate all modalities and provide the best-individualized treatment for each patient. What she loves most about naturopathic medicine is the fact that ND’s learn many different treatment approaches. This allows for truly individualized medicine and the right combination of therapies can be found for your concern.
Treatment options that Dr. Bishop practices include acupuncture and TCM medicine, Total Body Modification, musculoskeletal manipulation, botanical, homeopathic and nutritional medicine. She also does natural facial rejuvenation using Qi Beauty, Revitapen, and cosmetic acupuncture.