At Thriving Wellbeing, we provide acupuncture treatments that can effectively address a variety of health conditions to help you improve your quality of life.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncturists undergo extensive training in order to thoroughly understand the concepts and principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Practitioners have a very thorough understanding of all acupuncture channels, organ classifications, as well as the relationship between organ systems in the body.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterile, stainless steel, disposable needles at specific points. Needling acupoints stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of the pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, corrects imbalances regarding the function of internal organs, and promotes physical and emotional well-being.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for pain relief, addressing back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, joint pain (knee or hip), headaches, migraines, sciatica, tennis elbow, and plantar fasciitis. It can also be used for fertility issues such as PCOS, Endometriosis, and other Autoimmune related hormone imbalances.

It has also been used to treat a number of other conditions, such as digestive issues nausea and vomiting. Acupuncture is safe and has few side effects. It can also be used to treat conditions such as insomnia, anxiety and depression. It is particularly useful in treating chronic pain that doesn’t respond well to conventional treatments.
Acupuncture has also been shown to reduce the amount of opiates used by patients suffering from pain related to cancer or other medical conditions.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a modern term referencing a type of an acupuncture technique that involves the treatment of pain and mobility issues. Dry needling comes from the ancient Chinese Medicine needling technique theory which involves inserting the needle to the depth of the pain for either bone, ligament, tendon and muscular discomfort or inserting needles into trigger points/knots in muscle tissue. This technique is most often used in sports rehabilitation and recovery.

What is ESTIM - Electro-Stimulation Acupuncture?

Electro-acupuncture is a form of acupuncture therapy that adds electricity to the mix. With electro-acupuncture, electrical stimulation comes from an electro machine through connecting cables and attached to the heads of acupuncture needles, which can help stimulate muscles or fascia. 

Studies have shown that specific frequencies have a therapeutic effect on the body, and the amount of hertz will determine the target and outcome. Electroacupuncture uses frequency (Hz) to trigger the anti-inflammatory response, reduce inflammation, and begin repairing or strengthening the soft tissue. We can target specific chemical messengers affecting hormones and neurotransmitters such as endorphins (natural painkillers), serotonin (happy hormones), GABA (produces a calming effect), dopamine (pleasure, motivation), and more.

Who can benefit from acupuncture?

People of all ages, from infants to seniors, can benefit from acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a natural, effective way to treat a wide variety of conditions. The good news is that you don’t need to be suffering from an acute condition to benefit from acupuncture.