Ottawa Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into the skin at specific points on the body. These needles stimulate the nervous system to increase blood circulation to specific areas, which in turn increases the healing in that area. Our goal is not only to treat the pain, but to improve function across the entire body.

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At Oaktree, we use a unique style of acupuncture, completely different from what is found in most clinics. Most of the points we use are in the extremities and the head, and by combining the right points, we are able to treat the whole body. The needles are rarely inserted where pain is felt, but rather on an associated part of the body. This style provides very fast, often immediate, results.

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Acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals through our endocrine system, hormonal system, and vascular system. These chemicals can change or block pain signals and can reprogram any malfunctioning organ or signaling system. These biochemical changes stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

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What Conditions Can our Ottawa Acupuncture Clinic Help?

Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

There are case histories of people recovering from nearly every known disease and condition under acupuncture care.

Acute & Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Stiff Neck
  • Tendonitis
  • Tingling & Numbness in Extremities
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • TMJ (Jaw Disorders)
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Emotional & Neurological Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Concussions
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • Hyperactivity & ADHD
  • Insomnia
  • Low Energy
  • Memory Loss
  • Neuropathies
  • Panic Attacks
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stroke
  • Stress
  • Vertigo
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Organ disease & malfunction
  • Acne
  • Anemia
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Chemotherapy / Radiation Side Effects
  • COPD
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Dialysis Side Effects
  • Eczema
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernias
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringing in Ears
  • Shingles
  • Vision Problems
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Immunity & Respiratory support
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Candida
  • Colds and Flus
  • Earache
  • Emphysema
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Hay Fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Lupus
  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
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Reproductive & Hormonal Issues
  • Chronic Bladder Infections
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Hot Flashes
  • Induction
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Kidney Stones
  • Low Libido
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Morning Sickness
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
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Metabolic & Digestive Issues
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Acid Reflux
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastritis
  • Heartburn
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Spastic colon
  • Thyroid issues
  • Ulcers
  • Weight Control

What Is Community Acupuncture?

Community acupuncture is a style that is traditionally performed in Asia. It is practiced in a group rather than a one-on-one setting. In the community acupuncture setting, the Distal Needling Acupuncture method is used. Also called Balance Method Acupuncture, it varies widely from the typical treatments one can receive in North America, and the results are far more effective and sustainable. This method is over 2,500 years old and is derived from the I Ching, one of the oldest books in the world.

The points used in Distal Needling Acupuncture are located on the scalp and ears, on the arms from the elbows to the fingers, and on the legs from the knees to the toes. As a result, patients can recline on their backs, and won’t need to remove any clothing. During a treatment, you can relax in a comfy leather recliner, cozy up with a blanket and drift away to soothing tunes on a personal iPod for a half hour or so. Not only are these Ottawa acupuncture treatments efficient, comfortable, and extremely effective, but community-style clinics create access to acupuncture by removing the barrier of cost from healing. By making acupuncture as accessible as possible, people can receive the amount of care they truly need on an ideal timeline.

Ottawa Acupuncture FAQ

Do You Have More Questions about Acupuncture in Ottawa?

It can be comforting to know what you’re signing up for before you make a commitment. Visit our acupuncture FAQ page to learn more about what acupuncture is, how it can help you, and what to expect during a treatment.

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