What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the ancient complementary forms of treatment originated in China. It is a safe method of treatment that stimulates and balances the flow of Qi energy. The balance of Qi energy according to Traditional Chinese Medicine is essential to health.

In a healthy body, Qi flows freely through the entire body via the meridians that are a system of pathways throughout the entire body. When there is a blockage along any part of this pathway, the body will manifests symptoms of disease or will become susceptible to illnesses. Acupuncture brings homeostasis to the flow of energy in the body and assists or maintains a healthy state. The acupuncture needles are applied to specific anatomical or acupuncture points to stimulate the natural and innate healing power of the body.

A few examples of the therapeutic effects of acupuncture are:

  • Pain relief

  • Improved sleep

  • Improved digestion

  • Hormonal balancing

  • Increased energy

  • Improved overall function of the body


Rebecca Goodfellow, R.Ac.
Registered Acupuncturist

Rebecca Goodfellow gained Herbalist and Acupuncturist education in Canada and is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) with CTCMA (Chinese Member Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia). She finished her S.A.I.T. (Society of Acupoint Injection Therapy) Certification and Sports Acupuncture Certification and enjoys continuous education to upgrade her skills for the benefit of her clients.

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