You do not have to leave BC to access traditional Chinese medicine. In fact, you can access traditional Chinese medicine in Delta. With a focus on balance, energy, and harmony of the body instead of modern, conventional science, traditional Chinese medicine has been around for centuries.

Acupuncture therapy is a form of traditional Chinese medicine, that is used to treat pain, swelling, and other chronic pain issues associated with physical injuries or conditions. Abdominal acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine in Delta that is used to treat the whole body.

This acupuncture technique is great for anyone who is uncomfortable with the number of needles in traditional acupuncture therapy or who finds it uncomfortable. Abdominal acupuncture is a gentle technique that uses points along the kidneys, stomach, and spleen. Although the acupuncture needles are only placed in one area of your body, your abdomen, the effects of the needles once they are placed properly in the correct depth can be felt across your entire body.

Typically, this treatment takes up to one hour, and treats the entire body, helping relieve pain for people who have pain due to injuries or those suffering from chronic disorders or complications.

Another form of acupuncture is acicular acupoint therapy. This traditional Chinese medicine in Delta is another acupuncture therapy that is done on a small area of the body but has effects all over the body.

Used to help regulate circulation, auricular acupuncture is performed on the outer surface of the ear. Used to treat insomnia, lactation disorders and chronic pain, it can also help with lower back pain. Tiny beads are placed onto the outer ear, at the points related to health points. These beads are attached with bandages, like Band-Aids to the ears and are left on for several days. This long treatment helps stimulate pressure points on the ear throughout the duration of the treatment.

Some people who are struggling with substance abuse issues and addiction use this type of therapy to help them with their addictions to substances. When they feel the urge for the substance, pressing the pressure points on the ear help alleviate the cravings.

Traditional Chinese medicine in Delta has been around much longer than modern-day Western medicine. While both medicinal fields are important and have healed and helped people, traditional Chinese medicine has withstood the test of time.

Acupuncture helps the body to heal itself by stimulating blood flow and pressure points. Traditionally, it is believed that acupuncture is the process of removing blockages from the body’s energy system. This is done by insetting small needles into specific pressure points. Traditional Chinese medicine Delta maintains that the human body has distinct channels that energy (Qi) and blood (Due) flow through.

Today, the needles used in traditional Chinese medicine in Delta are sterile and disposable single-use needles. These needles are as thin as a strand of hair and do not hurt when inserted into the body. Some people feel a small pinch or sting on some pressure points, generally these points correspond to a point in the body that is holding a lot of pain or tension.

Endorphins, norepinephrine, and oxytocin are all naturally released by your body during this treatment. These “feel-good hormones” stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities and leave people feeling calmer after treatment.

It is normal to be a little sore after treatment, especially for people who are experiencing severe or debilitating chronic pain. It is important to discuss with your acupuncturist about the levels and locations of pain and to work together to develop a treatment plan.