Acupuncture is a medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 23 centuries. Acupuncture can remedy acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers, and strengthen the immune system. In an Oriental Medicine assessment, Martin will diagnose, or differentiate, your condition with a thorough examination which will include an interpretation through your complaints, medical history, pulse and tongue diagnosis.
What is a treatment like?

Extremely fine, flexible, sterile/disposable needles are placed at specific points on the energetic pathways, known as meridians. When the needles are inserted you may experience a sensation of tingling or warmth, or feel nothing at all. People are surprised to find treatments quite relaxing. The length and frequency of a treatment may vary for each individual and will be determined by your diagnosis. Acupuncture treatments are scheduled according to the nature of your condition. As you improve, fewer visits are required. Many people use regular visits (monthly, seasonally, etc.) to maintain their health, or to protect against imbalances that may eventually develop into illness. Discuss your treatment plan with your acupuncturist, since each individual is different.

Martin may also use the other related adjunct techniques within your session: Moxabustion (heat), Gua Sha (scraping), Cupping (suction), Auricular therapy (ear acupuncture), electrical or laser stimulation, massage, or even manual manipulation of the points. There are many different styles of acupuncture; Martin uses a combination of Japanese and Chinese techniques. Japanese technique involves thinner needles and lighter stimulation.

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