Acupuncture is a powerful technique that brings positive health changes to many conditions. It has been used for thousands of years to keep people healthy and for pain relief.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine sterile needles into the skin at specific acupuncture points in order to influence the functioning of the body. Based on thousands of years of clinical history, therapists of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have developed an understanding of the energy map of the body. It is said that our energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”), flows along pathways called meridians. Acupuncture serves to unblock or balance the energy so that it can freely flow.
Modern research is still discovering the mechanism as to how acupuncture works. Evidence indicates elevated activity of immune cells and stimulation of endorphin-like hormones (pain-inhibiting feel-good hormones).
Dr. Nari is not only licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor but she also has a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and is licensed in British Columbia as a registered acupuncturist.