Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used therapies
in the world. It has been recognized as a professional course of
treatment in Quebec since 1995 and most insurance companies reimburse
Practitioners of Chinese medicine view the mind and body as part of an interconnected
energetic system. Disorders result from energy or "Qi" imbalances
and blockages of the body's energy pathways. Ultra-fine, disposable needles
are used to balance the flow of vital energy in the body.
In the late 1970s, the World Health Organization officially recognized acupuncture
as a treatment for chronic pain, emotional disorders, neuromuscular disorders,
respiratory and elimination problems.
Acupuncture successfully treats
or alleviates these types of problems: