Body Quest Health and Wellness Centre offers reliable acupuncture treatment in St. John’s and Paradise to patients of all ages. Rely on our highly skilled acupuncturists to feel relaxed and comfortable.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy that has been used for over 5000 years. It is based on the free flow of energy or Qi (CHē) in the body's meridians, the pathways in which the Qi travels. Whenever there is an imbalance or disruption in the flow of Qi in the meridians, illness or pain occurs.
Acupuncture treats these imbalances by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points along the body that influence the Qi in the meridians. Acupuncture is a safe, holistic, drug-free therapy that encourages natural healing.
Common Conditions Treated
Some of the common conditions that can be treated with acupuncture are:
Irritable bowel syndrome
Diet therapy/diabetic control
Your first visit will begin with in-depth questions and an assessment of your condition, a tongue inspection, pulse palpation and an initial treatment. The initial intake and treatment may take up to 1-½ hours to 2 hours depending on the complaint. The needles are retained for about 20-45 minutes depending on the condition.
Your second appointment will be about 45 minutes to an hour. We will start by reviewing the results of the former treatment and then revise it if needed. Report any side effects or bruising. Tongue inspection and pulse palpation are done, and we continue with the acupuncture treatment.
Please bring a list of current medications you are taking, including any prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements and vitamins
Eat a light meal a few hours prior to your visit
Wear loose, comfortable clothing
Book an appointment now by calling one of our three clinics.