The numbers of sessions vary from person to person. It depends on the individual conditions, and it is affected by several factors
Normally, acute conditions tend to respond to acupuncture more rapidly. Those with chronic issues need more visits. The sooner you have the treatment, the less numbers of sessions you need. 

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Q: What is Suction Cupping Therapy?

A: Suction Cupping Therapy is one of acupuncture techniques. It was first recorded in Han Dynasty in 600 BC. Cupping has become one of the most popular healing modality recently.

The healing property of Suction Cupping Therapy include:

  • Relief muscle tension
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Remove blood stasis and water retention
  • Improve circulation 
  • Relax 


​Suction Cupping Therapy can benefit:

  • Tight and tense muscles
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Pool circulation
  • Cellulite
  • Stress
  • Pain  

The sensation caused by acupuncture needles varies. As the needles are inserted, some people feel a little pain, like a mosquito bites, but most people do not feel much at all. The needles are thin, and most acupoints are less sensitive than the finger tips.

What Can Acupuncture Treat ?

Acupuncture 

is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), one of the oldest continuous medical systems in history. After thousands years of practice, we know acupuncture works. The success of acupuncture and TCM is evident in the growing popularity in the west and its acceptance among medical professionals.

Q: Why do Acupuncturists recommend Chinese herbal medicine sometimes?

A: Chinese medicine is formulated natural herbal medication. Some of those formulas have been used over thousands of years and their healing effects have been proved practically and scintifically.

Sometimes after acupuncture treatments, acupuncturists recommend specific Chinese medication to their patients to assist the consistent healing in and out. The combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine ensure a holistic healing in the body in the best and fast way.

How Many Sessions do I Need?

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  Acupuncture in North Vancouver

Originated in China over 5,000 years ago, acupuncture therapy is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a holistic and natural medical system (Traditional Chinese Medicine). 

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Does the Needle Hurt?

What is the Meridian System?
What is Qi and How does It Travel?
What is Acupuncture?

At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced as “chee”), or vital energy, flows throughout the body. Qi helps to animate the body and protect it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.

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​Meridian is the body energy system. It is an invisible energy pathway that was found over 5,000 years ago by ancient Chinese doctors. The meridians conduct life-force energy or Qi (pronounced “Chee”) in and around all the parts of the body. 

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Following is a list of a few, but not all, health conditions that acupuncture has been effective in treating:  

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bladder issues (incontinence, frequent urination, infection)

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