Acupuncture – 3 things that may surprise you!

It’s not just for pain.
When most people think of acupuncture they think of pain relief…but did you know it’s used to treat a wide array of other conditions? It can also help with issues such as digestive problems, tinnitus, premenstrual symptoms and anxiety.

It’s very relaxing.
Once the points are in your parasympathetic nervous system kicks into gear which relaxes muscles, calms the mind and promotes a restful, tranquil state. Regular treatment helps you to feel more relaxed and calm and to better handle life’s stressors.

Registered Acupuncturists go to school for a long time.
BC requires licensing of all Registered Acupuncturists. It is regulated under the Health Professions Act and all Registered Acupuncturists must be licensed with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA). In BC a Registered Acupuncturist undergoes a minimum of three years of full-time accredited acupuncture education in addition to two years of prerequisite university sciences. After completing five years of education they must pass a National Board Exam in order to be licensed to practice in BC. The continuing education requirements for Registered Acupuncturists are amongst the highest of all the regulated health professions in BC.


Until next time…Think Vitality!