Acupuncture is a truly ancient healing art. Its history stretches back over three thousand years. Few aspects of modern medicine have endured such a track record. Acupuncture is used to effectively treat pain syndromes as well as most medical conditions with very few side effects. Endorphins (the body’s natural morphine) are released when acupuncture points are stimulated. From a Traditional Chinese medicine perspective, acupuncture works because it restores balance. Acupuncture points are located along meridians, or energy tracks, throughout the body. Qi, or the body’s life force, is circulated and distributed through these meridians. The acupuncture points are stimulated when the needle is inserted to move the energy. The occurrence of disease is fundamentally due to a relative imbalance of yin and yang. Excess yang conditions (i.e. acute pain, hot painful joints, fever, hyperactivity, throbbing headache) require sedation and the selection of yin points to balance the yang energy. Likewise, when a yin state is dominant, (fatigue, coldness, chronic back pain, infertility) the focus of the treatment will be to balance yin and yang energies. In essence, acupuncture activates the meridians through the acupuncture points to regulate the function of the internal organs, qi and blood, and to treat and prevent disease.
Registered Massage Therapy
Registered Massage Therapy Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. It helps to alleviate soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stressors, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.
Sauna is a great way to boost metabolism and gently detoxify your body. The heat from an infrared sauna penetrates 2-3 inches deep into the body to increase circulation, nourish damaged tissue and pull chemicals from fat storage directly into our sweat. In just 45 minutes you can easily sweat out toxins, increase your metabolism and feel very relaxed. It is the perfect way to end your day. Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna: Arthritis Detoxification (removal of toxins and impurities) Aid in Weight Loss and burn Calories Fibromyalgia Illnesses Recovery Pain Relief Skin Health Better and More Restful Sleep Sports Fitness Stress Relief Far infrared sauna therapy can be combined with many of the other types of care provided at Complete Balance Health Centre (CBHC) or accessed as a stand-alone treatment. Many people particularly enjoy pairing a massage with a sauna session to experience greater muscle relaxation and stress relief (see package). We have shower facilities at the clinic so that you can prepare for your day after your sauna. Infrared sauna treatments are safe for people of all ages.