Acupuncture at Té・a・té.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing process in the body by stimulating acupuncture points. The theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine explains that the meridians run through various parts of the body, structures and organs, and provides pathways for Qi (energy) and blood circulation. When Qi or blood circulation is impeded, it causes obstructions in the meridians and dysfunctions of internal organs, eventually leading to diseases and disorders. Acupuncture treatments can help unblock meridians and restore free flow of Qi and blood in the body.
According to research, acupuncture has measurable physiological effects. When a needle is inserted into acupuncture points it not only increases the regional blood flow but also sends messages to the spinal cord and the brain. These stimulations induce the release of endogenous opioids, such as beta-endorphins, met-enkephalins and dynorphin, which help decrease pain perception in the body. The therapeutic effects of acupuncture is not limited to pain control, but also influences the immune system, gastrointestinal system and metabolism in the body. That’s why acupuncture is used extensively to treat so many different diseases and disorders.


Q. How does acupuncture work? Does it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very thin (0.2-0.25mm diameter) so it does not produce discomfort as hypodermic needles do. Occasionally, you may feel a mild pinch at the time of needle insertion, but it quickly disappears. You may also experience mild heaviness, soreness, distension or tingling sensations as the needle reaches the correct acupuncture point.

Q. What kinds of needles are used in treatment?
All needles used in treatments are sterile, single-use, disposable needles that are made from stainless steel.

Q. Are there any side effects from acupuncture treatment?
The acupuncture treatment involves very few or no side effects. Occasionally, the patient may feel discomfort upon insertion of the needle or get a small bruise at the insertion site after the treatment.

Q. How many treatments will I need?
It varies depending on the severity of the condition and individual. Usually, chronic health conditions require more treatments than acute health problems. Some people may notice the favourable results immediately after treatment, while others may take longer to feel improvement. For chronic health conditions, we recommend patients to get minimum 6 treatments before deciding whether to continue the treatments or not.

Té・a・té clinic
#108-1030 Denman Street Vancouver, BC V6G 2M6, Canada
In the Denman Place Mall
7 days/a week Except holiday
11 am to 8 pm, last-call 7 pm


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