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Essence of Wellness Inc.

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Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday By Appointment Only


Personalized Acupuncture Sessions

Each acupuncture session is tailor-made for each individual and may include other modalities which can be used in conjunction with the acupuncture or for those that may not want to be needled as a stand alone treatment.

Acupressure: Application of pressure to stimulate  acupuncture points to achieve a therapeutic response.

Aromapoint therapy: Use of essential oils (essential oils are distillation of plant extracts) placed on acupuncture points to treat minor conditions such as sprains and strains to deeper issues such as depression, fatigue and hormonal imbalances.
Aromatherapy works by causing the limbic system (which is responsible for controlling heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, regulating hormones and response to stress) to respond when a person smells a particular smell as well as work on a cellular level as the oil is absorbed by the skin.

Moxabustion: An application of heat using a small amount of an herb called moxa placed on an acupuncture point, creating a deep warmth that builds qi and blood.

Gua Sha: Rubbing or pressing of the skin to help release fascia and help with musculoskeletal conditions.

Cupping: Uses suction created by air or heat applied along the skin to stimulate flow of energy.

Some conditions in which acupuncture is commonly used but not limited:

• Back pain
• Cancer support
• Cold Symptoms
• Digestive Disorders
• Fatigue
• Fibromyalgia
• Mental Health Issues
• Sinusitis
• Sports Related Injuries and Performance
• Women's Health Issues

Inserting Acupuncture Needles

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a system of medicine that is more than 5,000 years old and originated in the East. It works by balancing the body's natural flow of Qi, and its principles are widely based on the laws of nature. This system of healing allows the body to maintain natural homeostasis and, in essence, heal itself.

Traditional acupuncture is a deep treatment that is directed at underlying imbalances causing symptoms of disease.  Imbalances can occur on a physical, mental and emotional level and are treated individually and jointly as they are all connected.

How Acupuncture Works

Imbalances, illness and disease is often caused by poor flow of Qi.  Acupuncture works by inserting needles just below the skin surface at particular locations on the body. These points run along channels called meridians, and the insertion of the needles aids the Qi (life energy) in the correct direction, promoting better health in a myriad of ways.

Acupuncture Acceptance

Acupuncture has been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It has been recognized to address many symptoms and diseases, but it does have limitations. We recommend using acupuncture in conjunction with other healthcare when appropriate.

About The Needles

The needles used in acupuncture are made of stainless steel and always come in sterile packages. They are no thicker than a few strands of human hair, and each one is used only once. Sensations of the needle insertion vary from person to person, and are relatively painless.

Acupuncture Needles