Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine-based approach to treating a variety of conditions by triggering specific points on the skin with needles. It is a minimally invasive method to stimulate nerve-rich areas of the skin surface in order to influence tissues, gland, organs, and various functions of the body.
Each acupuncture needle produces a tiny injury at the insertion site, and although it’s slight enough to cause little to no discomfort, it’s enough of a signal to let the body know it needs to respond. This response involves stimulation of the immune system, promoting circulation to the area, wound healing, and pain modulation. Contemporary research on acupuncture relies mainly on this theory.
For more information about acupuncture contact us, or go here: https://www.healthline.com/health/acupuncture-how-does-it-work-scientifically
Our resident acupunturist, Jesse Cohen, is committed to helping people of every age, ability, and background discover a personal and practical pathway to optimal wellness.
A dedicated practitioner of acupuncture, Qi Gong, Kendo and Iaido, Jesse also teaches workshops, seminars, and classes, which introduce students to principles and methods of wellness and self-improvement.
Jesse is a graduate of Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology in Victoria, BC. A committed lifelong learner, he continues to build his knowledge and skills through the study of both traditional and modern medicines, and by training with a Master of Taoist healing arts.