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Acacia Health in Vic West​

101-391 Tyee Road
 Victoria, BC V9A 0A9

Tel: 250-475-1522 ext. 2

Fax: 250-590-1502

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Copyright © 2019 Dr. Stephanie Bayliss

 

Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture involves the insertion of small, thin needles into

certain acupuncture points on the body, of which there are over

400. In Asian healthcare systems, traditional medicine (including

acupuncture) is integrated into hospital protocols.

 

The World Health Organization acknowledges that acupuncture

is an effective treatment for well over 100 medical conditions.

Of these conditions, the following are relevant to my practice: 

  • Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety,
    schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

  • Neurological Disorders including stroke, shingles neuralgia
    and bell’s palsy

  • Cardiovascular Disease including hypertension,
    coronary artery disease and angina

  • Chronic pain and overuse injuries

Certain acupuncture points are stimulated on the body which improves blood and qi (energy) flow to these areas. As well, this allows a release of neurotransmitters and hormones from these areas leading to an improvement in healing.

 

After an initial visit (90 minutes), if we decide that your treatment plan includes acupuncture it is best to come for 4 to 6 sessions to see benefit. These follow-up acupuncture appointments are approximately 45 minutes in duration. While you have the acupuncture needles in, it is best to try to relax with the calming music or meditations played.