Spring is here! While nature unfolds its beauty in every imaginable shape and color, it is the best time to get out, enjoy the sunshine, the reawakening of the plants and the birdsong. Did you know that nature walks have numerous health benefits on the body and the mind? What an easy and enjoyable way to take our health in our own hands!
Spring is also the time of new beginnings. At the Yellow Umbrella, we start the season with a new service added to our menu: Acupuncture. By now, most people have already heard of it but many do not know much about this gentle, yet so powerful treatment. Acupuncture is one of the 5 branches of Chinese Medicine alongside pharmacopeia, dietetic, exercises (Qi Gong) and massage (Tuina). Acupuncture is more than two thousand years old, it is rigorously documented and its workings and physiological foundations are increasingly uncovered through top notch medical technologies like brains scans and understood by the means of complex scientific models.
Acupuncture is one of the 46 Board-certified professions of Québec and has been regulated by the Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Québec (OAQ) since 1995. All acupuncturists must be registered with the OAQ.
Acupuncture consists of the insertion of fine needles into the skin in order to relieve pain, release tension or influence different functions like hormone production. It can treat a wide variety of conditions, be it pain relief, digestive disorders, allergies, migraines, insomnia – you name it! - but can also help to reduce stress, anxiety, depression or grief. Acupuncture is a holistic medicine that does not only treat symptoms but considers the person as a whole. Diagnosis is made through pattern discrimination and treatments are tailored to the client’s needs due to an in-depth interview, examination and pulse and tongue analysis.
The beauty of acupuncture is that it helps the body regulate itself in a noninvasive manner and without negative side effects, thus empowering the patient to take her health in her own hands.