Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture is a complete and holistic system of medicine based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi, which can loosely be translated as energy within the body.
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Victoria Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture therapy is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which has been practiced for thousands of years. This ancient healing tradition views optimum health as a delicate balance of yin and yang, which are two opposing, but inseparable forces. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, disease occurs when the balance of yin and yang is disrupted. This imbalance blocks the flow of qi – the vital energy that regulates spiritual, emotional, mental and physical systems, along meridians. Each acupuncture point has specific abilities to be able to adjust the flow of Qi to areas in the body where it is needed, to move blocked or excess Qi, or to nourish Qi that has been depleted.

Western medicine understands acupuncture’s effects within a different framework and there is extensive research supporting the efficacy of Acupuncture as a medical practice. Some scientists believe that acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, signaling the body to release various substances including endorphins, immune system cells, opioids, neurotransmitters, and hormones. These may reduce pain, change how the body perceives pain, and promotes physical and emotional well-being. Some research also indicates that acupuncture influences involuntary central nervous functions, such as blood pressure, blood flow and body temperature regulation.

Types of Acupuncture Therapy

Cupping therapy by Metro Integrated Health in Victoria BC

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

The World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institute of Health (NIH) recognize the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in over 100 medical diseases, which include: Headaches, Asthma, Depression, Menstrual Cramps, Pain, Infertility, Arthritis, Allergies, Insomnia, and Digestive Complaints.

In addition to this, Acupuncture can provide other benefits such as: Improved mood and stress reduction, regulation of hormone imbalances, immunity support, improved circulation, improved digestive functions, and more.

Acupuncture is safe and does not conflict with Western medical practices. In fact, it often enhances the benefits of other health practices like physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic and dentistry. It is also effective in treating adverse side effects from immune disorders, chemotherapy and hormonal treatment therapies.    

Acupuncture Can Treat:

Acute or chronic pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, TMJ, sciatica, neck pain, back pain, knee pain, arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trauma, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia…

Stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, low energy, addictions, trauma, migraine, headache, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, post-stroke paralysis, peripheral neuropathy, dizziness, tinnitis, multiple sclerosis…

Menstrual irregularity, amenorrhea (no period), dysmenorrhea (painful periods), endometriosis, PMS, PCOS, infertility, pregnancy difficulties, menopausal syndrome…

Toothaches, earaches, vertigo, Meniere’s disease, acute and chronic sinusitis, laryngitis, emphysema

Colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, emphysema, COPD, smoking cessation…

Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reflux, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, colitis…

Bladder and kidney infections, cystitis, stress incontinence, prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy…

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive medical treatment that treats all kinds of medical concerns. If you are curious whether or not Acupuncture could benefit you, please contact one of our Registered Acupuncturists.

Our Acupuncturists

At Metro Integrated Health, our Acupuncturists are registered with the College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). As regulated health professionals, they are required to maintain and advance their knowledge, skills, and training through continuing education programs. In accordance with professional and ethical guidelines, our Acupuncturists use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.”

Pricing varies by acupuncturist. Please select one to view their services and rates on Jane App.
Jacqueline Semple
R.Ac.

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Dr. Huang - Victoria Acupuncturist
Dr. Huang
PhD. Reg. Dr. TCM, R.Ac.

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Our Happy Clients!

"I am truly grateful to have had Jacqueline as my Registered Acupuncturist for my first ever acupuncture session. I greatly appreciated her passion towards her craft and all the information she provided during our session to help me better understand the benefits of acupuncture. I was very surprised at how light and de-stressed my body felt right after. I would highly recommend Jacqueline to anyone! :)"
Christian Muñoz Mejia
5-stars
"Dr. Huang at Metro Integrated Health has recently treated me of a chronic cough with chest pain from a inflamed bronchial. Dr. Huang is gentle and treatment included acupuncture and herbal medicines over a two month period. The effects have been quite good, and have provided relief from my cough. Dr. Huang is a new Doctor at MIH, she is very experienced, and I am very pleased with her care plan for me."
Anita Herse
5-Stars
"Before coming to see Jacqueline, I had never been to any sort of health services (acupuncture, massage, chiro). Jacq made me feel so comfortable through the entrie experience. She explains to me before during and after the treatment what she's doing. And everytime I leave her office I feel more connected in my body. Through her acupuncture treatment, she has managed to help me through both emotional and physical pain and misalignment. I am so greatful to have her as my practitioner."
Josie
5-Stars