Acupuncture FAQs

Acupuncture FAQs

Chances are you have heard of acupuncture and its benefits as it has become more widely used throughout the world. It has many positive effects and works through stimulating the body's natural healing. It is based on the flow of energy, or qi, in the body and uses different techniques and tools ranging from needles to herbal medicines.


At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, our team has years of experience helping our patients achieve their health and wellness goals by using many different modalities of natural healing. Our acupuncturist is trained with a deep understanding of the foundations of this modality. We will work with you to identify your ailments and establish a routine for pain relief and greater healing. The benefits of acupuncture can have a profound impact on the healing process and lead to positive lasting results.

Acupuncture Explained

It is important to learn about this amazing healing art to see if it is the right choice for your health conditions and ailments. Here are some frequently asked questions that can be useful to learn more about acupuncture.

  • What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture has been an important and widely accepted element of Traditional Chinese Medicine used for centuries to treat many different health conditions and ailments.
  • How can acupuncture help me? After many years of research, acupuncture has been found to be very beneficial in treating numerous health conditions. Major body systems including the immune, cardiovascular, and digestive systems can benefit from acupuncture. By stimulating the body's various systems, acupuncture can help reduce pain, improve sleep, decrease anxiety, and address digestive functions.
  • Does acupuncture hurt? This is a common concern, but acupuncture is safe and not painful. Our skilled acupuncturists have many years of training to effectively use this technique. The needles are very fine and often people will relax during an acupuncture session finding that the treatment is not painful at all.
  • What happens during an acupuncture treatment? During treatment, our acupuncturists use sterile and clean, ultra-fine needles at certain points in the body to stimulate natural healing responses. Our acupuncturists employ these techniques based on the specific needs of the patient.

Caring Acupuncture in Nanaimo, BC

If you live in or near Nanaimo BC, contact our team at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic to schedule an acupuncture appointment. Call us today at (250) 390-2003 to discuss your health goals and our treatment options. We are here to help you achieve better health and whole-body wellness for a happy and pain-free life.

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