(16th Issue | November, 2018)


Guiding Needle Acupuncture has the following mission: “To elevate the consciousness, robust health and vitality of humanity.”

Reinforce Robust Health And Vitality

Acupuncture is a natural, safe, effective, drug free alternative that has been used successfully for thousands of years to treat common conditions such as allergies, headaches, joint pain, muscle tension, hypertension, indigestion, constipation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, male and female infertility, female concerns such as hot flashes, irregular, painful period's, hormone imbalance, pain anywhere in the body, strengthening wellness to prevent illness and more. 


From a Chinese medical perspective, true health is a constant state of relaxation in the body, it is the existence of nutrient rich, highly oxygenated blood coursing undeterred through the entire body.  Such a body does not experience chronic fatigue, chronic pain, chronic indigestion or, chronic anything.  Blood vessels will be vasodilated allowing the circulatory system to do its job uninhibited, there is radiant skin, and a lack of acidity in the body.


Here are a few things known about acupuncture from a classic text, "The Ling Shu" also known as "Spiritual Pivot" retaining the needles for 28 minutes provides the optimal circulation of Qi.  Qi and blood circulate through the channels 50 times per day.  Since 24 hours equals 1440 minutes, dividing 1440 by 50, equals 28 minutes and 48 seconds.  MRI studies reveal this time duration is how long the brain is most active with needle retention, after this duration brain activity reduces.  This is the recommended time duration dosage required for ideal clinical efficacy.


Patients will notice that the opposite side of the pain location is often needled. In fact, all the senses are reversed other than smell.  To facilitate body balance, distal point needling techniques support balance so that the excessive side of the body shares with and balances the deficient side of the body.  Distal point needling acupuncture is like using a convenient light switch located on the wall to turn on a ceiling light, rather than climbing a ladder to access the ceiling light.  For example; stimulating a nerve located in the foot that is connected to the eye is employed to correct eye issues, rather than needling the local eye location. 


As soon as the needle is correctly placed the result is immediate upon insertion: 1) the tissue will expand; allowing oxygen rich blood flow into the tissue, to relieve the constricted painful area. 2) Acupuncture will stimulate nerve fibres distally sending information to the midbrain to secrete pain relieving endorphins, analgesics, enkephalins, anti-inflammatories, enzymes, nutrients extracted from food, life giving oxygen, hormones, immune cells and other healing agents into the blood circulatory system to nourish, oxygenate, repair and create new tissue in the area.


It is estimated that endorphins are 200 times more potent than morphine. Endorphins also play a big role in the functioning of the hormonal system.  This is why acupuncture works well for back pain, arthritis, P.M.S. and infertility.


Acupuncture  also regulates serotonin in the brain.  This is why depression is often treated with acupuncture.  Some of the physiological effects observed throughout the body include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms and increased T-cell count which stimulates the immune system.  Acupuncture is used worldwide both as a primary and complementary form of medical treatment.  The list of conditions that acupuncture may help is essentially limitless.


Robust Health & Vitality Tip

When we re-connect with the Earth, balance is restored!  When we make direct contact with the surface of the Earth our bodies receive a charge of energy that makes us feel better, fast.  Just as the sun gives us warmth and vitamin D, the Earth underfoot gives us food and water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play, and build on, and something you never, ever thought about—an eternal, natural, and gentle energy. Think of it perhaps as vitamin G—G for ground. What does that mean to you? Maybe the difference between feeling good and not so good, of having little or a lot of energy, or sleeping well or not so well. You can’t see the Earth’s energy but some people can feel it as a warm, tingling, and pleasant sensation when they are out walking barefoot along the water’s edge at the beach or on a stretch of dew-moistened grass.

Enjoy the convenience of scheduling appointments online in real-time, 24/7

The Guiding Needle Acupuncture wellness process is designed to help you achieve your personal health and wellness goals. First time patients, begin by conveniently scheduling a comprehensive initial acupuncture assessment/treatment online. 

At your FREE initial 60 minute comprehensive acupuncture assessment, you meet one-on-one with Thomas to discuss your case in a no-pressure environment. This gives you the opportunity to see if Thomas' services are an ideal fit for you, and Thomas will have the opportunity to determine his ability to help your unique case.

An acupuncture treatment fee of $85 applies for treatment following this free initial 60 minute acupuncture assessment.

Thank you for choosing Guiding Needle Acupuncture as your provider of quality traditional Chinese medicine. Best success of robust health and vitality throughout the Autumn season and beyond, may the blessings be.

Thomas Nerbas R.Ac, PFT

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