Acupuncture originated thousands of years ago in China, making it one of the longest-standing health traditions in the world. It is an effective and natural approach to treating disease processes in the body and helping prevent illness.
ACUPUNCTURE WAS DEVELOPED WITHIN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE WHERE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY DON'T NECESSARILY ALIGN WITH WESTERN OR BIOMEDICAL THEORIES. ACUPUNCTURE WORKS TO ACCESS QI (PRONOUNCED CHEE) THAT FLOWS THROUGH THE BODY IN AN INVISIBLE NETWORK OF CHANNELS CALLED MERIDIANS. IN A HEALTHY PERSON, QI IS ABUNDANT AND FLOWS SMOOTHLY THROUGH THE MERIDIANS. HOWEVER, THIS FLOW CAN BECOME DISRUPTED THROUGH STRESS, OVERWORK, POOR DIET, DISEASE PATHOGENS, WEATHER AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS, AND OTHER LIFESTYLE FACTORS.
A LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST IS TRAINED TO DIAGNOSE THESE IMBALANCES AND TREAT EFFICIENTLY BY SELECTING POINTS ALONG THE MERIDIANS AND INSERTING STERILE, SINGLE-USE NEEDLES INTO THE SKIN. THE NEEDLES ARE VERY FINE (ABOUT THE SIZE OF ONE STRAND OF HAIR) AND ARE VIRTUALLY PAINLESS UPON INSERTION.
Dr. Trottier Specializes in Balance Method Acupuncture, a style developed by Dr. Richard Tan. Under Dr. Tan and Dr. Eileen Han, Dr. Trottier has spent over a decade learning how to gain instant results for her patients.