Dr. Teresa Phan – Acupuncturist

Acupuncture is a safe, painless, and holistic way to improve your overall health. It has been proven effective in clinical trials to treat and prevent a number of medical conditions.

Originating in China, acupuncture is more than 2,000 years old. Oriental medicine is based on the principle of health maintenance and illness prevention, as opposed to fixing and treating specific ailments and illnesses of western medicine.

Further, as all natural therapies do, acupuncture leverages the fundamental principle that the body can heal itself of a number of ailments and conditions when given some assistance, such as with acupuncture.

According to Chinese medical theory, Qi is the vital energy which flows through the human body via a system of channels called meridians. Illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or is blocked. Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body along the meridians to balance the body and relieve pain.

If you are curious, there are about 20 meridians in the human body and about 650 acupuncture points.

Dr. Teresa Phan, Acupuncturist

 Tel: 647•821•2555



How acupuncture works

How acupuncture works

Western research shows that acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that the body produces naturally—and they are 200 times more powerful 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, PMS, and infertility.

In addition, endorphins released as a result of acupuncture not only relax the whole body, they regulate serotonin in the brain. This is why depression, anxiety, and stress can be treated effectively with acupuncture.

What to Expect

First, Dr. Phan will meet with you to determine your particular needs. She will review your medical history and discuss what you want to achieve with each treatment.

Treatment frequency is determined on an individual basis, since each patient has different needs.

The procedure is relatively painless. Tiny, hair-thin needles are placed on the body to balance your natural energy. Depending on your treatment, the needles are left on the body from as few as 10 seconds to 30 minutes.

Dr. Phan uses only sterile, disposable needles.

Ailments Helped by Acupuncture

Common Cold Symptoms
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Migraines and Headaches
Sports Injuries
Weight Loss
Neck Pain
Back Pain
Digestive Problems
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Cosmetic acupuncture (Mei Zen)