Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture

By: Dr. Sarah Millar, ND , Feb 17, 2016
Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture, Dr. Sarah Millar, ND, Kitchener

Frequently asked questions about acupuncture answered!

Is there an alternative to accupuncture? Needles scare me!

Absolutely. You can start with accupressure. Usually body work and acupressure is part of the treatment in order to bring the body back to balance.

How does having my "energy out of balance" affect my overall health?

When energies are out of balance it can manifest in physical symptoms such as digestion issues, hormone imbalances, anxiety/depression, poor immune system and fatigue just to name a few.

What kinds of health conditions can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture can help with period regulation, fertility, menopausal symptoms, digestion and mood regulation, pain management and stress.  

Does having acupuncture mean I can stop my medicines or supplements?

Not necessarily. Acupuncture works even better while taking the appropriate medicines.

Is there anything I should/shouldn't do right after receiving acupuncture therapy?

After acupuncture, I would avoid strenuous physical activity.

Drink lots of water and make sure you are well fed during and after the treatment.

Dr. Sarah Millar, owner of has always been interested in the dynamic and inseparable role of the mind and body in healing. After studying four years of Health Psychology at McGill University, she went on to complete a four year Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Without exception, Dr.Millar strives to address the root cause of every health concern. In her private practice, she specializes in working with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, fatigue and general low vitality. In addition to her private practice, Sarah runs workshops and seminars that teach people how to begin looking at illness from a totally different perspective.

Sarah teaches specific and practical tools on how to begin working with the various challenges of life in an effective and balanced way. Essential tools for life are discussed and practiced as each individual learns to turn the tide on illness and suffering. Currently, Sarah treats patients at Health Momentum, a therapeutic centre in Kitchener, Ontario.