Naturopathic doctors are trained in acupuncture based on the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which has been around for thousands of years. In TCM, the body is a map of meridians, and based on your case and symptoms, an individualized set of points will be chosen for you. This contrasts with acupuncture used by most physiotherapists or chiropractors, where points are chosen based on affected musculature.
Acupuncture is most recognized for it’s ability to treat pain, however it’s also used to treat a variety of other concerns like hormonal issues, gastrointestinal concerns, insomnia, mood disorders, fertility, etc.
Please note, that for best results, acupuncture should be performed for a minimum of 1x/week for 6 weeks.