Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
The art and science of acupuncture dates back over 4000 years and is recorded as being one of the oldest medicines around the world. It originated in China and now is widely practiced all over the world. Very fine sterile needles are inserted into different points along a meridian or channel. Acupuncture is a treatment technique used to relieve pain, enhance healing and therefore improve function. It involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles through the skin at specific points along a meridian or channel. No medicines are injected through the needles. The needles gently encourage and send messages to the body to restore its natural balance while activating the self healing process of the body. There are over a 1000 acupuncture points in the body and each point combination helps to treat the root cause of the disease while alleviating pain and symptoms.
Acupuncture treats a variety of mental and emotional conditions as well such as depression, insomnia, anxiety and stress. Acupuncture is virtually painless and extremely relaxing. It is a safe and non-invasive with no physical manipulation which makes it safe very for everyone. Research has shown that acupuncture causes the body’s own natural painkillers (endorphins) and anti inflammatory (cortisol) to be released in the brain. This makes acupuncture a great adjunct to physiotherapy.
Our specially trained Acupuncturist who are licenced in acupuncture have had success treating the following conditions:
Because acupuncture stimulates the release of certain brain chemicals people frequently have improved relaxation, sleep function and a sense of wellbeing after treatment.
Acupuncture is covered under most extended health benefit plans. It can be billed as physiotherapy when performed by a licensed physiotherapist or it can be billed as acupuncture when performed by a licensed acupuncturist.
Clinical Acupuncture activates the body’s response systems on both local and systemic levels. Needling leads to increased blood flow and healing locally, while releasing endorphins and enkephalins systemically. These systemic chemical products aid in the restoration of the body’s natural nerve and muscle tone, resulting in pain relief.
Clinical acupuncture, with and without electrostimulation, has been found to enhance the stimulation of the nervous system, and results in muscle relaxation, pain modulation, and lower overall stress to the nervous system.
Traditional acupuncture, auricular needling, and electro-acupuncture are used to treat a variety of ailments. Some of the conditions that can be treated using acupuncture include headaches, joint and muscle pain, chronic stress, digestive problems, fatigue, and both men’s and women’s health issues.
The Doctor of Acupuncture uses modalities include: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cupping, Nutritional Supplements, Botanical Medicine, Diet and Lifestyle changes.