Medical Acupuncture applies the evidence-based concepts of acupuncture to relieve pain, alter movement patterns and improve overall function. Our medical acupuncture providers completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University which focuses the science based application of acupuncture.
Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture treatment has been very well studied in both eastern and western scientific literature. The scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved blood flow, stress reduction, improved nerve conduction, addiction control, as well as improved organ function.
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Our providers select needle insertion points based on their extensive knowledge of neuromuscular anatomy. Needles are inserted in order to alter nerve flow and/or muscle tone and therefore, medical acupuncture is often utilized as a component of treatment plans for a variety of conditions including:
- Jaw pain (TMJ disorders)
- Neck and Back pain
- Muscle tears or muscle pulls
- Ligament sprains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Golfers Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Achilles tendonitis (tendonosis)
- Rotator cuff/shoulder dysfunction
- Shin splints