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Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) involving thin needles inserted into the body at acupuncture points. It can be associated with the application of heat, pressure, or laser light to these same points. Acupuncture is commonly used for pain relief though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions.   There is a diverse range of acupuncture approaches, involving different philosophies.


What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?


Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into specific sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or the endocrine, exocrine and immune systems.  This can be very helpful in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any many conditions and diseases such as those listed below.


Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is mechanism-based, not disease-based. Therapeutic goals and treatment targets are selected based on the identified dysfunctions contributing to the presentation of the symptoms. Treatments can result in lessened or complete disappearance of the symptoms.


Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is synonymous with Neurofunctional Acupuncture at the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.


Some of the Conditions Accupuncture can treat are as follows:


  • Pain:  for example neck back or shoulder pain both acute pain and chronic pain.

  • Problems with digestion: heartburn/reflux, gas & bloating, stomach pain, IBS, irritable bowel disorders and more.

  • Quitting smoking

  • Headaches

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Sinusitis

  • Stress

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Allergies

  • Cold & flu

  • Depression

  • Menstrual problems & PMS

  • Currently we do not offer Acupuncture treatments on site but will provide referral information.

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