What is Acupunture?

Acupuncture is an ancient and trusted healing modality originating from China. Effectively used for centuries to treat a myriad of physical conditions, the goal of each treatment is to restore balance (also referred to as Qi) within the body. The results are typically presented as the relief of pain and improved functioning.

Acupuncture is based on the understanding that every part and function of the body are ultimately related to each other. Together, they all comprise the body as an entire functioning system, and helping one area ultimately lends healing to other areas as well.

This painless technique involves the gentle insertion of incredibly thin, metal, industry-specific needles into parts of the body associated with the treatment of the physical condition being addressed. These acupuncture needles create a stimulation of those specific areas, which are referred to as meridian points, which thereby helps to restore balance.

Accupunture Can Help With...

According to McMaster University Health Sciences, The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of:

  • Sports related injuries and other movement disorders
  • Musculoskeletal pain problems: neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, joint pain.
  • Chronic pain: headaches, sciatica, osteoarthritis, neuritis and facial pain.
  • Digestive disorders: irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhoea and gastritis.
  • Menstrual and reproductive problems: dysmenorrhea, perimenopausal symptoms and infertility.
  • Urinary tract disorders: prostatitis and bladder dysfunction.
  • Respiratory problems: sinusitis, asthma, sore throat and recurrent respiratory tract infections
  • Stress related problems: addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Acupuncture can be used as a stand-alone modality or used along with other complementary practices such as chiropractic care. There. The following methods are available at The Chiropractic Office & Health Associates, which are offered by Dr. Nekessa Remy and Dr. Khushi Vora:

  • The Traditional Chinese Method
  • Contemporary (also referred to as Neurofunctional)
  • Electroacupuncture (involves gently activating each needle with safe electrical stimulation of the needles)

While a general length of treatment times is approximately 15 – 30 minutes, your acupuncture appointment may vary depending upon your individual needs as determined by your practitioner.