What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?

"Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional 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, in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases in which these modulatory mechanisms are available." - McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM Acupuncture?

 Contemporary Medical Acupuncture blends well with Registered Massage therapy as they both focus on freeing nerve pathways, breaking down adhesions and releasing tight muscles to restore range of motion and function.

The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of: 

  • Neurological and Muscular Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Digestive disorders: irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhea and gastritis
  • Temporal-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction 
  • Stress 

 

Acupuncture Safety 

One of the strengths of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is its safety regulations and high standards. Acupuncture is a very safe form of therapy when used by a knowledgable practitioner who is aware of anatomical danger zones and uses the clean needle technique. Serious side effects are very rare. Only single use, sterile, disposable needles are used.