Medical Acupuncture

“Contemporary Acupuncture takes an ancient therapy and re-defines its mechanisms and effects using present-day scientific understanding of human physiology. At first glance, Contemporary Acupuncture may look strikingly similar to traditional Chinese acupuncture. Small thin needles are inserted into various points in the body, including hands, feet and scalp, and left in place for a period of time before removal. At times the practitioner may attach a small electrical device to one or more needles to aid in treatment and at other times may choose to use no electrical input.” - CCAA
“Acupuncture produces many of its effects by stimulating nerve receptors in skin and muscle. Various substances are released that cause an increase of local blood flow that encourages tissue healing.

  • Acupuncture helps to reduce pain locally where the needles are inserted and throughout the body.
  • Acupuncture has a calming effect and produces well-being.
  • Acupuncture inactivates myofascial trigger points.
  • Acupuncture has effects on the brain.
  • The effects of acupuncture accumulate when repeated.

The contemporary scientific explanation of acupuncture is that needling certain points in the body stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. These chemicals will change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and by promoting physical and emotional well-being.” - CCAA
“Acupuncture can be effective as a solitary treatment, or as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions.

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.”
- mcmasteracupuncture.com/

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