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St. Catharines Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture
At St. Catharines Chiropractic & Health Centre we offer Acupuncture Treatments for a variety of conditions. It is noteworthy that the World Health Organization has identified the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems including:

  • Neurological and muscular disorders such as headaches, neck and back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, sciatica and arthritis
  • Addiction and insomnia
  • Urinary, menstrual and reproductive disorders
  • Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, bronchitis and asthma
  • Digestive disorders: gastritis, hyperacidity, spastic bowel, constipation and diarrhea.

During your first visit, your Acupuncture Clinician at St. Catharines Chiropractic & Health Centre will take a detailed medical history including past history related to your primary concerns. A Physical Examination will follow to clearly identify the cause of the problem. Once the problem has been identified as well as the effects it is having on your activities, a detailed treatment plan will be presented and discussed with you. Treatment of your condition will follow using a variety of evidence based techniques.

Learn more about Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. Acupuncture is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture states, Acupuncture is rapidly evolving as an effective therapeutic modality within the framework of modern medicine. Canada and the United States has seen an increase in popular interest since President Nixon’s trip to China in 1972, and this has led to scientific investigation of acupuncture’s physiologic impact on pain management as well as its integration into contemporary medical practice.

Medical acupuncture is the clinical discipline of acupuncture as practiced by a clinician who is also trained and licensed in Western biomedicine. Founded on medical texts of ancient China, the interpretation and application of acupuncture within the context of contemporary medicine is an extension of the clinician’s biomedical training.

Medical acupuncturists treat a wide variety of medical and pain problems by aiming to restore physiologic balance and normal function within the body, and with the environment.

At St. Catharines Chiropractic & Health Centre in St. Catharines, the patient is treated with the goal of restoring health, not to simply ameliorate or disguise symptoms. Acupuncture may be combined effectively with chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and conventional medical and surgical interventions when acupuncture alone is not sufficient or appropriate to effectively treat the patient.

Acupuncture is an important element of traditional Chinese medicine. It began to be used more than 2500 years ago, and its theory was already well developed at very early time, as is shown in many of the Chinese classics. It was introduced to neighboring countries in Asia in the 6th Century, being readily accepted, and by the early 16th Century it had reached Europe. Over the past three decades acupuncture has spread worldwide, which has encouraged the further development of this therapy, particularly through studies from modern medical perspectives and research methodologies.

Contact us to make an Acupuncture appointment today!

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Acupuncture in St. Catharines | (905) 934-7776