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  Medical Acupuncture

What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a research-backed therapy that is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and promote the body's natural healing responses. It is a specific technique, in which acupuncture needles are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purposes of modulating pain and other dysfunctions. The process stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals (endorphins & serotonin) in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals can change the experience of pain, and will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the bodies own internal regulating system.

What are the Benefits of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?

The scientific proven benefits of acupuncture include: pain relief, improved blood flow, inflammation reduction, stress reduction, improved range of motion, improved nerve conduction and improved organ function. Contemporary medical acupuncture is a safe, effective and often painless therapy. The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, including: headaches, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendonitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, etc.

Who Performs Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?

The doctors at Cornwall Spine Care Plus are graduates of The McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. This rigorous course focuses on the science and neurofunctional based application of acupuncture. The practitioner's select needle insertion points based on their extensive knowledge on nerve and muscle anatomy and will often use acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to chiropractic care and other therapies when creating patient treatment plans.

Commonly Treated Conditions with Contemporary Medical Acupuncture:

Chronic Pain Syndromes
Disc Herniation Syndromes
Low Back Pain
Mid Back Pain
Muscular Trigger Points
Neck & Head Pain
Shoulder Pain
Sprains and Strains


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