Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a safe, natural treatment option for a variety of common orthopedic and functional health conditions. It involves the insertion of very thin needles over carefully selected areas of the body where nerves and their receptors are found. This stimulates numerous responses in the central nervous system (scientifically documented) that are of potential benefit for many conditions.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture works by activating the natural pain control and healing mechanisms of the body. It improves local circulation, muscle nutrition and nerve function. This leads to increased muscle strength and decreased pain via nerve communication at many levels of the central nervous system. The overall result is better hormonal, visceral and muscular function, and often a higher sense of well-being and relaxation.
The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health have endorsed acupuncture, declaring it to be helpful in the treatment of:
- Chronic pain
- Acute and Chronic Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Muscle and Joint Pain
- Low Back and Neck Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Menstrual Problems
- Digestive Problems
- Mood Problems
- Stress and Anxiety
- Addictions and PTSD
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture practitioners use a painless insertion technique providing comfort and control at all times. Modern acupuncture needles are very thin, sterile, and single use. They are solid stainless steel with a round tip that gently parts tissues without causing damage. Discomfort during this process is minimal. At times, a special electrical device is used to improve the effects of the treatment. This electrical stimulation is also quite comfortable.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture practitioners are conventional health care providers that have additional training. They design your acupuncture treatments based on a thorough evaluation of your neurofunction and overall health. They do this by conducting a thorough history and physical examination of your condition. It is based on this assessment that the specific and anatomically relevant acupuncture sites are chosen for your treatment.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions including joint mobilization, myofascial release techniques, and other manual therapies.
Other Chiropractic Services
- Myofascial Release
- Kinesiology Taping
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Chiropractic Joint Manipulation/Adjustment
How often should I come?
A series of sessions are generally needed to achieve resolution/improvement of the problem and the frequency depends on the individual and your particular health condition. Once the initial complaint is addressed, maintenance sessions are generally recommended. Dr. Jocelyn Hayes, D.C. will work with you to address all issues and to develop a protocol that you are comfortable with.
To Book an appointment with Dr. Hayes, D.C. please use our online booking link to see how Contemporary Medical Acupuncture can help you.
564-572 Weber Street North, Unit 3A Waterloo, Ontario N2L5C6