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Medical Acupuncture

Drs. Maja and Cameron Edgar both practice medical acupuncture and this post answers some common questions about acupuncture and it's benefits.

What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical Acupuncture is a simple and effective treatment approach based on current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy and pathophysiology. Insertion of solid metal needles and the use of electrical stimulation are the foundation of this approach. Medical Acupuncture is generally provided by chiropractors, physiotherapists and medical doctors who use it as a tool to complement their regular practices.

How does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture stimulates your body's natural healing mechanisms, helping to restore physical and mental balance. Modern research has shown that acupuncture elicits a complex set of responses in the peripheral, central and autonomic nervous systems, including the release of chemicals and hormones involved in pain transmission as well as behavioural, muscle and visceral activity.

Is Acupuncture for you?

Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment or as an adjuct to other therapeutic interventions. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Neurologic and Muscular disorders: headaches, neck and back pain, sports injuries (sprains/strains), sciatica, osteoarthritis, neuritis and facial pain
  • Digestive Disorders: irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhea and gastritis
  • Menstrual and Reproductive problems: dismenorrhea, perimenopausal symptoms and infertility
  • Urinary tract disorders: prostatitis and bladder dysfunction
  • Respiratory problems: sinusitis, asthma, sore throat and recurrent respiratory tract infections
  • Stress and psycho-emotional problems

Is Acupuncture Safe?

In the hands of qualified practitioners, acupuncture is one of the safest therapeutic interventions used by healthcare with millions of treatments virtually free of side effects. Nowadays, the use of sterile, disposable needles has totally eliminated the risk of infection.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture does not cause any significant discomfort in the majority of patients. The needles are very fine and do not damage the tissues when inserted. For many people, acupuncture is a pleasant experience due to the sense of well being that usually follows treatment.

You can learn even more here or contact us if you have more questions.

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