Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Pickering
Find effective relief from a variety of health issues by tapping into this powerful technique with a modern twist
What Is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?
For more than 2,000 years, acupuncture has been providing relief to people around the world. But you don’t have to have an issue or be in persistent pain to see an acupuncturist. They can help you at many other times to improve your posture, flexibility and mobility, so you can live your best life. We have embraced contemporary medical acupuncture in our Pickering clinic.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture aims to bridge the gap between classical acupuncture therapy and contemporary medicine to achieve their ultimate integration. The Medical Acupuncture approach is based on current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology. It involves a comfortable insertion of small solid single-use disposable needles at relevant points on the body in combination with manual needle stimulation or electrical stimulation. Our practitioners, Drs. Camilleri and Monaco, have completed their Contemporary Medical Acupuncture certification, which focuses on the science-based application of acupuncture.
Unlike classical acupuncture which involves using tongue and pulse as a diagnosis, a Medical Acupuncture Provider relies on a thorough history taking and physical examination in order to determine a proper diagnosis. In general, Contemporary Acupuncture is always integrated with other therapeutic interventions and used either as a first line treatment or as a modality for other treatments. This is dependent on the nature of your problem and on the physiological mechanisms available to your individual case.
Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture treatment has been very well studied in both eastern and western scientific literature. The scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved performance, correction of altered movement patterns, improved blood flow, stress reduction, improved nerve conduction, as well as improved organ function.
Needle insertion points are based on the practitioners extensive knowledge of neuromuscular anatomy. Needles are inserted in order to alter nerve flow and/or muscle tone and therefore, medical acupuncture is often utilized as a component of treatment plans for a variety of conditions.
Your Pickering Chiropractors:
Why Choose Us
Only trained, qualified, and trusted professionals can deliver excellent results when performing acupuncture. For this reason, you should be selecting the acupuncture services offered by Your Pickering Chiropractors.
When visiting our clinic, you will be met with a warm, welcoming, and relaxed attitude, and will feel at home in a clean, safe, and modern environment. Open six days a week, we look forward to helping you become your healthiest self through our effective acupuncture treatments.
Your First Acupuncture Visit with Us
During your first acupuncture session with Your Pickering Chiropractors, Dr. Camilleri or Dr. Monaco will perform an initial assessment of your condition including a health history and physical examination to determine the cause and appropriate treatment for your chief complaint.
During the acupuncture treatment you will be asked to either sit or lie down comfortably. Depending on your condition, you may be asked to remove clothing or provided with a gown and/or shorts, so that your health care provider can easily access the area being treated. They will then proceed to insert fine, pre-sterilized, metal needles into specific points on your body, based on the condition being addressed. During the same session, Dr. Camilleri or Dr. Monaco may place needles in additional points, depending on your symptoms.
The needles are typically inserted just below the skin, however sometimes they can go a bit deeper in order to reach the muscle. Once Dr. Camilleri or Dr. Monaco has placed the needles, they will leave them in that position for a few minutes (i.e. 10- 30mins). Occasionally, your chiropractor may use additional techniques including manual or electrical stimulation of the acupuncture needle for more effective results.
Acupuncture does not hurt, but you may experience a quick pinch, and slightly dull or tingling sensation when the needles are placed, although this will subside very quickly. Of course, should you feel any pain or prolonged discomfort, be sure to let Dr. Camilleri or Dr. Monaco know. See how our Contemporary Medical Acupuncture in Pickering can help you, book an appointment today.
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What Conditions Can Acupuncture Help With?
Acupuncture can be effective as a solitary treatment, or as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions. Through acupuncture, Your Pickering Chiropractor can help you address and relieve problems such as: