ACUPUNCTURE

TCM Acupuncture
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Cosmetic Acupuncture

What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?

Like its traditional Chinese counterpart, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (CMA) is a method of treating a variety of ailments using a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique. Adapted using modern day knowledge of physiology and anatomy, fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into specific parts of the body and stimulated manually or sometimes with electricity to aid in treatment.

How it Helps

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture has been scientifically proven in the treatment of pain, sports injuries and inflammation reduction. There are dozens of health benefits for a variety of ailments from sciatica to headaches, but CMA also helps to improve blood flow, reduce stress reduction, release pain and improve nerve conduction.

FAQs

Does it hurt?


Acupuncture is virtually painless. The needles used are the thickness of a human hair, and very sharp. Sensitive people may feel a small prick but most do not. During the treatment you may experience sensations of mild tingling, heaviness, slight soreness or numbness along the areas being stimulated.

How does acupuncture work?


Acupuncture works by increasing blood flow and energy (ch’i) along specific points to help eliminate and treat disease and restore the natural balance of the body.

What can acupuncture treat?


Acupuncture has proven to be successful in reducing stress, muscle tension and chronic pain. If the symptom is a result of an energy blockage within the body, acupuncture can encourage the body’s natural healing response.

Are the needles sterilized?


New disposable needles are used for each acupuncture treatment. Most treatments require 4 – 8 needles to be inserted for a period of 15 – 20 minutes.

Is acupuncture covered by OHIP?


Many private health benefits provide coverage for acupuncture but presently there is no OHIP coverage.