Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of ultra-fine needles into specific points of the skin. These points of energy are located along 14 meridians, or channels, that cover the entire body. Using modern techniques, contemporary medical acupuncture is able to precisely stimulate nerves to modulate pain and other dysfunctions.
Whether there is a presence of a medical condition or not, everybody can benefit from acupuncture due to its homeostatic effects, which help the body regain balance and function at a more optimal level. Acupuncture has an array of health benefits; it can:
Release natural pain killers
Relax shortened muscles
Improve sleep and mood
Reduce both the intensity and perception of chronic pain
Strengthen the immune system
Stimulate the body’s “built-in” healing mechanisms
Acupuncture is among the most effective and best modalities for treating most types of pain without causing harmful side-effects. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed. In most cases, the pain will resolve and not return — unless there is a new aggravation.
Dr. Logan Hynes and Dr. Edmund Chin’s extensive training in acupuncture means there is a long and varied list of conditions that can be treated.
Musculoskeletal and Neurological Pain
Headaches and migraines
Facial spasm and pain
TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome)
Back and hip pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Rotator cuff syndrome
Auto accident injuries
Idiopathic pain disorders
TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)
Other Neurological Conditions
Numbness and tingling
Menstrual disorders (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Premenstrual syndrome (menstrual cramps, cravings, mood swings, headaches, bowel changes)
Menopause (hot flashes, night sweats, dry mouth)
Pregnancy (morning sickness, water retention, high blood pressure, labour pain, malposition of fetus)
Regulating contractions and promoting labour
Lactation difficulties (low milk supply, mastitis)
Nausea and vomiting
IBC (irritable bowel syndrome)
Strengthen immune function
Skin disorders (pruritus (itching), rashes, acne, etc.)
Chronic urinary tract infection
Sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction, low libido, infertility)
Adjustments can help with sports injuries, back and neck pain, muscle fatigue, headaches and much more.
We offer the Traditional Chinese Medicine cupping technique, which has been used by athletes like Michael Phelps.
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