Contemporary medical acupuncture is a precise nerve stimulation technique in which fine solid needles are inserted into neuro-reactive anatomical sites and stimulated manually or with electricity for the purpose of modulating pain and other dysfunctions. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to set the body’s natural healing mechanisms into action. Contemporary acupuncture applies evidence-based concepts of traditional acupuncture to relieve pain, alter movement patterns as well as improve performance.
The scientific benefits of acupuncture include: pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved blood flow, stress reduction, improved nerve conduction, improved range of motion; it can help also improve organ function. Acupuncture is a safe and effective method of treatment and the majority of patients feel minimal to no discomfort when the needles are inserted.
Dr. Ayesha Ebrahim completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University where she was given proper training in safe insertion techniques, descriptive and functional neuroanatomy, anatomy and physiology.
The main clinical applications of medical acupuncture are the treatment of pain of the musculoskeletal and visceral origin. Medical acupuncture can treat and is not limited to:
Neck and back pain
Knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder pain
Scars from previous surgeries/injuries
Wrist and hand pain
Muscle pain or strains
Scar tissue breakdown
Nerve pain, numbness and or tingling
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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