At Caledon East Family Chiropractic we are fortunate to offer you different forms of acupuncture to meet your needs:
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture:
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or the endocrine, exocrine and immune systems, in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases in which these modulatory mechanisms are available. Neuromodulation occurs through neurological and neurohumoral mechanisms at multiple levels, namely: peripheral nerves, spinal cord, brain stem, brain and cerebellum.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is mechanism-based, not disease-based. Therapeutic goals and treatment targets are selected based on the identified neurological dysfunctions contributing to the clinical presentation of the symptoms. Sometimes Contemporary Medical Acupuncture treatments result in transient amelioration or disappearance of the symptoms, and other times results in permanent resolution of the dysfunction, especially when dysregulation of the nervous system was the underlying pathophysiological mechanism.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture:
TCM is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for thousands of years. It incorporates acupuncture, acupressure, diet, massage, and Asian herbs and foods. According to TCM, when your energy flow, or Qi (pronounced “chi”) is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. TCM seeks to relieve these imbalances by adjusting the circulation of Qi and balancing the forces of yin and yang energy. A harmonious flow of Qi, achieved by balancing cold and heat, internal and external, yin and yang, will help sustain long-term physical, mental and emotional health.
In addition, Acupuncture works great for pain management and acute injuries. Using the theories of TCM, Acupuncture also works using all components of Naturopathic Medicine with the understanding of an athletes’ goals and sport, we can achieve a natural and effective approach to rehabilitation, enhance performance and act preventatively towards injuries and illnesses for the athlete. Naturopathic Medicine can improve stamina, agility, strength and endurance and improve healing time through proper nutrition and or supplementation with proper vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc…
In addition, we can use physical modalities and acupuncture to facilitate injury rehabilitation to provide a natural and effective healing plan. Proper healing is a very important aspect for returning to sport with minimal to no limitations for athletes.
Utilizing theories in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Facial acupuncture provides a natural, non-surgical approach to healthier skin. It can help balance skin tone, moisturize the skin from within, improve collagen production, decrease fine lines and improve wrinkles. Facial acupuncture combines both body and facial acupuncture points and can be used either therapeutically or preventative for both men and women at any age.