Acupuncture is a therapeutic intervention (a technique) that can be used as an adjunct to therapy in treating specific health dysfunctions. These conditions may include but are not limited to musculoskeletal pain and movement disorders, sports injuries, functional imbalances, problems of dysregulation, headaches, stress-related disorders and chronic pain.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined acupuncture points and stimulated manually or with electricity for therapeutic purposes. At Activecare, we use sterile, single use acupuncture needles.
During the initial assessment, your treating therapist will conduct an exam which will identify dysfunctions within the neuromuscular system. Therapeutic goals and treatment targets are selected based on the identified neurological and muscular dysfunctions contributing to the clinical presentation of the symptoms. Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a physiological intervention similar to exercise that elicits existing available regulatory mechanisms through the up-regulation and down-regulation of specific cellular processes.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture can be effective in treating various disorders, such as low back pain, sprains and strains, IT Band Syndrome, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tendonitis and headaches. It can provide an effective adjunct to your physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy treatments.