ACUPUNCTURE

 
Acupuncture

Acupuncture & traditional chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a system of health care whose roots can be traced back thousands of years. The modern day practice of TCM includes Acupuncture, Herbology, Tui Na (Chinese massage) and various forms of therapeutic exercise: Tai Qi, Qi Gong and meditation.

Best known for its treatment of pain through the use of acupuncture, TCM is in fact a complete and comprehensive form of health care. It is used to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic health concerns. In addition, TCM is used to maintain existing good health and to prevent the development of disease conditions.

Of the wide range of treatment modalities in Chinese medicine, North Americans are most familiar with acupuncture. Treatment with Acupuncture is based on the recognition of a system of energetic pathways in the body called meridians. The internal organs contain energy called “qi” (pronounced “chee”) which is the functional energy of all our body processes, be they physical emotional, mental or physical.

By inserting special needles at specific points on the meridians, acupuncture can correct energetic imbalances or blockages, which may be the cause of distress. Chinese herbs have similar, specific therapeutic effects on the meridians and organs, and are usually taken in the form of “teas”, which are brewed from the raw herbs. Used separately or in combinations, the goal of acupuncture and herbology is to address the individual’s condition of all levels, and to restore the person to a state of natural, balanced health.

Acupuncture can treat: aches and pains, arthritis, sciatica, insomnia, digestion problems, allergies, asthma, emotional problems, TMJ, and many other diseases that affect the body.

 
 
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acu-injections

Acu-injections are a safe and effective technique used in traditional Chinese Medicine to help reduce both pain and inflammation and to increase the healing time of most injuries. It has been used for many years in both China and Western Europe. In Europe, Doctors have used Homeopathic Medicine and local anaesthetics such as Procaine to naturally treat injuries in the body. In China Doctors have injected Chinese Herbs such as Fu Zi and Dan Shen Dang Gui to help with diseases such as Fibromyalgia and Heart Disease.

These Medicines are injected into muscles or joints by a very fine needle to relieve pain and inflammation. Injections are done at the site of pain, which is also usually the site of trauma to the body so it can produce immediate results and can be done safely for many treatments over a period of time.

This Natural Medicine technique is entirely safe! It is not cortisone or any harmful drug. Acu-injections are for the use of natural medicine with little if any side effects. You may feel a little light-headed after a treatment or need to rest for 15-20 minutes after the treatment so that it can start to work in the body. The results from a short series of treatments can be very long lasting, even in chronic conditions.

Acu-injections is great for back pain, disc injury, scar tissue, sciatica, neuralgia, shoulder pain, bursitis, tennis elbow, sports injuries, post surgical pain, sinusitis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, TMJ, and arthritis.

 
 
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Prolotherapy/bone pecking

Prolotherapy/Bone Pecking is also known as non-surgical ligament reconstruction, and is a permanent treatment for chronic pain.

What conditions are treated with Prolotherapy?

The treatment can be excellent for many different types of musculoskeletal pain, including arthritis, back pain, neck pain, Fibromyalgia, sports injuries, unresolved whiplash injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, ligaments and cartilage, degenerated or herniated discs, TMJ and sciatica.

What is Prolotherapy?

First, it is important to understand what the word prolotherapy itself means. “Prolo” is short for proliferation, because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak. Ligaments are the structural “rubber bands” that hold bones to bones in joints. Ligaments can become weakened or stretched with injury and may not heal back to their original strength or endurance. Healing from this type of injury is frequently slow and incomplete. This is largely because the blood supply to ligaments is limited. To further complicate this, ligaments also have many nerve ending and
therefore the person will feel pain at the areas where the ligaments are damaged or loose. Tendons are the name given to tissue which connects muscles to bones, and in the same manner tendons also may become injured and cause pain. Prolotherapy uses a variety of solutions, which are injected into the ligament or tendon where it attached to the bone. This causes a localized inflammation in these weak areas which then increases the blood supply and fl ow of nutrients and stimulates the tissue to repair itself.