Acupuncture in Sudbury
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been used in China for more than 2,000 years. In the 1950’s acupuncture began to re-emerge and be integrated into Western medicine especially after it was discovered that acupuncture affected neurotransmitters that could block pain signals.
In the past 25 years there has been a very rapid growth of scientific research and discovery that validates the effectiveness of acupuncture in pain control and healing.
Ron McMahon is a registered physiotherapist that has been performing acupuncture treatments on patients for the past 20 years. He was trained by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) in 1993 and continues with advanced acupuncture education with the AFCI that is based on the latest scientific evidence. The neuro-anatomical method is used which uses a more modern approach that combines knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to make acupuncture more effective.
How does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture stimulates the body to release its own pain relieving chemicals called “endorphins”. These chemicals mimic morphine by attaching to opiate receptors found throughout the nervous system. This blocks the pathways that relay pain messages to the brain resulting in pain relief, relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s systems. As a result, healing is improved, inflammation is reduced and the patient notices improved physical energy and emotional well-being.
How is Acupuncture used Today?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems including:
Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment
As an alternative to traditional surgeries and pharmaceutical interventions, acupuncture has been in use for over 3000 years. Here is a list of some of the ways our therapies can benefit you:
When the myelin sheath is destroyed during nerve damage, chronic neuropathy pain can persist in many areas of the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating the flow of blood, helping to restore damaged nerve tissue.
Many people have found pain relief solutions for neuropathic pain at our clinic. Please don't hesitate to reach out to ask any questions you may have.
Pain in the hands and feet can be relieved through acupuncture because of your body's ability to produce natural endorphins in response to arthritis acupuncture.
The anti-inflammatory methods we use do not cause any side effects and are administered by trained professionals with many years of experience. Book an appointment to consult with our specialists.
Our proven methods of releasing natural endorphins into your body through depression-targeted acupuncture allow you to get the boost of positive energy hormones you need without experiencing any adverse side effects.
Our therapies work in combination with traditional depression treatments, with no known interactions. Connect with us by phone for more information.
Headache and Migraine Acupuncture
By stimulating your immune system and your circulation system, headache and migraine acupuncture allows your body's regulatory hormones to flow freely, relieving head pressure and pain. Consult with us to find out if this is the right option for you.
It is possible to address the ringing in your ears through tinnitus acupuncture. This method focuses on noise and severity reduction through nerve stimulation and stress relief.
If you are having difficulty conceiving, you may benefit from fertility acupuncture during the follicular phase of your period cycle. This is usually between days 5 and 8 of your cycle. Our goal is to stimulate blood flow to your uterus, boosting the chances of successful fertilization.
Reach out to us by phone to book an appointment to consult with us at no obligation on your behalf.
Improvements in your body's natural immunity can be achieved through acupuncture for allergies. By stimulating your immune system with our techniques, your body can become more resistant to allergic reactions. Is this treatment right for you? Connect with our team to learn more about the benefits of our allergy relief protocol.
Is there something missing from the above list? Phone our clinic for more detailed information.
Are there any Adverse Effects or Risks to the Treatment?
One of the most striking aspects of acupuncture is the almost complete absence of adverse effects and complications from its use. Most patients find the treatments relaxing with very minimal discomfort.
Only sterile disposable needles are used preventing the risk of infection. There is no possibility of the transmission of the AIDS or hepatitis virus. Acupuncture needles are extremely fine and are made of surgical stainless steel. Four acupuncture needles would fit into the barrel of a regular hollow needle that is used for injections.
How Long Do Acupuncture Sessions Usually Last?
Our therapies are customized to your level of comfort and the type of relief you are seeking. Typically, our services are performed over the course of half an hour to one full hour.
Do I have to believe in Acupuncture for it to Work?
No. Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to be a safe and effective treatment for decreasing pain and accelerating healing. Many hospitals in North America are incorporating Integrative Medicine programs that include acupuncture as part of the patient’s treatment protocol.
Book an appointment today!Get in touch with us
We are a dedicated group of fully certified and insured acupuncturists with many years of combined experience. Our mission is to connect you with the therapies that will allow you to achieve your health goals without causing any adverse side effects.
Our methods are sterile, gentle, and highly effective. Call us to book an appointment for a consultation.