Acupuncture – A Chiropractic Treatment
Dr. Kevin Ho provides acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to musculoskeletal conditions or injuries. Dr. Ho incorporates acupuncture when treating soft tissue conditions such as muscle strains, tendonitis, shin splints but also can be used for migraine headaches, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica. Acupuncture can be provided as a stand alonge treatment or be combined with typical Chiropractic Treatments.
Acupuncture – Naturopathic Medicine
Although acupuncture is well known for its effectiveness in treating acute and chronic pain, did you know that it is often used to treat a myriad of other non-musculoskeletal health conditions?
Dr. Gayamali commonly uses acupuncture as a treatment modality in Naturopathic Medicine. Some conditions that can be treated with acupuncture include:
- Headaches and chronic pain
- Hormone imbalance and infertility
- Digestive disorders
- Sleep disturbances
- Mental/emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression
Why Choose Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be particularly beneficial in that it is often used in conjunction with other conventional treatments, it has less side effects, and can help patients for whom pain medications are not suitable or tolerable.
Acupuncture belongs to an ancient Eastern practice know as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In TCM, he body is viewed as an energetic system, with a life force referred to as Qi. This life force or Qi flows through channels in the body known as meridians. Good health is seen when there is a balance or harmonious flow of Qi through the meridians.Illness then, is believed to be the result of an imbalance or blockage of Qi. Stimulating certain points along the meridians with needlesstimulates the Central Nervous System and promotes the proper flow of qi and blood flow to the areas to restore balance.