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Medical Acupuncture In Regina

What is Medical Acupuncture

Medical acupuncture differs from traditional acupuncture in it has a more western medical approach in the application of the acupuncture treatment. Medical acupuncture looks more at evidence based protocols and modern western medicine to implement the acupuncture treatment. Medical Acupuncture should not be confused with the traditional Chinese method of Acupuncture, though each of these treatments is based on the precise stimulation of the nervous system to relieve pain. Acupuncture needles are inserted into what are known as neuro-functional sites, which are areas where irregular activity of the nervous system occurs, causing pain and lack of mobility.


Medical Acupuncture in Regina

With medical acupuncture, the focus is on the stimulation of the nervous system to create change, reduce pain, increase function and mobility. Traditional acupuncture is based on the fundamentals of TCH, or traditional Chinese medicine where the treatment is designed to balance the flow of energy known as QI through meridians in the body. Medical acupuncture has a specific scientific basis behind its method of healing. Studies conducted on the nervous system have previously determined that modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system can lead to a decrease in pain levels, and an increase in normal movement of the body.

The stimulation of the nervous system with acupuncture needles utilizes a process called neuromodulation. The acupuncture practitioner through manual or electrical stimulation of the acupuncture needles changes the flow of communication either to the brain or from the brain to create a change in function.By influencing the nervous system to correct itself through neurlogical and neurohumoral mechanisms, troubled areas of the body can be specifically treated on different levels if necessary, such as the spinal cord, brain stem, peripheral nerves, and in some cases, even the brain itself. By targeting any of these levels of the nervous system, neurotransmitters (such as dopamine, amino acids, etc.) can be modified and altered in order to regulate the amount of pain being transmitted to the brain due to abnormal nerve activity,.

Everything that happens in the body happens because of nerve impulses. When a medical acupuncture practitioner can modify, influence or inhibit those impulses, pain can be controlled, and function can be improved.

Treatment with Medical Acupuncture in Regina

Medical acupuncture treatment will typically consist of the insertion of acupuncture needles in points that have a nerve supply associated with the problem. This will be both local to the area being treated as well as the spinal column. The needles will then be stimulated with electrical stimulation to enhance the effect through the release of neurochemicals, reduce tightness in muscle, or over-ride the nerve impulse.When a Medical Acupuncture treatment is successful, one of two things usually occur in the body. The symptoms caused by the abnormal function of the nervous system, such as chronic pain and lack of mobility, are reduced to a tolerable level, or in other cases, the issue is permanently resolved. The latter of these two situations usually occurs because the original cause of the symptoms had to do with irregularities in the nervous system that were resolved by the acupuncture treatments.

Health Works Regina

HealthWorks was the one of the first clinics in Regina and in Saskatchewan to practice medical acupuncture.

If you have any questions on how medical acupuncture can benefit you or your condition, call the office at 306-525-0007 to have your acupuncture questions answered.



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