Acupuncture is a safe and versatile treatment method that can be used to treat almost any symptom or disease. Acupuncture is a 3000 years old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine with documented and publicized safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions.

Acupuncture works by improving the body’s function and promoting natural self-healing processes through the stimulation of specific anatomical sites (acupoints). The most common method used to stimulate these acupoints is the insertion of very fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, and electrical stimulation may further enhance these effects as needed. Additional or alternative acupoint stimulation techniques include cupping, laser acupuncture, manual tuina massage, and moxibustion (heat therapy).

Acupuncture has been part of the medical mainstream in many other countries for centuries, and thankfully is now starting to gain momentum and acceptance in North America as well. Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, muscle pain, neck pain etc) to migraine headaches, anxiety, insomnia, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, infertility – the list is truly endless.

Here at the Institute of Movement, we are well versed and happy to offer two different styles of Acupuncture treatment. As most of the conditions that enter the clinic are related to musculoskeletal and/or neurological dysfunction and pain, we offer NEUROMUSCULAR ACUPUNCTURE. If recommended for your condition, this therapy can be conveniently offered adjacent to your Chiropractic treatment to increase effectiveness and the longevity of relief. These two treatment modalities work exquisitely in concert as Acupuncture is able to deescalate extremely tight muscles prior to Chiropractic treatment, or can be utilized immediately afterwards to further encourage muscles to remain in their relaxed state to preserve the therapeutic corrections that were made. Neuromuscular Acupuncture appointments may also be booked independently of Chiropractic treatments, and are often recommended regularly between Chiropractic treatments to elongate positive effects and boost wellness between adjustments.

Often these musculoskeletal appointments serve as a window for patients into the fascinating breadth of complaints that can be alleviated with TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE. This is the second type of Acupuncture appointment that we offer here at inMVMNT. Unknown to most, Chinese Medicine is actually an entirely independent and complete diagnostic and therapeutic system of its own. Through this platform we can provide an entirely different lens to identify all of the symptoms that each unique patient may be suffering from, as well as assess the functional ability of each organ system and their capacity to operate together to produce wellness. This can provide a refreshing outlook on disease and dysfunction, while playing a powerful role in encouraging and attaining wellness and high-functioning whole health.

Often we hear patients say “I’m here for my shoulder, but I’ve heard that Acupuncture can treat a lot of other things. Do you think that Acupuncture could help me with my insomnia? IBS? or my hot flashes?” The answer is ABSOLUTELY! All of the above! What better way to get you healing faster and feeling your best than by ensuring that all requirements for healing and wellness are in order. In addition to treating the complaint itself, it is evident that treating things like one’s ability to attain adequate restful sleep or repairing digestive imbalances are extremely important elements of the body’s capacity to heal. Addressing whole health is the best way to ensure the most effective and efficient recovery from injury and disease, as well as promote long term health and wellness.

Irregardless of your preferred style of Acupuncture (Neuromuscular or Traditional Chinese Medicine), we are here to help, and take the utmost pride in guiding and assisting you on your journey to your best and healthiest self.

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