Neuro-anatomical acupuncture is the biomedical adaptation of Chinese acupuncture methods, and is an effective and simple treatment approach based on current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology. A diagnosis is attained through thorough history taking and physical examination. Anatomical points that are relevant to the condition are selected for needling.
- pain relief
- decreased swelling and inflammation
- muscle relaxation
- pain modulation and endorphin release
- changes in autonomic nervous system activity (vasomotor tone, cardiac rhythm, peristalsis etc.)
- diverse neuroendocrine and immune responses
- general relaxation
- a feeling of psychophysical well being
- improved sleep
- nausea relief during chemotherapy
Our chiropractors obtained their certification in Neuro-Anatomical Acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI), now known as Acupuncture Canada. The program is only open to Physicians, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Dentists, Naturopaths, and Registered Nurses licensed in Canada, who are provided this exclusive eligibility due to an existing understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
Acupuncture is not regulated by all provinces in Canada. It is therefore important that you choose a practitioner who is trained according to World Health Organization standards, and who is fully certified through a recognized, reputable program based in a university or college.
Many private insurance plans cover acupuncture done by a chiropractor. In many cases, our office is able to directly bill your insurance plan for the treatments. WCB and MPI both cover acupuncture treatments.