What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture aims to bridge the gap between classical acupuncture therapy and contemporary medicine to achieve their ultimate integration. Medical 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. It is a wonderful adjunct to chiropractic care, or used effectively on its own.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program was the first comprehensive medical acupuncture course to be offered by a medical university (McMaster University, Canada).
What are the benefits of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for patients?
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of:
- Sports related injuries and other movement disorders; Musculoskeletal pain problems: neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, joint pain;
- Chronic pain: headaches, sciatica, osteoarthritis, neuritis and facial pain;
- Digestive disorders: irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhoea and gastritis;
- Menstrual and reproductive problems: dysmenorrhea, perimenopausal symptoms and infertility;
- Urinary tract disorders: prostatitis and bladder dysfunction;
- Respiratory problems: sinusitis, asthma, sore throat and recurrent respiratory tract infections;
- Stress related problems: addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder.