Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world, its use dating back over 3000 years!

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture works by its effect on local nerves to decrease pain, by inducing the body to release endorphins, a natural pain relieving substance, and stimulating healing locally by increasing blood flow and reducing deep scar tissue in the affected structures.

There is a growing body of research on the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment. Research is being done at universities in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia.

Who can perform acupuncture?

In Ontario, the practice of acupuncture has been regulated since 2006. Regulated Health Professionals, including Chiropractors, who have fulfilled educational requirements outline by their regulatory colleges can perform needle insertion acupuncture. At the Arnprior Chiropractic Health Centre, Dr. Sly and Dr. Knapp are qualified in acupuncture and implement a neurofunctional dry-needling acupuncture approach to effectively modulate abnormal activity of the nervous system. Dr. Sly undertook his initial acupuncture training in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and continues to take Contemporary Medical Acupuncture courses through McMaster University. Dr.Sly has been a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ontario since 1996. Dr. Knapp completed the comprehensive McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program in 2010.

Call the office or Click Here! to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to determine if acupuncture might be beneficial to you.

What is acupuncture used to treat?

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of disorders including:

  • Back Pain and Sciatica
  • Neck Pain and Radiating Arm Pain (Pinched Nerves)
  • Headache – Migraine and Tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Elbow Pain (Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Wrist Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hip Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Plantar Fascitis

What is acupuncture used to treat?

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of disorders including:

Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin, fine needles into the body in order to decrease pain and stimulate healing.

Everyone asks, “doesn’t it hurt?” Most people are very surprised by how little they feel – the needles are very fine and they are not hollow, nothing is injected into or removed from the body.


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