AcuCare can treat any symptom with pain-less Acupuncture (and/or other modalities) Using high quality needles, symptoms from A-Z can be treated, even for the most sensitive patient.

Acupuncture is the insertion of “thread-like” needles along energy pathways in the body. Treatments are relaxing, effective, and painless thanks to modern technology. This modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back over 3000 years, and is the fastest growing alternative modality in North America.

All needles are factory produced and sterilized, individually wrapped, and disposed of in a sharps container after use. Treatments are complimented by relaxation aromatherapy and spa music. Course of treatment for your concerns will be determined during initial assessment.

Treatments

Pain Management

  • Joint Pain
  • Bone Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Bursitis
  • Whiplash
  • Sports Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Cancer Pain
  • Dental Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tmj
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis

Stress Disorders

  • Emotional Distress
  • Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Motion Sickness

Digestion

  • Nausea
  • GERDS
  • Diarrhea
  • IBS
  • Colitis
  • Bloating
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Vomiting
  • Gastritis
  • Constipation
  • Dysentery
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Acid Reflux

Respiratory

  • Sore Throat
  • Deficient Immune System
  • Pneumonia
  • Sinusitis
  • Ear Infections

Gynecology

  • Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • UTI’s
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Mastitis
  • PMS
  • Menopause
  • Incontinence
  • Induction of Labour
  • Pregnancy Care

Men's Health

  • Low Libido
  • Alopecia

Neurology

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Shingles
  • Aphasia
  • Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke)
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Dermatology

  • Acne
  • Scar Therapy
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Breast Lifting

Auricular Acupuncture/Ear Seeds

There are as many as two hundred acupuncture points on the outer ear, each point named generally after areas of our anatomy, i.e. knees, hips, shoulders, liver, heart etc.

The outer ear acts like a switchboard to the brain. Each acupoint on the ear, when treated, triggers electrical impulses, from the ear, via the brain, to the specific area of the body that is being treated. Therefore if someone had a painful knee, for example, by treating the ‘knee’ acupoint on the ear, it would help alleviate the pain.

Auricular seeds may be placed on specific points and retained after patient receives a treatment, and staying in place for up to five days.

Common treatments are for drug rehabilitation, stop smoking, and weight loss (used in combination with body acupuncture).

Electrical Stimulation

This provides electrical stimulation to two to eight acupuncture needles. Can be used for pain relief and muscle pain.

Also very effective in increasing circulation for weightloss acupuncture, and excellent for use with drug addictions.

Cupping

Pain and other illnesses stem from the stagnation of circulation in the muscles and body tissues. Cupping improves the circulation in these areas and pain is alleviated and underlying health issues are often helped.

Cupping involves applying glass cups to the body. This is done by waving a burning cotton ball, that has been soaked in alcohol, t

hrough the cup quickly to create a vacuum. You do not feel the heat, but you will feel the cup pull up on the skin. Once attached, the cups will be left on between 5-10 minutes, and removed by pressing down on the skin to let the air out. They may leave a mark on the body, which could last between 2-12 days depending on the condition. This is a useful diagnostic tool! Depending on how dark the mark is, it indicates how much stagnation there is within the muscles.

Cupping helps such issues as generalized pain, injuries of the back/shoulders/neck, herniated discs, disc degeneration, arthritis, and other conditions such as asthma, colds and flus, insomnia, detoxification, weight loss, and many other concerns.

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Vibrational Tuning Forks and Sound Healing

We use vibrations from precision-calibrated tuning forks that access and travel through the body’s meridian and chakra systems. It uses the same philosophies as acupuncture, but is non-invasive because there are no needles involved. Each fork is tuned to the orbital frequency of a specific celestial body. The vibrating forks are placed on acupuncture points and/or directly on the pain source to treat a wide variety of physical, emotional/psychological, and psycho-spiritual issues.

 

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Intra Muscular Stimulation (IMS)

IMS is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain of neuropathic origin. It is based on scientific neurophysiological principles. IMS involves the insertion of fine acupuncture type needles into the body where muscles have shortened or contracted. It is problems at these points that are often at the root of long term pain. While a muscle is tight and contracted it can’t heal properly-with IMS you are stimulating a healing process and helping the muscles to relax.

IMS treatment is best suited to treat soft tissue pain that shows no obvious sign of ongoing tissue damage or inflammation, such as many forms of: neck/back pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and fibromyalgia, amongst others.

Conditions that can be treated using IMS

A broad range of musculoskeletal problems are now successfully treated using the relatively new technique of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). We can treat a variety of ailments using IMS including:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Tendonitis or Bursitis
  • Chronic “Whiplash” Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Jaw and TMJ Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Neck Pain
  • Patello-femoral Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Recurrent or Persistent Injuries (including Sports Injuries)
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injuries (including Frozen Shoulder)
  • Spinal Disc Problems
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger