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Acupuncture is an alternative holistic medicine practice derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is done by penetrating the skin with thin, gentle needles to trigger specific points on the body that may cause underlying issues. Acupuncture is safe, minimally invasive, and stimulates nerve-rich areas that correlate with tissues, organs, glands, and other bodily functions. At DSANDA, we also offer Cupping and Moxibustion & Guasha treatments if you aren’t comfortable with needles.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Ancient Chinese Traditions

In Chinese medicine, the human body has pathways that create an energy flow called Qi. The body has over 2,000 points that are connected through channels or meridians. These channels flow through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues and organs. When the energy flow is blocked or disrupted it can cause disease. Acupuncture re-establishes and encourages the flow of Qi, which improves your condition or overall health.

Modern Science Thoughts

For a modern explanation, acupuncture needles stimulate the nervous system which then releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals can influence the body’s own internal regulating system. Your acupuncturist will strategically and carefully move the needles using their hands or use electrical stimulation.

Acupuncture can effectively treat a variety of conditions:

Anxiety
Asthma
Trauma & Sports Injuries
Depression

Allergies
Infertility
Insomnia
Lower Back Pain

Premenstrual Syndrome
Migraines
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Wrinkles & Aging

Types of Acupuncture Treatments at DSANDA

Acupuncture is safe and effective for a variety of conditions. At DSANDA, our acupuncturist is in good standing with her governing body and has training, credentials, and years of expertise.

Overall, acupuncture triggers the body’s natural healing response and is a fantastic treatment for pain management. It also helps regulate the body’s physiological functions to treat internal disorders.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial or Cosmetic Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine as facial rejuvenation. This style of acupuncture improves skin complexion for a healthy glow, reduces wrinkles, improves blood flow, and increases the production of collagen & elastin. Cosmetic Acupuncture can also result in firmer skin and tightening of sagging skin and jawline. This type of acupuncture is incredibly effective for fine lines and is an organic alternative to Botox. With proper initial treatment and monthly maintenance, the cumulative effects can last from 3-5 years.

Auricular Acupuncture

Auricula Acupuncture focuses exclusively on inserting thin hair-like needles into specific points on your ears. This type of auriculotherapy can be especially effective in treating migraines, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and low back pain.

Electro-Acupuncture

Electro-Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific muscles or joint capsules and then stimulating them with an electrical current. Electro is often used as a substitute for classical acupuncture to enhance the healing effects and reduce pain. The added electrical impulse promotes the release of neurotransmitters called beta-endorphins, which are natural pain relievers. Electro-Acupuncture is especially beneficial for neurological disease, paralysis, chronic pain, and painful muscle spasms.

Scalp Acupuncture

Scalp Acupuncture or “Neuroacupuncture” combines traditional acupuncture with a deep knowledge of neurology. This treatment is done by inserting thin needles into the loose tissue of the scalp to stimulate the brain neurons in the underlying areas. This treatment helps to stimulate the brain cells that are related to the impaired functions in the body.

Neurofunctional Acupuncture

This contemporary form of Medical Acupuncture takes into account both your central and peripheral nervous system. Therapy is performed by inserting needles into a precise neurofunctional anatomical point. The needles are then stimulated manually (by your therapist) or with electricity to modulate the abnormal activity of the nervous system resulting in pain relief and functional repair. Stimulating your peripheral nervous system can help reset your nervous system response to pain, increase your range of motion, and can improve your hormonal pathways. Neurofunctional Acupuncture is beneficial for chronic pain, injury repair, inflammation reduction, infertility, digestive complaints, and more.

Treatment without Needles

If needles make you squirm, our acupuncturist also offers some beneficial treatment options that don’t require poking.

Cupping

Cupping enhances circulation and breaks up stagnation in the body. Your therapist will use glass, bamboo, or plastic jars on strategic points of your skin to create a vacuum by suctioning out the air. This tissue inside the cup will raise partway into the cup, which relieves pain and pulls out harmful toxins. Cupping also creates deep relaxation by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system

Moxibustion and Guasha

Moxibustion is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves dried plant leaves called “moxa” (mugwort) and heat. Your therapist will burn moxa stick on or near your body’s meridians and acupuncture points. The skin will become warm and may radiate along the pathway. The heat helps to stimulate the points and improves the flow of Qi in your body. This treatment is useful for arthritis, digestive problems, and more.

Therapists Who Provide Acupuncture

If you are interested in a same day appointment, please contact our office at 905-639-7113 or info@dsanda.ca

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3070 Mainway #2 Burlington, ON L7M 1A3

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Monday 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM