Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. Acupuncture is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to many treatments. Relief is often obtained when traditional therapies have failed.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. There is no injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes minimal discomfort.
"Classical" acupuncture was developed in China as a system of diagnosing and treating pain and disease. Although proven successful for hundreds of years without the benefit of modem medical knowledge, it is only in recent years that the scientific and medical communities in Europe and North America have begun to study acupuncture to understand and explain its effectiveness.
Acupuncture is used for:
- Neurological Disorders
- Muscular Disorders
- Headaches & Migranes
- Neck & Back Pain
- Sciatica Disorder
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel
- Addictions (Smoking & Appetite)
And much more...
Dr. Paula Radovich uses acupuncture in conjunction with chiropractic adjustive techniques (dependent on the injury sustained) to treat a wide variety of complaints and conditions including migraines, lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain and a variety of other musculoskeletal issues.
Acupuncture is very effective in treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and chronic. The World Health Organization has identified the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of health problems including (but not limited to) the list seen below.
Dr. Paula is a registered acupuncturist with the CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario).
"Anatomical" acupuncture refers to a more modem approach taken by the Acupuncture Council of Ontario (ACO) and the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (AFC) and other medically trained acupuncture therapists. When combined with a knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, modern doctors can use acupuncture with greater understanding and effectiveness.
If you have any questions regarding acupuncture please feel free to contact Dr. Paula Radovich at (519) 972-3468.