About Traditional Acupuncture ~
Dr. Randy Vollrath
Acupuncture works on the imaginary lines called Meridians which pertain to organs in our body as well as the extra meridians, Ren meridian (conception vessel), which houses the birthing process and the Du meridian (governing vessel) which is situated along the spine. Acupuncture works on the meridians, and helps assist the flow of Qi and blood throughout the body.
When a needle is inserted it gives permission to the meridians to unblock the stagnation also known as pain in Western Medicine. It assists the body to balance itself out, by releasing endorphines but most importantly allowing the Qi and Blood to flow how it once did.
Dr. Vollrath often uses acupuncture in combination with chiropractic adjustments to maximize your results.
Contemporary Medical Acupunture ~
Dr. Rema Zawi
Contemporary Medical Acupunture is a precise nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into specific locations in the body to regulate function of the nerves, muscles, blood flow, hormone release, etc to reduce pain and induce healing. This is called neuromodulation. Electricity can also be introduced to the needles to increase the intensity of the therapy.
Medical acupuncture can successfully be used in the treatment of low back pain, neck pain, disc problems, sciatica, arthritis pain, sports injuries (knee, shoulder, etc) and other functional problems such as headaches and chronic pain.
Pregnant women, children, people with bleeding disorders or on blood thinners, immunocompromised patients and people with metal allergies are not candidates for medical acupuncture.
There is minimal discomfort in treatment. Most patients feel very relaxed and even fall asleep during sessions.
Please contact our clinic for more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Rema Zawi, certified Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Practitioner (CMAP).