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Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

Dr. David Salanki studied acupuncture extensively both in China and North America. He is currently a Senior Clinical Instructor with the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program for Health Professionals at McMaster University and he is a Past President of the Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association. He has successfully treated many people from athletes with sports injuries to people suffering from various forms of chronic pain.

(To learn more about acupuncture and how it can aid in the treatment of low back pain in community athletes and non-athletes watch Dr. Salanki discuss acupuncture, click here.)

How Can Acupuncture Help You?

The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of muscular and neurological conditions, digestive, respiratory, urinary, menstrual and reproductive organs. Other benefits include restoring function to the musculoskeletal system, increasing blood flow to specific areas of the body, normalizing communication within the nervous system, stress and anxiety relief through neurochemical release among many others.

  • Acupuncture promotes healing and improves body function by the insertion of ultra-thin needles in very precise points on the body. Unlike a hypodermic needle that cuts the tissue, these needles simply part the tissue, so it’s essentially painless.
  • The goals of medical acupuncture treatment are to provide clinical improvement of your condition and symptoms through the activation of the body’s natural pain control and healing mechanisms.
  • The modern scientific explanation is the needling of the points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones in the brain, spinal cord and muscles.
  • Considerable evidence has found that acupuncture initiates the release of the body’s natural pain control chemicals, opioid peptides, which create an analgesic effect. It does not just ‘mask’ the pain.

Who can benefit from Acupuncture?

Through ongoing research acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial in treating many conditions and disorders. Some of these conditions include:

  • Headaches
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Facial and TMJ Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Neuralgias
  • Tendonitis
  • Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Stress and Insomnia
  • Addictions (Smoking Cessation)
  • Nausea and Morning Sickness
If you are looking for natural solution for your pain call
Chiropractic Associates of Port Colborne to book a consultation today!
(905) 835-1303

 Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association.