Acupuncture & TCM can treat a variety of conditions that manifest due to an imbalance in the body. When stressors (such as viruses, poor eating, lack of sleep, emotional distress, lack of exercise or environmental factors) push the body out of balance, symptoms of poor health can manifest. Stimulating points on the body with acupuncture can trigger responses in the brain that affect blood flow, hormone release and nerve impulses to get the body back in balance. Dr. Macintosh will work with you to determine the cause of your symptoms and create a treatment plan that will help you get back to feeling your best.

Cupping
To help improve circulation, we use a myofascial cupping technique to target the muscles and connective tissue of the body. This enhances the circulation within muscles and body tissue. This treatment is perfect for acute muscle pain and tension, especially injuries of the neck, shoulders, back, as well as herniated discs.

Cupping is also useful for detoxifying, drawing toxins and metabolites toward the skin where they can be flushed away by your lymphatic system. This can bring great relief for those who suffer from influenza, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis and the common cold.

How Does Cupping Work?
Using silicone cups, we create a vacuum on the skin that “draws” the underlying soft tissue up toward the skin, lifting the muscle away from the bone. The cups are used over specific acupuncture points and may be left for 5 to 15 minutes, or moved along the focus area for maximum benefit. The cups may leave a temporary mark on the body. The mark is useful as a diagnostic tool; the darker the mark, the more stagnation is present in the muscles. These marks lightening through successive treatments will signify the underlying condition is improving.

Conditions Treated with Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be effectively used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including the following:

Respiratory

  • Asthma
  • Allergies, Sinusitis
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis

Emotional

  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • “Burnout”

Digestive

  • Constipation
  • Gastritis
  • Colitis, Crohn’s Disease
  • Food Allergies
  • Diarrhea

Reproductive

  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Irregular or Painful Menstruation
  • Infertility (Men and Women)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome

Systemic

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Anemia

Musculoskeletal

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Muscle Tension
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Cardiovascular

  • Hypertension
  • Angina
  • Arteriosclerosis

Other Common Ailments:

  • Deafness, Tinnitus, Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Migraines, Headaches
  • Mental Fogginess
  • Vision Difficulties, Glaucoma
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
  • Nerve Pain

To schedule an appointment or find an answer you may have concerning an upcoming appointment, please contact Parallel Chiropractic & Wellness Centre.