Neuro-anatomical acupuncture is the form of acupuncture that is an effective treatment for neuromusculoskeletal conditions (involving bones, muscles, joints, and nerves), based on current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology. After a thorough history and physical examination, the anatomical points that are relevant to the diagnosis are selected for needling.
- pain relief
- decreased swelling and inflammation
- muscle relaxation
- general relaxation
- a feeling of well-being
- improved sleep
Our chiropractors obtained their certification in Neuro-Anatomical Acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI), now known as Acupuncture Canada. The program is only open to Physicians, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Dentists, Naturopaths, and Registered Nurses licensed in Canada, who are provided this eligibility due to an existing knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
Acupuncture is not regulated (governed) by all provinces in Canada. It is therefore important that you choose a practitioner who is trained according to World Health Organization standards, and who is fully certified through a recognized and reputable university or college.
Many private insurance plans cover acupuncture done by a chiropractor. In many cases, our office is able to directly bill your insurance plan for the treatments. WCB and MPI both cover acupuncture treatments.