NOTE: Acupuncture treatment is performed by Dr. Janine Taylor. Most insurance companies cover acupuncture treatment, and/or treatment under your chiropractic coverage.Acupuncture is a therapeutic method from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in which fine, solid needles are inserted at specific points in the body. Medical Acupuncture is performed by health-care professionals (e.g. Physicians, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists) certified by an authorized institution, who combine this treatment with other therapeutic approaches, as needed.
Acupuncture is one of the safest therapeutic interventions ever used by humankind, with a time-tested record of millions of treatments, virtually free of side effects. Nowadays, the use of sterile disposable needles has totally eliminated the risk of infection. Acupuncture does not cause any significant discomfort in the majority of patients.
The needles are very fine and do not damage the tissues when inserted. For many people, acupuncture is a pleasant experience due to the sense of well-being that usually follow the treatment.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of the following conditions.
Neurologic & Muscular Disorders:
- Acute Sprains & Strains
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Back Pain & Sciatica
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facial Pain
- Sports injuries
- Joint Pain (Osteoarthritis)
- Post-herpetic Neuralgia (shingles)
- Rotator-cuff/shoulder injuries
Repetitive Strain Disorders:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis