When you’re in search of natural healing services, you may prize state-of-the-art techniques and technologies — but one ancient healing practice, acupuncture, is still the state of the art as far its capabilities are concerned. This painless procedure can relieve everything from neck and neck pain to serious systemic disorders through the stimulation of precise points on the body. It’s also a powerful complement to other healing methods, which is why we’re delighted to offer Richmond Heights acupuncture services to our patients.

Ancient Healing for Modern Health and Wellness Issues

Acupuncture is a healing practice that goes back thousands of years to ancient China — and even today it remains a staple of Chinese Traditional Medicine. This school of medicine revolves around the concept of Qi or life energy, which flows through the body along pathways called meridians. If the Qi flow is impeded for any reason, the body becomes prone to chronic pain and illness. The insertion of special needles at specific points along the meridians restores normal Qi flow.

The fact that acupuncture is still so popular demonstrates its remarkable track record, whether you adhere to the principles of Eastern medicine or those of Western medicine. In fact, medical research indicates that the acupuncture points may correspond to nerve clusters and “pain gates” along the major nerve pathways. As the needles are inserted, they create biochemical responses that have anti-histamine and inflammatory effects on the body. The needles also appear to spur the production of endorphins, the neurotransmitters that reduce pain. Acupuncture can even help normalize nerve signaling to your body’s major systems. All these features make it an astonishingly versatile tool for the treatment of:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Injury pain
  • Digestive, urinary or other systemic ailments
  • Allergies
  • Depression and anxiety

Acupuncture from Dr. McIntyre

Dr. McIntyre may recommend acupuncture as part of a holistic healing program that addresses multiple aspects of your particular health challenge or chronic pain condition. If you have pinched nerves, for instance, we may combine chiropractic adjustment and acupuncture to reduce the pain and inflammation that accompany this problem. Muscle spasms that contribute to headaches and migraines may respond to a combination of cervical spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and acupuncture. An acute injury that leaves you with back and neck pain, sciatica from a herniated disc and soft tissue pain can respond well to a holistic approach that includes acupuncture for pain and inflammation relief.

Call Us For Acupuncture in Richmond Heights Today!

You may be surprised to learn that acupuncture doesn’t hurt — the needles are far too fine to produce any significant discomfort. But the only way to know for sure whether this time-tested technique is right for you is to visit McIntyre Chiropractic & Acupuncture Centre in Richmond Heights for a consultation! We look forward to meeting with you!