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Medical Acupuncture (D. Ac)

Utilized by the Chiropractors and Physiotherapists, Medical Acupuncture applies the evidence-based concepts of acupuncture to relieve pain, alter movement patterns and improve performance. Velocity Medical Acupuncturists completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program at McMaster University, Hamilton, which focuses on the science based application of acupuncture.

Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture treatment has been very well studied in both eastern and western scientific literature. The scientifically proven benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved blood flow, stress reduction, improved nerve conduction, addiction control, as well as improved organ function.

Medical acupuncturists at Velocity select needle insertion points based on their extensive knowledge of neuromuscular anatomy. Many of the practitioners at Velocity have experience in teaching anatomy at their respective educational institutions. Needles are inserted in order to alter nerve flow and/or muscle tone and therefore, medical acupuncture is often utilized as a component of treatment plans for a variety of conditions including:
  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain (TMJ disorders)
  • Neck and Back pain
  • Muscle tears or muscle pulls
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis (tendonosis)
  • Rotator cuff dysfunction
  • Inflammation
  • Bursitis
  • Shin Splints

Velocity Sports Mississauga’s Medical Acupuncture services are covered by most extended health insurance companies.