Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected. The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture.
Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, induce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed.
Acupuncture needles are solid, usually stainless steel and sterile. They are ‘atraumatic’ meaning that they do not cut.
Linda Dyer-Macdonald, PT. is well versed in acupuncture and has obtained the highest level of training via the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. This training is unique as it offers courses in both anatomical and classical acupuncture teaching, beginning with the anatomical approach then progressing through with the more advanced classical levels. The insight of the West combines with the wisdom of the East to maximize the understanding of both traditions.
Consequently acupuncture can be used via a Western anatomical approach plus classical Eastern technique including moxibustion, electro-acupuncture and Chan Gunn.