Medical Acupuncture

Neuro-functional (the function of the body in relation to nerve function) 

Treatment of Pain and Dysfunction


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a therapeutic intervention that is used to treat specific health dysfunctions (i.e. musckuloskeletal pain, movement disorders, chronic pain, sports injuries, functional issues, stress related disorders, dysregulation issues, headaches, etc.).  Acupuncture is the insertion of single-use, stainless steel needles through the skin, into the human body for therapeutic purposes.


What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which acupuncture needles are inserted into pre-defined neuro-functional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the purpose of regulating abnormal activity of the nervous system in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any some diseases. 


Our therapeutic goals and treatment targets are selected based on the identifying neurological dysfunctions contributing to the clinical presentation of the symptoms. Sometimes treatments result in disappearance of the symptoms and other times results in permanent resolution of the dysfunction, especially when dysregulation of the nervous system was the underlying pathophysiological mechanism.


Medical Acupuncture is a physiological intervention similar to exercise that elicits existing available regulatory mechanisms through the up-regulation and down-regulation of specific cellular processes. These cellular processes cannot be forced upon the body, which occurs with administration of pharmacological substances.


What are the benefits of Medical Acupuncture for patients?

Acupuncture can be effective as a solitary treatment, or as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions. The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of:


  • Chronic pain: headaches, sciatica, osteoarthritis, neuritis and facial pain.
  • Musculoskeletal pain problems: neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, joint pain.
  • Sports related injuries and other movement disorders; 
  • Stress related problems: addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder. 
  • Even some menstrual and reproductive problems, urinary tract disorders, respiratory problems and digestive disorders. 


According to the scientific literature, acupuncture is one of the safest therapies in the hands of well-trained health care professionals. 


For more information on Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, please visit:

The Spine & Sports Clinic


Durham Spine & Sports Clinic

420 Green Street, Suite 103

Whitby, ON L1N 8R1

Tel: 289-638-3086

Fax: 289-638-3087



Toronto Spine & Sports Clinic

6175 Highway 7, Unit 3A

Vaughan, ON L4H0K9

Tel: 905-850-1007


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