Contemporary Acupuncture takes an ancient therapy and re-defines its mechanisms and effects using present-day scientific understanding of human physiology. In contrast to Traditional Chinese Acupuncture your practitioner treats you only after a conventional medical diagnosis has been made. Your practitioner will then use acupuncture as a treatment modality alongside other therapeutic approaches, as needed, and as part of an overall treatment plan.
The contemporary scientific explanation of acupuncture is that needling certain points in the body stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. These chemicals will change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal pain regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture also results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities and promoting physical and emotional well-being, the effects of which accumulate as treatment is repeated over time.
Chiropractors at Pro Function may use Contemporary Acupuncture as part of your treatment plan alongside other therapeutic modalities like Laser Therapy. Both Dr. Nicole Thornicroft and Dr. Jordan Kersten are certified in Contemporary Acupuncture techniques through the Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association.