Ridgepoint Acupuncture promotes natural healing process in the body by stimulating acupuncture points with a thin acupuncture needle. According to research, acupuncture has measurable physiological effects. When a needle is inserted into acupuncture points, it not only increases the regional blood flow but also stimulates afferent nerve pathways. These stimulations induce the release of endogenous opioids, such as beta-endorphins, met-enkephalins and dynorphin, which helps decrease pain perception in the body. The therapeutic effects of acupuncture is not limited to pain control, but also influences the immune system, gastrointestinal system and metabolism in the body. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture has been proved, through clinical trials, to be effective in the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:
There are also other diseases, symptoms or conditions that acupuncture has been shown to be effective, yet further proof is needed. For a list conditions, please click here (link: https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position/).
Electroacupuncture (EA) is a type of acupuncture in which electrical currents are applied to the body through a pair of acupuncture needles. EA has been shown to stimulate the release of different opioid substances in the body, which can provide pain relief. Compared to acupuncture, EA may induce a greater activation of peripheral nerves and therefore more extensive activation of the endogenous opioid system (i.e. greater pain relief) as it can provide more consistent stimulation at the ideal intensity & frequency setting. It is commonly used for musculoskeletal disorders, i.e. injuries or pain in the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons.
Cupping is a therapy commonly used to restore and enhance the flow of energy and blood by creating suction on the skin by heated cups. Compared to other treatment modalities, cupping is particularly effective in treating the problems affecting the skin, joints and muscles. Common applications are back pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, knee and hip joint pain, muscle tightness & pain, atrophy syndrome (weakness, numbness of the limbs, wasting or reducing the size of a limb), cold & influenza and eczema.
Moxibustion is a type of heat therapy in TCM. It initiates healing process by burning mugwort floss on or over acupuncture points or an affected region. In addition to the effects of unblocking the meridians and regulating qi and blood, moxibustion has the effects of warming and invigorating the energy in the body. Common applications are breech baby, diarrhea, colitis, urinary incontinence/retention, dysmenorrhea, knee osteoarthritis, soft tissue injury, asthma and shingles. According to research, moxibustion has the thermal effect (raise the temperature outside and inside the skin) as well as visible light & infrared radiation effects. These effects are related to increase in blood circulation and improvement of the cell and enzyme activities after moxibustion treatment.
Provided by Dr. Jeon ( jaejeon.ca )
Dr. Jeon Services (Specializes in combining electroacupuncture and moxibustion)
|60 min Acupuncture, including assessment & treatment||$ 80|
|Additional $5 materials fee will be charged if moxibustion is use||$ 5|
Elsie Services (Specializes in Qi Gong and Chinese Tui Na massage)
|60 min Acupuncture, uses qigong||$ 110|
|90 min Acupuncture, uses qigong||$ 160|