At Healthy Body, we offer three forms of acupuncture!
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture is performed by our Naturopathic Doctor, Johann de Chickera.
After he performs an evaluation and comes up with a treatment strategy, acupuncture points along meridians are chosen that will best help treat the presenting symptoms and underlying condition.
Some of the benefits of traditional chinese acupuncture include:
- Hormonal regulation
- Immune system modulation
- Pain Reduction
Western Medical Acupuncture
Western medical acupuncture is performed by one of our chiropractors, Dr. Alex Angel, as well as our Naturopath, Dr. Johann de Chickera.
This technique targets the anatomical structures that are the root cause of pain in the body. Often, our acupuncture provider will also use electrical stimulation through the acupuncture points.
Some of benefits of this type of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Decreased muscle tension
- Accelerated healing from injuries
Motor Point Acupuncture
Motor point stimulation is a special acupuncture technique performed by our Chiropractor, Dr. Alex Angel.
Whenever there is pain, the brain will inhibit muscle activation around the areas of pain, in an effort to protect the body from injury. Unfortunately, often muscle inhibition itself is a cause of dysfunction and pain, as the human body cannot move efficiently with inhibited muscles.
Motor point acupuncture aims to solve this. By targeting the motor point in a muscle with electrical stimulation through an acpuncture needle, the muscle, and nerve, can be reactivated, restoring:
- Pain-free movement
- Strength and function
- Blood flow and muscle tension