What is Acupuncture?
At Healthy Body, our Naturopathic Doctor Christine Novokowsky offers acupuncture treatments for a variety of conditions.
Christine will first sit down with you and discuss your situation in depth. Then, she’ll perform a physical examination to assess your condition. After a complete picture of your health has been revealed, Christine will work with you to develop a treatment strategy that best suits your needs. She offers two forms of this treatment:
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
In the traditional Chinese method, ailments are assessed within the framework of Chinese Medicine and “Qi” energy flow.
Acupuncture points along meridians will then be chosen that will best help treat your presenting symptoms and underlying condition.
Some of the benefits of the traditional Chinese approach include:
- Hormonal regulation
- Immune system modulation
- Pain Reduction
Western Medical Acupuncture
Western medicine takes a different approach to diagnosis and treatment. This technique targets the anatomical structures that are the root cause of pain in the body. Dr. de Chickera may also use electrical stimulation through the acupuncture points.
Some of the benefits of this type of approach to needling include:
- Pain reduction
- Decreased muscle tension
- Accelerated healing from injuries