Acupuncture for Pain Management

Acupuncture has been proven to be incredibly effective for the treatment of pain with minimal side effects. Common pain related issues treated with acupuncture;

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods)
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain

Acupuncture for general health and wellness

The World Health Organization has determined acupuncture to be effective for;

  • Adverse reaction to chemotherapy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Gastric Pain (Peptic
  • Ulcers/Gastritis)
  • Primary Hypertension &
  • Hypotension
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Morning Sickness
    Renal Colic

The WHO also determined acupuncture can provide a therapeutic effect for;

  • Addiction (alcohol, tobacco, opiates)
  • Asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Temporomandibular Joint Pain
  • Tinnitus (TMJ)

Cosmetic Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation has become increasing popular with those that want a youthful look without cosmetic surgery (or that want to maintain the surgical work that has been done). Sandra McKay-Billion studied and practices Mei-Zen cosmetic acupuncture. This treatment consists of a consult and herbal/dietary recommendations followed by a session of 10 weekly treatments. Once a course of treatments has been finished, patients are advised to come in once per month to maintain the results. The acupuncture treatments consist of placing very fine acupuncture needles in acupuncture points to increase blood flow and “lift” the muscles of the face. Needles are also placed in the lines of the wrinkles to stimulate collagen growth. Sandra McKay-Billion also recommends specific chemical free topicals that nourish the skin.