Acupuncture is an ancient dry needling technique using very fine sterile needles inserted into the body tissues that helps reduce pain and inflammation while improving function and mobility. The physiology that allows this comes from the stimulation of the needles, that when inserted, send signals to the spinal cord and brain causing a release of the body’s own pain relieving molecules and anti-inflammatory hormones.
Medical/Anatomical Acupuncture is a dry needling technique that applies the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine blended with Western Medicine. Traditional acupoints are used to relieve pain and inflammation in tissues that have been injured. The approach is based on the anatomical location of the injury or pain by using acupoints that relate to the joint(s), ligament(s), muscle(s) and nerve(s) of that area.
Rachel is a certified in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, a foundation and teaching model developed by Dr. Joseph Wong.