Contemporary Medical Acupuncture  (CMA) is a form of Acupuncture that utilizes the latest research in human anatomy, physiology, neurology and immunology to provide help improve movement dysfunctions, relieve pain and optimize the body’s adaptive abilities.  It is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing reduce or relieve pain and swelling, and improve function of affected areas of the body.   Acupuncture does this through inserting very fine needles through the skin and tissue at specific points on the body to stimulate various channels and promote healing.  There is no injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes little or no discomfort.

CMA is often utilized in conjunction with chiropractic care to increase recovery and improve function.

Acupuncture can be effective for the treatment of acute injuries and chronic pain. A recent research meta-analysis of acupuncture found that it was an effective therapy for the following chronic pain conditions:

  • Back pain and neck pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Chronic headache

  • Shoulder pain


What Else Can Acupuncture Help With? 


  • Neck pain

  • Whiplash

  • Knee injuries

  • Ankle sprains

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Rotator cuff strains/tears

  • Tennis elbow

  • Golfers elbow


Acupuncture is a therapy is utilized by many manual therapists including chiropractors as an adjuntive therapy to improve healing.

The chiropractors and registered massage therapists at Oakville Optihealth Clinic are trained in medical acupuncture. Call or book online today to start your road to recovery. 



Vickers, A. J. (2012). Acupuncture for Chronic PainIndividual Patient Data Meta-analysis. Archives of Internal Medicine, 1. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3654



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