Acupuncture is regularly performed at Cabana Chiropractic and Health Centre by Registered Acupuncturist Dr. Lisa Rino. Acupuncture in Windsor, ON, involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. This non-painful treatment has been safely used for more than 3,000 years and can help treat any number of chronic and painful conditions.
Acupuncture aims to balance energy and blood in the body in order to keep it functional and healthy. By stimulating the body to produce its own pain-relieving chemicals, called "endorphins," pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain are blocked; thus relieving pain, promoting relaxation and restoring the body's own internal regulatory systems.
Contact Cabana Chiropractic and Health Centre at 519-967-0004 and book your acupuncture appointment in Windsor, ON today!
While we mentioned previously that acupuncture helps to release pain-blocking endorphins, acupuncture isn’t just about “feeling good;” acupuncture can actually be used to treat (not mask) many types of health conditions. And, unlike prescription drugs, acupuncture is non-addictive and there is no downtime following your acupuncture treatment — you can simply go on about your day.
In applying acupuncture needles to some of the 361 identified acupoints along the major meridians of the body, acupuncture can be used to treat a whole host of conditions, including:
Acupuncture has been safely used for more than 3,000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Similar to many other health procedures, acupuncture in Windsor (and all of Ontario) is highly regulated and requires proper licencing in order to become a practitioner. In Ontario, becoming a licensed acupuncturist requires testing, registering with the College of Traditional Chinese Practitioners and Acupuncturists, as well as demonstrating the equivalent experience of treating more than 2,000 patients over the span of five years.
Needless to say, you are in good hands with Dr. Lisa Rino, a Registered Acupuncturist seeing patients from Winsor and all of the surrounding areas. Dr. Rino is a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, as well as a doctor of chiropractic.
What Goes on in an Acupuncture Session?
Based upon your symptoms, as well as your preventative health and mobility goals, we will prescribe a treatment designed to reduce pain and alleviate your specific condition. But, what you really want to know is whether acupuncture needles will hurt, right? Absolutely not. After all, we’re trying to ease pain, not cause more of it! In the hands of a trained practitioner such as Dr. Lisa Rino, the only sensation you should feel when the acupuncture needles are inserted is a slight, radiating warmth (or tingling) in the areas being treated. But, we understand the apprehension of those unfamiliar with acupuncture; many new patients associate acupuncture needles with injection needles used in doctor’s offices. Acupuncture needles are inserted at depths of only from 4 - 25 millimetres, more shallow than injection needles. And, acupuncture needles are thinner than those used to inject medicines and vaccines.
One thing you might find of interest is that acupuncture needles are not always inserted in the region being treated. For instance, in treating an eye disorder, we may place a needle at a needling point in the lower leg, which may not make sense to many patients. But, the example just mentioned was proven to be of sound medical science and published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine in 1992. In this laboratory-controlled study, applying an acupuncture needle in a patient’s lower leg “activated the occipital cortex of the brain, as detected by functional magnetic resonance imaging.”
Is Acupuncture Right for Me?
Acupuncture works best for patients with long-term or chronic pain. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for acupuncture treatments, call Cabana Chiropractic and Health Centre, today!