Medical Acupuncture

Medical acupuncture is a medical discipline having a central core of knowledge in health sciences and embracing the integration of acupuncture treatment.  A regulated health care practioner can then specialized in knowledge and experience related to the integration of acupuncture within a biomedicine practice. Traditional acupuncture in Asian countries has proven to be reasonably effective and relatively gentle therapy for pain and common health problems of visceral and endocrine regulation. Medical Acupuncture is a contemporary form of acupuncture that was developed by Medical Doctors in western countries. It differs from traditional acupuncture in the following ways:

  1. The theory of "points" and "meridians" is either ignored because there is no physically verifiable anatomical or histological basis.
  2. The concepts of disease that are treated are based on modern scientific method instead of oriental theory.
  3. Medical acupuncture is understood via the biomedical understanding of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.

In the last few decades, acupuncuture has been widely accepted by the public in western countries.  As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the international scientific community have examined this technique repeatedly and they have endorsed acupuncture as legitimate therapy in certain conditions.

Recently, acupuncture training for health care professionals has experienced an increasing demand in many western countries, making the development of gold standards of training a priority for teaching institutions. In 1999, the WHO established guidelines for training and safety in acupuncture.  The American Medical Association (AMA) has giving this standard to the course at McMaster University and their medical acupuncture course, our practitioners here only practice medical acupuncture.

The intent of the certification medical acupuncture is to provide assurance to the public that a certified medical specialist has successfully completed an approved educational program and an evaluation, including an examination process, designed to assess the knowledge, experience and skills requisite to the provision of high quality patient care in that specialty.

Acupuncture treatments at our Mississauga clinic is provided by our trained and friendly staff, there are a variety of types of acupuncture treatment.  Find out more about with a complimentary consultation.

  • sports injuries
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • women's health
  • cosmetic / facial
  • car accidents
  • headaches and migraines, etc.

Our Mississauga acupuncture clinic offers medical acupuncture and traditional acupuncture, both are safe and effective healing art backed by more than two thousand years of practice and research. Acupuncture is used worldwide as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture treatments are a relaxing experience. This is especially so after they get over any initial hesitation regarding needling, we make things as comfortable as possible at clinic in Mississauga, Oakville and Etobicoke.

This individualization of the treatments is one of the strong points of acupuncture. It is why people may experience broad changes within themselves after receiving acupuncture for a specific complaint. It also means that the treatments can be modified over time if they are not proving effective.

Get acupuncture treatment so we can start helping you at our Mississauga clinic,.