Western medical acupuncture is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles. It is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine. It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system, often resulting in reliving pain and promoting relaxation.
Acupuncture is being widely accepted as a supplementary healthcare service to the mainstream health care system across Canada. It has already been regulated in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Many health care practitioners who provide acupuncture agree, this practice augments the use of regular acupuncture, can restore health and well-being, and is particularly good for treating pain.
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