FacebookTwitterYoutube

Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture Hours

Monday        : 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

Tuesday       : 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

Wednesday  : 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

Thursday      : 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

Friday           : 9:00 AM  - 12:00 PM

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a Western term for what the Chinese call "needling therapy". Originally acupuncture began with the use of fine arrowheads or stone slivers called "bian" for bloodletting purposes. Acupuncture involving the insertion of fine metal needles was impossible until the development of metal needles, around 800 BCE. This makes acupuncture as we know it today roughly a 3000 year old practice. In fact very little has changed since its inception. 

Extremely fine acupuncture needles are inserted into acupuncture points in various parts of the body. These acupuncture points are now understood to be neurovascular junctures or nodes. By stimulating tissue associated with various nodal sites, the acupuncturist is able to regulate a host of functional activities of the body. 

Acupuncture adds nothing to the body, as its effects stem from its ability to restore functional balance and blood flow. Acupuncture promotes the circulation blood to various organs or tissues of the body. Blood has a tremendous potential to heal because it transports oxygen (qi), nutrients (ying), immune substances (wei), anti-inflammatory substances, and pain killing substances called endorphins and enkephalins. All of this together creates an extremely powerful tool to heal a wide host of health concerns. 

Acupuncture needles, or filiform needles are very thin stainless steel needles which come pre-sterilized for one time use only. All needles are disposed of in a sharps container after use. Acupuncture needles are so fine that they can actually fit inside a needle used to draw blood.

According the World Health Organization the following conditions can be effectively treated with acupuncture. This list is not exhaustive, but certainly allows an individual seeking acupuncture treatment to see that a large variety of diseases and ailments are treated effectively with acupuncture.

low back pain
neck pain
sciatica
tennis elbow
knee pain
periarthritis of the shoulder
sprains
facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
headache
dental pain
tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
rheumatoid arthritis
induction of labor
correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
morning sickness
nausea and vomiting
postoperative pain
stroke
essential hypertension
primary hypotension
renal colic
leucopenia
adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
biliary colic
depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
acute bacillary dysentery
primary dysmenorrhea
acute epigastralgia
peptic ulcer
acute and chronic gastritis 

HERBAL MEDICINE 

Herbal formulas include medicinal substances such as plants, roots, tubers, stalks, flowers, and leaves. Of the many thousand different plant materials available, only hundreds are commonly used as herbal medicine, along with mineral and animal products as well. 

According to the theory of Chinese herbal medicine, each herb has a particular flavor and temperature. This temperature does not correlate with the actual temperature of the food, but rather to how the herb affects the person when consumed. The main pharmacological effects of the herbs are based on their temperature, while the physiological effects are based on their flavor.  

Herbal remedies can consist of a single ingredient or multiple ingredients can be used to make a formula.  The job of the herbalist is to form diagnoses based on a full examination of the patient, and prescribe the correct herbal formula to heal the patient. Herbal medicine comes in a variety of forms today, from raw herbs requiring decoction, to concentrated granules, pills, and tinctures. As well herbal medicine can be applied externally, typically for external conditions such as pain, laceration, or a variety of dermatological conditions. If used externally, herbs come in the form of compresses, plasters, poultices, liniments, creams, pastes, and soaks. 

It is clear that certain conditions require Western pharmaceutical treatments, yet there are a vast amount of conditions better suited to the milder more balanced approach of herbal medicine.

The following is a short list of conditions we treat using herbal medicine: 

  • Menopause
  • Pain/Trauma
  • Cold and Flu
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Infertility
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • and more.... 

CUPPING 

Cupping is a technique involving the use of suction cups placed on different parts of the body. A cup is heated with fire and swiftly applied to the skin of the patient, once the air cools in the cup, a vacuum effect is created and major tissue expansion occurs. The tissue expansion allows for significant increase in blood flow to the area, making it effective for painful restricted conditions, as well as stretching the fascia around the tissue. As well, cupping stimulates the immune system making it effective in the treatment of colds and flus.

 

 

 

 Thursday:  2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

 
Office Hours
Mon 9:00am-6:30pm  
Tue 9:00am-6:30pm  
Wed 9:00am-6:30pm  
Thur

9:00am-6:30pm

 

Fri 9:00am-5:30pm  
Sat Closed Closed
Sun Closed Closed
 
Request Appointment
Name
Time
Date
Pm
Am
Phone
Comments
Enter the verification code:
Time of Day
Email
 
Testimonials

 "Dr. Steingart is the best. First of all, his staff is very kind and are ready to help always. I have been having back troubles for some time now and have been to a few chiropractors. He is by far the most knowledgeable, up to date, caring doctor I have ever had. I would give him and his staff 10 out of 5 if I could. Go to him...he knows what he is doing." From RateMD's

"I have easier posture, fewer pinched nerves, more movement and more confidence in moving.  The treatments are mainly with a hand held device that puts a small force on a very specific area of the body" CM

 "My headaches are gone!" AC

"My range of movement has increased, back pain has subsided. I'm walking taller & straighter.  Ease of pain and excellent follow-up advice" KD

"Complete and professional care" SC

"Neck pain gone and back feels better too! I've received great chiropractic care with good customer service in a pleasant environment" GP

"After my first phase of care, I have hardly any lower back pain and less frequent neck pain" NS

"Increased overall well-being! Very professional, extremely friendly and honestly care about your concerns/conditions and want to see you better." JL 

"I've highly recommended this clinic, of noted as the approach and assessment and treatment of issues." S.B.  

"They take a look at more than just a specific problem in order to provide total wellness" L.P.

"Hello Ron, let me point out (while in Canada)that my wife got the best treatment by you and your colleagues. That was even proved in Germany by my CMT and different doctors. Once more many thanks for your great help!" K.M. via e-mail from Germany.

"They don't just make it bearable, they eliminated the problems. Thank-you. Nothing but kind words and words of praise." K.P.

Request Appointment

back

Request an Appointment Today.
Click below for details.

Learn More

Patient Education

3dspine

Interactive 3D Education.
Subluxation, Degeneration and Nervous System Interference.

Launch 3D

Get Directions

road

Turn by Turn Directions
We make it easy for you to find us with google maps.

Learn More

Site Login