Our Registered Acupuncturist offers two styles of treatments:
(2) Registered Shiatsu-Acu Medical Massage
While both treatments have roots in traditional Chinese medicine, they are now practiced throughout the world and can be claimed on your extended health coverage. ICBC also recognizes the benefit and we can directly bill ICBC for you if you have an active claim.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine where hair-thin needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points throughout the body to stimulate healing, decrease muscular tension and promote relaxation.
Acupuncture works by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain-relieving chemicals. It is also said to influence the autonomic nervous system (which controls bodily functions) and the release of chemicals that regulate blood flow and pressure, reduce inflammation, and calm the brain.
Acupuncture at Kinetic Energy is indicated if you suffer from chronic pain such as headaches, back pain, neck pain, hand pain, or other muscular pain, migraines, anxiety and stress.
Some people use acupuncture to promote fertility. It is also used to quit smoking and as a component of the treatment for other addictions.
Shiatsu-Acu Medical Massage
This massage treatment involves applying deep pressure using fingers, thumbs, and/or palms to specific points on the body, moving in a rhythmic sequence. The finger pads are used to apply pressure, and each point is typically held, rocked and compressed for two to eight seconds. Your therapists may include stretching during the treatment, as well as acupuncture when indicated. The treatment is done on a low massage table fully clothed. Loose fitting, comfortable clothing is recommended.
Similar to Registered Massage Therapy offered at Kinetic Energy, the theory behind Shiatsu-Acu Medical Massage is to focus on decreasing muscular tension, calming the sympathetic nervous system, stimulating circulation, reducing stress, and reducing muscular pain.