Neurofunctional Medical Acupuncture

In our treatments, we use the latest contemporary scientific medical knowledge about the treatment of pain and dysfunction using Neurofunctional acupuncture and Electroacupuncture.


What is Neurofunctional Acupuncture?

It is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine acupuncture needles are inserted into anatomical sites.  The needles are then stimulated with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of altering abnormal activity of the nervous system, to relieve pain and/or other dysfunctions.

Through the application of acupuncture needles into specific muscles we are able to stimulate proper firing patterns of both the muscle and nerve. The modern scientific explanation is the needling of the points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones in the brain, spinal cord and muscles.

Unlike classical acupuncture which involves using tongue and pulse as a diagnosis, a Neurofunctional Acupuncture Practitioner relies on a thorough history taking and physical examination in order to determine a proper diagnosis.

If the nervous system is not functioning properly then the body is not able to produce pain-free movement.

A Neurofunctional diagnostic approach does not seek a single hypothetical source of pain; instead, it investigates, clinically, the most common levels of dysfunction associated with a given pain problem, namely neurological, biomechanical, muscular, metabolic, and psychoemotional levels.

Specifically, neurofunctional acupuncture interventions aim to facilitate modulation of neurological activity at every level identified as having been disturbed, such as autonomic sympathetic and parasympathetic, motor and sensory somatic, and central (autonomic centres, somatic areas, limbic system, cerebellum, etc.)

Neurofunctional Acupuncture treatments at Aches Away are provided by Mariane Talbot RMT and Faz Moosa RMT.