What conditions can be treated using clinical acupuncture?
Dr. Alidina draws upon two different philosophies of practice allowing her to find a nice balance between Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Medical Acupuncture. Acupuncture is an evidence based technique that aims to relieve pain, improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, balance energy in the body, correct dysfunction, improve function and joint mobility.
In the literature, Acupuncture has proven to be an effective therapy for treating a variety of acute and chronic conditions, including (but not limited to):
- Achilles Tendinopathies
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Jaw Pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle Tears
- Neck Pain
- Rotator cuff dysfunction
- Shin Splints
- Tennis Elbow
How deep are the needles inserted, and for how long are they left in place?
Depending on the area of complaint and the size of the individual the needle can be inserted anywhere from ¼ of an inch to 1 inch. A typical acupuncture treatment lasts for approximately 15-25min.
Do insurance companies cover clinical acupuncture?
Every insurance policy is different. Some insurance policies have separate funds allocated specifically for acupuncture, while other policies require the claim to be submitted under physical therapy. Dr. Alidina has completed her acupuncture certification under provision of the Acupuncture Council of Ontario and therefore has a separate acupuncture billing number in order to bill specifically for acupuncture.