Medical Acupuncture

What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical acupuncture incorporates principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine but is applied within the framework of Western medicine. Medical acupuncture at First Care Centre involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into areas of your body where you’re experiencing pain. We do this to help you manage or relieve pain, alleviate symptoms, and improve your overall well-being.

At First Care Centre, we often use medical acupuncture as a complementary therapy alongside other treatments, like physiotherapy and massage. However, it can be implemented independently as needed.

Conditions We Address with Medical Acupuncture at First Care Centre

    • Chronic pain (e.g., back pain, neck pain)
    • Migraines & tension headaches
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Menstrual cramps
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Postoperative pain
    • Nausea & digestive disorders
    • Insomnia
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
    • Asthma
    • Fatigue and energy balancing

Benefits of Medical Acupuncture at First Care Centre

    • Acute & chronic pain relief
    • Stress reduction
    • Improved sleep
    • Enhanced relaxation
    • Enhanced mood
    • Reduction in nausea
    • Improved digestion
    • Enhanced immune system function
    • Decreased muscle tension
    • Enhanced circulation
    • Menstrual & menopausal symptom relief

What is the Difference Between Traditional Acupuncture and Medical Acupuncture?

Traditional acupuncture is deeply rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and focuses on balancing your body’s energy flow, while medical acupuncture integrates acupuncture into Western medical practice with a more targeted approach to addressing specific health issues. Both therapies have unique and positive qualities! To determine which one is right for you, call our clinic!

Practitioners who Offer Traditional Chinese Medicine


  • Dr. Adam Taksa

    Acupuncture Provider


  • Dr. Adam Weinberg

    Acupuncture Provider


  • Dr. Debra Glaser

    Acupuncture Provider


  • ELAINE (YAN) LU

    Acupuncture Provider


  • Eun Kyoung (Ivy) Chai

    Acupuncture Provider