Neuroanatomical Acupuncture

By Jessica Penner

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is rapidly transitioning from an alternative method used only in Traditional Chinese Medicine to a therapeutic treatment choice of Western healthcare practitioners. “Classical” Acupuncture was developed in China 1000’s of years ago. “Anatomical” Acupuncture originated in the 1970’s. It is based on anatomy and physiology. Many physiotherapists, chiropractors, medical doctors and other Western healthcare practitioners are incorporating acupuncture into their practices because of the many research articles that support the use of acupuncture.







Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. There should be very minimal discomfort with the insertion. Each needle is single-use, and individually wrapped. A solution is used to clean the skin prior to insertion.

Acupuncture points stimulate the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals and also to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain. Therefore, acupuncture can be a very effective mechanism for diminishing acute or chronic pain. Often, with the addition of acupuncture, one is able to decrease or eliminate pain medications- although this is only advisable in consultation with a family doctor.

Neuroanatomical Acupuncture is also helpful in stimulating receptors in the muscles, nerves, and joints. It could help treat most conditions in the muscles, joints, and nerves, anywhere in the body (head, face, neck, back, abdomen, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, foot). Acupuncture has also been known to help improve energy, relaxation, anxiety, and sleep. It works by balancing out the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

In the first session, a detailed medical history will be taken. Acupuncture is contraindicated in people with active Cancer, certain blood conditions, immune-compromised conditions, and certain points with pregnancy. Extra caution would be taken in people with certain medical conditions; however, acupuncture is relatively risk-free.

With an accurate diagnosis, over 80% of people respond well with a noticeable improvement! Some effects are immediate, while others take a few hours, and some effects take longer. Acupuncture can be very beneficial in combination with other physiotherapy techniques and exercises.

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For inquiries:

Please call Jessica @ 306-260-3209 or email:

Inside Out Therapies

2315 Lorne Ave Saskatoon SK S7J 0S4

Telephone 306-974-1004