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Regenerative Injection Therapy

Regenerative Injection Therapies are fast becoming our go to treatment for pain: faster results and more effective treatment. These treatments aren't for everyone though, if you're at all nervous about any needling therapy we recommend starting with one of our acupuncture therapies first.

An RIT treatment often involves several forms of needling treating the nerves, muscles, fascia and joints as needed.


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Specific RIT treatments

Specific treatments are available for specific conditions that other needling therapies just can't treat -

  • Prolotherapy is the way to treat damaged or worn tendons & ligaments.
  • If scars & adhesions are causing pain and mobility changes then we use neural therapy.
  • Neural therapy is also a treatment of choice for concussion recovery.

Acupuncture & IMS

One on one acupuncture treatments are what many people are familiar with when they think of acupuncture; laying on a table in a private room. Traditional acupuncture occupies a middle ground between RIT and community acupuncture, it's often still able to get at the root cause of pain (muscle knots and relaxing nerves) but not as strong or effective as RIT. It's also very relaxing, but usually not as much as a community acupuncture treatment.

In treating pain, a proper acupuncture treatment does everything that an IMS treatment (which we can do) does plus a lot more. We're not just repeatedly poking trigger points in a muscle; we're trying to incorporate a broader understanding of neuroanatomy, motor points and utilising the fascia as a method of treatment. We still use trigger points in treatment because they are a very effective method of releasing tension in a muscle, but by expanding the treatment to include motor & sensory innervation for the muscle as well as potential radiculopathy and parasympathetic neurological effects we can complete the treatment more effectively and with less pain.

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Community Acupuncture

Community acupuncture is our gentlest acupuncture therapy and is a model that works exceptionally well for stress related conditions and what we call "pain without a purpose" or pain with no obvious reason. The distal needling we use in the community room can relax muscles, calm nerves and increase circulation but it won't release nerves trapped in the fascia, release muscle knots or change the structure of a joint.

It's a very useful therapy and combines well with other therapies including acupuncture/IMS and RIT to settle the body and help keep pain down between other treatments. Community acupuncture is also our most affordable treatment option at just $20 - 40 per treatment.

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87 Wallace St
Nanaimo BC
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87 Wallace St
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