Contemporary Medical Acupuncture (CMA) has been scientifically proven in the treatment of pain, sports injuries, and common states of disregulation. CMA is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or the endocrine, exocrine and immune systems, in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases in which these modulatory mechanisms are available. The benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, inflammation reduction, improved blood flow, stress reduction, improved nerve conduction, addiction control, as well as improved organ function. Insertion of solid needles and use of electrical stimulation are the foundation of this approach to alter nerve flow and or muscle tone.
Dr. Selby is a graduate of McMaster University’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program.