Acupuncture is a safe and effective holistic treatment with over three thousand years of practice history. It involves a procedure where specific points on the body are stimulated by penetrating the skin with extremely thin needles to treat a host of symptoms. Most commonly patients undergo the treatments of acupuncture, a component of traditional Chinese medicine, to treat pain. Western practitioners view acupuncture points as stimulating nerves, muscles and connective tissue which is thought to boost a body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow.
Acupuncture is used in relief of discomfort of a variety of diseases and conditions such as:
- Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
- Dental pain
- Headaches, including tension and migraine headaches
- Labor pain
- Low back pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Neck pain
PolyCan Health Centre will provide walk-in and urgent care services accessible to the community of students, faculty, staff and families living and working on Burnaby Mountain. Up until now there has been no access to general primary healthcare services within the community. The Burnaby Mountain community will also gain access to multidisciplinary services involving family healthcare & walk-in care, women’s health, surgical daycare, plastic surgery, sports medicine, ophthalmology, chiropractic, rehabilitation, acupuncture, pain management, preventative care and medical diagnostic imaging services.
PolyCan Health Centre will offer world class public health care services to individuals and families on Burnaby Mountain and surrounding communities. PolyCan Health Centre seeks to provide comprehensive services of the regulated health professions of BC.