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Acupuncture starts and ends with A C U R E

An old English fable concluded with this powerful moral: “In this world, the most important person is the person in front of you who needs your help, the most important thing is to help them, and the most important time is right now.”

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Neurofunctional Acupuncture, The success of an integrated model

Canadian Chiropractor Magazine – April 2011

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Acupuncture for pain? No thanks

Is acupuncture a reasonably effective intervention for the treatment of pain? Advocates will tell you “Yes” and show you dozens of studies to support their enthusiastic claim. Detractors will tell you “No” and quickly add that based on randomized control trials and recent meta-analyses acupuncture is no better than placebo to treat pain.

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The Vital Role of Neurofunctional Acupuncture

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An Education in Acupuncture

By Chris O’Connor RMT, DO-MTP, Prov CMA As an RMT I am always on the lookout for training programmes that will not only help to fulfill my CEU quota, but will also afford the opportunity to learn something valuable that will encourage me to become a better practitioner. I was introduced to Contemporary Medical Acupuncture […]

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McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals Program

Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco MD (Spain), Director McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program Chris O´Connor, RMT, Instructor McMaster CMA Program Introduction In recent years, the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals (CMA) Program has become an increasingly popular choice for RMTs in Ontario seeking acupuncture training. In July, 2000 the College of Massage Therapists […]

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Acupuncture in the integrated treatment of Temporomandibular (TMD) disorders

by Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco, M.D. (Spain), Director McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program, Hamilton, Ontario and Rodrigo Garcia-Loyer, Odontologist, Director Cranio-Cervico-Mandibular Disorders Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hospital News – February 2009 Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and its associated muscles. Some estimates suggest […]

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Contemporary Acupuncture Enhances Contemporary Chiropractic

by David Salanki, DC, Anthony Lombardi, DC, Michael Prebeg, DC, Lecturers and Clinical instructors, McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program How many chiropractors could predict with certainty what our practice environment would look like 10 to 15 years into the future? Imagine for a moment traveling back in time, perhaps one hundred years or so, and envisioning […]

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Contemporary Acupuncture and Sports Medicine: an overview

Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco, MD (Spain) Director McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program Chris O´Connor, RMT, Instructor McMaster CMA Program Introduction In Sports Medicine, we are still far from understanding the amazingly complex and delicate neurological connections that make highly precise movements possible. In clinical practice, we need to oversimplify these millions of coordinated electrical […]

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Contemporary Acupuncture: a successful mechanism-based model for chronic pain management

by Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco, MD (Spain), Director McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program and Angelica Fargas-Babjak, MD, Chair McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program Whether acute or chronic, each pain problem is a personal experience with a unique combination of dysfunctions, sensory signals, and complex emotions. The main difference between acute and chronic pain is that in the latter […]

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