Neurofunctional acupuncture is a therapeutic approach that combines the ancient wisdom of acupuncture with modern scientific knowledge of neurology and physiology.

Understanding Neurofunctional Acupuncture

Neurofunctional acupuncture is a therapeutic approach that combines the ancient wisdom of acupuncture with modern scientific knowledge of neurology and physiology. Unlike traditional acupuncture, which primarily focuses on energy flow through meridians, neurofunctional acupuncture targets specific neurofunctional points in the body. These points are strategically chosen based on their connection to the nervous system and their ability to influence various bodily functions.

How Neurofunctional Acupuncture Works

At the heart of neurofunctional acupuncture is the concept of stimulating specific nerve pathways to promote healing and alleviate various health issues. This is achieved by inserting fine, sterile needles and combining electricity into precise points on the body, activating the body's natural healing mechanisms.

When these needles are placed strategically, they can:

  1. Modulate Pain: Neurofunctional acupuncture has shown remarkable effectiveness in reducing pain, making it an excellent option for those suffering from chronic pain conditions, such as back pain, migraines, or arthritis.
  2. Improve Circulation: By stimulating the nervous system, acupuncture can enhance blood circulation, which aids in tissue repair and reduces inflammation.
  3. Enhance Mental Health: Many patients report improved mental well-being after neurofunctional acupuncture sessions. It can reduce stress, anxiety, and even help with conditions like depression.
  4. Boost Immunity: Regular acupuncture treatments can strengthen the immune system, making the body more resilient to infections.
  5. Regulate Hormones: Acupuncture can help balance hormones, which is particularly beneficial for women dealing with menstrual disorders or menopausal symptoms.

Common Uses of Neurofunctional Acupuncture

  1. Pain Management: If you're struggling with chronic pain, neurofunctional acupuncture can provide much-needed relief. It's a safe and non-invasive alternative to medication.
  2. Sports Injuries: Athletes often turn to acupuncture to speed up recovery from injuries, improve performance, and prevent future injuries.
  3. Stress Reduction: In our fast-paced world, stress can take a toll on our health. Acupuncture offers a natural and relaxing way to combat stress and restore balance.
  4. Fertility Support: For couples experiencing fertility issues, acupuncture can help by improving reproductive health and reducing stress associated with infertility treatments.
  5. Digestive Disorders: Acupuncture can be an effective complement to traditional treatments for digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or acid reflux.


Neurofunctional acupuncture is a powerful safe and effective tool for promoting health and well-being. Whether you're seeking pain relief, improved mental health, or enhanced physical performance, this therapy can be a valuable addition to your healthcare regimen.

At Health Within, we are committed to helping you achieve your health goals by integrating holistic therapies like neurofunctional acupuncture. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward unlocking the healing power of neurofunctional acupuncture. Your path to wellness starts here.

Acupuncture is provided by Shawn Fontaine, Registered Physiotherapist, and can only be billed under physiotherapy services.

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