FAQ

Which conditions can you help with?

Regenerative therapies are effective at addressing musculoskeletal pain in the form of; sports injuries, repetitive strain (overuse) injuries, tight muscles from poor posture and chronic (long term) pain.

Are you able to balance my Qi?

Please seek out another CTCMA Registered Acupuncturist to help you balance your qi, regenerative therapies are better for addressing structural abnormalities in the body.

How many treatments will I need to resolve my condition?

Every individual case is different, but expect an average of 3-5 treatments to know whether or not your condition is responding to treatment.

Where did Jason receive his training for injection therapies?

Jason received his training in injection therapies from the Society for Acupoint Injection Therapies (SAIT).

Are you able to treat my neck, including my scalenes and SCM (sternocleidomastoid)?

Yes, Jason has been trained by SAIT and Dr.Gokavi (GTT) in treating the neck including the scalenes and SCM safely. Please note these areas have a higher risk of bleeding and bruising.

How long is each treatment?

Each treatment is scheduled for 1 hour

How many body areas will you treat in 1 session?

As many areas as possible in the scheduled time, and to the patient’s tolerance. Beginners are usually given only 1 treatment due to tolerance.

How should I prepare for my treatment?

Eat and drink a moderate amount prior to your treatment, but avoid heavy meals. Some patients may experience dizziness or a temporary drop in blood sugar or blood pressure during treatment due to an adrenaline response. Fainting is extremely rare, but may occur. Ensuring you are properly fed and hydrated prior to treatment will dramatically reduce the risk of this occurring.

What should I do after my treatment?

Heat, stretching and relaxing are beneficial after treatments to prevent areas from tightening up again. Ice and anti-inflammatory drugs (Advil, Aleve, Celebrex, Aspirin) and supplements should be avoided, especially after bone pecking (prolotherapy). If you must have some pain relief, choose Tylenol extended release tablets.

Are there any side effects for my chosen therapy?

All therapies that involve the insertion of needles in the body carry risks including but not limited to; pain, soreness, bleeding, bruising, swelling, throbbing, fatigue, and temporary limited range of motion.

Other rare but possible side effects may include; allergic reactions, punctured lungs and/or other organs, nerve damage, and irritation causing partial paralysis. Some injections may make you feel ill or experience post treatment pain or create a healing reaction that is unpleasant to experience.

Before treatment, you will be required to sign an informed consent form declaring that you understand the risks and consent regardless prior to treatment.

Which is the best treatment for my condition?

Usually this is decided by your practitioner or family physician and depends on your current condition and which therapies you have tried in the past, and their success or failure to manage your condition.

Which conditions can you absolutely not help with?

Since the focus is on regenerative therapies, any internal conditions or diseases are not applicable.

  • Full thickness or complete tears will not respond to bone pecking (prolotherapy) or acupoint injections. This will likely need surgery.
  • Meniscus tears of the knee require PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and Jason does not offer that at this time
  • Some degenerative conditions will require PRP if they do not respond to Ozone.