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Learn About the Benefits of Evidence-Based Acupuncture with a Naturopathic Doctor

acupuncture treatment kitchener waterloo - Learn About the Benefits of Evidence-Based Acupuncture with a Naturopathic Doctor

Acupuncture is a core service offered at CARESPACE Health+Wellness clinics in Kitchener and Waterloo. It is an ancient form of healing that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It involves inserting needles into specific points on the body to help balance energy and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Nowadays, acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular as an evidence-based alternative treatment, and is used by chiropractors, physiotherapists, and naturopathic doctors. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of evidence-based acupuncture and how it can help you heal.

How Evidence-Based Acupuncture Works

Evidence-based acupuncture is based on scientific research and clinical trials to determine which acupuncture points are most effective for treating certain conditions. A naturopathic doctor uses this information to create individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs and preferences. By combining traditional Chinese acupuncture with modern medical knowledge, naturopathic doctors can create treatments that offer maximum benefit with minimal side effects.

Benefits of Evidence-Based Acupuncture from a Naturopathic Doctor

There are many potential benefits to receiving evidence-based acupuncture from a naturopath, including pain relief for acute or chronic conditions, decreased stress levels, improved sleep quality, improved digestion, and reduced inflammation. Additionally, because acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, it can be used as part of an overall wellness plan to promote long-term health and wellbeing.

The Importance of Working with a Naturopath                          

When choosing a naturopathic doctor, it’s important to make sure that they have experience using evidence-based techniques. This will ensure that you receive maximum benefit from your treatments without any unnecessary risks or side effects. A reputable Naturopath will also take your individual needs into account when creating your personalized treatment plan so that it is effective and safe for you specifically.


Evidence-based acupuncture administered by a naturopathic doctor offers many potential benefits including pain relief, improved sleep quality, decreased stress levels, improved digestion, reduced inflammation, and more! Whether you’re looking for short-term relief or long-term wellness support – working with me, Dr. Lindsay Bast, or one of the experienced Naturopathic Doctors in Waterloo or Kitchener at CARESPACE who utilize evidence-based techniques will ensure that you receive maximum benefit from your treatments. So if you’re thinking about trying acupuncture for yourself – check out one of the CARESPACE Health+Wellness clinics in either Kitchener or Waterloo.

Lindsay Bast, BSc, ND

Lindsay Bast, BSc, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Lindsay Bast is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours B.Sc. in Kinesiology and from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine 2005. He sees patients of all ages with a variety of concerns and has a special interest in the effects of stress on health. Dr. Bast will work with you to uncover the hidden causes of your health concerns through interviewing, testing, physical exam and questionnaires. Where appropriate he will collaborate with other CARESPACE Practitioners to develop a coordinated treatment plan to achieve your goals.