My Practice Approach

I’m here to help you optimize your health and epitomize what it means to live a great life. Here are the long-standing principles and philosophies that I follow:

  • I touch people. (Chiropractic means “done by hand.”)

  • I listen to what you have to say.

  • I pay attention to what your body is communicating.

  • I facilitate the release of tension through adjustments and energy work.

  • I am patient with your progress because we know that healing and change takes time.

  • I help you to be patient in understanding the healing process

  • I help you focus on what’s possible and help you remove emotional and physical barriers.

  • I have a tremendous appreciation for the healing capacity of the human body.

  • I will always do my very best for you because I love what I do.

Neurofunctional acupuncture

Neurofunctional acupuncture (or contemporary medical acupuncture) is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique designed to promote self-regulation of the nervous system. Using thin acupuncture needles, electrical stimulation is painlessly used to heighten the function of the nerves that control specific muscles, blood vessels and other nerves. Through the action of this gentle contact, immune and endocrine system performance is also improved, and treatment can often result in a permanent resolution of an ongoing problem.

How Does This Approach Differ from Traditional Acupuncture?

The neurofunctional approach differs in that the main goal is not to simply “balance the body’s energy”, but to optimize function of the nerves, muscles, blood vessels, immune system & endocrine function. It also doesn’t focus on the direct elimination of physical discomfort, but rather in improving the bodily processes that are necessary to good health and pain-free living. We find that it’s a valuable resource, in conjunction with chiropractic care, in maximizing full health potential.

Many practice members notice an immediate difference after treatment, including:

  • A better sense of ease

  • Decreased discomfort

  • Greater mobility

  • Increased strength

For some, it can take up to 48 hours for the body to re-integrate the neurological changes that have occurred during a session. Treatment “turns on” muscles and nerves whose function has broken down. When they all come back “online” for the first time, it’s not uncommon to feel like you’ve just completed a really good workout.

Dr. Metz has been helping people through this state-of-the-art technique since 2002. She’s had years of experience in placing tens of thousands of needles, and has additionally earned Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance certification from McMaster University.

You’ll be in good hands with our advanced acupuncture techniques. Our care is safe and gentle, and we can help you with everything from sports performance to greater freedom of movement.