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Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the therapeutic insertion of solid needles in various combinations and patterns. Dr. Molloy primarily uses Acupuncture in the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the therapeutic insertion of solid needles in various combinations and patterns. Dr. Molloy primarily uses Acupuncture in the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Therapeutic insertion of solid needles in various combinations and patterns is the foundation of medical acupuncture.

The choice of needle patterns can be based on a combination of traditional acupuncture principles and more modern concepts such as recruiting neuroanatomical activities in segmental distributions.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Dr. Molloy uses Acupuncture in the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

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Dr. Mark Molloy | D.C., B.Kin.(Hons.), CCAMA

Chiropractor

Dr. Mark Molloy obtained his degree, Doctor of Chiropractic, from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Kinesiology Honours Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Molloy has furthered his education by completing a certificate in medical acupuncture from McMaster University and is a certificant of the Canadian Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

After completing his studies and several years of practice in Toronto, Dr. Molloy now resides and practices in Gander, Newfoundland. Outside of work he plays hockey, is an avid salmon fisherman, cross country skier, cyclist, and recently added stand up paddle boarding to the mix.

Dr. Kara Alexander | B. Kin, D.C.

Chiropractor

Dr. Kara-lyn Alexander is originally from Stephenville, Newfoundland. She attended Memorial University of Newfoundland where she obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2019. Following this, she attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she recently graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She is also trained in instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, and acupuncture/electro-acupuncture. Dr. Alexander’s goal is to get patients back to doing what they love and feeling their best.

Outside of work, Kara loves to walk her dog, hike, read and spending time with family and friends. Her other love is broomball. Dr. Alexander started playing junior broomball in Stephenville when she was 15, and continued to play for the next 5 years until she went away for her education. She has played recreationally in St. John’s and Ontario over the years, and now with her return to Newfoundland she was able to play in the senior provincials last year with Stephenville. She is looking forward to her upcoming season.

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