Methodology Originating In Ancient China


Acupuncture is a peripheral nerve stimulation technique, which involves applying pre-sterilized, disposable hair thin solid needles into specific trigger points, pressure points, or neurofunctional sites. These sites maybe stimulated by heat, electricity, laser or manual therapy in order to relieve symptoms. Dr. Cann will first do a thorough exam and consultation in order to have a true understanding of the underlying condition. From the perspective of Oriental medicine and Modern Contemporary Evidence-based Acupuncture, all health conditions stem from some sort of imbalance in the body.

Healing, relaxing, and virtually painless

Acupuncture is an ancient technique with 5,000 years of success behind it. The benefits are so well-documented, the World Health Organization (WHO) regards it as an integral part of primary healthcare.

In China, billions (literally) of people from emperors to modern heads of state, professional athletes, and active service personnel have turned to acupuncture to relieve a huge range of conditions including:
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Reproductive and gynaecological conditions
  • Mental emotional problems

Manual therapy combined

Acupuncture treatments are combined with manual massage therapy to relax the area and to release tension and pain. This is especially effective when combined with acupuncture to release blockages, decrease inflammation, improve blood circulation and help with lymph drainage. We also use cupping, moxibustion(moxa), gua-sha, electro-acupuncture, specific liniments, essential oils and balms in areas being treated which will further improve the condition.

Cupping therapy

This therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. Cupping therapy uses special cups, such as glass, bamboo or silicone on your skin to create suction. It helps with relieving pain, reducing inflammation, increases blood flow, promotes relaxation and well-being and as a type of deep tissue massage. Dr. Sifu Cann has been using cupping therapy in his treatments for over 25 years. He uses dry or wet techniques depending on the patient’s diagnosis. You may experience mild discomfort or skin discoloration which is caused from pulling the stagnant blood to surface which fades within a few days to a week. At COHA HEALTH, you will receive cupping during your Acupuncture session if necessary, as they work very well together. It is a safe treatment if if administered by a trained health professional.

Tui Na / Chinese Medical Massage

Tui Na (pronounced 'twee-nar') is a system of oriental body massage that combines acupressure techniques with soft-tissue manipulation, joint range of motion, stretching and bone setting techniques. Everyone can benefit from this ancient massage. Dr Cann often combines Tui Na with the Acupuncture sessions, especially for musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, internal medicine and decreasing stress in the body.

Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic massage is a massage therapy that focuses on musculoskeletal dysfunctions. It involves assessment and a variety of treatment methods and techniques to decrease pain, whether from trauma or sports injuries, it increases range of motion and restores the bodies structural and functional alignment.

Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy that focuses on the athlete. That includes anyone from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. The techniques help decrease inflammation, increase blood circulation and stimulates lymphatic circulation. This type of massage maybe used pre and post event. Pre event to increase flexibility, relax tight muscles and calm the athlete before their event takes place. Post event to reduce lactic acid build up and speed up recovery time.

What to expect?

After completing your Medical History form you will undergo a consultation and assessment. Generally, during an examination you may have different parts of the body palpated, you may have specific pulses taken, eyes, ears and tongue observed, muscle testing and orthoneuro evaluation when needed. This will guide the practitioner to design the appropriate treatment plan, which will include Acupuncture and Manual Therapy etc.

How many sessions will I need?

Depending on the diagnosis, a course of at least six acupuncture sessions, combined with manual massage therapy etc. will be required to achieve a good result. Acute conditions will require fewer treatments. However, chronic conditions will need longer treatment plans.

Who will carry out the acupuncture and manual therapy?

Dr Sifu Reginald Cann is Bermuda’s most experienced acupuncturist. In fact, it was he who pioneered acupuncture and oriental medicine in Bermuda in 1989. Dr Cann is a California Medical Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Primary Care Provider, Chinese Herbalist and Certified Master of Medical Qi-Gong who continues to study and learn from the vast body of knowledge gathered over the past 5,000 years.


Oriental Medicine

The Oriental Medical System goes back thousands of years, using herbs, nutrition and Acupuncture to give optimal results. We combine the herbs according to ancient formulae that treat different patterns of disharmony. Each combination of herbs deals with a particular ailment. The use of herbs in conjunction with acupuncture makes for a far more effective treatment regime. Our practitioners with their 25 years of experience, bring these modalities together when necessary, to provide the best outcome for the patient. These herbal and nutritional supplements can be used in between Acupuncture sessions to complement the treatment protocol.

Restores Homeostasis

Acupuncture improves blood circulation, decreases inflammation, boost immune system, decreases stress, anxiety and helps modulate all the physiological systems in the body.

The Results

For many patients, the effects are instantaneous. The needles are so fine, and the acupuncturist so skilled, there’s virtually no pain attached to the treatment. Quite the reverse: most patients feel an immediate sense of calm. You may feel relaxed, or sleepy. Any mild bruising as a result of treatment will usually clear up within a few days.

What conditions can we treat?

To make it easy to find your condition, we’ve arranged our list of treatable conditions around the parts of your body for easy referencing.
Don’t forget to check the miscellaneous section at the end.

Head, Nose, Throat


• Cluster
• Dizziness
• Headaches
• Migraines
• Sinus pressure
• Tension
• Vertigo


• General loss of smell
• Runny nose
• Sinus congestion
• Sinus pain
• Stuffy nose


• Acute and chronic sore throat
• Inflamed tonsils
• Pain following tooth extraction
• Toothache pain


• Abdominal bloating
• Acid-reflux
• Constipation
• Crohn’s disease
• Diaphragmic spasms
• Diarrhoea
• Digestive disorders
• Gall stones
• Gas
• Colitis
• Indigestion
• Inflamed intestines
• Irritated bowels
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Kidney stone flare-ups
• Mild moderate ulcers
• Nausea

Men & Women


• Decreased libido (sex drive)
• Prostrate swelling (prostatitis)


• Breech baby
• Delayed labour (induced labour)
• Endometriosis
• Hot flashes
• Infertility
• Irregular menses
• Post-partum depression
• Menopausal problems
• Menstrual pain (cramps)
• Morning sickness
• No menses or delayed menses
• Decreased libido (sex drive)
• Pelvic inflammation
• Pelvic inflammatory disease
• Pelvic pain
• Small to moderate fibroids
• Under or over-active thyroid
 (hypo or hyper thyroid)
• Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Face, Eyes, Ears, Chest


• Bell’s Palsy
• Trigeminal pain (neuralgia)


• Blurred vision
• Puffy eyes
• Eye pressure
• Red eyes
• Eyestrain from overuse of
 computers and excessive reading


• Ear pain
• Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
• Blocked ears


• Asthma
• Bronchitis (acute and chronic)
• Coughing (dry and productive)
• Respiratory conditions
• Rib pain (intercostal neuralgia)
• Shortness of breath

Skin, Stress, Concentration, Blood Sugars


• Acne
• Eczema
• Itchy inflamed skin
• Psoriasis
• Redness

Stress & Anxiety

• General anxiety
• Reduce effects of stress
 (stress management)
• Calm travel anxiety
• Improve energy
• Enhance overall feeling
 of wellness


• Concentration
• Enhance brain power
• Help focus
• Memory
• Reduce pre-exam jitters

Blood sugars

• Improve insulin balance in
 non-insulin dependent
 diabetes (type 2)
• Improve hypoglycaemic
  symptoms (low blood sugar)

Cardiovascular & Musculoskeletal System

Cardiovascular system

• Help normalise cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• Improve blood circulation
• Palpitations

Musculoskeletal system

• Acute and chronic ankle sprains
• Carpal tunnel
• Tennis elbow
 (lateral epicondylitis)
• Golfers’ elbow
 (medial epicondylitis)
• Hip
• Knee
• Neck
• Wrist
• Shoulder
• Mild to moderate degenerative
• Mild to moderate frozen shoulder
 (adhesive capsulitis)
• Sprains and strains from
 any injury
• Mild to moderate rheumatoid
• Post-surgical pain and scar tissue
• Sciatic pain
• Spinal pain
• Stiff tight muscles and
 inflamed joints


Adrenal stress • Allergies • Auto-immune support • Bed wetting (enuresis) • Bruising and swelling from injuries • Chemotherapy and radiation side effects support • Chronic fatigue • First symptoms of common cold and flu attack (24–72hrs) • Gout • General low energy • Mild to moderate fluid retention (Oedema) • Mild to moderate depression • Restless leg syndrome • Seasonal treatments • Smoking cessation • Sports pre and post-game tune-ups • Weight-reduction management.

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