Acupuncture is a form of Ancient Chinese therapy used to stimulate our bodies’ nervous system to help our bodies reduce pain and heal.
The treatment consists of thin needles being placed into specific Acupuncture points, which are chosen depending on the reason you are seeking treatment.
Acupuncture is a painless treatment that promotes healing.
Yes it involves needles, but it DOES NOT hurt.
The needles we use are sterile, and the treatment is very safe.
Most patients report feeling relaxed or even a little tired after treatment, which is good! This means your body is relaxed and working to heal itself.
Acupuncture can help with a variety of conditions, including:
- Back Pain/Disc Injuries
- Muscle Sprains
- Ligament Strains
- Frozen Shoulder
- Hip Pain
- Whiplash Injuries
- Concussion Symptoms
- Postnatal recovery
Some of the common treatment outcomes include:
- Decreased pain
- Increased range of motion
- Increased strength
- Feeling of relaxation
- Increased energy
- Decreased fascial tension
These are just a few examples of the many uses of Acupuncture as a treatment method.
Acupuncture also compliments our other treatment modalities used in Athletic Therapy such as massage, TENS, exercise and stretches. It works well with Chiropractic too!
Finally, here are some at-home treatment tips – Acupuncture for treating headaches
Various Acupuncture points can be effective without needle stimulation by simply applying pressure to these points for a period of time with your finger to elicit a similar response to an Acupuncture needle stimulating the point.
One common condition Acupuncture is used for is headaches. If you are experiencing a headache, try putting pressure on these two spots for one minute to help relieve pain:
The web space between your thumb and index finger (Acupuncture point Li 4).
The space between your eyebrows (Acupuncture point Gv 24.5)
If you would like to try Acupuncture or have further questions regarding the treatment, consultations and appointments can be made with Daniel or Ashley.