What Can Acupuncture Therapy Help With?
Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of issues. Treatment can help promote the healing of injuries, reduce muscle tension and help in the treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions such as:
Acupuncture therapy involves the stimulation of acupuncture points at various locations in the body with fine needles. This can help treat painful conditions, especially those that are orthopedic in nature. Your physiotherapist may offer acupuncture to complement your physiotherapy treatments. Only a physiotherapist with an acupuncture license is qualified to perform acupuncture in Winnipeg.
Acupuncture is a popular practice in Chinese medicine that has been exercised for thousands of years!
Acupuncture is one of several traditional Chinese medicine treatments that aims to balance energy in the body to promote good health. Its popularity around the world has steadily grown over the years. Research on its effectiveness has led it to become widely accepted in western medicine as an effective therapy for many different conditions. Western-trained acupuncture therapists tend to use a more modern and anatomical approach when performing acupuncture therapy. Although each treatment method is different, both the western medicine and traditional Chinese approaches have proven to be very effective. Many insurance plans now cover some form of acupuncture therapy.
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What To Expect During Your First Acupuncture Treatment
When you attend your first acupuncture treatment at the clinic, you will be asked to read a basic information sheet about acupuncture therapy, as well as sign a consent form. Your physiotherapist will explain how your treatment will proceed and give you a chance to ask any questions. Your therapist will then begin treatment by cleaning the skin and inserting acupuncture needles in a variety of points in the body.
Only single-use, sterile, disposable needles are used in our clinic. Once all of your needles have been inserted, they will be left in for approximately 15-30 minutes. You will be encouraged to let your therapist know at any time if you experience discomfort. After that, your needles will be removed, and the remainder of your physical therapy session will be completed.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture can have effects on many parts of the body both locally and systemically. When needles are inserted in various acupuncture points it can stimulate a wide variety of tissues such as nerves, muscles, connective tissue, blood vessels, and the skin. This can help reduce muscle tension, inflammation and promote tissue healing. Stimulation of these points can also trigger the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals. This can help in the treatment of painful conditions and injuries.