What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is used as part of our physiotherapy treatment to address specific conditions that are seen at our clinic. It is of no extra cost as it is included within the price of our physiotherapy treatment. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points in the body. Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called “endorphins”.
This results in pain relief, reduced inflammation, general relaxation, and regulation of the body systems. One of the most unique aspects of acupuncture is the almost complete absence of reverse effects or complications. We also only use disposable needles as a one time basis. Most people feel only minimal if any discomfort with the insertion of the needles. This is possible because the stainless steel needles are so extremely fine. Not all physiotherapists are trained in the delivery of acupuncture as part of therapy.
At our clinic all of our physiotherapists have completed various courses with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. Call us today to have any of your questions answered or to book an appointment to get started.