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Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine. 

Science and Acupuncture

Acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches. Therefore, acupuncture appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider. However, clinical practice guidelines are inconsistent in recommendations about acupuncture. 

Acupuncture Oshawa Our experienced physiotherapist trained in acupuncture applying targeted pressure at specific trigger points using acupuncture needles. Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice that involves inserting thin needles into strategic points of the body to promote pain relief, relaxation, and overall well-being. By applying acupuncture, our physiotherapist aims to stimulate the body's natural healing response, alleviate muscle tension, improve blood circulation, and reduce pain. At our clinic, we offer a comprehensive approach to physiotherapy, integrating acupuncture as a complementary treatment modality to help our patients achieve optimal results and enhance their overall recovery journey.

The effects of acupuncture on the brain and body and how best to measure them are only beginning to be understood. Current evidence suggests that many factors—like expectation and belief—that are unrelated to acupuncture needling may play important roles in the beneficial effects of acupuncture on pain.

Conditions that May Respond to Acupuncture Treatment

Patients with a variety of diagnoses have experienced positive outcomes with acupuncture. Diagnoses we regularly treat are:

    • Lower Back Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Headaches
    • Chronic Pain
    • Osteoarthritis Related Pain

Safety and Side Effects of Acupuncture

Relatively few complications from using acupuncture have been reported. Still, complications have resulted from use of nonsterile needles and improper delivery of treatments. Rest assured that we use new, sterile needles for each and every acupuncture treatment.

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