A time-tested treatment for pain relief.
Acupuncture is a time-tested, safe and effective method for relieving pain and increasing mobility. One of the most striking aspects of its use is the near absence of adverse effects and complications.
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is seen as a technique for balancing the flow of energy through pathways, or meridians, in your body. Needles are inserted at points along the meridians to stimulate or rebalance your energy flow so that it can move freely to all parts of your body.
In Western medicine, research has shown that acupuncture points release endorphins, (the body’s natural, pain-relieving neurohormones), when they are stimulated, activating the body’s natural healing process.
Acupuncture can help treat a range of conditions, including:
- Low back, hip and knee pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Chronic headaches
- Sports injuries
- Frozen shoulder
- TMJ Syndrome
I had really bad vertigo after gardening one day. After a trip to the doctor, I was put on some pretty nasty medications, but nothing seemed to help. One acupuncture treatment and my vertigo was gone!Brian, Surrey
How does it work?
Acupuncture is a gentle and safe treatment that’s suitable for all ages. Most patients find that the treatments cause minimal discomfort – often, they don’t even feel the needles, which are hair-thin, being inserted.
The needles are inserted into your skin at specific points on your body to stimulate your nerves, muscles, and connective tissue (fascia) and trigger your body’s natural healing mechanisms. They rest in position for 15 to 30 minutes, during which time the practitioner may manipulate them to increase the effectiveness of your treatment.
The treatment stimulates the release of endorphins and as your treatments progress, your body begins to heal and your pain is relieved.