Our registered physiotherapists and chiropractors use acupuncture to reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. These healthcare practitioners use anatomical acupuncture to assist in treating common musculoskeletal problems such low back pain, headaches/migraines, repetitive strain injuries, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, nerve impingements, and osteoarthritis, among numerous other injuries.
Acupuncture is one of the key components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves the stimulation of points on the body through the insertion of very thin, solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin to achieve a therapeutic effect. Anatomical acupuncture refers to the approach taken today by western-trained healthcare providers, and combines the knowledge of traditional acupuncture with western-learned anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Acupuncture points on the body are places where nerves, muscles and connective tissue can be stimulated, and this stimulation increases blood flow while at the same time triggering the activity of our own body’s natural painkillers. Acupuncture encourages natural healing and can improve your mood and energy. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications and an adjunct to physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment techniques. Our practitioners have received their training in acupuncture from such reputable organizations such as the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.
Conditions that are effectively treated by acupuncture include: