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What is Acupuncture?

A thin sterile, disposable needle is inserted into specific points along a muscle, nerve, tendon and/or fascia to stimulate a physiological response that helps in our bodies natural recovery process. Its goal is to reduce pain and improve circulation. The acupuncture needle remains inserted for a duration of time, 10-30 minutes, to create the physiological change in the body. During the session, the needle itself can be stimulated in various ways to enhance the treatment effect. This approach is gentle, safe and highly effective.

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture

  • Low Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Golfers elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Chronic pain
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Nerve injuries
  • Sciatic
  • Musculoskeletal injury or pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • And Many More…

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture treatment causes relatively little to no pain. A sensation of dull awareness around the needle site or area being treated can occur. If the needles are being stimulated then you may feel heightened discomfort and awareness but constant communication with your physiotherapist to ensure comfort throughout treatment will be essential.