Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment to relieve pain, improve function, and encourage natural healing. It involves the insertion of thin, flexible needles into the soft tissue at specific points on the body. No drug is injected. The needles stay in place for a set amount of time while the patient relaxes. Most patients find that the treatments are relaxing and cause minimal discomfort.
Certified physiotherapists use acupuncture in conjunction with other treatment techniques. It can be used to:
- Decrease pain via the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones
- Decrease inflammation
- Promote tissue healing and regeneration
- Restore optimal nerve and muscle function
It can be used in the treatment of low back pain, sciatica headaches, neck disorders, whiplash, osteoarthritis, sprains, strains, tennis elbow, chronic pain and many more conditions.