Studies have shown that acupuncture has a large influence when it comes to pain management. Whether that is chronic pain or general acute pain, acupuncture uses the body’s natural acupressure points to narrow down on the pain and help ease its symptoms.
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Acupuncture for Pain & Injury
Needling acupuncture points signals to the nervous system to implement healing at specific/targeted locations. Acupuncture improves circulation and blood flow, minimizes pain and discomfort, speeds up healing, aids to restore form, function and flexibility to musculature, dissipates clots, reduces numbness and tingling, moves stagnant blood and acid build up, releases muscle tension, opens and releases scar tissue and adhesions, minimizes inflammation, and balances fluid physiology, as well as immunological and hormonal factors.
Acupuncture for Pain Management
For pain management and orthopedic treatments, I will utilize electro-acupuncture to reduce pain and help patients heal faster. As well, I will use a selection of the 12 acupuncture meridians and points of pain called “ASHI” points in Chinese medicine. Needling these localized points of pain (motor/trigger points) has been termed ‘dry needling’, which is a style of acupuncture that has been practiced for over 2000 years.
The benefits of experiencing both acupuncture and physiotherapy at the same time to heal faster, reduce pain, and get better results is unmatched. It’s not necessary to choose between one therapy and the other, it is possible to use both acupuncture and physiotherapy with a multi-modal approach which is usually the best way to resolve your complaint! As well, both modalities truly complement one another!