Acupuncture has multiple beneficial effects on the body after an injury and can assist with tissue healing, reducing pain levels and increasing mobility in restricted areas. These changes are achieved by inserting acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points causing the body release natural chemicals, such as endorphins, which can assist with pain control.
Conditions that may benefit from Acupuncture:
Midback Pain & Stiffness
Lower Back Pain & Stiffness
Knee & Ankle Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Nerve Pain & Inflammation
Headaches & Migraines
Neck Pain & Stiffness
This list is not exhaustive. Other conditions also benefit from acupuncture.
What to Expect
During the initial assessment, a full medical history will be taken along with a discussion of a patients physical symptoms, concurrent therapies and goals for therapy. A full body assessment and evaluation of any painful areas and associated injuries will also occur.
Following the initial assessment, the results will be reviewed and discussed and recommendations will be made if acupuncture is the most effective treatment choice for a patients injuries' and recovery.
During a treatment session, acupuncture needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points that are most beneficial for a patients unique injury and recovery. A combination of acupuncture points both around and away from the injured area may be used. The needles will remain in place for a period of time to achieve their desired affects. The length of time the needles are left in for and the selection of specific acupuncture points are unique to each patient and where they are in their recovery.
Acupuncture is a gentle treatment and should not be painful. A warming sensation or dull aching may be felt at the site of the acupuncture needles during treatment.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture points are connected throughout the body in energy lines called meridians. Meridians connect distant areas of the body, such as your foot and lower back, allowing multiple areas to be impacted and treated at once. This can assist in pain control and recovery for complex injuries and conditions. Every acupuncture point has a different effect on the body and is used in various combinations to treat specific injuries and conditions. Some acupuncture points are better at controlling pain, while others assist with decreasing swelling and inflammation.
Acupuncture Meridians in the neck and upper back
There are numerous benefits of acupuncture such as: decreasing inflammation, optimizing tissue healing by increasing local blood flow, and assisting the nervous system to return to a more balanced state. All of these effects are achieved by stimulating specific acupuncture points with an acupuncture needle, causing the body to release natural chemicals. No drugs or other medications are injected into acupuncture points during treatment session.
Every patient will respond differently to acupuncture. Most patients will experience a reduction in pain, calming of the nervous system, increase in mobility and some fatigue after treatment; however, complex injuries and persistent pain syndromes may require a few treatments before significant improvements are noticed.
If you have further questions or concerns regarding acupuncture, or if you are not sure if this is best type of treatment for your health care needs, please contact the clinic.
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