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Nicole Money 2016

Nicole Money

Physiotherapist

Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves inserting thin, medical grade needles into specific points in the body, called acupuncture points. These acupuncture points are stimulated by the needles, causing the body to release natural chemicals that can decrease pain and assist with tissue healing following an injury.

Conditions that may benefit from Medical Acupuncture:

Lower back pain

Headaches

Neck pain

Whiplash injuries

Sciatica

Jaw Pain

Carpal Tunnel

Osteoarthritis pain

Tendonitis

Nerve Injuries

Restricted Joint Movements

Strains & sprains

Other conditions may also benefit from acupuncture. Please call the clinic with any questions regarding this.

A full physical assessment of the injured area and medical history will be taken prior to receiving acupuncture to ensure it is the most effective treatment choice for a patient's injuries.

 

During an acupuncture treatment, needles are inserted into a patient's body and are left for a period of time. Acupuncture points in the body are connected in energy lines or pathways called meridians. Each acupuncture point has a different effect on a patient's body, for example some points are better at controlling inflammation or while others help with pain.

 

A combination of acupuncture points both around and away from the injured area may be used to assist with the resolving a patient's issue. No drugs or other medications are injected with the needles. 

 

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 or after a treatment.

When an acupuncture needle is inserted, it causes the body to release endorphins, which helps relieve pain naturally. Acupuncture can also assist in decreasing inflammation, optimize tissue healing, and help the nervous system return to a more balanced state.

Most patients report feeling an increased sense of relaxing and reduction in pain following treatment. It is normal to feel fatigued after acupuncture. Resting, drinking a few extra glasses of water and having something small to eat are recommended after treatment. 

Acupuncture Meridians

Acupuncture treatment on the shoulder

For more information on acupuncture please visit: Acupuncture Canada