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As a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture uses fine, single-use needles to stimulate specific Acupoints in the body. Stimulation of these acupoints can encourage natural healing by improving circulation, decreasing inflammation, reducing pain, and elevating a person’s mood and energy level. Acupuncture can be used in conjuction with physiotherapy to deliver optimal results.
Things to note regarding acupuncture:
Acupuncture at our clinic is performed by certified physiotherapists, not acupuncturists.
It is recommended to refrain from alcohol, caffeine, and smoking two hours prior to and after treatment.
Have a light snack prior to treatment.
Needles may be in your skin for 15 – 20 minutes for optimal results.
If you have a pacemaker or are trying to conceive/are pregnant, please inform your therapist as you may not be a suitable candidate for acupuncture.
Is Acupuncture painful?
When the needle is inserted into the skin, you may feel a warm sensation or a mild ache.
This is a normal response and is referred to as “Qi”.
Is there an additional charge for Acupuncture?
No. At our clinic, the cost of needles is included in your usual physiotherapy fees.
How many treatments do I need for relief?
Treatment frequency varies as each individual has unique needs. Most clients experience significant relief within 6-12 treatments, but many do note relief after 2-3 as well.