Our Physiotherapists are certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) to provide acupuncture. This gentle insertion of hair-thin, sterilized needles into specific points on the body is used to enhance healing.
How does it work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach: According to traditional acupuncture theory, there are twelve energy channels called “meridians” running vertically along the length of the human body, each one linking to a specific organ. Illness is caused by obstructed energy flow at certain points along the meridians. Acupuncture therapy stimulates meridian flow and harmonizes the body’s energy to influence the health of both body and mind.
Western/ Medical Approach: Studies have shown that acupuncture influences both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Further evidence indicates that acupuncture stimulates the release of natural hormones such as endorphins, which function to relieve pain. Research also suggests that acupuncture increases immune system functioning, improves the circulatory system, decreases muscle tightness, and increases joint flexibility.
Our certified Physical Therapists in Acupuncture utilize a combination of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Models to achieve maximum benefit for our clients.
Acupuncture can be very successful in managing a wide range of conditions, some of which include:
- Whiplash associated disorders (WAD)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD)
- Arthritic inflammatory conditions
- Postoperative pain
- Joint and myofascial disorders
- Neck and Low back pain
- Fascial pain associated with TMJ disorders
- Trigeminal neuralgia