Acupuncture therapy is used when pain makes it difficult for the body to function normally. Thin needles are inserted into your skin at specific points of pain to stimulate your nerves, muscles, and connective tissues. This increases blood flow in that area, speeding up the healing process and triggering the release of natural painkillers.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a Chinese medicine practice that believes in energy trigger points in the human body. This energy that flows throughout the human body is responsible for the internal balance of forces. When energy is disrupted, there is an imbalance in the functioning of the human body, which leads to pain, illness, and other bodily problems.
There are about 361 acupuncture points in the body that are responsible for stimulating these energy points when there is intense pain experienced in the body. This results in increased blood flow that is necessary for the process of healing. As a result, acupuncture is used to cure a wide range of body problems.
What does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has shown effective results in individuals with extreme migraines and sinuses. Apart from that, it has been highly efficient in curing back pains, neck pains, osteoarthritis, knee pain, and other bone-related and muscular pains. Additional disorders that acupuncture has proven to treat are:
- Blood pressure (high and low).
- Gastric conditions (ulcers).
- Painful menstrual cycles.
- Allergic reactions.
- Nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy.
- Morning sickness during pregnancy.
- Tennis elbow.
- Dental pains.
- Inducing labor in women.
- Cardiovascular conditions.
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Muscle spasm.
- Stress, anxiety.
At Care2Cure physiotherapy, we use a combination of therapies along with acupuncture to not only relieve pain but also to cure the pain permanently.
What happens during Acupuncture Therapy?
Care2Cure has the most experienced physiotherapists for Acupuncture Therapy in Ottawa. We do not insist on acupuncture therapy unless needed or requested by the patients. It is extremely important to know the right use of this therapy and on what part of the body.
During Acupuncture therapy, thin hair-like sterile needles are inserted at depths determined during the assessment.
Note: It is very important to know what type of needles are right for which types of patients and the need for insertion at what depths.
These needles are left in your body for as long as 20 minutes. Depending on the type of treatment plan, there are various combinations used along with acupuncture. For instance,
- Heat treatment with Acupuncture.
- IFC 2 pole interference with Acupuncture.
- IFC 4 pole interference with Acupuncture.
- Ice compression with Acupuncture.
Benefits of Acupuncture
- Extremely effective.
- Used in combination with other treatments.
- Relieves pain immediately.
- Resolves allergies and side effects of other medical treatments.
- Treats not only muscular problems but other health conditions too.
- Improves the overall health of an individual.
- Boosts bodily functions.
- Improves mobility.
- Enhances balance and coordination of the body.
To know if you are best suited for Acupuncture Therapy, Book an appointment with a physiotherapist today!
At Care2Cure, we will provide you with a personalized plan of treatment effective just for you!
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