Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment technique, which uses needles to treat not only pain – but also promote healing. This 3,000-year-old healing technique involves insertion of thin, disposable needs into “acupuncture points” located through the body. The practice of puncturing the skin does not generally cause a painful sensation or bleeding, as the needles are slightly thicker than a human hair. In turn, once inserted, the needles facilitate circulation of blood and restore the energy balance within the body and mind.
- Tension-type headaches
- Lower back pain
- Injuries from slips and falls, sports or motor vehicle accidents
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
Our trained acupuncture specialists at St. Clair Physiotherapy clinic take a customized approach to treatment that relieves musculoskeletal pain. We will always consult with you to make sure we find the best possible and natural solution that can help you find relief from pain.
At Healthmax’s newest location at St. Clair West, acupuncture is offered as an individual service. It is also used as a part of your chiropractic and/or physiotherapy treatment plan to enhance the effect of therapy.
The number of treatments required varies, depending on the cause of pain. Typically, the duration of treatment is 15-30 minutes per session.
Acupuncture is a very safe and natural procedure, and any side effects (such as nausea or dizziness) are rare. The desired effect of acupuncture is to relax the body. For this reason, patients are asked to avoid substances that stimulate or depress the nervous system (i.e. nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, sleeping pills, etc.) and affect the body’s natural pain-healing process.
Contact us today to book an appointment and discuss the potential benefits with one of our specialists at St. Clair acupuncture and physiotherapy clinic.