What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture, a system which originated in ancient China, has increasingly been adopted by medical science in the last 30 years. As more and more evidence of the effects of acupuncture are demonstrated, its use has become standard in physiotherapy and rehab clinics across the globe. Acupuncture treatment in combination with physical therapy is an excellent strategy for speeding the rate of recovery from pain and injury.
Acupuncture’s advantage is that it uses electrically conductive needles to directly interface with the peripheral nervous system in order to manipulate sensory and motor function, as well as sympathetic and parasympathetic activity. This means that acupuncture is not only great for pain relief, but also for improving muscle weakness caused by chronic or acute injuries by strengthening the neurological supply of inhibited muscles.
Acupuncture can also offer treatment for systemic health problems via the autonomic nervous system. For example, issues caused by over-activation of the sympathetic system, such as high blood pressure, anxiety or poor digestion, can be effectively treated via the regulating effect of acupuncture.
Treatments are personalized to the speciﬁc needs of the patient and are performed here in the clinic.
- Back / Neck Pain
- Limb / Joint Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Improve Mobility
- Digestion Gas & Bloating after meals
- Elimination Problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Headaches / Migraines
- Erectile Dysfunction
Did You Know?
Acupuncture is now being used successfully in some of the top names in rehabilitation science in North America, including: The Mayo Clinic, The Shepherd Centre, MossRehab, Rusk Rehab Centre, University of Washington Medical Centre, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Contact us today to book an appointment and discuss the potential benefits with one of our specialists at St. Clair acupuncture and physiotherapy clinic.