Acupuncture is an ancient physiotherapy pain management treatment which is performed by the insertion of single use, sterile needles through the skin to stimulate certain points near the surface of the body to regulate “QI” (energy). It helps to prevent or decrease pain to aid regulation of abnormal functioning of the nervous system. Acupuncture also helps by releasing natural endorphins and neurohormones which acts as analgesic and anti-inflammatory which helps to alleviate pain.
Acupuncture in Kitchener
Our physical therapists are certified in acupuncture. We have found that acupuncture works the best when it is used with other physiotherapy modalities and exercises.
We have found it to be particularly effective in assisting patients with many chronic pain conditions including upper and lower back pain, fibromyalgia, painful trigger points, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Through the repeated penetration of the skin using thin metallic needles, we help to correct the imbalance of flow at points close to the skin and relieve your pain and stiffness.
Acupuncture is just one of the many highly customized therapies we deliver working one-on-one with patients to identify problematic areas and then gently stimulate healing.
If you want to learn about acupuncture and how it can help you request an appointment with our physiotherapist at kitchener location and they will explain you how this form of treatment in conjunction with other modalities will help you to improve you quality of life.