Acupuncture can have profound effects at reducing pain and inflammation as well as treating muscle tension. At Work-Fit Total Therapy Centre’s, our Physiotherapists use acupuncture needles to promote healing naturally, to decrease or alleviate pain and to improve function at the affected areas of the body. It is a safe and effective therapeutic method to use as an alternative to medications, and an adjunct to physiotherapy. The goal behind acupuncture is to balance energy and blood in the body to promote good health and function.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Very fine needles are inserted through the skin at specific acupuncture points causes the release of the body’s and tissues at specific points on the body which cause a mild amount of discomfort. to effect the injured area. The insertion of acupuncture needles in the body at specific acupuncture points causes the release of the body's own pain relieving chemicals known as endorphins. The end results of pain relief, general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body's own internal regulation system are achieved as endorphins block the passage of pain messages to the brain. An overall improvement in energy, physical and emotional well-being, biochemical balance and reduction in inflammation occur after acupuncture as the body's natural healing abilities are stimulated.
What Does Acupuncture Treat?
The benefit of acupuncture has been recognized by the World Health Organization for the following:
• Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, neck and back pain, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, sciatica, arthritis
• Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma
• Digestive disorders: gastritis, hyperacidity, constipation, diarrhea, spastic bowel
• Urinary, menstrual and reproductive disorders
• Addiction, insomnia
What are the Risks and/or Side Effects of Acupuncture?
When qualified and certified practitioners perform acupuncture at Work-Fit Total Therapy Centre’s there are almost no adverse effects or complications associated with it. Many patients describe it as relaxing and mildly uncomfortable. Individuals with pacemakers considering acupuncture need approval from their cardiologists. Practitioners use specific precautions and contraindications with pregnant women.
At Work-Fit Total Therapy Centre’s, we use only sterile, disposable needles in the application of acupuncture.
How Long Does An Acupuncture Treatment Take?
Our acupuncture sessions run 15-20 minutes long but may be combined with other physiotherapy methods making the overall treatment time longer.
Where are your Acupuncturists located?
They are located in the Oakville and Milton locations.
Oakville Location: 327 Reynolds Street - Oakville. ON. L6J 3L7
Telephone: 905 845 9540
Milton Location: 7030 Derry Road - Milton, ON. L6H 7H6
Telephone: 905 876 7007
When your physiotherapy treatment is performed by a physiotherapist and is included as part of your treatment, there is no additional cost for the acupuncture.