Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine and involves inserting small thin needles into specific pressure points of the body. Acupuncture supports to reduce pain, stress, and discomfort. The needles assist in improving circulation ultimately promoting healing and overall wellbeing.
At OAK Physio & Wellness our highly trained physiotherapists and chiropractors provide acupuncture treatments and services to complement your overall treatment plan.
What conditions can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture treatment has been used to treat a variety of conditions. At OAK Physio & Wellness acupuncture can be combined with other treatments to ensure you are achieving the goals of your treatment plan.
Some of the injuries or conditions that acupuncture can be used for include:
Tightness, soreness, and swelling in the tendons, connective tissues, and muscles
Neck pain and several others.
How is acupuncture carried out?
At OAK Physio & Wellness, acupuncture is performed by our trained and certified physiotherapists or chiropractors
You will lie down either on your stomach or back, depending on the affected area that requires acupuncture treatments.
During your acupuncture treatment, small thin needles will be inserted into several pressure points in the affected area. In addition to promoting circulation, the needles help to reduce the sensitivity of the surrounding nerves. This helps to relieve pain and release tension in the affected area.
How does acupuncture work?
The mechanism of how acupuncture works is based on the relationship between nerves and the special pressure points in the body. These acupuncture-specific pressure points tend to have a lower electrical charge than nerve endings. When needles are inserted into them, these electrical charges then reduce the sensitivity of the nerve endings, thereby reducing the pain and discomfort.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture treatment and services in OAK Physio & Wellness are safe and effective because certified, and trained professionals administer them. Our physiotherapists use sterile needles for each treatment and after each session, they are discarded safely and never to be used again.
Are there any side effects of using acupuncture?
Generally, most individuals do not experience any side effects with acupuncture treatment. Some individuals may experience pain at the point of insertion of the needles, which should be transient. Some may experience slight bruising following the treatment.
If you suffer from hemophilia, or you are pregnant, you will need to speak with our physiotherapist at OAK Physio & Wellness to ensure necessary precautions are taken and to determine whether acupuncture is the right treatment option for your condition.
Can acupuncture be combined with other treatments?
Even though acupuncture requires the insertion of tiny thin needles, most individuals do not experience any pain. Some individuals can experience slight discomfort at the point of insertion of the needles. The discomfort can range from a slight tingling sensation, pressure, warmth, or a very dull to mild ache.
Once the needles are inserted, individuals should feel a sense of calm and relaxation.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Reduction in stress and anxiety
Reduces pain, soreness, and swelling
Improves deep and restful sleep cycles Renewed energy
Improves mental, physical, and spiritual well-being
Promote faster recovery and healing
After acupuncture, what is next?
This depends on your condition and unique treatment plan. It is best to seek more information about this from our expert physiotherapists at OAK Physio & Wellness.
Acupuncture treatments and services in OAK Physio & Wellness may be covered by health insurance when combined as part of an overall treatment plan which could include massage therapy, physiotherapy, or chiropractic care.