What is Acupuncture?
At Healthy Body, our Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, and some of our Massage Therapists offer acupuncture treatments for a variety of conditions.
Your practitioner will first sit down with you and discuss your situation in depth. Then, they will perform a physical examination to assess your condition. After a complete picture of your health has been revealed, we will work with you to develop a treatment strategy that best suits your needs. There are several approaches to acupuncture treatment we offer, including:
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
In the traditional Chinese method, ailments are assessed within the framework of Chinese Medicine and “Qi” energy flow.
Acupuncture points along meridians will then be chosen that will best help treat your presenting symptoms and underlying condition.
Some of the benefits of the traditional Chinese approach include:
- Hormonal regulation
- Immune system modulation
- Pain Reduction
Western Medical Acupuncture
Western medicine takes a different approach to diagnosis and treatment. This technique targets the anatomical structures that are the root cause of pain in the body. We may also use electrical stimulation through the acupuncture points.
Some of the benefits of this type of approach to needling include:
- Pain reduction
- Decreased muscle tension
- Accelerated healing from injuries