Edmonton Acupuncture


Edmonton Acupuncture

Edmonton | Physiotherapy | Massage Therapy | Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a procedure used in physiotherapy to manage pain and enhance the body’s recovery and healing process. It’s a technique where tiny, thin needles are penetrated through the surface of the skin at various points, which helps in relieving pain, healing soft tissue injuries, promoting rehabilitation, and producing endorphins and melatonin.

Acupuncture stimulates the spinal cord and brain, which is essential for releasing these chemicals to promote better sleep and physical wellbeing. These chemicals aid the body in its natural healing process, and it also includes other benefits which make acupuncture useful for other physiotherapy techniques.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has various benefits, including the following:

  • Pain relief
  • Release of melatonin and endorphins
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Reduces joint stiffness and pain
  • Reduces swelling
  • Increases muscle length
  • Relaxes the body
  • Improved eye health
  • Reduces stress
  • Stimulates inflammatory responses

When is Acupuncture Used?

Doctors usually recommend acupuncture for pain relief. It’s mostly known for treating chronic pain and related conditions. It’s a treatment used to treat muscle, back or joint pain, including neck pain. It helps with pelvic pain, including pregnancy-related pain, shoulder pain, and fibromyalgia.

What is Expected During Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves using thin, pre-sterilized, and disposable needles of differing sizes that are penetrated through the skin and pierced at specific points. These needles are left in their positions for almost half an hour, and then they are gently removed.

While acupuncture isn’t completely pain-free, the effect is cumulative, and it helps provide an aching or pressurizing sensation. These needles may be heated for a more relaxing feeling. The needles are only to be used once and are regulated by FDA. This is why it’s important to only consult qualified practitioners for acupuncture.

The physiotherapist determines the acupuncture points on your body after a careful and thorough examination. Usually, our therapists recommend three sessions before patients can see any results, but some patients have shown immediate results after an acupuncture session.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has various benefits, including the following:

  • Pain relief
  • Release of melatonin and endorphins
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Reduces joint stiffness and pain
  • Reduces swelling
  • Increases muscle length
  • Relaxes the body
  • Improved eye health
  • Reduces stress
  • Stimulates inflammatory responses
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When is Acupuncture Used?

Doctors usually recommend acupuncture for pain relief. It’s mostly known for treating chronic pain and related conditions. It’s a treatment used to treat muscle, back or joint pain, including neck pain. It helps with pelvic pain, including pregnancy-related pain, shoulder pain, and fibromyalgia.

What is Expected During Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves using thin, pre-sterilized, and disposable needles of differing sizes that are penetrated through the skin and pierced at specific points. These needles are left in their positions for almost half an hour, and then they are gently removed.

While acupuncture isn’t completely pain-free, the effect is cumulative, and it helps provide an aching or pressurizing sensation. These needles may be heated for a more relaxing feeling. The needles are only to be used once and are regulated by FDA. This is why it’s important to only consult qualified practitioners for acupuncture.

The physiotherapist determines the acupuncture points on your body after a careful and thorough examination. Usually, our therapists recommend three sessions before patients can see any results, but some patients have shown immediate results after an acupuncture session.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is a safe physiotherapy treatment that we offer at our Edmonton clinic. Compared to other modalities, it’s not only safe but effective. We only use single-use and sterile needles, so there’s no risk of infection. Our clinicians and therapists follow proper hygiene standards, and our procedure is FDA approved and regulated.

You can request an appointment at our Edmonton clinic by calling us at 587-635-5555.