Acupuncture is a relaxation technique that releases trigger points in the body and help reduces pain. The way it works is by inserting thin and solid needles into the skin at specific points on the body. Research shows that these specific points decrease the sensitivity of the nervous system, hence making the patient experience a reduction in pain. Originally a Chinese medical treatment, which has been used for over 2500 years, is now very popular and is proven by research to treat many conditions, injuries and disabilities.
At Bayview Village Physiotherapy, our therapists are highly trained in acupuncture and use it as part of their comprehensive physical treatment program. Acupuncture has been proven by research to be most successful when used with other therapies. It helps stimulate your neuro-mascular pathways, hence activating the targeted muscles.
Our experienced therapists only use sterile, single-use needles with extra caution to guarantee the safety of our patients. Acupuncture can have very minimal side-effects, like slight bruising or minimal bleeding at the sight of the needle insertion, which will go away before you even notice. As for the actual insertion of the needle, patients only mention minimal discomfort with no pain and a high sense of relaxation. Some patients report experiencing warmth, tingling and slight pressure during treatment.